AEC Mechanical BIM Design Hardware Collaboration
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Complete Symetri
Interview Case Study | Febuary 2021
Symetri Ltd, part of the Addnode Group, joins forces with Excitech Ltd to form an international market-leading partner of software and services for...
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Total Access
Feature | Febuary 2021
The acquisition of EasyBuild by The Access Group starts 2021 off with a strengthened line-up of management software and services for the construction...
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Hoops Platform Improves Bim Workflow
News | Febuary 2021
Tech Soft 3D has announced the release of the HOOPS Native Platform 2021, which provides notable improvements in support for BIM workflows, the...
Win An Architect With Wignall & Moore
News | Febuary 2021
Award winning art & architecture studio Wignall & Moore, have launched a competition to seek out the most innovative client briefs and architectural proposals.
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New free platform to send 3D models
News | Febuary 2021
A new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, has been created to share and view 3D models without needing to download them first.
Autodesk Build is available Worldwide
News | Febuary 2021
Autodesk Build, a new project and field management solution and part of Autodesk Construction Cloud, is now available to users globally.
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Case Study | Febuary 2021
Márkus Engineering decided they needed to 'up their game' to meet the challenges of Covid-19. They found that online collaboration with Bluebeam...
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A Campus Command Centre
Case Study | Febuary 2021
IES ran a pilot project with Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University to investigate energy, carbon and cost savings for the whole campus
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Smart Retrofitting
Technology Focus | Febuary 2021
Nathan Doughty, CEO of Asite, talks us through the company's recent report on decarbonizing the built environment

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Two plus two equals five.

Some very basic comparisons can be made between two different industries and how they are weathering the pandemic. The retail industry, fronted by the iconic names of yesteryear have been hit hard by lockdowns which has prompted people to go online to satisfy their shopping needs – with the obvious consequence that the transition which is happening anyway, has been brought forward a decade and the famous names on the high street are being acquired wholesale.

The construction industry, though, is still vibrant. Despite having to accommodate the restrictions placed on it by Covid19 and Brexit, we are still building close to what we were building at the beginning of 2020. And acquisitions? Well, we have two here which are an amalgamation of the strengths of two companies within the same sector, rather than the strong swallowing the week, and the outcome is entirely to the benefit of their customers, who will have an expanded range of products, more knowledgeable consultants to guide them through the multiplicity of solutions, and better training and support.

And a couple of new names to remember – the Access Group, having previously taken ConQuest under its wing, have now added EasyBuild to its range of ERP solutions, and the Nordic Group Addnode, aka Symetri, has added Excitech and its range of Autodesk based solutions to its folder – a wide range which includes both AEC and Manufacturing CAD solutions – an interesting combination as we are starting to integrate both off-site fabrication and modular building within our portfolios.

David Chadwick

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