AEC Technology Updates: Construction and FM Applications

This article captures the key semi-annual updates of the main developments related to construction and facilities management applications in the AEC technology industry, including new releases such as Trimble ProjectSight, a cloud-based solution for construction field management; AllTrak Cloud and Rapid Positioning System, also from Trimble, for cloud-based material asset management and site positioning and layout respectively; and Aconex Dynamic Manuals, a mobile solution for the operation and maintenance of built assets for owners and facility managers. It also looks at SmartUse, a touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration that was recently acquired by Newforma; and Conworld, a construction simulation game that can be used for training as well as actually simulating the progress on a construction site with realistic machines, realistic products, and realistic processes.