London, 12 October 2018 – 3D Repo is celebrating after beating off strong opposition to scoop the Start-Up of the Year Award at the Festival of Innovation and Technology (TechFest) 2018. Commercial Director Andrew Norrie gave a short presentation alongside representatives from fellow start-ups Aphex, Bass Stone, Converge and the Square Construction, before being presented with the award at the Gala Reception. TechFest took place on the 19th September at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel London.
“This is a great start to the busy award season,” commented Andrew Norrie. “The competition was strong and the live judging challenging, but, in the end, we were able to demonstrate our successful journey from technology start-up to scale-up.”
TechFest 2018, which was billed as providing an inspiration for knowledge-hungry civil engineers, featured a key-note presentation from Hamid Mughal, Director of Global Manufacturing at Rolls Royce as well as presentations from Transport from London, the National Infrastructure Commission and Tideway London. Two live judging hubs saw submissions from Mott MacDonal, Amey, Costain and Bryden Wood and event sessions included Accelorator Pitches and a Graduate Challenge. TechFest is organised by New Civil Engineer, part of EMAP.
3D Repo is also pleased to announce that is has made the shortlist for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Product of the Year at the 2018 Construction Computing Awards. You can vote for them here.
Affectionately known as ‘the Hammers’, the awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. In 2017 3D Repo was judged ‘One to Watch Company of 2017’ by a panel of peers and industry experts recognising the role of the tech disruptor in advancing the use of the web for sharing essential construction information.
3D Repo is the multi award-wining company behind the cloud based BIM platform that allows users to access the latest 3D models and make real time changes and informed decisions online. Often described as an online knowledge base, the 3D Repo platform is different from other collaboration tools as it uses a component-based database – meaning that information is live, useful and accessible throughout the entire project lifecycle.
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3D Repo is a multi-award winning company offering a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted knowledge base in order to examine each project stage virtually.
With 3D Repo, users can manage model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which allow the whole project team to work from a single source of truth. More than 40 different 3D file formats are decomposed and federated in the company’s big data repository. Additionally, the project knowledge base can be accessed via VR giving a live experience which has applications in Health and Safety training and client experiences.
3D Repo also includes patent pending technology to identify, in real-time changes and clashes in 3D models. By comparing the actual geometry of a model rather than underlying, software specific object IDs or labels, 3D Diff Change Detection can identify changes between models from different sources. 3D Diff Clash Detection automatically highlights intersections, and therefore potential conflicts, between different types of models.
The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as ARUP, Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Crossrail and Canary Wharf Contractors. https://3drepo.com/
TechFest is organised by New Civil Engineer, part of EMAP. New Civil Engineer is proud to be the magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Its remit is to help civil engineers become better engineers by providing inspirational, educational and thought-provoking content, online and in print. For more information about New Civil Engineer, see newcivilengineer.com.