Passionate About the

Built Environment

Bringing down the barriers to collaboration for construction professionals

What is 3D Repo?

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is infamous for errors, omissions, overruns and spending substantially more money than budgeted, all of which could easily be prevented through proper communication, coordination and collaboration.

This is such a wide-spread problem that in 2011 the UK Cabinet Office mandated the use of collaborative 3D BIM technologies on all public construction from 2016 onwards.

This is where 3D Repo comes in. 3D Repo is a multi-award-winning digital platform for BIM data. 3D Repo is transforming how construction projects are designed and delivered by democratising data, mitigating risk, and reducing complexity for everyone involved including architects, engineers, and contractors.

3D Repo is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) coordination in the cloud. Our platform allows users to manage 3D model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which enable the whole project team to work from a single source of truth any where and at any time.

Instead of architects, engineers, and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time-consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted cloud platform in order to examine each project stage virtually.

Our History

3D Repo is a multi-award winning spin-off from Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation at University College London backed by Sussex Place Ventures, a £30m VC fund wholly owned by London Business School. The team has developed a cutting-edge SaaS platform, blurring the boundaries between 2D Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) online.

Over the years 3D Repo have proudly received a number of awards and grants, and have also been involved in many high-profile public and private construction projects including London Olympic Stadium, Wood Wharf, Crossrail, and Smart Motorways.

3D Repo has been named one of the Top 20 UK Tech Innovators by Growth Business and currently employs 10 full-time staff at its London headquarters in Paddington.

Awards & Grants

Awards

2014

  • Winner of the MongoDB World Innovation Award
  • Winner of the UCL Bright Ideas Award
  • Winner of the Breakthrough Information Technology Exchange Award

2015

  • Winner of the Cognicity Challenge by Canary Wharf Group
  • Finalist of the Best Investment in Disruptive Tech 2016 Awards by the UK Business Angels Association
  • Highly Commended prize in the worldwide Information Technology Awards by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

2017

  • Winner of the Premier Award in Digital Innovation by the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Finalist of the British Construction Industry Awards in the Product Innovation category

2018

  • Winner of the Startup of the Year Award at the Festival of Innovation and Technology (TechFest)
  • Winner of the Health and Safety Software in the Construction Computing Awards
  • Winner of the Cloud Technology of the Year Award in the Construction Computing Awards

Grants

2014

  • Innovate UK Smart grant No. 720443

2015

  • EIT Digital Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative with KTH and Thales
  • Innovate UK Digitising the Construction Sector grant No. 102054 with Balfour Beatty and the FIS

2016

  • EIT Digital Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative with BT and F-Secure
  • Horizon 2020 Collaborative and Confidential Information Sharing and Analysis for Cyber Protection grant No. 700294 with Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, CERT Nationale Italia, British Telecom, SAP, CEA, Digital Catapult, University of Kent, GridPocket and Chino

2017

  • Innovate UK Infrastructure Systems grant No. 102813 with Skanska, BRE, Unit9 and CartoConsult

2019

  • Innovate UK Increase Productivity, Performance and Quality in UK Construction grant No. 104799 with BuroHappold Engineering, Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (UK) and UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Our Mission

Remove the technological barriers to collaboration in order to help create a better built environment.

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