London, 25 September 2017 – 3D Repo is partnering with Bryden Wood to develop 4D sequence visualisation features for their database driven Digital Construction Platform. These features will allow users to visualise 3D construction projects, over time, directly from their existing BIM models. Outputs will be viewable not only in 3D Repo’s web based platform, but also by loading directly from the cloud and viewing via market leading virtual reality headsets such as Oculus and HTC Vive.
4D modelling is a term used in the construction sector and refers to the fourth dimension of time, so 4D schedule is a 3D model that includes the construction sequencing. This enables teams to analyse events on a time-line and visualise the duration it takes to complete tasks within the construction process.
Phil Langley, Director of Bryden Wood, said, “We are delighted to work with 3D Repo, and we see 4D as a key component of digital transformation, especially in the design for manufacture sector when applied to construction. Combining this with the latest technologies from 3D Repo will make for a powerful solution to benefit the industry as a whole. This is pioneering work – putting 4D into virtual reality – a first in construction, we think.”
Jozef Dobos, CEO, 3D Repo said, “When developing tools for the construction industry, 3D Repo has always partnered with industry experts to guide our development. In Bryden Wood we have found, not only experts in design for construction, but also partners who really understand the power of innovation and how it can help the construction industry.”
3D Repo and Bryden Wood will be launching this new development at the upcoming Digital Construction Week (18th and 19th October), where visitors will be invited to try out the solution for themselves at 3D Repo’s VR workshop.
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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, even on mobile devices.
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.
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/
Philip Langley, Bryden Wood, Architecture, Board Director, ARB
Phil joined Bryden Wood in 2009 as an associate architect and digital specialist and has since directed the company’s approach to digital integration and BIM. Phil is responsible for driving digital innovation in the practice and has overseen the company-wide transition to BIM across all disciplines and leads the development and implementation of the company’s ‘Digital Delivery Strategy’, which includes the coordination and integration of all digital work flows in the office. Phil is currently the project coordinator for Bryden Wood’s innovative digital research project ‘Participatory BIM’, in collaboration with The University of Sheffield. In addition to his work in practice, Phil has worked extensively in the field of computational design, and is an expert in ‘generative design’ techniques such as genetic algorithms and artificial intelligence and has published and presented his work internationally.
Bryden Wood Technology Ltd
Bryden Wood was founded in 1995 by Mark Bryden and Martin Wood. It has grown into a 150+ strong architecture and integrated design company, whose activities span from analysis and business strategy, through architecture and engineering. The business is operated on solution based strategy and a fascination with construction methodology detail-derived aesthetic. The retained client base has increased to include many blue-chip clients across a range of sectors. Bryden Wood has become the UK leader in off-site design and systemisation and has recently entered new markets including the Far East and Africa.