Photo Caption: The SafetiBase team accept the ‘Health and Safety Software Award’ at the Construction Computing Awards 2018. From left to right are Andrew Norrie – 3D Repo, Will Squires – Atkins, Charence Wong – 3D Repo, Harry Parnell – Balfour Beatty, Micheal Gaunt – Mott MacDonald, Nick Boyle – Balfour Beatty.
London, 21 November 2018 – 3D Repo is celebrating award success having scooped two honours at the Construction Computing Awards. Presented with the ‘Cloud Technology of 2018’ award for its digital construction platform, 3D Repo, as part of the I3P consortium with partners Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald among others, also achieved ‘Health and Safety Software of 2018’ for the newly released SafetiBase risk tracking feature.
“These awards offer recognition for the significant developments we have introduced in 2018,” commented Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO and founder of 3D Repo. “To win Cloud Technology of the year in a sector that embraces cloud-based software, and where some of the largest players already have a cloud-first strategy, is a major achievement and one that we will build on in 2019.”
“SafetiBase, part of the latest version of our BIM platform, offers a collaborative way to share and use Health and Safety information and project risks, associating them directly to the model,” continued Dobos. “It is currently being trialled on some landmark projects so to get recognition with this Health and Safety Software award is enormously encouraging.”
3D Repo was presented with the two awards by the Construction Computing Awards Master of Ceremonies Chris Cowdrey, former England cricket captain, at a black tie event on the 15th November. Attended by more than 200 BIM and digital construction industry professionals, the ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu, Portman Square, London.
SafetiBase is a cloud-based repository which uses existing best of breed solutions, including 3D Repo’s award-winning BIM platform, to improve risk management. Supported by a consortium of leading innovators in the infrastructure sector, including Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Mott MacDonald, Laing O’Rourke, Costain, Bentley, HS2, Tideway, Innovate UK through the Knowledge Transfer Network and I3P, SafetiBase conforms to the newly published specification for ‘collaborative sharing and use of structured health and safety information using BIM’ (Publicly Available Specification PAS 1192-6).
3D Repo’s cloud based BIM platform 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. New users are being encouraged to try the 3D Repo platform, complete with SafetiBase, with a free starter account at www.3drepo.org
Notes to Editors
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 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. http://3drepo.org/