BIM and the need for industry change

Opentree is supporting two Constructing Excellence events in October 2018, promoting BIM and the need for industry change. It is interesting to contrast and compare the experiences of delivering ICT solutions in the mechanical engineering sector and in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). Opentree has history with both sectors, but AEC has tended to lag […]

BIM expert praises Cabinet

BIM expert John Adams, director and head of BIM services at Darlington-based BIM Strategy, recently visited our Teesside offices to learn more about Opentree’s Cabinet. Adams, a qualified architect, has long experience at the cutting edge of building information modelling. He spent nearly five years at Gateshead Council working in its CAD and BIM working […]

Purcell picks Opentree’s Cabinet to manage design deliverables

International architectural practice, Purcell, opts for Opentree to help manage BIM workflows. Purcell, a 275-strong UK architectural, masterplanning and heritage design consultancy, has selected the Cabinet electronic document management platform developed by Opentree as a basis for its building information management, BIM-driven design processes. One of the UK’s leading heritage sector architects, Purcell has ten […]

Deploying Cabinet for Sellafield Ltd

Working in highly-regulated industry sectors where clients are subject to rigorous safety and security regimes makes detailed asset information management vitally important. Nowhere is this more evident than in our work in the UK nuclear decommissioning sector with Sellafield Ltd. Our latest case study, just published to our website, describes the business challenges that Sellafield […]

Fusion Building Systems picks Opentree

Offsite construction specialist Fusion Building Systems is working with Opentree to streamline its building information modelling data flows. Northampton-based Fusion Building Systems has selected the Cabinet engineering document management platform developed by Teesside-based Opentree as a basis for its building information modelling, BIM-driven design and fabrication processes. An advocate of modern methods of construction and associated advances […]

NM: Why we selected Cabinet

In February 2018, Midlands-based but UK-wide NM Group selected Opentree’s Cabinet engineering document platform. In this guest blog post, head of digital transformation Gary Ross explains why NM Group chose Cabinet. I have long been frustrated by the time and costs associated with the administration of design files in AutoCAD and Revit. I look at simple tasks […]

BIM compliance: not just about CDEs

Since 2011 many UK construction industry businesses have been working towards higher levels of BIM competence and BIM compliance, and we have been helping several with that process. Some people’s initial perceptions of BIM focus on choosing and using BIM software tools rather than thinking of BIM as a collaborative process supported by technology. BIM […]

Opentree in AEC Magazine

As previously mentioned, Opentree exhibited at BIMShowLive in Newcastle over two days at the end of February and beginning of March. Topically, our fellow exhibitors included Viewpoint, one of the UK’s leading providers of common data environments (CDEs), and industry IT publication AEC Magazine. Viewpoint was mentioned in the January/February 2018 issue of the magazine […]

TSP Engineering reaping Cabinet value

At Opentree, we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have developed with some of our customers. In volatile industries such as steel, engineering and construction, there can often be a steady stream of mergers, acquisitions and disposals. However, I am pleased to say, Opentree’s products and people can be a constant source of support […]

North Midland Group selects Cabinet to manage BIM compliance

Nottinghamshire-based NM Group works with Opentree to demonstrate its compliance with UK building information modelling requirements. The 1500-strong NM Group, headquartered in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has selected the Cabinet engineering document platform developed by Teesside-based Opentree as a basis for its building information management (BIM) processes. With annual revenues of £250m, NM Group provides design, build, […]

Cabinet delivers the smart solution to comply with BS 1192:2007+A2:2016 (BIM Level 2)

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