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, […]

Talking BIM at BIMShowLive

Opentree will be exhibiting its BIM-ready Cabinet solution at BIMShowLive 2018 at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 28 February-1 March. The event features a host of keynotes, panels, and interactive seminar sessions from BIM and digital construction experts from across the globe, looking at everything from artificial intelligence to predictive data. The event is organised […]

Integrating with GroupBC’s CDE

Cabinet is primarily an internal back-office platform helping organisations manage their office documentation and design information before any gets shared with external collaborators. We, therefore, don’t see it as competing with ‘common data environment’ (CDE) systems. Instead, we see Cabinet as complementary to CDEs – which is why we are investing in integrating our platform […]

Integrating WIP with a CDE

In construction design processes, “Work in progress” (sometimes abbreviated to WIP) relates to design work which has yet to be completed, checked, approved and released to other parties on a project. Typically, it is design work that is undertaken within a single organisation or discipline. In the 2D world, the status of a CAD drawing was […]

Engineering digital transformation

Opentree’s heritage as a supplier of technology to the world of heavy engineering means we get invited to events that try to link the two sectors together. Next month, on 17 October 2017, for example, Opentree director Dan Taylor-North will be speaking at Teesside University’s Curve Building in a morning event focused on digital transformation. […]

Well done, CPMG!

As Opentree sponsored the Best BIM Project for Subcontractor Engagement category at the 2017 BIM4SMEs Awards on Tuesday 12 September, we were delighted to present this collaboration award (read the RICS news release). Aboard HMS Belfast in London, Opentree’s Dan Taylor-North had the honour of opening the envelope, announcing the winner, and then presenting the trophy […]

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

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