Introduction to BIMaaS

By August 2, 2015 CAD, Open-source No Comments

What is BIMaaS and how it came to be.
In 1953, Douglas T. Ross coined the term ‘CAD’ and said “gee, that’s just what we need”. A decade after, Ivan Sutherland came up with Sketchpad, a program that would later win him the Turing Award (1988), and the Kyoto Prize (2012).

The development of CAD software for PC’s became the driving force of their adoption in the construction market. Which in turn, led to the creation of the likes of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Revit. All revolutionary software that helped set the standard of what can be done with design in the construction industry… However, these products were limited to those who could grin and bear the hefty license fees that come with them. Further, most of the products in Infrastructure Projects, Asset Management and Facility Management use proprietary data format, with very poor interoperability.

2015 – BIM as a Service is born!

BIMaaS is a cost-effective platform for asset data collaboration using the BIM standard.

BIMaaS is the only enterprise grade open-source platform for integrating asset data across infrastructure projects, asset management and facility management.

Continuous innovations with Cloud and Open-Source software, together with BIM standard have led to our new range of BIM products. Free to end users. Our vendor-neutral BIMaaS platform is powered by WS02, which is a proven open-source middleware platform running billions of enterprise-critical transactions per year and powering customers like Boeing and eBay.

BIMaaS provides six key advantages for enterprises and empowers BIM Level 2 compliance must faster.

Share asset data across internal departments and third party suppliers to manage projects more efficiently and effectively.

Work together with internal and external teams for simplified inter-operability in multi-organisation projects.

Make informed management decisions by analysing both design models and operational asset information on one platform.

Generate a ‘one common truth’ 3D model for buildings, infrastructure and projects.

Ensure all parties adhere to BIM standards and simplify proof of BIM compliance (which will be mandatory for many projects from 2016 onwards).

Use past knowledge and data to design new infrastructure projects better, and smarter.
BIMaaS has begun. Stay tuned to see where it’ll go.


Fraser Bell |Digital Marketing Manager

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