Construction collaboration provider Asite has updated its collaborative cloud-based platform with the aim of dramatically improving user’s experience – adding social media-type features, drag and drop and one-click information finding.
Asite, one of three main collaboration providers in the UK construction market, rebranded its platform as Adoddle in July 2012, and has now released Adoddle 17.
Chief operating officer Nathan Doughty told CM the update would address concerns that the old user interface was cumbersome: “This is a modern version, it’s a fully new interface but based on the existing collaboration platform. We’re bringing in ways of working from social media, so users will be able to find information with one click, not three or four.
“It’s been used successfully by a lot of clients, including Transport for London and Goldman Sachs. But when you go out into project teams using the traditional interface it has been the case that they sometimes found it difficult.”
Addoddle allows users to create, store and share knowledge in a secure environment, and has been used at major projects worldwide including Heathrow Terminal 5 and Dubai International Airport. The system has also been adopted by Crossrail and the Environment Agency.
It connects multiple teams, offering secure instant access to information from any location, and helps to maintain a clear audit trail through version control and updates to the model.
Adoddle 17 also offers cBIM, or Collaborative BIM, to deliver BIM coordination processes.
Doughty said that Asite had been “the only fledged BIM model service in the cloud in the market” since 2006, but that Adoddle 17 would also offer full compliance with COBie and PAS 1192:2.
He said: “The Environment Agency has been specifying the use of Adoddle on its projects for the past couple of years, but they’ve now confirmed that they will be specifying it as the common data environment on all their projects going forward – they’re re-framing their commitment to it under the Level 2 BIM mandate.”
According to Doughty, Transport for London has made a similar commitment to specify Adoddle for its projects.
The new launch’s features include:
- automation of workflows throughout a building’s lifecycle – from concept to completion and management of the asset.
- planned preventative maintenance and asset registers through facilities management tool, Adoddle FM.
Adoddle 17 will be augmented by Apple iOS and Windows 8 apps with Android versions to be added after the launch.