New Trends in Construction and Building
Building information modeling

Building Information Modelling takes into account the most crucial thing in a construction project: Collaboration. To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties.

Project management software

Like various other industries, construction has realized the potential of implementing a project management software. Real-time project management software has been continuously advancing in order to draw more insights from data.

VR and AR

Compared to augmented reality, virtual reality is a much more common tool in construction. It is often used in BIM. Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walk throughs in order to sell property and pitch architectural ideas to clients. The possibility to virtually show clients what their investment will look like beforehand, makes VR a very attractive technology.

Robotics

Robotics and Automation have revolutionized various industries. Its arrival in construction has been slow but it’s here now and rapidly spreading. There has been much technological advancement made in robotics. One such example is MIT’s Digital Construction Platform which uses 3D printing to create form structures.

Drones

There has been much talk about Drones and the numerous advantages they provide to a construction project. It is extensively used in mapping the construction site (thereby gathering data of the entire site), reporting the changes and updates of the project to clients, and monitoring and inspecting job sites.

Modular construction

Modular buildings or prefabricated buildings is the development of a building structure off-site, and then transporting it to the desired site without compromising on quality. There is no change in building materials and supplies, and the job is done in less time.

Green construction

One of the most significant change observed in the construction industry is the growing interest in green construction. There has been a global change in the way people consume. Consumers have started to change their lifestyles.

In short, 2018 holds

A lot of excitement for the construction industry. From BIM to VR to Green Construction… we will see a lot of progress in all of these sectors. Lets keep a look out and see where the industry is next year.

Risk management plan in construction

Intense competition for available work
Expectation to produce a high return on all invested funds
Intense pressure to save as much money as possible as well as time
Consistently low margins and lower profits
A high number of litigation cases as well as disputes
Safety issues

Product Update: Cubit 8.2.3

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Buildsoft has released some important updates of Cubit. See details of the release below. 

Cubit 8.2.3 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where an error message might display when you upgraded or installed Cubit if you had an older version of PostgreSQL installed on your computer.
  • Fixed an issue where new multiplier columns were not displaying when creating a Grouped Job if Calculation sheets is checked under the Transfer options.
  • Fixed an issue where PL Codes were not attached to an Item when using Add Rate from Insert from Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Row Reference in a Job, from a Price List was not updating the Item Total.
  • Fixed an issue where the date format was not using the regional settings on the installed computer.
  • Fixed an issue where there were no character limits for Job names when sending a Job to Bartender for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue where a copied Job, a Template Job or Imported Job, that was created using a Price List as a Template was not displaying Totals for Items created within that Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where Cubit could not connect to Xero, for Importing Cost Codes and sending to Xero as a Purchase Order...

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Buildsoft has released some important updates of Cubit. See details of the release below. 

Cubit 8.2.3 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where an error message might display when you upgraded or installed Cubit if you had an older version of PostgreSQL installed on your computer.
  • Fixed an issue where new multiplier columns were not displaying when creating a Grouped Job if Calculation sheets is checked under the Transfer options.
  • Fixed an issue where PL Codes were not attached to an Item when using Add Rate from Insert from Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Row Reference in a Job, from a Price List was not updating the Item Total.
  • Fixed an issue where the date format was not using the regional settings on the installed computer.
  • Fixed an issue where there were no character limits for Job names when sending a Job to Bartender for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue where a copied Job, a Template Job or Imported Job, that was created using a Price List as a Template was not displaying Totals for Items created within that Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where Cubit could not connect to Xero, for Importing Cost Codes and sending to Xero as a Purchase Order or Invoice.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rate in Trade Reports for Items using the new multipliers (Number, Conversion, Wastage) could be incorrect when using the Adjust rates by markup parameter.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message might display when copying a Rate and pasting into the Description of an Item.
  • Fixed an issue where the new multipliers (Number, Conversion, Wastage) were not transferred to Global Estimating correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t click Insert when importing to the Openings library.

Known Issues:

  • There is a known issue where Job Totals and Edit for a Company and Contact were hidden if you were using a high resolution, such as a 4k screen.
  • There is a known issue where Grouped Views weren’t updated immediately if a Rate Sheet was deleted for an Item.

 

Cubit 8.2.2 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where some Factors, Lengths, Widths, and Quantities were not sent correctly when transfering a Job from Cubit to Global Estimating.
  • Fixed an issue where using the option Only Show Selected Trade was not working for Reports generated from a Grouped View.

 

Cubit 8.2.1 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where an error message is displayed and you can’t access the Details pane after selecting multiple Items in a Calculation Sheet.

 

If you're a customer with current Software Assurance cover, you can download the latest version of Cubit below. If you would like to update your software but do not have current Software Assurance cover, contact our Customer Success team on (02) 4626 4909.

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Buildsoft has released some important updates of Cubit. See details of the release below. 

Cubit 8.2.3 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where an error message might display when you upgraded or installed Cubit if you had an older version of PostgreSQL installed on your computer.
  • Fixed an issue where new multiplier columns were not displaying when creating a Grouped Job if Calculation sheets is checked under the Transfer options.
  • Fixed an issue where PL Codes were not attached to an Item when using Add Rate from Insert from Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Row Reference in a Job, from a Price List was not updating the Item Total.
  • Fixed an issue where the date format was not using the regional settings on the installed computer.
  • Fixed an issue where there were no character limits for Job names when sending a Job to Bartender for the first time.
  • Fixed an issue where a copied Job, a Template Job or Imported Job, that was created using a Price List as a Template was not displaying Totals for Items created within that Price List.
  • Fixed an issue where Cubit could not connect to Xero, for Importing Cost Codes and sending to Xero as a Purchase Order or Invoice.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rate in Trade Reports for Items using the new multipliers (Number, Conversion, Wastage) could be incorrect when using the Adjust rates by markup parameter.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message might display when copying a Rate and pasting into the Description of an Item.
  • Fixed an issue where the new multipliers (Number, Conversion, Wastage) were not transferred to Global Estimating correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t click Insert when importing to the Openings library.

Known Issues:

  • There is a known issue where Job Totals and Edit for a Company and Contact were hidden if you were using a high resolution, such as a 4k screen.
  • There is a known issue where Grouped Views weren’t updated immediately if a Rate Sheet was deleted for an Item.

 

Cubit 8.2.2 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where some Factors, Lengths, Widths, and Quantities were not sent correctly when transfering a Job from Cubit to Global Estimating.
  • Fixed an issue where using the option Only Show Selected Trade was not working for Reports generated from a Grouped View.

 

Cubit 8.2.1 Release

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where an error message is displayed and you can’t access the Details pane after selecting multiple Items in a Calculation Sheet.

 

If you're a customer with current Software Assurance cover, you can download the latest version of Cubit below. If you would like to update your software but do not have current Software Assurance cover, contact our Customer Success team on (02) 4626 4909.


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