BIM. Technologies and the development of the Warboard design management platform

Oct 11

BIM. Technologies and the development of the Warboard design management platform

Warboard is a cloud based software platform which manages issues in a federated model helping collaboration and communication across a project team on complex construction project.

Warboard was first developed by Space Group’s in-house Space Applied Technologies (SAT) team for BIM. Technologies in 2013 when we were working on several large, high-profile construction projects with clients that were early adopters of the digital construction processes and building information modelling (BIM).

There was a need for greater visibility of issue management on these projects and at the time, no existing software platforms were suitable for our requirements, therefore a bespoke Warboard platform was built.

The realisation followed for Space Group that Warboard could be converted into a platform for wider use out with of internal projects, and the SAT team began to develop this new software product.

Over the past few years, BIM. Technologies, together with SAT have continued to develop the platform in response to the evolving digital construction sector. A number of new features along with additional functionality added include all of the original features that made Warboard unique from other platforms, as well as many new ones such as; a newly built interface, multiple project management capabilities and advanced expandable clash results for customised reporting.

Warboard has been designed to support the BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and can be exported from Revit or other design software, plus has a native Navisworks plug, allowing seamless one-click synchronisation.

Rob Charlton, CEO of Space Group spoke of Warboard; “We initially developed Warboard to allow clients to monitor project progress through a simple dashboard. Over the years the platform has grown into something much more valuable, the functionality has been devolved by many users on many live projects and this latest release delivers enhanced functionality and is particularly focussed on helping designers workflows.”

Warboard has six levels of subscription, there is a free package which allows users to manage an unlimited amount of projects with up to 50 issues. Full details of the Warboard packages can be found here.