Our visit in Berlin was beautiful and we wanted to share a few of those moments with you. We got the chance to exhibit at the Tech in Construction on the 16th and 17th of June at Kühlhaus. If you haven't been in that space, you should. It has this kind of 'under construction' architecture you will find only in places like Berlin.
We 3D printed our logo at a Refil3D and our posters in Cyprus and on the 14th of June we headed over to the airport to fly through Vienna to Berlin. In a few hours we were at the hotel in Kurfürstendamm and we dropped our stuff to grab a beer at the nearest Späti, which is a particular Berlin word for kiosk, booth, late purchase.
On the morning of the 15th Anninos and Harry went to pick up our lost luggage (it happens) that went on a couple of trips until it was back to Berlin. We then met with Wen-Min Ji, Founder @ lilaDot, a Berlin-based female founder of an upcoming solution for translating text to visuals with the help of machine learning. <- lilaDot is online and needs your feedback – there's a growing community over at their discord channel.
The next morning we started fresh and we took our things to Kühlhaus and setup our station. It's been a while since we all traveled together for a business trip, It feels like Covid took 20 and 21 away from our memories. We took all of our effort online but nothing beats the 1-1 interaction with people.
We met great people including some founders that were exhibiting at the event. Some of them we will start working together in the near future – and we all agreed that accessibility and support for large 3D models on the web is not only the future of our industry, as desktop-based are slowly disappearing, but it's a necessity.
With 5G on almost every mobile, we see a huge increase of mobile applications and on tablets being used in the construction site to report issues, visualize plans and augment designs. Communication and coordination back and forth with the office and the site is happening in real-time and for that we need 3D models that are light-weight and viewers that are powerful.
At the event we introduced our in-progress open-source file format that is optimised for the web .3DX. Join our discord and join the conversation.
I'm really proud of the work we did for the new Studio 3DX and I'm convinced that making it more fun and easier to use is the way forward as a lot of the software out there still remain so serious that turns into complexity and confusion.
At the event we showcased the current development of Studio 3DX which will launch in the next 3 months with powerful features that were not shown before in public and will change the way our users currently work. These new additions will save more time in meetings and will address tracking and liability as well a solution that is closer to a CDE as described in the ISO19650.
On one of the nights I cannot recall which, I just remember walking a lot, we met with a good friend of mine and amazing founder Max Rudolph from Form Follows You. <- Check out their awesome work in Digital Participation & Spatial Strategies.
One of the many topics, we also got into this deep discussion on acquisitions in our industry and we fired-up the iPad to test one of those apps that got acquired for hundreds of millions but never really improved their solution and just invested everything in acquiring more and more customers, like that's the point of a great solution for the construction industry, to get more people to sign up like it's Facebook. I am still surprised that some founders get started to solely make money and not to actually solve a real problem, especially our industry that is affecting the whole built environment and our quality of life.
On another night we went out with Ferdinand Mühlhäuser, Managing Director of Founder Institute in Berlin. Ferdinand is one of our earliest mentors when we joined the FI back in 2019. With his help we went from not even knowing the term startup to being one of the few that managed to graduate the winter batch.
Our giveaways at the Tech in Construction
As part of our exhibition we created a few giveaways. One of them is our Common Data Environment poster that we designed in collaboration with BIM Design Hub
Why isn't BIM teaching more fun? We decided, in partnership with BIM Design Hub to design a series of ISO19650 posters. As part of our exhibition we created a few giveaways. One of them is our Common Data Environment poster that we designed in collaboration with BIM Design Hub. You can get your very own space themed CDE poster that fits in every BIM office. Send us a message on info(at)studio3dx.com and we'll send over the HQ image to print yourself.
A huge thank you to our sponsors for the #TIC event! Refil3D Store for 3D printing our logo, BIM Design Hub for all the information for the CDE poster and ArchiNomad for all the BIM models provided for testing and exhibiting. Make sure to check out their work!