Former Constructware executives Scott Unger and Brian Moore are half-way towards their $1.5m equity funding target for a new business, Integrated Lifecycle Solutions – perhaps another sign that the US market for construction collaboration technologies is increasingly buoyant. The news (see TechJournalSouth article) follows a regulatory filing showing the team has so far raised $765,000 from five investors. The new company will apparently sell on-demand communication and collaboration software aimed at simplifying design, construction and facility project management.
I met Scott briefly at a Harvard University event in March 2006, soon after he had sold Constructware to Autodesk in a deal worth $46m (post) – roughly £27m then. He remained with Autodesk until late 2008, after which there was, for a while, some speculation that Autodesk would no longer be developing the product (see Constructware’s future questioned).
Scott founded Constructware in Alpharetta, Georgia in 1994, and his vision then of creating a communication standard across all phases of the design, construction and facility lifecycle clearly remains alive. Brian Moore also worked at Constructware, as vice president of product management and development, having worked with Scott at a software business, Emerging Solutions, during the 1990s.