According to the BIMcrunch blog, Australian construction collaboration company Aconex intends to create more building information modelling (BIM) software plug-ins. The full interview with CEO Leigh Jasper will feature on BIMcrunch soon.
Having previously released an Autodesk Revit plugin in early 2013, and then launched its Connected BIM capability in October 2014 (made available free in December 2014), the Melbourne-based SaaS vendor is now working on plugins for other BIM authoring tools and will be releasing them “in the coming year or so”.
Meanwhile, just over a month after its launch on the Australian Stock Exchange, Aconex shares have been changing hands at prices close to its initial offer price of Au$1.90. According to TheInstoReport, shareholders now include several institutional investors, including AustralianSuper (5.82% shareholding) and National Australia Bank (NAB), which participated through its subsidiaries MLC Investments, NabInvest Managed Investment and Antares Capital Partners (in total, NAB now owns 6% of Aconex, worth $18.3 million) .