Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson runs a specialist consultancy business, pwcom.co.uk Ltd. It provides integrated PR and marketing services mainly to construction and technology clients, and undertakes research and consultancy work on construction collaboration technologies (aka 'project extranets') and related tools (BIM, mobile, etc). Paul is also a writer, freelance journalist, industry activist and public speaker.

Most commented posts

  1. First, Hitler. Next, serial killer t-shirts… — 26 comments
  2. Aconex chairman in Hitler t-shirt row — 22 comments
  3. Aconex acquires Conject — 21 comments
  4. 16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector — 17 comments
  5. neXadyne develops “world-first accredited training courses for document control” — 17 comments

Author's posts

Jan 10 2018

Trimble connects with VolkerWessels

US construction technology provider Trimble has announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch construction business VolkerWessels to advance the latter’s use of Building Information Management (BIM) technology and improve the management and predictability of the contractor’s construction projects. As part of the collaboration, Trimble will closely work with VolkerWessels’ stakeholders to gather real-world feedback for …

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Jan 10 2018

New CEO at GroupBC

Sanjeev Shah and Wes Simmons, GroupBC

Reading, UK-based SaaS collaboration vendor GroupBC has appointed construction software industry veteran Wes Simmons as its CEO. He succeeds Sanjeev Shah, who is taking on a new role in developing GroupBC’s strategic industry partnerships (see GroupBC news release). Simmons was until recently managing director of construction ERP vendor Eque2, where he grew the business from …

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Jan 05 2018

Dalux targets BIM collaboration

Torben Dalgaard - CEO of Dalux

Copenhagen-based Dalux has capitalised upon Denmark’s early BIM adoption and the smartphone explosion to provide user-friendly BIM working, including augmented reality, on mobile devices. In late 2017, I met up with Torben Dalgaard, in 2005 one of the two cofounders of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Dalux, a 40-strong developer of mobile BIM and related Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration …

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Jan 04 2018

Script&Go targeting UK

Script&Go logo 2018

Rennes, France-based mobile application developer Script&Go is expanding beyond France, opening offices in Montreal, Canada, and in the UK. Since August (soon after my June 2017 post) its developers have been working to adapt its software for the UK market. Claiming 414% revenue growth from 2014 to 2017, CEO Benoît Jeannin says: “There has a …

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Jan 03 2018

Accruent buys Kykloud

John Borgerding - Accruent CEO

North Shields, UK-based mobile Software-as-a-Service asset management application vendor Kykloud has been acquired by Austin, Texas-based software business Accruent for an undisclosed sum. Launched in January 2012, proptech startup Kykloud was founded by Edwin Bartlett and former 4Projects (now part of Viewpoint nearby in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) CTO Nick Graham, and in six years has grown to …

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Dec 31 2017

New owners for iSite

A corporate merger between two UK construction businesses mainly engaged in the fit-out sector would not normally grab my attention. However, the pre-Christmas announcement that Styles & Wood is to be combined with interiors firm Southerns Group means a change of ownership for Styles & Wood’s information technology subsidiary, Nottingham-based iSite. Central Square Holdings Ltd (CSHL) …

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Dec 18 2017

Oracle to buy Aconex – reaction

Aconex share price to 18Dec2017

Admiration, apprehension, concern, excitement – SaaS construction collaboration vendors react to Oracle’s pitch to buy Aconex. Market reaction to Oracle’s Aconex acquisition announcement yesterday saw a predictable leap in Aconex’s share price on the Australian Securities Exchange. From Friday’s close of A$5.29, Aconex shares rocketed 44% to close at A$7.63 (just below Oracle’s offer price), …

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Dec 17 2017

Oracle set to buy Aconex

US-based IT giant Oracle has announced it has offered to buy Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex, for Au$7.80 (Au$5.96) per share in cash, a deal valuing Aconex at approximately US$1.2 billion (c. Au$1.6bn, £0.9bn or €1.0bn). Project cost control The pre-internet giant has spent billions to compete in the cloud computing era – and this deal …

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Nov 30 2017

Ape Mobile expands internationally

Kevin Reece (APE Mobile)

Australian startup APE Mobile is spreading its wings internationally, looking to grow a US-based sales team and maybe add a London office in the future. At Digital Construction Week in London in October, I met up with several businesses I had previously written about – one was APE Mobile, a Perth, Australia-based company I first …

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Nov 24 2017

Connected Cost – Aconex’s game-changer?

Guy Barlow, Aconex

Guy Barlow, global commercial director for Connected Cost at Aconex, was speaking at the Project Controls Expo in London last week (16 November 2017). I talked to him before his presentation (on the world’s emerging ‘Giga projects’). Just over six months ago, Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex finally publicly launched its Connected Cost solution, …

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