Category: AEC

Graphisoft expands BIMcloud with SaaS option

Graphisoft's Ákos Pfemeter

Alongside Archicad 25, Graphisoft has announced enhancements to its BIMx model viewing and BIMcloud design collaboration applications, though these are consciously not ‘CDE’ products.  Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft, part of the Nemetschek group, has announced (7 July 2021) the release of the latest version of its BIM software, Archicad 25. It has also released …

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Building Safety Bill opens opportunities for Operance

Operance FM

UK software vendor Operance has been involved in the development of practical solutions to deliver ‘the Golden Thread’ as part of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill. Much of the attention on this week’s (5 July 2021) publication of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill has understandably focused on the ongoing repercussions of the 2017 …

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Procore expands into the Middle East and North Africa

Tooey Courtemanche, Procore CEO

Procore is expanding into the Middle East and North Africa through a strategic partnership with its Abu Dhabi-based investor Mubadala. Some six weeks after the May 2021 initial public offering (IPO) of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (post), US-based construction management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore has continued its international extension. It has …

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RIB Software: leadership changes

RIB regional revenues, 2020

Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software − since July 2020 part of French multinational Schneider Electric (post) − has announced that René Wolf will become managing director and CEO of the company with effect from 1 February 2022, succeeding Tom Wolf, who will step down as MD on 31 March 2022. René Wolf, 47,  has many years of …

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viAct: AI-powered construction safety

viAct Danger Zones Alert

Recently receiving US$2m in seed funding, Hong Kong-based startup viAct is aiming to use artificial intelligence (AI) to create a “zero risk” smart construction site. Founded in 2016 and based in Hong Kong, viAct has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based cloud platform that provides construction sites with round-the-clock visual monitoring for quality, security, safety and …

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Causeway secures £120m to expand

Phil Brown, CEO of Causeway

UK construction technology vendor Causeway plans strategic acquisitions and accelerated organic growth following £120 million Rothschild private equity injection. Causeway, the Buckinghamshire, UK-based construction technology group, has secured a £120 million (c US$166m or €139m)  investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments (the European corporate private equity arm of Rothschild & Co). The company says the …

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Bentley Systems’ busy buying spree

Nadhi nPulse

Since buying Seequent in March, Bentley Systems has added several more software businesses to its portfolio, including an India-based mobile project controls business, Nadhi, and two IoT specialists. Bentley Systems has continued to expand its portfolio in recent months. Since investing around $900m in New Zealand-based geoscience modelling software provider, Seequent (post) in March 2021, …

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Reflecting on the Procore IPO

Procore platform pitch

US AEC SaaS player Procore raised over $600m in its May 2021 IPO, but its global ambitions face significant competition. In February 2020, US-based construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore filed its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. But the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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Script & Go relaunches in the UK with housebuilder focus

Script&Go Site warranty product

Rennes, France-based Script & Go is looking to establish itself in the UK with a new focus on the house-building sector, capitalising upon its strong experience in this sector in France. Based in Rennes in north-west France, Script & Go, previously best known in the UK for its Site Diary application (Script&Go’s Site Diary revamped …

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Checking in with Checkd

Tom-Erik von Krogh Martinsen, founder and CEO at Checkd.

Now a subsidiary of a VC-backed Swedish ERP business, Checkd enjoyed its best ever year in 2020, and is looking to continue its 50% year-on-year growth. Since first featuring in Extranet Evolution in January 2015 (Checkd mobile checked out), the Norwegian mobile-first and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction application provider Checkd has, despite BIM advances, continued to …

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