Category: AEC

Deltek acquires Avitru

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Deltek has expanded its software offering to architectural and other design firms by acquiring US-based Avitru, a deal which brings with it an ongoing commercial partnership with the US architects body, the AIA. In yet another consolidation in the architecture, engineering and construction software space, Deltek, the ever-acquisitive Virginia, US-based ERP software vendor, has bought …

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A first look at ACCA’s usBIM CDE

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usBIM is a cloud-based BIM collaboration platform or common data environment (CDE) from Italian software developer ACCA, set to be launched in 2019. ACCA Based in Italy, about 40km east of Naples, ACCA is a software developer specialising in applications for the architectural, engineering and construction industries. Founded in 1989, it has been  developing solutions …

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Procore closes US$75m funding round

Carpinteria, California-based SaaS construction technology provider Procore has announced that it has closed a $75 million funding round led by Tiger Global Management (in October 2018, Tiger Global raised $3.75bn for its latest VC tech investment fund, surpassing its initial target of $3bn – FT). This round, which values the company at $3 billion (up from $1bn …

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Plangrid Connect launched

San-Francisco-based provider of SaaS construction productivity software Plangrid (set to become part of Autodesk) recently announced the launch of PlanGrid Connect: an out-of-box, no-code platform, which gives teams the flexibility to create custom integrations and enables real-time access to critical data with any application. In parallel, updates to the Plangrid API allow information entered in …

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360° developments from HoloBuilder and Panono

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HoloBuilder launches SiteAI progress control HoloBuilder, San Francisco-based provider of 360° reality capture for construction sites, is adding an Artificial Intelligence solution, “SiteAI”, to automate  progress control. The solution (released at Autodesk University 2018 in November) uses computer vision and deep learning to analyze materials, objects and structures captured in 360° imagery data on the …

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The future of project controls

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Several innovative companies in the field of project controls have come together at an event (organised by Phil Shatz) at the Little Ships Club by the River Thames in London. Presentations are scheduled by InEight BASIS, ShapeDo, Aphex, Sablono, BuildSafe, Turbo Chart, Resolex, BuiltIntelligence, Chase, and Th3rdCurve. I will be live-blogging from the event this …

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RIB plans further cloud expansion

Mads Bording

Stuttgart, Germany’s RIB Software is expanding aggressively beyond its central European heartland, winning customers in Australia, the US, Asia and the UK, and plans growth in its cloud-delivered construction ecosystem developed in partnership with Microsoft. Earlier this autumn, I talked to RIB’s COO and executive board member Mads Bording about the company, which he joined …

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New African BIM portal: NavBIM

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While discussion about building information modelling (BIM) in north America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region is well advanced, it has yet to reach the same levels across much of Africa. A recent initiative, NavBIM, from the BIM Academy Africa aims to help African organisations jump-start their BIM adoption journeys. Vaughan Harris told Extranet Evolution about …

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Construction-savvy Plangrid adds to Autodesk toolset

Bill Smith - Plangrid president, global ops

Plangrid has been expanding into the UK since 2017 with internationalisation now largely complete, and the solution now more about workflows than ‘sheet’ management. Company executive Bill Smith also identified how Plangrid complemented Autodesk’s design strengths. On 18 October 2018, around a month before Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of Plangrid, I talked to Bill …

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Autodesk acquires Plangrid for $875m

Surprise consolidation in the construction cloud collaboration space as Autodesk acquires the rapidly expanding Plangrid. Autodesk has announced it is to acquire PlanGrid, the San-Francisco-based provider of construction productivity software, for US$875 million, saying it will “enable Autodesk to offer a more comprehensive, cloud-based construction platform.” PlanGrid software lets general contractors, subcontractors and owners in commercial, …

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