Category: AEC

Apr 24 2018

Trimble acquires Viewpoint for $1.2bn

Latest SaaS space consolidation gives Trimble a stronger European presence as it looks to compete with Oracle, Autodesk, Bentley (and others) in the construction collaboration sector. US-based Trimble announced yesterday (23 April 2018) that it is to acquire privately-held Portland, Oregon-based construction ERP and SaaS collaboration vendor Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued …

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Mar 29 2018

iSite updates branding and software

iSite logo

Following the change of ownership of parent company, fit-out contractor Styles and Wood, in December 2017, Nottingham, UK-based SaaS property technology provider iSite has updated its branding and website. A first blog post from managing executive Graham Perry suggests that the company’s software has also been updated and made more durable. Perry says: “Two years …

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Mar 21 2018

Asite’s aMessage in Adoddle

London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite has once again used St Patrick’s Day partying as an excuse to launch a new version of its Adoddle platform. Adoddle 17 was released on 17 March 2014 at a user group conference and ‘Hooley’ held at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall; four years later in 2018, the company …

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Mar 19 2018

QA Teambinder acquired by InEight

Jake Macholtz

Another Melbourne, Australia-based construction software business has been acquired by an American corporation. Less than a week after the final formalities of Oracle’s purchase of Aconex, QA Software , developer of Teambinder, has been snapped up (for an unspecified amount) by Scottsdale, Arizona-based US construction project management provider InEight (read new release). InEight (a subsidiary of …

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Mar 16 2018

Zutec raises $5m via Nordic IPO

Shares in the Dublin-based mobile commissioning and handover technology specialist Zutec are now being traded on the Nasdaq First North stock exchange. Ireland-based cloud construction technology provider Zutec has successfully launched its shares on Sweden’s Nasdaq First North stock exchange, raising SEK42.1m (c £3.68m, €4.17m or US$5.14m). Dealings in Zutec Holding AB started yesterday (15 …

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Mar 15 2018

GenieBelt signs housebuilder deal

HusCompagniet and GenieBelt

A leading home provider in northern Europe is using Copenhagen-based Geniebelt‘s real-time workforce management and reporting SaaS application to deliver a 10-15% efficiency gain in its supply chain. Following a 2017 pilot of GenieBelt, HusCompagniet has elected to connect its construction suppliers digitally, and says it will use GenieBelt on 2,000 house building projects. The partnership covers all of …

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Mar 14 2018

Aconex shareholders agree US$1.2bn Oracle deal

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex today (14 March 2018) announced that shareholders have voted in favour of the proposed acquisition of Aconex by Oracle Corporation (through its wholly owned subsidiary Vantive Australia Pty Ltd). The December 2017 bid, which was recommended by directors, was for Au$7.80 (Au$5.96) per share in cash, a deal valuing Aconex at …

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Mar 06 2018

Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Mar 02 2018

Holobuilder expands in Europe

San Francisco, US-based 360-degree reality capture technology developer HoloBuilder has released a European version of its construction reality capturing solution. I talked to Holobuilder in July 2017 and they exhibited at Digital Construction Week in London in October. Like several other US cloud vendors, HoloBuilder recognised that US-based hosting is unattractive to European customers. Its …

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Feb 22 2018

Talking BIM and digital transformation

Last week, I was interviewed by Jim McHale of Stockholm, Sweden-based smart building research consultancy Memoori about collaboration, vendor M&A activity, building information modelling, digital transformation, smart buildings and related areas. Jim has posted the video online – it’s just over 20 minutes long: Tweet

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