Category: BIM

May 11 2018

Viewpoint views on Trimble’s acquisition

Matt Harris

“Viewpoint has found its final home as part of one of the largest providers of construction software in the world. There is no better home for us, our products and our customer base,” says Viewpoint’s Matt Harris. Viewpoint Construction Software‘s chief product officer Matt Harris talked to me on Tuesday (8 May 2018) about what …

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May 08 2018

Talking lean and mobile (for free!)

I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile. Digitising construction …

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Apr 26 2018

What next for Trimble’s SaaS platforms?

Viewpoint for Projects user growth

Will Trimble’s US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint be managed as a ‘gradual convergence’ or a ‘rapid managed migration’? Two days after Trimble’s announcement of its US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint, I attended a Viewpoint UK ‘roadshow’ event in London yesterday (25 April 2018). The presenters carefully avoided saying too much about the deal, but in talking to …

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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 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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Feb 12 2018

Invicara CEO: “We need a new generation of CDE vendors”

Anand Mecheri (Invicara)

Invicara CEO Anand Mecheri is looking to shake-up the SaaS CDE market by stressing it’s all about data, not files. Last month (January 2018), construction products giant Kingspan announced a US$10 million investment in Invicara, the developer of BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking application. Soon after that announcement, I talked to Invicara’s …

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Feb 05 2018

Trimble acquires e-Builder for $500m

Just over a month after Oracle bid US$1.2 billion for Aconex, Trimble has invested US$500m to buy one of Aconex’s US-based SaaS competitors, e-Builder. On Friday 2 February, Trimble announced (news release) it had acquired privately-held Florida, US-based SaaS construction project management vendor e-Builder for US$500 million (c. £357m or €403m). Trimble says “e-Builder extends Trimble’s …

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Jan 30 2018

Shortlisted for smartest blogger

BIM Awards Finalist 2018

BIMShowLive 2018 is coming up in a month’s time – in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, on 28 February and 1 March 2018 – but first there is the little matter of the BIM Awards, being held on 27 February. To my surprise, I have been shortlisted in the ‘Smartest Blogger’ category, where: … an individual … posts …

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