Category: Business/Financial

Dalux updates free BIM viewer

Dalux BIM Viewer+

The free BIM viewer offered by Danish SaaS construction technology developer Dalux has been upgraded to allow commenting to support collaboration. Dalux, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based mobile and Software-as-a-Service construction technology provider, has upgraded the free desktop building information model (BIM) viewer tool that it first launched in 2016. Dalux CEO Torben Dalgaard (right, who co-founded …

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Autodesk spends US$1 billion on Innovyze

Autodesk Innovyze portfolio

Autodesk completes its most expensive acquisition yet to buy US-based water industry software specialist, Innovyze. Eclipsing the US$875 million invested in Plangrid in 2018 (post), Autodesk has today announced a US$1 billion deal to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Innovyze, a global leader in water infrastructure software. Autodesk says the acquisition positions it as a technology leader …

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Combining BIM 360 and Plangrid, new Autodesk Build launched

Autodesk Build

Autodesk combines the best of its BIM 360 and Plangrid applications to launch a unified AEC project and field management solution, Autodesk Build. Autodesk Build, the US software giant’s new project and field management solution (and now part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud launched in November 2019 – post) is now generally available, following through on …

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US-based SmartPM continues to grow

SmartPM

US-based schedule analytics business, SmartPM, continues to grow, “despite the challenges the pandemic has presented in the marketplace”. Some six years ago (January 2015 post), in a brief technology round-up, Extranet Evolution mentioned a US start-up, SmartPM Technologies. Today, the Atlanta, GA-based schedule analytics business says it is continuing to grow, “despite the challenges the …

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3D Repo launches 3D Send

Apartment via 3D Send

UK-based SaaS platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new model-sharing platform, 3D Send, speeding up secure sharing of BIM outputs. London-based built environment Software-as-a-Service platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, that enables users to share and view building information models without needing to download them first. …

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UK’s iSite acquired by 7FC

iSite Assetology

One-time Styles & Wood subsidiary, iSite (formerly StoreData) has been acquired by a London-based ERP vendor, 7FC, and relaunched. The commercial real estate platform iSite, based in Nottingham, has been acquired by 7FC, a London-based digital transformation agency specialising in ERP systems (working with partners Microsoft and Oracle, among others). The move expands 7FC’s portfolio …

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Weather risk management platform EHAB raises investment

Josh Graham (EHAB)

EHAB, a UK-based weather risk management platform that helps construction companies reduce the cost of  weather interruptions, has raised further funding.  English start-up, EHAB aims to help construction companies identify and plan for weather-related risks using decades’ worth of weather data.  Its distributed ledger (blockchain) technology platform connects construction schedules produced in Primavera P6 to …

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NBS’s new owner Byggfakta buys Glenigan

Byggfakta Stefan Lindqvist

Byggfakta is acquiring Glenigan, the UK-based provider of construction and property business intelligence and data analytics, in its second UK deal in late 2020. Norway-based Byggfakta Group has swiftly followed up on its first UK acquisition – of Newcastle-based construction technology and product data provider NBS in November 2020 (post) – by announcing on 15 …

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Aerial data capture by Nearmap

Nearmap aerial view of Illinois expressway

In 12 years, Nearmap has grown from a Western Australian aerial imagery startup into a AU$106M business with extensive operations in the US. Founded by Stuart Nixon in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008, Nearmap provides a cost-effective and high resolution aerial photography alternative to data from satellite imagery services such as Google Earth or drone-captured …

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RedSky set to launch Project Connect platform

RedSky Project Connect

RedSky launches project collaboration platform, Project Connect, claiming potential 30-60% total cost savings against competing solutions. UK-based RedSky is set to launch a cloud-based construction document and process management platform, Project Connect, targeting its core market of small to medium-sized contractor customers. RedSky backstory Formed in 1978 and based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, RedSky (until …

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