Category: Business/Financial

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Asite asides

Asite is not the only business proposing to de-list from London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM – see post and follow-up). According to The Guardian, research by law firm Trowers & Hamlyn shows that de-listings are up a record 33% in the year to March 2009, as the credit crunch forces many to the wall. Financial …

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BIM boom?

The BIM boom, an article in the US-oriented Concrete Construction Online, gives a good overview of building information modelling (BIM) in the AEC industry, with author Andy O’Nan suggesting everyone needs to prepare for the eminent technological revolution facing the construction industry. However, he stresses there are some major hurdles to overcome, particularly relating to …

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Asite shares slide

Shares in SaaS collaboration vendor Asite have continued their slide downwards in the wake of last week’s news that the company is to de-list from the London Stock Exchange. They closed at 1.125p yesterday, equalled their all-time low of 1.00p again during trading today before plunging to close at just 0.375p, down 66% on the …

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Building: the survival issue

This week’s issue of UK industry magazine, Building, has been dubbed the survival issue. After the usual gloomy news of more job losses and companies going bust, there are a series of features on topics like how to spot signs of recovery (not for some time yet, it seems), how to survive the recession, and …

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Sword subsidiaries Cimage and CTSpace to merge

Just over 15 months ago, following the acquisition of CTSpace by the Sword Group, I briefly mentioned existing Sword subsidiary and UK-based EDMS vendor Cimage (see CTSpace put to the Sword). Last month, Sword announced that Cimage and CTSpace would become a merged entity, Sword CTSpace. MD of Sword CTSpace and operations director for Sword …

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Asite to de-list from AIM to trim costs

The board of UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite is looking to take the company private, according to an announcement to the London Stock Exchange this morning. The resolution to de-list will be put to a general meeting in London on 20 April 2009, and, subject to shareholder approval, the de-listing will be effective …

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StoreData up for sale?

This morning, UK-based specialist contractor Styles & Wood announced that it “is currently exploring a number of options to strengthen its balance sheet including a potential equity fund raising and a potential sale to private equity.” Styles & Wood includes a construction collaboration technology business, StoreData – since last year part of the group’s StorePlanning …

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VisualTao: CAD on demand

For the third time this month (following SolidWorks and CADaaS, 2 March, and BIMserver.org: right technology, right time?, 3 March), I return to one of my favourite topics: delivering computer-aided design (CAD) solutions on a Software-as-a-Service model. I received an email from someone at an Israeli business development group, Trendlines. My correspondent had read my …

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A new blog, a new direction

Sharp-eyed visitors to this blog may have noticed a new RSS feed in the side-bar – from pwcom. This is my new blog focused on PR, marketing and Web 2.0, with a strong bias towards how these are used in the architecture, engineering, construction and property sectors. I have discussed Web 2.0 a lot in …

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