Category: Collaboration

EQT takes majority stake in thinkproject

thinkproject portfolio

European investment group EQT has taken a majority stake in Munich, Germany-based architecture, engineering and construction Software-as-a-Service provider thinkproject. The Stockholm, Sweden-based international investment group EQT has taken a majority stake in Munich, Germany-based architecture, engineering and construction Software-as-a-Service provider thinkproject (no financial details given). EQT investment Founded in 1994 and strongly associated with Sweden’s …

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Procore acquires estimating vendor Esticom, expands platform

Procore Lookaheads

Procore’s Groundbreak included news of a new acquisition – US estimating software provider Esticom – and a slew of product announcements, but no mention of the IPO, seemingly delayed due to the continuing impacts of the pandemic. The week after Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2020 (see previous post) was Procore‘s annual Groundbreak event, also …

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Bentley growing its construction collaboration toolset

Project Insights

Bentley Systems’ collaboration portfolio continues to grow, with NoteVault integrated into the SYNCHRO Field mobile app, new ProjectWise Insights, much “iTwin-enabling”, an entirely new SYNCHRO Cost application coming soon, and GroupBC being positioned as a capital project management platform for owners. Bentley Systems‘ Year In Infrastructure provides an annual opportunity to hear about updates to …

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Lessons from the NBS summit – BIM: the client is key

Integrate you bastards!

The NBS Construction Leaders Summit suggested that new impetus is needed to drive digital adoption forward, with clients identified as key agents to push industry change. Recently (14 October 2020), I supported the second day of the NBS Construction Leadership Summit (post).* This online event was organised by the Newcastle, UK-based provider of specification information …

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Visio Impulse: computer vision for construction

Visio Impulse logo

London-based Visio Impulse is applying computer vision techniques to help clients and project teams rapidly get insights from site imagery. Incorporated by Farhad Bazyari in London in June 2017 and launched in February 2018, Visio Impulse applies computer vision techniques to monitor construction and engineering projects. A graduate of Sheffield University, Bazyari completed a PhD …

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Prin-D: a CDE for CDM

Prin-D graphic

Prin-D targets firms acting as Principal Designer under the UK’s Construction Design and Management (CDM) health and safety regulations. Via a blog post by Imanuel Steele on the IET website (Tackling record-keeping challenges in the construction industry with technology), I learned about Prin-D, a Manchester, UK-based startup established in 2017 that has developed a ‘CDM2015 …

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Plan early with Plannerly

Plannerly Verify Module

The California-based Plannerly SaaS platform provides a ‘virtual BIM expert’ to help teams create and deliver leaner, smarter BIM processes and outcomes. While based in California, BIM management SaaS software provider Plannerly has some strong UK connections, having been started by some of the ex-Graphisoft people who founded Vico Software in Woking, Surrey in the …

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AECTechTV reaches milestone

AECTechTV 102 subscribers

AECTech TV, the video contech news magazine launched by “Extranet Evolution” and “AEC Business” on 4 September 2020, now has over 100 YouTube subscribers. They are modest milestones and it’s very early days, but AECTech TV, the video contech news magazine announced in late August (Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV) and launched on 4 September …

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The NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit

Mark Farmer

In a busy month for events, NBS’s October 2020 Construction Leaders’ Summit has a stellar roster of keynote and supporting speakers. NBS is one of the UK’s leading construction information services businesses, capturing information from construction product manufacturers for use by designers and specifiers, and also managing the Uniclass classification system. It has also monitored …

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Norway’s Fonn attracts $3m, targets UK and US

Fonn devices

Fonn, a Norwegian sofware startup raises $3m to help fund its continued expansion in US, UK and European housebuilding markets. Norwegian construction SaaS software startup Fonn has announced a US$3m (c. €2.5m or £2.25m) funding round led by Oslo-based venture capital firm Idekapital. Aidiom, Investinor, Skagerak Maturo and Oxer Kapital were co-investors in the business, …

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