Category: Functionality

Oct 12 2017

ProjectWise suite expands

Projectwise logo

Bentley’s ProjectWise is past the tipping point in its transition from on-premise to being cloud-based, and is now the central part of an ‘ecosystem’ of cloud services. ProjectWise “is the ‘workhorse for work sharing’ by 43 of the ENR Top 50 Design Firms,” says a Bentley press release, indicating how far ProjectWise has grown from …

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Oct 10 2017

Bentley acquires eBid Systems

Harry Vitelli

Adding bid management to the Bentley ProjectWise suite allows designers to reuse design information for a tender package. Then, after a contract had been awarded, project delivery can resume in ProjectWise. At Bentley Systems‘ Year in Infrastructure 2017 conference, I learned that Bentley had acquired a mature US-based e-tendering Software-as-a-Service vendor earlier this year. The …

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Oct 05 2017

Opentree integrates with Viewpoint For Projects

BIM is a collaborative process increasingly supported by an ‘ecosystem’ of solutions that can seamlessly exchange information. Opentree provides some ‘glue’ between internal WIP and CDEs. At the Viewpoint EMEA user conference in May 2017, I met some of the people from Teesside, UK-based Opentree and talked about its Cabinet product, which facilitates the publication of information …

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Sep 26 2017

CEMAR sticks to its NEC expertise

Ben Walker, CEMAR CEO

CEMAR is focused purely on contract management and its expertise in NEC contracts has helped it achieve leadership in this specialist cloud-based software market. Gloucester, UK-based construction contract management software vendor CEMAR is single-minded in its focus on construction contracts and on the NEC suite in particular. This focus has seen the company enjoy year-on-year …

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Sep 22 2017

It came from out of Space: Warboard

Warboard screenshot

Space Group’s Warboard offers BIM model issue management, potentially helping teams not using a more fully featured common data environment, CDE. Newcastle, UK-based architectural services business, Space Group (which includes Space Architects, consultancy BIM Technologies, and BIM object provider BIMstore.co.uk, and promotes the BIMShowLive events) has been developing its own cloud-based BIM collaboration software, called Warboard. …

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Sep 18 2017

Bridgit adds mobile project insights

Mallorie Brodie - Bridgit CEO

Canada’s Bridgit is now offering more detailed reporting capabilities to support its mobile construction solution users. Ontario, Canada-based mobile-first software developer Bridgit has been on my radar since August 2014 when, to support its core Closeout application, it started testing wearable technologies. Since then, its announcements have mainly related to funding and to core software …

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Sep 12 2017

Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

Raken logo

US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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Sep 08 2017

More mobile AEC tools

Site Progress Mobile - Asta Powerproject

The mobile construction app market continues to grow, with tools to complement desktop construction software, and low-cost form management apps for SMEs. Asta Site Progress Elecosoft’s Asta Powerproject competes in the same project management sector as Oracle’s Primavera and MS Project, but is specifically designed to support construction planners’ work. Primarily a desktop/laptop-based product, it …

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Aug 22 2017

Aconex continues 31% growth trend

Aconex share price 22Aug2017

Aconex continues to grow revenues, effectively doubling in two years. Two-thirds of its business now comes from outside Australasia. Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration software vendor Aconex has announced its financial results for the year to 30 June 2017, reporting 31% revenue growth for the second year running (results were affected by exchange rates: at a constant currency, growth …

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Aug 18 2017

RIB revamps iTWOcx

RIB’s cloud-based construction collaboration platform has been updated, with its SaaS operations contributing about 13% of total group revenues. In a previous post, I mentioned RIB‘s iTWOcx (the product formerly known as Australia’s ProjectCentre – acquired by Germany’s RIB in October 2012). A new release of the cloud-based platform was recently launched, with the business …

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