Category Archive: Future

Sep 27 2016

Finalcad raises €20m Series B funding

Jimmy Louchart

Showing once again that there is a lot of investor interest in mobile-oriented construction collaboration platforms, Paris-based Finalcad has announced that is has secured €20m (US$22.4m or £17.25m) Series B funding to help finance its international development ambitions. FinalCad was established in France in 2011 and started to grew domestically following adoption by several major clients, …

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Sep 14 2016

Construction mainly technology laggards

KPMG report cover

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index). KPMG talked to 218 senior construction executives, most of them working for major international …

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Aug 18 2016

COMIT: “Digitally building Britain”

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I have been involved with the UK-based construction technology membership organisation COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) for some years, and as mobile hardware and software become ever more important in the planning, design, construction, commissioning, handover and future operation and maintenance of built assets, so it has seen growing interest from its two main …

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Jun 02 2016

Open data, BIM and the semantic web

ODI data spectrum

‘Semantic web’ technologies potentially expand the richness of data made available to built asset decision-makers. UK SaaS collaboration vendor GroupBC is leading progressive thinking in this field. The latest ThinkBIM ‘twilight’ seminar, held in Leeds yesterday (1 June 2016), looked at the wider application of data relating to the built environment. Too many BIM events …

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Feb 23 2016

Aconex SaaS growth continues

Impressive 2015 revenue growth underlines Aconex’s AEC SaaS leadership position. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced an impressive set of half-year results, covering the six months up to 31 December 2015. They show the business grew its global revenues by 46%, from Au$38.1m in 2014 (see A rosy Aconex financial update) to Au$55.7m (c …

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Nov 25 2015

Geospatial expertise vital in managing BIM and Big Data

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“Integration of BIM and GIS is a good place to start connecting BIM and Smart Cities” Yesterdays CIOB International Inspiring Construction conference (hashtag: #CIOBInspire) in London heard a series of great presentations on a “Smart future”, from Arto Kiviniemi of Liverpool University, BAM Design MD Andrew Pryke, Sellafield’s John Robison and AECOM’s David Philp. Data – …

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Oct 28 2015

Collaboration 2025 – Worst and best case scenarios

In a piece of action research, Constructing Excellence’s collaborative working champions (CWCs – I have been a CWC for 10+ years) recently collaborated on some future-gazing, developing two differing views of the state of collaborative working in ten years time. Building a discussion At a 10 September meeting, we used the UK government/ industry strategy Construction 2025 (downloadable …

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Aug 19 2015

Conject eyeing cost control future

Conject EVM

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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Jul 06 2015

Towards Level 2: new 4Projects release

Rob Humphreys

As we draw ever closer to 2016, SaaS construction collaboration application vendors are becoming increasingly focused on compliance with ‘BIM Level 2’, the UK government’s target for delivery of all centrally procured public projects (and also a target for some private sector clients). Last week, I noted Conject talking about how it was helping its customers …

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Jun 25 2015

Surveying Project Information Management

At AECbytes, Lachmi Khemlani is working on a research project studying the implementation of project information management (PIM) software in AEC firms, as part of which it is conducting a brief survey to better understand how users are using PIM in their firms. Your response to it would be invaluable in guiding the development of PIM software …

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