Category Archive: Future

Oct 20 2017

Talking digital transformation with PwC

I recently collaborated with Eoin Ó Murchú and Colin Mann of PwC’s Capital Projects team to produce the first in a series of podcasts, entitled Reimagining Capital Projects. This series aims to explore how technology and innovation is changing capital projects and the wider infrastructure industry. In this episode we discussed the influence of construction technology disruption …

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May 18 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 3)

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In the final section of this three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one; part two), the focus is digital transformation and long-term growth prospects. Digitising construction As a former McKinsey consultant, Jasper was pleased to talk about the McKinsey Global Institute’s ‘Digital Transformation’ reports showing how developed economies (like Australia, US, …

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May 17 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 2)

Connected BIM

In the second part of this now three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one), we talk about building information modelling, FM, mobile and other product development ideas. Collaborative BIM Conject’s merger with BIW was a prolonged process, with key developments in areas such as mobile technology and BIM delayed at …

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Dec 16 2016

SaaS collaboration and cyber-security

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December 2016’s ThinkBIM in Leeds provided an occasionally frightening view of just how vulnerable the built environment might be to cyber attack. It also highlighted how SaaS collaboration platforms might also help teams apply more rigorous security processes. In May 2015, PAS1192-5 – “Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset …

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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

Innovation killer

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”

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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