Category Archive: Legal

Jun 14 2017

ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

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Israeli startup ShapeDo has a powerful 2D drawing change identification capability to which it has added strong workflow management, making it an attractive contract change application. With most of the world’s construction industries still heavily reliant upon 2D drawings, Jerusalem, Israel-based start-up ShapeDo says it is finding a ready market for its software that helps manage design changes. …

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May 02 2017

hasTalk boosts health and safety delivery

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Site-based health and safety training is not always delivered regularly, and individuals and companies may not keep detailed records of what training has been received. An online service, hasTalk targets these problems. In November 2011, I wrote about UK-based Darley PCM and its health and safety and e-tendering services. While the DarleyDoc branding appears to have been …

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Feb 08 2017

think project! attracts new investment

In January 2017, TA As­so­ci­ates, a lead­ing global growth pri­vate eq­uity firm, an­nounced it has com­pleted an in­vest­ment in Munich, Germany-based think project!, a provider of cross-en­ter­prise col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment soft­ware to the con­struc­tion and en­gi­neer­ing in­dus­tries. Fi­nan­cial terms of the trans­ac­tion were (unfortunately) not dis­closed. J. Mor­gan Sei­gler, a man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at TA …

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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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Nov 23 2015

An SME AEC SaaS catch-up

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I have a backlog of industry posts that I will be posting over the next week or so, but I’ve also been sent a couple of other news snippets…. 1: Corecon updates Pitched at the small to medium-sized end of the north American market (“Run your entire operation for about $1 a day!”), Corecon Technologies recently …

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Sep 02 2015

OpenECX targeting subcontractors

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OpenECX and its WebContractor application provides an end-to-end – purchase order to payment – SaaS-based process management platform. The UK construction e-commerce sector isn’t one I’ve looked at that closely, particularly when it comes to managing buyer/supplier financial transactions between construction businesses. I have tended only to give it a brief mention if it involves a …

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Jul 16 2015

4Projects facing Au$9m reseller claim

The UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects, now owned by Viewpoint, is was being sued in the Australian courts by Melbourne-based Project Collaboration, once the exclusive reseller of the 4Projects platform in Australasia. According to a statement of claim filed in the County Court of Victoria,* Project Collaboration Pty Ltd is was suing 4Projects Ltd for breach of …

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Jun 24 2015

Progress photos at risk of FoP changes?

Proposed EU changes to national Freedom of Panorama (FoP) rights could affect individuals and organisations taking photographs or videos of construction works and sharing them in commercial platforms. Freedom of Panorama (FoP) is a somewhat obscure provision in copyright law that allows people to take photographs or video of buildings and and other works in public places without …

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Nov 16 2014

Aconex resurrects IPO plans

Aconex IPO reportedly downsized but back on track for a December 2014 ASX listing. Just a couple of weeks after postponing a planned Au$230m initial public offering (IPO) just 24 hours before it was due to publish its prospectus, Melbourne-based Software-as-a-Software construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex is (according to a report by Sally Rose in The Age; …

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Aug 06 2014

No SaaS ‘Safe Harbor’?

Will US-owned vendors of collaboration services be shunned by clients wanting to keep their intellectual property safe from prying US eyes? I recently had an email conversation with someone who was trying to choose between different SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors. His initial focus was on the functionality of the various platforms, but he then began …

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