Category: Legal

Rethinking construction contracts – blockchain, video?

IBM Blockchain slide

Could new digital technologies such as blockchain or even video contracts take some of the administrative complexity and friction out of construction project delivery? Construction has long been a highly contractual and often adversarial and litigious industry. Its resistance to change (along with its learned friends in the legal profession) has perpetuated the reliance upon …

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ShapeDo targets dispute resolution

Construction disputes - length

ShapeDo’s visual comparison technology is proving particularly popular in dispute resolution, says CEO Ari Isaacs. In June 2017, I wrote about Israeli-based startup ShapeDo and its software that helps identify and manage design changes. ShapeDo’s software detects differences between drawings. It can be used constructively to help manage associated workflows (change orders, etc) and track the cost …

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ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

Ari Isaacs

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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hasTalk boosts health and safety delivery

hasTalk - team report

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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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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SaaS collaboration and cyber-security

PAS1192pt5 - cover

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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An SME AEC SaaS catch-up

SmallBuilders.com.au

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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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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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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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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