Category: Marketing

Sep 27 2017

How is disruptive technology changing construction?

Earlier this year, I was asked three questions by Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction technology vendor GenieBelt for a blog post they were planning. Below are my responses, penned at a time when I was thinking about how construction businesses might add value and differentiate themselves with their customers. In what ways do you think disruptive technology …

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Sep 26 2017

CEMAR sticks to its NEC expertise

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

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

Trappco

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 17 2017

Asite (briefly) excited about Australia

Since the mid-2000s, the Australian SaaS construction collaboration market has been led by Aconex, but rivals are queuing up to chip away at its domestic dominance. On 22 June, I noted how London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite was pumping out a stream of news announcements – its G-Cloud, Redrow and Imtech announcements …

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Aug 08 2017

Idox launches mobile Building Control app

In January 2017, Reading, Berkshire, UK-based Idox, parent company of engineering document management software provider McLaren Software, launched a new mobile app, OnSite, which it claimed was the first of its kind, giving building control officers (professionals responsible for enforcement of building regulations in the UK) remote access to documents and information. Users of the app (Apple iOS …

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Jul 26 2017

Asite launches BIM clash detection

As anticipated a month ago, London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has added clash detection (the recognition and inspection of an interference at the intersection of multiple objects within a 3D project model) to the tools in its Adoddle cBIM (collaborative Building Information Modelling) suite. According to the company’s news release, this function …

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