Category: Marketing

Dec 31 2017

New owners for iSite

A corporate merger between two UK construction businesses mainly engaged in the fit-out sector would not normally grab my attention. However, the pre-Christmas announcement that Styles & Wood is to be combined with interiors firm Southerns Group means a change of ownership for Styles & Wood’s information technology subsidiary, Nottingham-based iSite. Central Square Holdings Ltd (CSHL) …

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Dec 18 2017

Oracle to buy Aconex – reaction

Aconex share price to 18Dec2017

Admiration, apprehension, concern, excitement – SaaS construction collaboration vendors react to Oracle’s pitch to buy Aconex. Market reaction to Oracle’s Aconex acquisition announcement yesterday saw a predictable leap in Aconex’s share price on the Australian Securities Exchange. From Friday’s close of A$5.29, Aconex shares rocketed 44% to close at A$7.63 (just below Oracle’s offer price), …

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Nov 30 2017

Ape Mobile expands internationally

Kevin Reece (APE Mobile)

Australian startup APE Mobile is spreading its wings internationally, looking to grow a US-based sales team and maybe add a London office in the future. At Digital Construction Week in London in October, I met up with several businesses I had previously written about – one was APE Mobile, a Perth, Australia-based company I first …

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Nov 24 2017

Rhumbix and real-time site data

Rhumbix logo

Rhumbix automates construction workforce timekeeping and reporting at the field level via a mobile app, and provides real-time reporting, benchmarking and analysis to managers. Sometimes being separated by an ocean and continent doesn’t help communication. As a London-based writer, I received a news release about San Francisco, California’s Rhumbix, and reached out for an interview, …

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Nov 03 2017

Total Synergy targets AEC designers

Australia’s Total Synergy provides a SaaS-based practice management toolset aimed at architects, engineers and other small AEC design firms, and is going global. North Sydney, Australia-based Total Synergy has been developing its practice management tools for architects and engineers since 2000. I met founder and CEO Scott Osborne on a recent trip to London, along …

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Nov 02 2017

Steve Spark expands on Viewpoint results

Viewpoint video grab

On 19 October, I interviewed Viewpoint’s Steve Spark about the SaaS vendor’s 2016 results and about prospects for 2017. At Digital Construction Week in London last month, I conducted a short video interview with Steve Spark, commercial director of Viewpoint’s EMEA business. In it, I asked about the company’s recent financial performance – which saw EMEA …

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Oct 30 2017

UK BIM Alliance merges with BuildingSMART UKI chapter

UKBIMAlliance logo

The UK BIM Alliance and the buildingSMART UK & Ireland Chapter have agreed to merge, hopefully opening up BIM conversations to cover wider issues relating to people and process change as well as adherence to technical standards. Today (30 October 2017), Anne Kemp, chair of the UK BIM Alliance, used the opportunity of the buildingSMART …

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Oct 30 2017

Chapoo is now Bricsys 24/7

Jurgen Schepers (Bricsys)

The Bricsys collaboration platform is being rebranded for a fourth time, finally adopting the parent company’s branding, and, as the company’s core product embraces BIM, its cloud solution is positioned as a BIM model server. In April 2017, I attended a Bricsys Insights event at the Ghent headquarters of the Belgium-based engineering software developer. Showing off the …

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Oct 26 2017

Aconex boosts US Connected Cost team

Aconex has been boosting its Connected Cost sales and marketing efforts in the US, and is supporting digitisation efforts across the construction and engineering industries. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has been recruiting heavily to boost its Connected Cost sales and marketing efforts in the US, with several former Oracle workers joining …

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Oct 18 2017

Viewpoint EMEA revenues up 30% in 2016

International collaboration vendor revenues

UK construction collaboration technology vendor Viewpoint grew revenues 30% in 2016 to £15.1m, reported a £2.5m profit, and is bullish about its 2017 prospects. Viewpoint‘s EMEA operation has shared its latest financial results with me, showing the Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor has increased revenues 30% year on year, in the year to …

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