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Apr 27 2017

Aconex launches Connected Cost

Rob Phillpot

It’s taken nearly two years, but Aconex finally announced the launch of Connected Cost earlier this month, potentially heralding a move into construction payment management. With its July 2015 acquisition of US-based Worksite, a project cost management solution developed at ARES Project Management LLC, the Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Aconex started working towards integration of project cost …

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Apr 13 2017

VPO: Microsoft 365-based project management

Microsoft moved to the cloud somewhat grudgingly, but its Office 365 product suite has enabled firms to offer cloud-based Sharepoint for construction collaboration. A prolonged and unremittingly poor experience with Microsoft SharePoint in the early 2000s probably prejudiced me against any notion of using SharePoint as the basis for a construction collaboration platform. This proposal was something …

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Mar 17 2017

Asite profit jumps 31%

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SaaS collaboration vendor Asite grew its 2016 revenues 14% to just over £6m. London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has this week filed its annual report and accounts for the year ending 30 June 2016 with Companies House. The report shows revenues up 14.3% to £6.047m (2015: £5.289m) – at today’s rates, that’s around …

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Mar 14 2017

AproPlan eyeing AEC integration opportunity

Established in Belgium in 2012 but now spreading its European operations more widely (the UK, Germany and the Netherlands are among the early targets), AproPlan markets itself as “the construction software that lets you keep track of your progress and collaborate with your team.” I met AproPlan’s CEO Thomas Goubau when he visited London in …

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Mar 13 2017

Collaborative announcements

Catching up on some construction collaboration technology news…. from Konstru, 3DRepo, TenderSpace, Earthcam / Procore, STACK / Dodge Data, and Holobuilder. Konstru – web-based 3D BIM interoperability and version control I have long been interested in the potential of the web to help overcome issues relating to poor interoperability. Being able to share construction information in …

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Feb 07 2017

BC QuickStart launched

Reading, UK-based GroupBC, provider of the enterprise-class Business Collaborator and BC Assure platforms, is looking to command an increased share of the building information modelling common data environment market by launching an SME-friendly version of its CDE platform. BC QuickStart has been specifically designed, GroupBC says, to help SMEs adopt the standard practices of BIM, ensuring …

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Jan 02 2017

Corecon completes suite upgrade

California, US-based Corecon, a provider of SaaS-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, has announced new features for its Corecon Mobile app and TeamLink Portal. The updates were developed to complement the increasingly SME-friendly version of Corecon’s browser-based software released in August 2016 (post), with Corecon increasingly marketing the suite as a basis for …

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Dec 15 2016

South Africa lagging in AEC SaaS use?

I have written occasional pieces for South Africa’s Construction Software & IT: A Journal for Digital Construction Solutions (post), which is edited by Vaughan Harris (also associated with the Cape Town-based BIM Institute). He has forwarded a link to some survey results relating to technology and building information modelling (BIM) adoption in the region. The article – …

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Nov 15 2016

SaaS for AEC subcontractors and SMEs

While some SaaS vendors focus on the needs of main/general contractors and owners, eSub aims to provide an easy-to-use mobile project management solution specifically for subcontractors, while TidyBuild supports SME business needs. For some years, the construction collaboration technology sector largely focused on web-based platforms to support whole project delivery, creating a single central repository for …

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Nov 14 2016

Trimble enhances cloud and mobile tech

Trimble expands its mixed reality, mobile and cloud collaboration capabilities. Among the subjects I discussed with Bentley executives at the recent 2016 Year In Infrastructure conference in London was an announcement regarding an alliance with GIS technology provider TopCon – and whether this changed Bentley’s relationship with fellow US technology giant, Trimble, announced in 2014 …

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