Category: Mobile

Sep 10 2018

PCS: collaboration in central Europe

PCS Logo

Living and working in the UK, it is easy to forget that different geographical architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) technology markets move at different paces, and that, even in an increasingly connected and globalised market, some solutions can remain quite localised. For example, the concept of cloud-based construction collaboration has been around for some 20 …

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Sep 06 2018

Spark exits Viewpoint UK

Viewpoint - a Trimble company

Former 4Projects, now Viewpoint, VP EMEA Steve Spark leaves Trimble’s UK construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology business, with a former Sage executive joining the Newcastle firm. Viewpoint EMEA commercial director Steve Spark is leaving the now-Trimble-owned construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology company to become CRO at a haulage and logistics software company based in his native north-east …

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Aug 22 2018

Catching up with Kahua

Kahua kstore

Kahua’s US expansion has seen it win a major deal with Balfour Beatty’s US arm, securing business from a customer that used Constructware – originally developed by Kahua’s founders. In July 2015, I wrote about Alpharetta, Georgia, US-based Platform-as-a-Service business Kahua, co-founded in 2009 by former Constructware executives Scott Unger and Brian Moore. Established in 1994, …

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Aug 10 2018

Wiseworking: bespoke cloud workflows

WiseWorking products

Eschewing the ‘one-size-fits-all, but configurable’ approach of some SaaS vendors, WiseWorking has opted to create cloud-based mobile solutions which are partially customised to meet the exact business process needs of its customers. In August 2014, I met Justin Williams, visiting London from Australia, to talk about Wiseworking, a Melbourne-based customer-focused construction app developer avoiding a …

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Aug 07 2018

AEC IT and SaaS spend growing?

SaaS tipping point

US research hints at growing investments by construction businesses in ICT, with strong interests in mobile and cloud-based technologies. Almost since I first encountered what we now describe as cloud-based computing in the construction sector (in 1998), I have been monitoring trends in its adoption and use. In the early 2000s, for example, construction businesses …

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Jul 10 2018

Finalcad expands into civils

Aurélien Blaha

French SaaS construction solution developer Finalcad is expanding internationally, and reaching beyond conventional building projects into civil engineering projects. French SaaS construction project management solution provider Finalcad has been expanding internationally, its marketing director Aurélien Blaha told me this week. Moreover, almost exactly three years since the business first began to reach outside of its native …

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Jun 07 2018

GenieBelt and Synchro team up

TomDengenis - CEO of Synchro

Integration between Synchro Software and GenieBelt will improve the connection of site-based processes to building information modelling (BIM) – and vice versa. Anglo-US construction software provider Synchro Software and Copenhagen, Denmark-based GenieBelt have agreed to enter into a Proof of Concept (PoC) integrating Synchro’s 4D Virtual Planning and Construction software platform with GenieBelt’s real-time project management …

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May 11 2018

Viewpoint views on Trimble’s acquisition

Matt Harris

“Viewpoint has found its final home as part of one of the largest providers of construction software in the world. There is no better home for us, our products and our customer base,” says Viewpoint’s Matt Harris. Viewpoint Construction Software‘s chief product officer Matt Harris talked to me on Tuesday (8 May 2018) about what …

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May 08 2018

Talking lean and mobile (for free!)

I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile. Digitising construction …

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Apr 26 2018

What next for Trimble’s SaaS platforms?

Viewpoint for Projects user growth

Will Trimble’s US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint be managed as a ‘gradual convergence’ or a ‘rapid managed migration’? Two days after Trimble’s announcement of its US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint, I attended a Viewpoint UK ‘roadshow’ event in London yesterday (25 April 2018). The presenters carefully avoided saying too much about the deal, but in talking to …

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