Category Archive: People issues

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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Aug 17 2017

Extranet Evolution outage

On 12 August, during a server migration by my website host, a database got corrupted and “Extranet Evolution” disappeared, as did my company site. I was initially unaware of this, due to my attention being focused elsewhere (see below). However, the fault was identified and rectified yesterday. Apologies for any inconvenience. During 2016, my father’s …

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Aug 08 2017

24OnOff makes time management mobile

Start-up 24onoff has announced the UK launch of a new project management app for web and smartphones (Apple iOS and Android), helping digitise everyday paper-based tasks such as creating timesheets and invoices, as well as tracking man hours and managing documents (read this BIM+ article). 24onoff was originally launched in Scandinavia by the Heimdal, Trondheim, Norway-based founders …

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Jul 27 2017

Collaboration tech people moves

In a sector like Software-as-a-Service where it is often the quality of the management that matters just as much as the technology they provide, it is useful to keep track of moves between, into and out of the main industry players. At Aconex, for example, the business has a new CFO, Paul Koppelman, who took over …

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Jul 20 2017

GroupBC revenues up 33%

Vendor turnover July 2017

Re-energised following its November 2014 MBO, UK construction collaboration vendor GroupBC is growing revenues and increasing profitability. Reading, UK-based GroupBC (previously known as Business Collaborator) is one of the longest-established SaaS construction collaboration technology providers in the UK. It started as part of the software solutions arm of the Enviros environmental consulting and software group …

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Jul 10 2017

CMAP targets project accounting needs

CMAP logo

In a fragmented, SME-dominated, project-oriented industry like construction, there’s plenty of opportunities for SaaS vendors to help small businesses run their projects online. In my previous post, I had a first look at BuilderStorm, and mentioned how the financial capabilities of its platform might be attractive to SMEs looking for online ERP/accounting functionality. This puts this …

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Jun 07 2017

FieldLens acquired by WeWork

Fieldlens logo

Mobile construction collaboration developer Fieldlens has been acquired by WeWork, the New York-based provider of shared office and co-working space. New York, US-based mobile construction management application developer Fieldlens has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by one of its customers: WeWork, also New York-based and a provider of shared office and co-working space. Founded by Doug …

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May 16 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 1)

Aconex Woking

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper was in the UK recently, and talked to Extranet Evolution. This first instalment of a two three-part interview discusses outcomes of the Conject acquisition and the development of the Connected Cost application. The day after an Aconex investor presentation in Melbourne was a good time to get an update on the Australian …

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May 08 2017

Procore opens Australia office

Tooey Courtemanche

A major player in the US construction technology market, Procore is going to take on Aconex in its Australian back yard. California, US-based Procore, a provider of cloud-based construction management software, has opened an office in Sydney, Australia, with experienced construction SaaS veteran Milton Walters appointed vice-president of marketing for the APAC region. Procore says it …

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