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Mar 23 2017

Aconex shares plunge then plateau

Brexit uncertainty has affected Aconex’s projected growth, with the company’s share price tumbling as a result. It’s been an interesting couple of months for the Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex. At the end of January, the company provided a half-year trading update and 2017 financial year forecast; there were changes to the executive team, …

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Mar 17 2017

Asite profit jumps 31%

vendor revenues March 2017

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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Dec 31 2016

eSUB shows investors like SME-focused SaaS

Hot on the heels of a €2m investment in Denmark’s GenieBelt, a US$5m investment in California’s eSUB shows enthusiasm for applications targeting the SME segment which dominates construction delivery. In just about every construction market, most projects are reliant upon small and medium-sized businesses for project delivery; even if a bigger firm is the main or general …

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Dec 16 2016

SaaS collaboration and cyber-security

PAS1192pt5 - cover

December 2016’s ThinkBIM in Leeds provided an occasionally frightening view of just how vulnerable the built environment might be to cyber attack. It also highlighted how SaaS collaboration platforms might also help teams apply more rigorous security processes. In May 2015, PAS1192-5 – “Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset …

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Nov 12 2016

Ordot dump closure showcases Bentley EADOC

California, USA-based EADOC was acquired by Bentley Systems in March 2016, and the process of assimilating this cloud-based construction management application into the Bentley suite of products began. I talked to EADOC founder Eric Law soon after the acquisition and again at Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure conference in London and also heard about the …

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Oct 31 2016

Conject UK grew 12% in 2015

Following the parent group’s March 2016 acquisition by Aconex, I overlooked the July 2016 publication of Conject UK‘s financial results for the year ending 31 December 2015. These show the Woking, Surrey-based business grew revenues by 12% from 2014‘s £5.696m to £6.385m (c US$9.48m or €8.71m at 2015 rates), and also increased profitability, returning a …

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Sep 14 2016

Construction mainly technology laggards

KPMG report cover

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index). KPMG talked to 218 senior construction executives, most of them working for major international …

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Jul 28 2016

Secure SaaS without passwords, via Secure Cloudlink

Secure Cloudlink diagram

UK-based startup Secure Cloudlink (headquartered in Leatherhead, Surrey) has a unique and US-patented product that eliminates the use of passwords and is designed to secure cloud / SaaS applications. With Secure Cloudlink, each user is uniquely identified and authenticated, but as no user credentials are stored or replicated behind the scenes the risks of security breaches due …

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Jul 15 2016

Collaboration, BIM and FM

Last week’s ThinkBIM conference focused on the transition of data from construction to facilities management. FM is getting more involved with BIM from the earliest stages of a project, and will collaborate more frequently during project delivery. The latest ThinkBIM half-day conference (on 6 July at Squire Patton Boggs’ new offices in Leeds, and sponsored …

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