Category: People issues

May 14 2018

Detailed planning with Aphex Planner

Carlos Adams (Aphex)

London-based startup Aphex has launched a cloud-based production planning application that will appeal to anyone frustrated by continued reliance on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets for detailed weekly planning. Some two years in development, newly launched (see news release)* Aphex Planner aims to help the often multi-disciplinary, multi-company groupings involved in trying to expedite detailed …

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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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Mar 19 2018

QA Teambinder acquired by InEight

Jake Macholtz

Another Melbourne, Australia-based construction software business has been acquired by an American corporation. Less than a week after the final formalities of Oracle’s purchase of Aconex, QA Software , developer of Teambinder, has been snapped up (for an unspecified amount) by Scottsdale, Arizona-based US construction project management provider InEight (read new release). InEight (a subsidiary of …

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Mar 14 2018

Aconex shareholders agree US$1.2bn Oracle deal

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex today (14 March 2018) announced that shareholders have voted in favour of the proposed acquisition of Aconex by Oracle Corporation (through its wholly owned subsidiary Vantive Australia Pty Ltd). The December 2017 bid, which was recommended by directors, was for Au$7.80 (Au$5.96) per share in cash, a deal valuing Aconex at …

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Mar 06 2018

Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Feb 08 2018

Laing CIO is new think project! non-exec

Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor think project! will be getting advice from one of UK construction’s most prominent chief information officers. Gareth Burton, CIO at UK-based main contractor Laing O’Rourke, has been appointed as a non-executive member of the company’s board. Burton worked in various technology companies including Motorola and BT, and has held board level …

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Feb 05 2018

Trimble acquires e-Builder for $500m

Just over a month after Oracle bid US$1.2 billion for Aconex, Trimble has invested US$500m to buy one of Aconex’s US-based SaaS competitors, e-Builder. On Friday 2 February, Trimble announced (news release) it had acquired privately-held Florida, US-based SaaS construction project management vendor e-Builder for US$500 million (c. £357m or €403m). Trimble says “e-Builder extends Trimble’s …

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Jan 30 2018

Shortlisted for smartest blogger

BIM Awards Finalist 2018

BIMShowLive 2018 is coming up in a month’s time – in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, on 28 February and 1 March 2018 – but first there is the little matter of the BIM Awards, being held on 27 February. To my surprise, I have been shortlisted in the ‘Smartest Blogger’ category, where: … an individual … posts …

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Jan 29 2018

Ruddle to head GenieBelt UK

Copenhagen, Denmark-based GenieBelt, the mobile-first developer of cloud-based construction software, has appointed Jason Ruddle as managing director of its new UK operation with effect from April 2018. GenieBelt has historically retained strong personal connections with the UK. When I first talked in detail about the company (October 2014), my initial contacts were with one-time Davis …

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