Category: People issues

Dec 31 2017

New owners for iSite

iSite logo 2018

A corporate merger between two UK construction businesses mainly engaged in the fit-out sector would not normally grab my attention. However, the pre-Christmas announcement that Styles & Wood is to be combined with interiors firm Southerns Group means a change of ownership for Styles & Wood’s information technology subsidiary, Nottingham-based iSite. Central Square Holdings Ltd (CSHL) …

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Nov 24 2017

Connected Cost – Aconex’s game-changer?

Guy Barlow, Aconex

Guy Barlow, global commercial director for Connected Cost at Aconex, was speaking at the Project Controls Expo in London last week (16 November 2017). I talked to him before his presentation (on the world’s emerging ‘Giga projects’). Just over six months ago, Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex finally publicly launched its Connected Cost solution, …

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Nov 10 2017

Aconex promotes from within

Tim Olshansky (Aconex CTO)

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has announced the promotion of two employees to its executive team. Tim Olshansky has been appointed chief technology officer. He was most recently head of engineering, Americas, at Aconex. Previously he founded Worksite, provider of a SaaS project cost management solution that was acquired by Aconex in July …

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Oct 30 2017

UK BIM Alliance merges with BuildingSMART UKI chapter

UKBIMAlliance logo

The UK BIM Alliance and the buildingSMART UK & Ireland Chapter have agreed to merge, hopefully opening up BIM conversations to cover wider issues relating to people and process change as well as adherence to technical standards. Today (30 October 2017), Anne Kemp, chair of the UK BIM Alliance, used the opportunity of the buildingSMART …

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Oct 26 2017

Aconex boosts US Connected Cost team

Aconex has been boosting its Connected Cost sales and marketing efforts in the US, and is supporting digitisation efforts across the construction and engineering industries. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has been recruiting heavily to boost its Connected Cost sales and marketing efforts in the US, with several former Oracle workers joining …

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Oct 24 2017

New CFOs for Kykloud and think project!

Ralf Gruesshaber, think project! MD and CTO

UK-based SaaS proptech startup Kykloud and Munich, Germany’s SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor think project! have both appointed new chief finance officers. Kycloud appoints Norden Based in North Shields near Newcastle, Kykloud, a SaaS business providing cloud-based software for surveyors (its client base features eight of the top ten global surveying firms) and property asset …

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Oct 20 2017

Talking digital transformation with PwC

I recently collaborated with Eoin Ó Murchú and Colin Mann of PwC’s Capital Projects team to produce the first in a series of podcasts, entitled Reimagining Capital Projects. This series aims to explore how technology and innovation is changing capital projects and the wider infrastructure industry. In this episode we discussed the influence of construction technology disruption …

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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

Ben Walker, CEMAR CEO

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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