Category: SaaS

Synchro buy a key step in building Bentley’s construction capabilities

Steve Jolley

Bentley’s courtship of Synchro started when the two firms collaborated during the Crossrail project in London, and the Synchro acquisition is a significant step forward in Bentley’s support for construction operations. This year’s Year in Infrastructure conference provided a platform for Bentley executives to talk about the June 2018 acquisition of Synchro Software, the 40-strong …

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Hexagon on Bricsys 24/7: “Watch this space”

Eric De Keyser at Bricsys2018

Now part of the HexagonPPM portfolio, Bricsys 24/7 has continued to extend its CDE capabilities, with an enhanced BIM viewer and support for IFC. Could it provide the basis for a revamped HxGN SMART Build offering? Announcements are planned for mid-2019. Following on from yesterday’s lunchtime news that Sweden’s Hexagon had acquired Belgium-based construction software …

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Script&Go plans Site Diary upgrades

Fulfilling a promise made in January 2018, Script&Go is now a UK registered business and – despite, or perhaps because of, Brexit – has opened offices in London and Birmingham. The Rennes, France-based mobile application developer says (see announcement) that it wants to move closer to its UK users and improve its products – a Site Diary …

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Total Synergy launches enterprise solution

Synergy forecasting

Total Synergy’s latest SaaS product, Enterprise, features advanced forecasting and resource planning tools for architects, engineers and construction design firms. In time for last week’s Digital Construction Week show in London, North Sydney, Australia-based AEC project management software developer Total Synergy launched its new Synergy Enterprise platform, targeted at architects, engineers and construction design professionals. …

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Bentley ProjectWise365 extends Microsoft integration

Noah Eckhouse - Bentley

At its 2018 Year in Infrastructure event in London last week, Bentley Systems announced the general availability of integration between ProjectWise 365 Services and Microsoft 365. ProjectWise is Bentley’s ‘workhorse for work sharing’ used by 70% of Engineering News-Record’s Top 250 Design Firms in the design and engineering of all types of infrastructure assets. Now 20 years …

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think project! expands in France

Munich, Germany-based construction and engineering Software-as-a-Service provider think project!, has announced it is strengthening its operations in France to accelerate growth. think project! acquired France’s Lascom AEC, a provider of PLM (project and plant lifecycle management) in September 2015, and it was rebranded to think project! France. in June 2017. Clients of the Paris Vélizy-based business include Alstom, …

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iBinder – building on simplicity?

iBinder manual image

Swedish construction, procurement and property management Software-as-a-Service provider iBinder makes a virtue of its product’s simplicity; “Building on Simplicity” is the company’s slogan. iBinder is a company based in Örebro, Sweden, which has developed a simple-to-use project management system based on a ring-binder approach to construction information. The software, accessed via a standard web browser, mimics …

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Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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A Viewpoint view: clients now the key

Mark Coates

Whole-life thinking by owner-operator clients – and by their investors – will change how technology is adopted and applied, believes SaaS vendor Viewpoint’s head of strategic asset development, Mark Coates. “We are on the cusp of a major sea-change in client attitudes to how built assets are delivered,” believes Mark Coates, the UK-based head of …

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GenieBelt expands into US AEC market

Rusty Hamilton

Copenhagen, Denmark based construction cloud technology vendor GenieBelt is expanding its global footprint and establishing an operation in the United States. GenieBelt has appointed Rusty Hamilton, – based in Indianapolis, Indiana – as country manager of its new US operation. Hamilton has worked within the construction industry for over 28 years, including several years as president of …

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