Category Archive: Telecoms

Dec 15 2016

South Africa lagging in AEC SaaS use?

I have written occasional pieces for South Africa’s Construction Software & IT: A Journal for Digital Construction Solutions (post), which is edited by Vaughan Harris (also associated with the Cape Town-based BIM Institute). He has forwarded a link to some survey results relating to technology and building information modelling (BIM) adoption in the region. The article – …

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Apr 26 2016

Journal whets Southern African IT appetites

CS&IT cover

A new southern African construction IT journal and Africa’s first construction IT summit show there is a growing appetite for new construction tools and techniques in the region. I have written occasionally about construction software vendors’ activities in southern Africa, but a factor in expansion into that region, particularly for Software-as-a-Service vendors, has been internet …

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Apr 26 2016

Go-Cam founder responds

Tod Yeadon, Founder of Go-Cam

Last month, I wrote a blog post about the Go-Cam video snagging app. After giving it a quick test on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Android smartphone, I identified various issues with the service – to which the founder of Go-Cam, Tod Yeadon, has responded: Preventing disputes with Go-Cam Video Reporting As the founder of Go-Cam …

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Dec 14 2015

Construct.pm delivers mobile project management

Construct homescreen

London-based Construct.pm provides some real-time messaging alongside its core mobile construction project management workflow tools, and offers far more than the usual snagging tools. With only a short time to spare to walk round the exhibitors at the Digital Construction Week show (post) in October, it made sense to arrange follow-up calls with some of …

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Nov 04 2015

Site-based AR – connectivity still a challenge

Soluis logo

Soluis was the official technology partner at the recent Digital Construction Week in London, and has been pioneering approaches to virtual and augmented reality. I asked Martin McDonnell, Soluis’ chairman about how these technologies could enhance collaboration, particularly on-site. “Immersive ways of conveying information” Innovation within the construction industry is creating a broad range of …

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Jul 03 2015

BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

conjectCDE logo

I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure, noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms. Implicit in many of the upgrades is an assumption that building information …

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Jun 02 2015

Render: deployment management

Render Networks’ deployment management application provides a simple SaaS interface to some powerful software that can help improve productivity in infrastructure network delivery projects. Introduced by a mutual friend now working at associated Australian company Biarri (“We help Shape our World with Powerful Maths and Simple Software”), I had a video-chat today with MD Dan Flemming and …

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Apr 07 2015

4Projects migrates to Rackspace

Users of the 4Projects SaaS construction collaboration platform have been informed that the company is migrating its UK datacentre from the BT hosting in Glasgow it has used since 2004 to Rackspace in London: This project represents months of planning and a major investment by Viewpoint to secure our infrastructure for the future.  We are pleased to announce …

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Jun 06 2014

Asia-Pacific hosting for Viewpoint for Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Software has taken another step to service Australasian customers using its Viewpoint for Project Collaboration Software-as-a-Service platform (formerly 4Projects), opening a new data centre in Australia. The news release says this centre will “provide Viewpoint’s Asia-Pacific project collaboration customers improved performance as well as additional flexibility on their data hosting options.” Having established a US …

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Feb 25 2014

Project Tango, Genie, Google Glass – converging?

Bob Leung

Complementing Google Genie, Project Tango could revolutionise on-site real-time data capture, and Geniebelt sees such innovations as the future. Project Tango is Google’s latest project focused on mobile devices and interaction with the 3D physical world. Last November, there was a flurry of speculation about another Google project, Genie (see also Vannevar Technology), and its …

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