Tag Archive: AEC

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 30 2016

Nemetschek acquires dRofus

Nemetschek, the Munich, Germany-based AEC software group which already includes Allplan, Vectorworks, Graphisoft, SCIA, Maxon, Bluebeam (a 2014 deal) and Solibri (acquired almost exactly a year ago), has acquired the Oslo, Norway-based SaaS building data management software vendor dRofus. The deal, announced on 20 December 2016, was valued at NOK220m (c. US$25.5m, £20.8m or €24.2m). From …

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Dec 21 2016

Clearbox BIMXtra starts with BIM

The BIM Common Data Environment, CDE, market in the UK remains very competitive. Its players include vendors previously active in what was sometimes termed document management, file collaboration or project extranets, but there are also newer players for whom BIM was the starting point. BIMXtra is a BIM platform that originated in-house at UK contractor …

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Nov 14 2016

Bentley and Siemens agree strategic alliance

Bentley alliance with Siemens re-emphasises the importance of the cloud and a “connected data environment”. The recent Bentley Year in Infrastructure conference in London passed with hardly a mention of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) first mooted in July 2015 – on 2 November, for the second year running, CEO Greg Bentley dampened IPO speculation, …

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Nov 13 2016

Rapport3: SaaS practice management

Surrey, UK-based Cubic Interactive markets its Rapport3 SaaS platform to professional AEC practices – could it connect to collaboration platforms too? Nine years ago, I briefly encountered Cubic Interactive at the 2007 Construction Computing Show (post), but they were mainly focused on on-premise intranet-type solutions, and competing with Union Square (now part of the Deltek …

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Nov 01 2016

Bentley announces its ‘Totex’ AssetWise solution

At Bentley Systems’ 2016 Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, the company has announced the availability of its whole-life data solution, AssetWise CONNECT Edition, complementing the ProjectWise CONNECT Edition launched a year ago (post). Connected data is a recurring theme. A connected data environment Greg Bentley said the CONNECT Editions of AssetWise and ProjectWise provide …

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Nov 01 2016

Newforma: collaboration more important than ever

Collaboration is now more critical than ever as British firms look to other global markets to understand how best to adapt post-Bexit, says Newforma. I talked to Newforma co-founder Jim Forester when he was in London recently. With the UK political establishment still in turmoil after the EU Referendum result, and the construction industry concerned …

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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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Oct 28 2016

Aconex forecasts 39% growth

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor, Aconex, provided a trading update covering the quarter ending 30 September 2016 on Monday (25 October announcement). Gross cash receipts totalling Au$41.8 million (US$31.65m, £26.1m or €29.01m), showing an increase of 44% from the first quarter last year (clearly boosted by now including Conject revenues). Net operating cash flow …

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Oct 25 2016

Viewpoint UK revenues up 48% in 2015

2015 was a bumper year for Viewpoint‘s EMEA-based collaboration business, with revenues up 48% and a return to operational profitability. According to accounts filed at UK Companies House, total revenue for the year to 31 December 2015 was £11.457m (about US$16.84m or €15.58m at 2015 exchange rates) up from £7.717m in 2014 (post). Positive trends …

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