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Colin Smith joins PlanRadar board

PlanRadar

BIW founder and SaaS business leader Colin Smith joins the board of Austria’s PlanRadar. AEC software-as-a-Service pioneer Colin Smith has been appointed to the board of the Vienna, Austria-based SaaS vendor PlanRadar. The web-based application provides construction documentation, defect and task management capabilities and is now expanding internationally, opening a UK office in London. The …

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Plangrid BIM launched

Plangrid website screengrab

The first major Autodesk integration since the company’s acquisition of PlanGrid adds BIM functionality to the mobile platform. PlanGrid, the mobile construction technology business acquired by Autodesk in November 2018, has launched PlanGrid BIM, a product integration with Autodesk Revit that enables users to immediately access Building Information Modelling (BIM) data, in either 2D or …

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Construction-savvy Plangrid adds to Autodesk toolset

Bill Smith - Plangrid president, global ops

Plangrid has been expanding into the UK since 2017 with internationalisation now largely complete, and the solution now more about workflows than ‘sheet’ management. Company executive Bill Smith also identified how Plangrid complemented Autodesk’s design strengths. On 18 October 2018, around a month before Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of Plangrid, I talked to Bill …

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Dalux targets BIM collaboration

Torben Dalgaard - CEO of Dalux

Copenhagen-based Dalux has capitalised upon Denmark’s early BIM adoption and the smartphone explosion to provide user-friendly BIM working, including augmented reality, on mobile devices. In late 2017, I met up with Torben Dalgaard, in 2005 one of the two cofounders of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Dalux, a 40-strong developer of mobile BIM and related Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration …

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Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

Raken logo

US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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More mobile AEC tools

Site Progress Mobile - Asta Powerproject

The mobile construction app market continues to grow: a look at how Asta Site Progress complements desktop software, and a form management app for SMEs. Asta Site Progress Elecosoft’s Asta Powerproject competes in the same project management sector as Oracle’s Primavera and MS Project, but is specifically designed to support construction planners’ work. Primarily a …

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Simple mobile reporting via SiteReportPro

SiteReportPro

A very recent addition to the growing market for mobile site reporting apps is Site Report Pro, developed by Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK-based Pipe Flow Software (aka Daxesoft Ltd). First released on 4 July 2017, the app is currently only available for use on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), though the website says “support for …

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FieldLens acquired by WeWork

Mobile construction collaboration developer Fieldlens has been acquired by WeWork, the New York-based provider of shared office and co-working space. New York, US-based mobile construction management application developer Fieldlens has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by one of its customers: WeWork, also New York-based and a provider of shared office and co-working space. Founded by Doug …

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June 2017 collaboration news

Lauren Lake - Bridgit

International developments in mobile and web collaboration technologies for the architecture, engineering and construction sector… from PetroBIM, BIMSync, BaseStone and Bridgit…. PetroBIM helps on heritage Launched three years ago in Oviedo, northern Spain, PetroBIM is a digital tool focused on historical heritage conservation projects and master plans. Despite its name, it is nothing to do with …

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TIM: The Inspection Manager

TIM screengrab

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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