Tag: Asite

Dec 03 2015

Joined-up data needs joined-up CDEs?

BIM Level 3 Technical infrastructure - Mark Bew

Mature BIM use in future will increasingly require owners and their supply chains to share both legacy and real-time data about multiple assets. Being able to extract data held across multiple CDEs will be increasingly important.  Yesterday, I attended the final ThinkBIM conference of 2015 (“BIM outside the Building”, organised by Leeds Beckett University’s CKE); …

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Oct 23 2015

Dwindling construction week

Digital Construction Week 2015 has ended. DCW15 officially opened with a (for some) Guinness-fuelled flourish at a packed Irish Embassy reception on Tuesday evening and petered out at London’s Business Design Centre at 4pm yesterday afternoon. Autumn is a difficult time to run any event – perhaps doubly so for an ambitious new multi-day event and its attempt …

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Sep 22 2015

Hello, Viewpoint For Projects

Viewpoint UK website September 2015

As forewarned at the 4Projects user conference in May 2015, after some 15 years, the 4Projects brandname is being retired by its US owners, Viewpoint Construction Software. The Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration solution that has been a key player in the UK market since 2000 is now known as ‘Viewpoint For Projects‘. The former 4Projects website has …

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Sep 02 2015

OpenECX targeting subcontractors

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OpenECX and its WebContractor application provides an end-to-end – purchase order to payment – SaaS-based process management platform. The UK construction e-commerce sector isn’t one I’ve looked at that closely, particularly when it comes to managing buyer/supplier financial transactions between construction businesses. I have tended only to give it a brief mention if it involves a …

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Jul 22 2015

Skysite: a repro take on collaboration

Skysite

Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes provides a thoughtful review of a new cloud-based document management application for construction from US reprographic business ARC Document Solutions, called Skysite. Reprographic resistance Over the years, a number of reprographic houses and printing/plotting hardware providers have sought to cushion themselves from the impact of the shift from paper-based documentation to electronic …

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Jul 13 2015

Kahua: pushing PaaS in construction

kStore from Kahua

Platform-as-a-Service allows developers to create apps that can be employed on a core system. In construction, Asite’s doing it in the UK; Kahua is attracting investors in the US. The global construction market is huge, sprawling and, in many countries, immensely fragmented. Thousands of businesses start up and die every month, and even in a …

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Jul 09 2015

‘Hammers’ nominations open

Hammers 2015

Nominations have opened for the 10th running of the Construction Computing Awards, also known as the ‘Hammers’. You have until 4 September to make your online nominations. Nine of the 24 award categories require submission of a written entry that will be judged; 14 categories will continue to involve online voting; and a final category is …

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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 17 2015

Aconex boosts investor hopes

AECbytes

Just over six months after its December 2014 IPO on the Melbourne Stock Exchange, and some four months on from a rosy financial update, Australian-based Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendor Aconex is benefitting from the currently weak Australian dollar, according to various reports (eg: AFR). According to Aconex, full-year revenue for the year to 30 June 2015 should rise to …

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May 29 2015

Upgrading the infrastructure

It’s not just about the quality of construction collaboration software – the infrastructure used to deliver that SaaS technology is critically important too. A repeated thread during last week’s “Viewpoint for Projects“ customer summit in London (post) was the improvement delivered by the company’s switch from BT hosting in Glasgow to hosting with Rackspace in …

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