Tag: Australia

Bentley acquires E7

Bentley Systems E7

Bentley Systems has acquired E7, a Brisbane, Australia-based specialist in construction delivery software for heavy civil projects – formerly known as Envision (post). Bentley says the acquisition (announced on 25 February 2021 – no terms disclosed) will add to its project delivery capabilities to helps civil contractors meet schedule and budget requirements of infrastructure investment …

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Aerial data capture by Nearmap

Nearmap aerial view of Illinois expressway

In 12 years, Nearmap has grown from a Western Australian aerial imagery startup into a AU$106M business with extensive operations in the US. Founded by Stuart Nixon in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008, Nearmap provides a cost-effective and high resolution aerial photography alternative to data from satellite imagery services such as Google Earth or drone-captured …

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Procore acquires estimating vendor Esticom, expands platform

Procore Lookaheads

Procore’s Groundbreak included news of a new acquisition – US estimating software provider Esticom – and a slew of product announcements, but no mention of the IPO, seemingly delayed due to the continuing impacts of the pandemic. The week after Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2020 (see previous post) was Procore‘s annual Groundbreak event, also …

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NBS Chorus, Uniclass and CDEs

NBS Chorus devices

Formerly part of RIBA, NBS is positioning itself to be a ‘common data environment’ technology provider, with NBS Chorus building on its Uniclass and BIM toolkit data heritage.  Until June 2018 a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIBA Enterprises, Newcastle, UK-based NBS has been actively involved in electronic publishing and then software projects since the 1990s. Initially, …

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Engineers seek ‘Good data for the public good’

Good Data for the Public Good

In ‘ Good Data for the Public Good”, the Institution of Engineering and Technology has called for AEC software vendors to adopt a more open approach to data in the 21st century. The UK-based Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) paper, Good Data for the Public Good (downloadable here) has been written by members of …

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Skrap: automating construction hire

Skrap graphic

Self-proclaimed skip hire disruptor, London’s Skrap has raised £1.2m and plans expansion to cover other construction hire needs. Skrap, a London-based startup, has raised £1.2m in seed funding as it sets out to transform how everything is hired in the construction industry by making it available on-demand. It claims a reputation as a ‘skip hire …

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More designer unrest about Autodesk

ANZ letter

The recent UK-coordinated criticism by architects’ firms of Autodesk and its software development and licensing practices is nothing new. Similar approaches have been made in Australasia and South Africa. Unrest about Autodesk and its market dominance has been building for some years. Even before the company was criticised by 35 named architects last week, rumblings …

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Autodesk criticised by 35 named architects

Autodesk reply

Architectural unrest about Autodesk and its support for the industry’s design businesses is growing. Discontent has been simmering for a decade or more, and has led to calls for EU action. The recent open letter to Autodesk from 17 named members of a 25-strong group of leading architects (28 July 2020: Design firms demand change …

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Nathan Doughty’s new Asite era

Asite cBIM_Model Compare

Asite CEO Nathan Doughty talks to Extranet Evolution about COVID-19, industry mergers and future prospects for the UK-based SaaS technology business. 2020 started on a tragic note at Asite. On 2 January, the independent London-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor announced that Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, had died suddenly, aged 48. Chief operating officer, Nathan …

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Envision renamed E7

Envision-E7

Envision has rebranded as E7. The Brisbane, Australia-based, mobile-first Software-as-a-Service construction management solution provider (first profiled in Extranet Evolution in May 2011, with an update – Envision: building construction transparency – in April 2019) says the old name was not perfect for all markets in which it operated. “As we secure more and more projects across …

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