Tag Archive: Balfour Beatty

Oct 06 2014

Sitedesk targets mobile BIM market

Sitedesk is a new name in the BIM and collaboration world, marketing a mobile solution that has just been adopted for a Balfour Beatty coastal defence project. Wyre Council in Lancashire has selected collaboration technology from a Manchester-based company Sitedesk to support Level 2 building information modelling (BIM) during a five-year contract to construct and …

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Apr 11 2013

Idox acquires Artesys to grow McLaren EDMS operation

Idox Group, the parent company of engineering document control and construction collaboration and CAFM business McLaren Software, has today announced the £2m (€2.4m) acquisition of French engineering document management (EDMS) specialists Artesys International. Founded in 2000, based in Rennes, Artesys provides engineering document control solutions and applications supporting the efficient and safe operation of processing …

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Dec 18 2012

Meeting McLaren: talking FM and mobile in 2013

Yesterday I travelled to London Gatwick Airport and the nearby offices of FMx, the facilities management software business acquired by McLaren Software‘s parent company Idox plc in October (post). The visit included an update on McLaren’s financial performance, an introduction to CAFM Explorer, and discussion of future plans for this business as it is progressively rebranded …

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Nov 25 2011

November PR and marketing updates from the construction collaboration vendors

Asite joins Autodesk Develop Network London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has joined the Autodesk Developer Network (24 November news release), looking to develop tighter integration between its Asite collaborative BIM (cBIM) and Autodesk’s BIM tools. Apparently: “through a fully integrated workflow, building and design professionals will be able to share and coordinate models across …

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Nov 22 2010

Notes on attending a Microsoft-hosted construction ICT event

“Ooh, a free conference on construction ICT! And it’s at Microsoft’s London office!” – probably the reaction of more than a few people when emails dropped into their inboxes earlier this year. I attended last year’s event, having heard of the event through friends at COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), so I was clearly …

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Mar 02 2010

tCn – The Construction Network – launches

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 2 March 2010. A debate has been kindled in the comments section that is reminiscent of conversations around the time of the dot.com boom in 2000.] Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social …

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Apr 20 2008

UK bid-rigging scandal

Before I went on holiday, there was speculation about how many companies would be identified by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading as being involved in construction bid-rigging (see Contract Journal for some background). On Thursday, it was revealed that 112 companies had been accused of rigging thousands of public sector contracts worth billions of pounds, including …

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Mar 09 2008

Investing in a dot.com/SaaS business: a history

In the late 1990s and into the first year or so of the 21st century, the dot.com boom say billions invested in new online ventures across great swathes of industry and commerce. The global architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was no different. Millions were pumped into new start-ups by venture capitalists, business angels and …

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