Tag Archive: Belgium

Apr 30 2013

Partnerships matter in SaaS collaboration market

Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendors will struggle to grow quickly unless they can build effective partnerships with complementary businesses who can help them reach new customers and projects without requiring direct sales team inputs. This message has been reinforced to me three times this week: First, Anglo-German vendor Conject has congratulated UK-based contractor Mace on winning …

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Apr 09 2013

BricsCAD, BIM and Chapoo

The story of BricsCAD and online AEC collaboration is long and complex (BricsCAD… Bricsnet … Bricsys … Vondle – 2007 post … Chapoo – 2012 post), and appears is about to enter a new chapter subtitled “BIM”. Ralph Grabowski‘s CAD business upFront.e-zine reviews the history of BricsCAD’s architectural design software and reports: Last week…, the …

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Feb 26 2013

BricsCAD announces Chapoo integration

Relaunched in November 2012, the Ghent, Belgium cloud-based project information and collaboration platform Chapoo (formerly Vondle) will now be available to users of BricsCAD CAD software through an upcoming product release. Users will be able to open a .dwg file from a project on the Chapoo service, and to download and upload .dwg files from and to Chapoo …

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Nov 28 2012

Chapoo formally launches

Chapoo, formerly Vondle (post), has been formally launched (see news release). The cloud-based project information and collaboration platform provider is offering two Software-as-a-Services: Chapoo Premium aimed mainly at architecture, engineering and construction project teams, and a more limited free service. The Premium service is a project information management and collaboration platform. Like other SaaS collaboration …

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Aug 08 2011

Another print distributor tie-up for Asite

Following the November 2010 announcement by Asite of a contract between its north America distributor and US-based reprographics firmnetwork ReproMAX (post), the London-based AEC collaboration vendor has announced a similar, related deal a little closer to home. It has signed another “major contract”, this time with Callprint, the “premier technology-led reprographic and print service provider in the UK.” According to …

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Jul 27 2010

Panama landmark project for Aconex

Yesterday I talked to Aconex‘s Dexter Bachelder (VP Americas) and Frank Carron (VP marketing) about a major deal that, for me, is a landmark in the adoption of web-based construction collaboration technologies. Australia-based vendor Aconex announced yesterday (see news release) that it had been selected to provide collaboration support services to the US$3.2 billion Panama …

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Jan 18 2010

The Bricsnet interview

Having been impressed by Bricsnet‘s marketing during the dot.com boom years, I followed developments sporadically (mainly because the ProjectCenter extranet product was not heavily marketed in the UK), and have only mentioned the company in this blog a handful of times over the past four years – most recently last November (posts here and here). …

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Feb 22 2007

BricsNet, Bricsys and Vondle

Ralph Grabowski at WorldCAD Access alerts us to the change of name of Belgium-based CAD vendor BricsCAD to Bricsys. He also briefly mentions collaboration vendor BricsNet, but doesn’t delve into the history – which is quite interesting from a construction collaboration point of view. To recap, BricsNet was originally founded as BricsWorks in 1986 by …

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