Tag: BIW Technologies

Oct 31 2017

BRE Databook: a step forward for BIM standards

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Interoperability of data has been on my mind lately – Bricsys’s advocacy of IFC and the multi-vendor supported .DWG file format was highlighted last week, and yesterday we had the announcement of the merger of the UK BIM Alliance and buildingSMART UK&I. So I was interested to read that the UK’s BRE has launched a free-to-use …

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May 16 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 1)

Aconex Woking

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper was in the UK recently, and talked to Extranet Evolution. This first instalment of a two three-part interview discusses outcomes of the Conject acquisition and the development of the Connected Cost application. The day after an Aconex investor presentation in Melbourne was a good time to get an update on the Australian …

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Apr 23 2016

Combinder targets close-out documentation

Combinder is solely focused on close-out PDF documentation, providing an alternative to SaaS collaboration vendors offering O&M compilation tools as part of a wider system. The compilation of operation and maintenance information for handover to the owner/operator of a built asset used to involve retrospective collation of large volumes of documentation, with much of the …

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Mar 21 2016

Aconex acquires Conject – reaction

While Conject reassures its customers, competitors (past and present) react to Aconex’s acquisition of the Europe-based SaaS collaboration vendor. After the 17 March 2016 announcement of Conject‘s acquisition by Aconex, the UK business’s managing director Steve Cooper sought to reassure the company’s SaaS construction collaboration customers and users about the business’s future. In an email (18 March), he …

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Aug 27 2015

Textura promoting early subbie payment

The European arm of US construction payment management corporation Textura is starting to raise its profile in the UK, with early payment of subcontractors part of its service offering. As I reported just over a year ago (Colin Smith leads Textura European push), Textura Europe is headed by the one-time founder and CEO of BIW …

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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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Feb 17 2014

Dome enters SaaS collaboration battlefield

Dome Technology is looking to build on adoption of its Dome Connect portal and iSnag app and compete in the SaaS collaboration and asset management market. Just over a year ago, I wrote about London-based commissioning management consultancy Dome and its iSnag app. Last week, Dome’s IT director Nick Hutchinson invited me to meet and …

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Feb 07 2014

Conject capitalising upon its European strengths

2014 promises to be a busy year for Conject. It has acquired a mobile business, and has SaaS BIM and FM tools in the pipeline. Conject CFO Cesar Flores no longer describes the SaaS company as a German or UK business: “We are a European technology business, focused on the plan, build operate sector,” he …

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Jan 27 2014

Conject acquires AEC mobile specialist, Wapp6

Conject Mobile defects reporting

SaaS construction collaboration provider Conject acquires Paris-based mobile AEC app developer, Wapp6. The Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Conject has acquired a French mobile software specialist Wapp6, based in Paris, allowing it to extend its capabilities to include dedicated inspection and defects management via iPad, Android and Windows mobile platforms. No value for the deal has …

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Nov 04 2013

Colin Smith exits Conject

BIW founder and CEO Colin Smith steps down from AEC SaaS pioneer Conject Holdings Last month, I was writing about the departure of founder and CEO Richard Vertigan from UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects; now I find myself writing a similar story in respect of Colin Smith, who has decided to step down …

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