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Jun 21 2016

TIM: The Inspection Manager

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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Jun 01 2016

Aconex UK growth makes Conject deal look timely

Latest results from Aconex (UK) Ltd suggest the March 2016  Conject acquisition was timely, with the Australian giant’s European operation lagging behind regional rivals. I have monitored the performance of Aconex’s UK-based operation, Aconex (UK) Ltd for some years (since at least 2007). The Melbourne, Australia-based parent company has made great strides to become the dominant …

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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 19 2015

Conject eyeing cost control future

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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Feb 03 2015

SaaS social support

Using social media for customer support is commonplace in many global corporations but old-school construction SaaS vendors lag behind new start-ups in its adoption. Use of social media for customer service has been on my mind a bit recently. Last week, I provided some Twitter training to CIOB branch administrators and one of the questions related to …

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Jul 16 2014

SmartBuilder and Woobius close down

Late last month I learned that Dublin, Ireland-based Android mobile construction application developer SmartBuilder was closing down. A brief message to me from founder and CEO Peter Daly explained “Despite the promise of the new app we have been unable to source additional funding.” It appears that the company’s May 2014 effort to rename and reposition itself …

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Jul 10 2014

Colin Smith leads Textura European push

Ex-COINS, BIW and Conject executive, Colin Smiths takes the helm as Textura looks to conquer the construction payment management market in Europe. Colin Smith, founder of BIW Technologies in 2000, CEO of that business through to its sale to Munich-based Conject in 2010, and then CEO of the Conject Group until December 2013, has a …

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May 23 2014

4Projects: the future is cloud-based everything

Now dubbed 4Projects by Viewpoint, the collaboration solution is spearheading wider adoption of SaaS across the Viewpoint portfolio. I attended most of the second day of the 4Projects user conference in Newcastle yesterday (Thursday), hoping to hear more about the parent company Viewpoint Construction Software’s plans for its locally-based UK Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendor subsidiary. I wasn’t …

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Jan 21 2014

2014: year of AEC mobile?

As we increasingly access data and application on the move, AEC SaaS vendors will need to embrace the mobile cloud more in 2014. This morning I read a .Rising US news item predicting desktop traffic would be overtaken by mobile and tablet by July 2014, underlining, yet again, the growing importance of mobile and tablet traffic …

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Oct 21 2013

Conject UK 2012 results hit by exceptional costs

Conject Ltd’s UK operation slid further backwards in 2012, revenues dropping 5% and exceptional costs deepening its operating losses. Having just written about Asite’s recent financial performance, I did a quick check regarding some of the other UK Software-as-a-Service collaboration technology vendors. I discovered that Conject Ltd, the UK company previously known as BIW Technologies, …

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