Tag: building information modelling

Feb 05 2018

Trimble acquires e-Builder for $500m

Just over a month after Oracle bid US$1.2 billion for Aconex, Trimble has invested US$500m to buy one of Aconex’s US-based SaaS competitors, e-Builder. On Friday 2 February, Trimble announced (news release) it had acquired privately-held Florida, US-based SaaS construction project management vendor e-Builder for US$500 million (c. £357m or €403m). Trimble says “e-Builder extends Trimble’s …

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Jan 10 2018

Trimble connects with VolkerWessels

US construction technology provider Trimble has announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch construction business VolkerWessels to advance the latter’s use of Building Information Management (BIM) technology and improve the management and predictability of the contractor’s construction projects. As part of the collaboration, Trimble will closely work with VolkerWessels’ stakeholders to gather real-world feedback for …

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Jan 10 2018

New CEO at GroupBC

Sanjeev Shah and Wes Simmons, GroupBC

Reading, UK-based SaaS collaboration vendor GroupBC has appointed construction software industry veteran Wes Simmons as its CEO. He succeeds Sanjeev Shah, who is taking on a new role in developing GroupBC’s strategic industry partnerships (see GroupBC news release). Simmons was until recently managing director of construction ERP vendor Eque2, where he grew the business from …

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Jan 04 2018

Script&Go targeting UK

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Rennes, France-based mobile application developer Script&Go is expanding beyond France, opening offices in Montreal, Canada, and in the UK. Since August (soon after my June 2017 post) its developers have been working to adapt its software for the UK market. Claiming 414% revenue growth from 2014 to 2017, CEO Benoît Jeannin says: “There has a …

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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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Oct 30 2017

Chapoo is now Bricsys 24/7

Jurgen Schepers (Bricsys)

The Bricsys collaboration platform is being rebranded for a fourth time, finally adopting the parent company’s branding, and, as the company’s core product embraces BIM, its cloud solution is positioned as a BIM model server. In April 2017, I attended a Bricsys Insights event at the Ghent headquarters of the Belgium-based engineering software developer. Showing off the …

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Oct 20 2017

Talking digital transformation with PwC

I recently collaborated with Eoin Ó Murchú and Colin Mann of PwC’s Capital Projects team to produce the first in a series of podcasts, entitled Reimagining Capital Projects. This series aims to explore how technology and innovation is changing capital projects and the wider infrastructure industry. In this episode we discussed the influence of construction technology disruption …

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Oct 12 2017

ProjectWise suite expands

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Bentley’s ProjectWise is past the tipping point in its transition from on-premise to being cloud-based, and is now the central part of an ‘ecosystem’ of cloud services. ProjectWise “is the ‘workhorse for work sharing’ by 43 of the ENR Top 50 Design Firms,” says a Bentley press release, indicating how far ProjectWise has grown from …

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Oct 12 2017

Zuuse and Progressclaim merge

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Two Australian Software-as-a-Service vendors targeting the AECO sector have announced their merger. Zuuse, which targets the BIM to FM opportunity, providing 3D building information modelling and digital asset management tools, is to join with Melbourne-based construction payment management vendor Progressclaim. The CEO of the combined business is former Zuuse CEO Jason Lilienstein, who oversaw the Zuuse …

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Oct 05 2017

Opentree integrates with Viewpoint For Projects

BIM is a collaborative process increasingly supported by an ‘ecosystem’ of solutions that can seamlessly exchange information. Opentree provides some ‘glue’ between internal WIP and CDEs. At the Viewpoint EMEA user conference in May 2017, I met some of the people from Teesside, UK-based Opentree and talked about its Cabinet product, which facilitates the publication of information …

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