Tag Archive: building information modelling

Oct 24 2016

Think Project! strengthens European base

Think Project! CEO Thomas Bachmaier is optimistic about his business’s prospects in the increasingly competitive European SaaS construction collaboration technology market. The Munich, Germany-based company is now facing stronger competition in its core markets following the acquisition of key competitor Conject by the international market leader Aconex in March 2016, but has been busy expanding …

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Oct 12 2016

Createmaster targets project handover

London-based Createmaster describe themselves as “experts in process led, construction information handover management”. The business provides a combination of hands-on document management services and software-based services; its digital handover documentation services are managed using an online application called DocumentPark, and include: Operation & Maintenance Manuals (O&Ms) Health & Safety Files Asset Registers & Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules BIM …

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Oct 04 2016

think project! acquires Conetics

Rationalisation of the European construction collaboration market has taken another step forward. Munich, Germany-based vendor think project! has announced that it has acquired 100% of the shares of another (smaller) German vendor, Cologne-based Conetics AG. According to the think project! news release, Conetics AG was established in 2000 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, as a spin-off of …

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Sep 27 2016

Finalcad raises €20m Series B funding

Showing once again that there is a lot of investor interest in mobile-oriented construction collaboration platforms, Paris-based Finalcad has announced that is has secured €20m (US$22.4m or £17.25m) Series B funding to help finance its international development ambitions. FinalCad was established in France in 2011 and started to grew domestically following adoption by several major clients, …

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Sep 14 2016

Construction mainly technology laggards

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index). KPMG talked to 218 senior construction executives, most of them working for major international …

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Sep 05 2016

Newforma gets connected

Silos (both company and IT) have long inhibited collaboration in construction. Newforma’s ‘Connector’ strategy seeks to break them down. I recently wrote (16 August: Newforma now playing cloud catch-up?) about Newforma’s Cloud Services initiative, which has seen the vendor expand its extranet-type capabilities, complementing its original core on-premise, behind-the-firewall application. I spoke last Thursday to Newforma CEO …

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Aug 18 2016

COMIT: “Digitally building Britain”

I have been involved with the UK-based construction technology membership organisation COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) for some years, and as mobile hardware and software become ever more important in the planning, design, construction, commissioning, handover and future operation and maintenance of built assets, so it has seen growing interest from its two main …

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Aug 17 2016

BIM Assure: cloud-based model checking

In the upFront.Zine, Ralph Grabowski has a great article about a cloud-based BIM checking service, BIM Assure. The feature was written with Marty Chobot, VP of marketing at the system’s developer, a startup called Invicara with offices in Michigan in the US, India and Singapore. The application was also reviewed recently by Lachmi Khemlani in AECbytes. I won’t steal the …

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Jul 21 2016

Union Square acquired by Deltek

In an echo of an earlier US/UK acquisition in the construction IT space, ERP vendor Deltek has acquired UK project management software vendor Union Square. Mostly, ExtranetEvolution focuses on Software-as-a-Service solutions and related applications in the architecture, engineering and construction sector. However, I do keep an eye on vendors whose software solutions occasionally either compete …

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May 26 2016

Viewpoint 2016 UK customer summit

Viewpoint Construction Software‘s 2016 UK customer summit reconvened at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel again this week, and, with more delegates (c. 150) from more companies (55) than last year, now looks to be outgrowing the venue. For many of those attending the two-day event, it was a first opportunity to hear from Manolis Kotzabasakis …

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