Tag: California

Autodesk acquires Plangrid for $875m

Surprise consolidation in the construction cloud collaboration space as Autodesk acquires the rapidly expanding Plangrid. Autodesk has announced it is to acquire PlanGrid, the San-Francisco-based provider of construction productivity software, for US$875 million, saying it will “enable Autodesk to offer a more comprehensive, cloud-based construction platform.” PlanGrid software lets general contractors, subcontractors and owners in commercial, …

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Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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Rhumbix and real-time site data

Rhumbix logo

Rhumbix automates construction workforce timekeeping and reporting at the field level via a mobile app, and provides real-time reporting, benchmarking and analysis to managers. Sometimes being separated by an ocean and continent doesn’t help communication. As a London-based writer, I received a news release about San Francisco, California’s Rhumbix, and reached out for an interview, …

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Corecon completes suite upgrade

California, US-based Corecon, a provider of SaaS-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, has announced new features for its Corecon Mobile app and TeamLink Portal. The updates were developed to complement the increasingly SME-friendly version of Corecon’s browser-based software released in August 2016 (post), with Corecon increasingly marketing the suite as a basis for …

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SaaS for AEC subcontractors and SMEs

Tidy Build

While some SaaS vendors focus on the needs of main/general contractors and owners, eSub aims to provide an easy-to-use mobile project management solution specifically for subcontractors, while TidyBuild supports SME business needs. For some years, the construction collaboration technology sector largely focused on web-based platforms to support whole project delivery, creating a single central repository for …

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BuildBinder CIMS

buildbinder logo

Watching the US Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration space, I recently discovered another startup – San Francisco, California-based BuildBinder – targeting the construction project management sector. (Despite the similarity of names, I don’t think it has any connection to another Californian business, close-out documentation specialist Combinder, which I covered in April 2016; I have also written a few …

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Corecon increases its SME appeal

Corecon lead mgmt

California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon recently launched its ‘next generation’ construction software suite (read news release). Mainly targeting small and medium-sized businesses (numerically the largest sectors in most developed construction markets), the new version of Corecon features a new user interface that is said to increase speed and improve functionality, while speeding up implementation and …

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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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Plangrid gets $18m funding

San Francisco, California, US-based construction mobile solutions provider PlanGrid has raised $18 million in series A financing to help fuel its growth. As part of the investment deal, Sequoia Capital‘s Doug Leone has joined the PlanGrid board of directors. In its news release, co-founder and CEO of PlanGrid, Tracy Young says: “Despite significant gains driven by technology …

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Aecore repeats BuildBoxCM marketing fails

AECore website

Californian cloud construction collaboration software start-up Aecore’s website does the business few favours. It needs improving – and quickly! As an industry analyst and marketing specialist, I sometimes look critically at how software companies market themselves online. Having worked in the Software-as-a-Service sector serving construction since the late 1990s, and having almost single-handedly delivered the marketing functions for …

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