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RedSky set to launch Project Connect platform

RedSky Project Connect

RedSky launches project collaboration platform, Project Connect, claiming potential 30-60% total cost savings against competing solutions. UK-based RedSky is set to launch a cloud-based construction document and process management platform, Project Connect, targeting its core market of small to medium-sized contractor customers. RedSky backstory Formed in 1978 and based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, RedSky (until …

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Bentley Systems acquires PCSG

Mark Bew

Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure 2020 has started with news of an acquisition: PCSG, the UK-based consultancy chaired by former UK BIM Task Group head Mark Bew, has been bought by Bentley Systems. The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Fund of Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG) …

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Autodesk invests in Bridgit

Bridgit Bench

Autodesk leads a strategic investment in Bridgit, and plans integration between Bridgit Bench and Autodesk Construction Cloud. Toronto, Canada-based construction SaaS technology developer Bridgit has announced (news release) that it has raised US$7 million in a funding round led by Autodesk, and supported by existing investors, BDS, Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital and StandUp Ventures. This …

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RIB invests in VIM AEC

VIM graphic

Germany’s RIB has invested in north America’s VIM AEC, an augmented reality startup founded by ex Revit executive Arol Wolford. After a busy 2019 during which Stuttgart-based RIB Software made several significant investments and acquisitions growing both its geographical footprint and its product portfolio, it has started 2020 in similar style (though few details of …

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Collaboration and BIM – news updates

Recent BIM and collaboration vendor news from Kubus in the Netherlands, and NBS and Script&Go in the UK. Kubus expands BIMcollab ecosystem In July 2018, Netherlands-based software developer Kubus announced the launch of a software development kit (SDK) to enable easy, seamless integration of BIM software using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and BIMcollab, the company’s own cloud-based …

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Catching up with Kahua

Kahua kstore

North American expansion has seen Kahua win a major deal with Balfour Beatty’s US arm, securing business from a customer that used Constructware – originally developed by Kahua’s founders. In July 2015, I wrote about Alpharetta, Georgia, US-based Platform-as-a-Service business Kahua, co-founded in 2009 by former Constructware executives Scott Unger and Brian Moore. Established in 1994, …

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Script&Go targeting UK

Script&Go logo 2018

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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Bridgit adds mobile project insights

Mallorie Brodie - Bridgit CEO

Canada’s Bridgit is now offering more detailed reporting capabilities to support its mobile construction solution users. Ontario, Canada-based mobile-first software developer Bridgit has been on my radar since August 2014 when, to support its core Closeout application, it started testing wearable technologies. Since then, its announcements have mainly related to funding and to core software …

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June 2017 collaboration news

Lauren Lake - Bridgit

International developments in mobile and web collaboration technologies for the architecture, engineering and construction sector… from PetroBIM, BIMSync, BaseStone and Bridgit…. PetroBIM helps on heritage Launched three years ago in Oviedo, northern Spain, PetroBIM is a digital tool focused on historical heritage conservation projects and master plans. Despite its name, it is nothing to do with …

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Bridgit closes $1.7m seed funding round

Mallorie Brodie

Bridgit, the Ontario, Canada-based construction project management technology startup, has closed a US$1.7 million seed round led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with participation from Vanedge Capital. The business, which I first wrote about in August 2014, plans to use the funding to hire new engineers and salespeople and acquire more US customers for its …

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