Tag Archive: Canada

Apr 25 2016

Bridgit closes $1.7m seed funding round

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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Oct 06 2014

Newforma acquires SmartUse

Newforma expands its mobile construction plan review capabilities by acquiring SmartUse’s touch-friendly mobile platform. US-based construction project information management software vendor, Newforma, today announced it has acquired SmartUse, a Montreal developer of a touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration (the value of the deal remains confidential). In the news release, Newforma CEO Ian Howell says: …

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Aug 21 2014

Bridgit launches Smartglass push

Bridgit combines armband, smart glasses and mobile construction applications to speed up site-based data capture and workflow. I haven’t previously covered Ontario, Canada-based construction software startup Bridgit (though I have exchanged a few tweets with them). Co-founded in 2012 by a construction engineer, Lauren Hasagawa, and an e-commerce entrepreneur, Mallorie Brodie, the company has much in common with …

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May 29 2013

4Projects reporting “double-digit” growth in Q1 2013

A first quarter trading update from Viewpoint suggests 4Projects is thriving rapidly under its new owners, with north American interest in its SaaS AEC collaboration and BIM services growing. A trading update news release from Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects (now proudly “a Viewpoint Construction Software® company”; see also my March 2013 post) says it …

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Jun 13 2012

QR codes for landscape asset management – HisTREE.net

After writing about ICON and its use of QR codes for asset management in January, I have been contacted by Edmonton, Canada-based Art Maat, who runs two businesses deploying QR codes. HisTREE.net – as the name implies – is used by suppliers and by landscape, urban forest and parks managers to log details of trees …

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Oct 21 2011

Aconex launches partner programme

Last week (Aconex invests in north American sales effort), I mentioned that, Aconex, the Australian SaaS construction collaboration technology provider has been developing a partner programme to help it extend its (already quite extensive) international reach. The Aconex Partner Progam webpage went live on Monday, and – in addition to Tidefall – details six other …

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Apr 19 2011

Explorer acquires two Australian businesses

Vancouver, Canada-based Explorer Software has acquired two more construction software firms, both based in Australia: Adelaide-based CSSP and Adelaide/Sydney-based Kensington Computer Services (KCS), a CSSP reseller. Back in 2007, I blogged about Explorer’s acquisition of UK construction accounting software vendor RedSky IT (formerly Ramesys). These latest deals, for which no value was given, will also …

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Dec 01 2010

Two recent UK vendor news releases

Asite, SaaS North America and ReproMAX sign Strategic Relationship A 30 November 2010 release from Asite, says US-based reprographics firm ReproMAX has signed a “major contract” with Asite’s distributor in North America (SaaS North America) to supply and host its “web-based collaborative Software as a Service (cSaaS)”. Let’s just dissect the announcement a little bit…. …

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May 04 2010

COBie – the bridge between BIM and collaboration technologies?

My previous post, It’s been about collaboration all along, highlighted some emerging similarities between UK and US practices with regard to collaborative working – partly driven (at least in the USA) by the need to rethink industry approaches to management of people and processes as building information modelling (BIM) looms larger on the industry horizon. …

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Apr 20 2010

More mobile, more Australian

Having just blogged about Australian company Constrex and their Tender.ly application (post), I now find myself writing about another Australian company, All Over Geo, which is developing location-aware mobile solutions for use on-site on construction projects. The first solution is an iPhone app called Foreman’s Mate, aimed at improving safety and increasing productivity, and All …

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