Tag: cloud computing

Nov 02 2015

Bentley extends ProjectWise adoption

Bhupinder Singh presenting at YII2015

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference (#YII2015) has seen a host of product and corporate announcements, with an enterprise deal with AECOM involving ProjectWise a headline item. London: 3pm GMT – CEO Greg Bentley opened today’s press conference with a brief mention of the US company’s declared intention (July 2015) to float on the stock …

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Oct 05 2015

1 In 5 Aussies think stormy weather affects cloud computing

A news release just in from Servers Australia suggests Australians are still confused about cloud computing. While the notion of cloud computing (Wikipedia) has been around for decades, its use in the context of on-demand access to computer resources is around 20 years old, but it clearly has yet to be commonly understood. Using Google consumer …

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Jul 27 2015

e-Builder boosts its BIM

e-Builder, the Florida, US-based SaaS construction programme management provider has announced today that it has acquired the assets of Scenario Virtual Project Delivery (VPD), a leader in collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for construction. This acquisition (for which the terms were not disclosed) extends e-Builder Enterprise by tightly integrating it with BIM (when I …

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Jul 22 2015

Skysite: a repro take on collaboration

Skysite

Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes provides a thoughtful review of a new cloud-based document management application for construction from US reprographic business ARC Document Solutions, called Skysite. Reprographic resistance Over the years, a number of reprographic houses and printing/plotting hardware providers have sought to cushion themselves from the impact of the shift from paper-based documentation to electronic …

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Jul 15 2015

Aconex acquires Worksite

Acquiring a SaaS project cost management platform gives Aconex a potential leadership position when customers want both cloud collaboration and project cost control. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced an agreement to acquire Worksite, provider of a SaaS project cost management solution, for approximately Au$6.5m, (c £3.1m or US$4.8m) from ARES Project Management LLC. …

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Jul 14 2015

Demand Logic: collaborative BMS data

Demand Logic summary diagram

‘Internet of Things’? BMSs have been streaming data for years. Data for post-occupancy evaluation? Ditto. London-based Demand Logic builds collaboration around energy data. When I first heard of Demand Logic, my initial thought was that it might be a startup business riding the crest of the current new-build BIM boom in the UK, but the more I learned …

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Jul 09 2015

‘Hammers’ nominations open

Hammers 2015

Nominations have opened for the 10th running of the Construction Computing Awards, also known as the ‘Hammers’. You have until 4 September to make your online nominations. Nine of the 24 award categories require submission of a written entry that will be judged; 14 categories will continue to involve online voting; and a final category is …

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Jul 01 2015

Finalcad expands beyond France

Finalcad on iPhone and iPad

Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality – but also with eyes on the BIM opportunity. Based near Paris and first launched in 2011, Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality. The company claims to be the only vendor in the mobile construction apps space covering all major mobile platforms with native apps …

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May 28 2015

Coming soon: SherLayer

Sherlayer logo

I have been followed on Twitter by SherLayer (pronounced ‘share layer’): a cloud-based solution that lets you collaborate and manage information across multiple projects. With no software to download, unlimited cloud storage, pay-as-you-go access and a simple icon driven interface, it means your team simply sign in and get sharing. The business’s video starts with …

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Apr 07 2015

Oumy – record your BIM model comment?

Oumy logo

One-time Kalexo founder Hannes Marais has created a new visual communication tool for creative people, Oumy, which, if integrated into other collaboration platforms, could accelerate idea-sharing. Six years ago in February 2009, I wrote about building information modelling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD) and collaboration. My post was stimulated by two Cadalyst articles by Pete Zyskowski, stressing …

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