Tag: Construction

Procore acquires Honest Buildings

Procore acquires Honest Buildings, aiming to connect everyone in global construction platform. California, US-based construction management software provider Procore has announced it has entered an agreement to acquire [for an unspecified amount] New York City, US-based Honest Buildings, a provider of project management software for owners and developers. Procore says the deal will allow it …

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iAuditor from SafetyCulture

Australia’s SafetyCulture is looking to follow construction vendor Aconex as another Australia tech success story. Having written about Australian health, safety and quality solution provider Hammertech in April 2019 (see HammerTech raises Au$10m), I have been alerted to another vendor founded in Australia: SafetyCulture. Its focus is wider than construction, but it has attracted considerable …

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Melbourne start-up Matrak attracts interest

Construction Sector Deal cover

Australian construction technology startup Matrak is attracting a lot of interest, having just raised Au$3 million in new funding. Melbourne, Australia-based construction technology startup Matrak is attracting a lot of interest, particularly after being described (by a former Aconex chairman) as the next potential Australian contech “unicorn” following the success of Aconex (acquired by Oracle …

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RIB buys CCS to build African base

CCS BuildSmart

RIB Software has announced the US$31.5m acquisition of a 70% shareholding in South Africa’s CCS, a cost estimation and project control software provider. The international expansion of Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software continues. The construction cloud technology provider has today (2 July 2019) has announced its acquisition of a 70% shareholding in South Africa’s CCS, a …

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LetsBuild BIM app targets on-site BIM adoption

Thomas Goubau

The LetsBuild BIM app aims to seamlessly link on-site activities and checks to a project’s BIM model, and is focusing on ensuring easy BiM adoption by site teams. LetsBuild, the European construction cloud technology business formed by the January 2019 merger of Belgium’s AproPlan and Denmark’s GenieBelt, is planning a BIM product launch. LetsBuild aims …

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Designing Buildings’ BIM Wiki: industry needs a better, wider, digital knowledge base

BIM Wiki home

A new BIM Wiki, launched by Designing Buildings, aims to create a comprehensive and up-to-date BIM information source, but industry needs a wider, digital knowledge base. Designing Buildings, the UK-based Wiki launched in 2012 (see my 2013 EE post DesigningBuildings: a wiki in progress) and backed by several UK industry institutions, recently (19 June 2019) …

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Autodesk announces Plangrid upgrades

Advanced RFIs

During this week’s Autodesk University in London (see also previous post), Autodesk announced additions to the Plangrid platform: ‘PlanGrid Advanced RFIs‘ and ‘Project Hub‘. These are said to give construction teams greater visibility regarding a project’s progress and unforeseen challenges. Advanced RFIs automates and so accelerates request for information workflows while Project Hub provides an …

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Autodesk’s Plangrid and BIM360 technologies to merge

Richard Parker, speaking at Autodesk's Connect and Construct event

Autodesk is aiming to merge and so strengthen the technologies currently contained in two separate solutions: Plangrid and BIM 360. The current focus, however, is more on construction than long-term asset management. (17 June 2019, 10.45am BST) – Autodesk’s Connect and Construct Summit in London today started with a media breakfast hosted by Jim Lynch, …

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RIB buys into US building spec vendor BSD

Melville, Anderson, Wolford

RIB Software invests US$42m to acquire 60% of USA-based BSD (Building Systems Design), strengthens its estimating and product data technologies, and gets a bridgehead in north America. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries has invested US$42m to acquire 60% of the Atlanta, USA-based BSD (Building …

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Script&Go’s Site Diary revamped

Site Diary

A mobile application acquired from Appear Networks by France’s Script&Go in 2016, Site Diary has been revamped and given a new brand identity as it seeks to expand UK adoption of the solution. The French company announced its plans to grow a UK presence in early 2018, and 10 months later had offices in London …

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