Tag: Engineering

May 08 2018

Talking lean and mobile (for free!)

I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile. Digitising construction …

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Apr 26 2018

What next for Trimble’s SaaS platforms?

Viewpoint for Projects user growth

Will Trimble’s US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint be managed as a ‘gradual convergence’ or a ‘rapid managed migration’? Two days after Trimble’s announcement of its US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint, I attended a Viewpoint UK ‘roadshow’ event in London yesterday (25 April 2018). The presenters carefully avoided saying too much about the deal, but in talking to …

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Apr 25 2018

The next big AEC SaaS acquisition?

After Trimble’s US$1.2bn bid to acquire Viewpoint, which SaaS construction collaboration business might be the next to be acquired? Last summer, a year after Aconex had bought Conject and before Oracle had announced its bid to acquire Aconex, I was invited to speak privately to several groups of technology investors about the global SaaS construction …

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Apr 24 2018

Trimble acquires Viewpoint for $1.2bn

Latest SaaS space consolidation gives Trimble a stronger European presence as it looks to compete with Oracle, Autodesk, Bentley (and others) in the construction collaboration sector. US-based Trimble announced yesterday (23 April 2018) that it is to acquire privately-held Portland, Oregon-based construction ERP and SaaS collaboration vendor Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued …

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Mar 21 2018

Asite’s aMessage in Adoddle

London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite has once again used St Patrick’s Day partying as an excuse to launch a new version of its Adoddle platform. Adoddle 17 was released on 17 March 2014 at a user group conference and ‘Hooley’ held at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall; four years later in 2018, the company …

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Mar 19 2018

QA Teambinder acquired by InEight

Jake Macholtz

Another Melbourne, Australia-based construction software business has been acquired by an American corporation. Less than a week after the final formalities of Oracle’s purchase of Aconex, QA Software , developer of Teambinder, has been snapped up (for an unspecified amount) by Scottsdale, Arizona-based US construction project management provider InEight (read new release). InEight (a subsidiary of …

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Mar 06 2018

Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Mar 02 2018

Holobuilder expands in Europe

San Francisco, US-based 360-degree reality capture technology developer HoloBuilder has released a European version of its construction reality capturing solution. I talked to Holobuilder in July 2017 and they exhibited at Digital Construction Week in London in October. Like several other US cloud vendors, HoloBuilder recognised that US-based hosting is unattractive to European customers. Its …

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Feb 22 2018

Talking BIM and digital transformation

Last week, I was interviewed by Jim McHale of Stockholm, Sweden-based smart building research consultancy Memoori about collaboration, vendor M&A activity, building information modelling, digital transformation, smart buildings and related areas. Jim has posted the video online – it’s just over 20 minutes long: Tweet

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Feb 20 2018

Aconex delivers ‘solid’ first half growth

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Aconex has had what it describes as a ‘solid’ half-year performance. The company has announced its results for the six months to 31 December 2017, showing revenues growing 13% to A$86.9m – c. £49.1m or US$68.6m or €55.6m – compared to A$77m for the corresponding period in 2016. Aconex …

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