Tag: Engineering

Aug 22 2018

Catching up with Kahua

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Kahua’s US expansion has seen it 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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Aug 07 2018

AEC IT and SaaS spend growing?

SaaS tipping point

US research hints at growing investments by construction businesses in ICT, with strong interests in mobile and cloud-based technologies. Almost since I first encountered what we now describe as cloud-based computing in the construction sector (in 1998), I have been monitoring trends in its adoption and use. In the early 2000s, for example, construction businesses …

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Jul 10 2018

Finalcad expands into civils

Aurélien Blaha

French SaaS construction solution developer Finalcad is expanding internationally, and reaching beyond conventional building projects into civil engineering projects. French SaaS construction project management solution provider Finalcad has been expanding internationally, its marketing director Aurélien Blaha told me this week. Moreover, almost exactly three years since the business first began to reach outside of its native …

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Jun 20 2018

Bentley goes 4D, buys Synchro

Bentley has acquired Synchro to add 4D BIM capabilties to its product portfolio, ‘broadening’ its ProjectWise offerings. The US’s Bentley Systems has today (20 June 2018) announced the acquisition of 40-strong UK-based 4D BIM pioneer Synchro Software (for an undisclosed amount). The deal, according to Bentley, “broadens Bentley’s ProjectWise construction offerings.” Bentley’s portfolio already included ConstructSim, a 4D construction …

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Jun 19 2018

Salesforce and construction – much more than CRM

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Like several other software giants, Salesforce is exploring opportunities in the construction sector – and looking to develop construction-specific offerings, not just to sell more CRM seats. At the invitation of Andrew Bowles (a long-time industry contact – he worked at what is today GroupBC from 2003 to 2012), I attended the inaugural meeting of …

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May 24 2018

CEMAR acquired by Think Project!

Thomas Bachmaier and Ben Walker, London, 22 May 2018

Germany’s think project! has added construction contract change management to its product portfolio, acquiring the UK’s leading exponent, CEMAR. Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider think project! has made its first UK acquisition, buying Gloucester-based construction contract change management specialist CEMAR (for an undisclosed amount). CEMAR’s cloud-based solution helps teams manage contract-driven workflows and …

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May 23 2018

ProjectCentre founder joins Total Synergy

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Australia-based construction project management software developer Total Synergy has recruited ProjectCentre founder Paul Hemmings to lead its product development. North Sydney, Australia-based AEC project management software developer Total Synergy has recruited Paul Hemmings to lead its product development. Hemmings founded ProjectCentre (acquired by Germany’s RIB in 2012, and rebranded as iTWOcx in 2013) in 1997, and …

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May 22 2018

ThinkBIM, 13 June 2018, Leeds

Geoconnect

From common data environments to satellites, the next ThinkBIM conference in Leeds is a great opportunity to learn about BIM and other data initiatives. I have been a long-time supporter of the ThinkBIM initiative run by Leeds Beckett University and other partners.* Almost since the start of the UK BIM programme in 2011, Leeds has …

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May 14 2018

Detailed planning with Aphex Planner

Carlos Adams (Aphex)

London-based startup Aphex has launched a cloud-based production planning application that will appeal to anyone frustrated by continued reliance on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets for detailed weekly planning. Some two years in development, newly launched (see news release)* Aphex Planner aims to help the often multi-disciplinary, multi-company groupings involved in trying to expedite detailed …

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May 14 2018

NBS BIM Report covers CDEs

NBS 2018-CDEs used

NBS’s latest UK BIM survey suggests Viewpoint’s CDE is the widely used, but is the picture distorted by reliance on architects’ responses and under-representation of civil engineering? Almost since the beginning of the UK’s BIM implementation programme in 2011, NBS‘s annual BIM Survey has shed some light on attitudes to and adoption of building information …

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