Tag: Engineering

think project! expands in France

Munich, Germany-based construction and engineering Software-as-a-Service provider think project!, has announced it is strengthening its operations in France to accelerate growth. think project! acquired France’s Lascom AEC, a provider of PLM (project and plant lifecycle management) in September 2015, and it was rebranded to think project! France. in June 2017. Clients of the Paris Vélizy-based business include Alstom, …

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A Viewpoint view: clients now the key

Mark Coates

Whole-life thinking by owner-operator clients – and by their investors – will change how technology is adopted and applied, believes SaaS vendor Viewpoint’s head of strategic asset development, Mark Coates. “We are on the cusp of a major sea-change in client attitudes to how built assets are delivered,” believes Mark Coates, the UK-based head of …

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Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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Kreo pushing cloud-based AI and BIM

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An Anglo-Russian SaaS startup, Kreo is looking to revolutionise BIM-based design and construction through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. London-based startup Kreo has developed a cloud-based software platform to support building information modelling (BIM) during design and construction. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it aims to transform construction project collaboration, quantity …

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Catching up with Kahua

Kahua kstore

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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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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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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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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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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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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