Tag Archive: facilities management

Jul 15 2016

Collaboration, BIM and FM

Last week’s ThinkBIM conference focused on the transition of data from construction to facilities management. FM is getting more involved with BIM from the earliest stages of a project, and will collaborate more frequently during project delivery. The latest ThinkBIM half-day conference (on 6 July at Squire Patton Boggs’ new offices in Leeds, and sponsored …

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May 16 2013

Mclaren launches CAFM Explorer OnAir

The Facilities Show is at the NEC in Birmingham, UK this week (last day today) – a good place for firms to make announcements to their FM audiences. This week, for example, McLaren Software – describing itself as a provider of “engineering document control, project collaboration and CAFM (computer aided facilities management) solutions” – has …

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Mar 04 2013

FM award for iSite’s Assetology Hub

It seems I have been talking about facilities management a lot recently, but despite this I still managed to miss news that iSite‘s SaaS-based Assetology Hub, launched in October 2012 (post), won the ‘Commercial Services’ category at the annual i-FM Technology in FM Awards, presented recently. In winning the award, iSite MD Martin Ward said they: “… …

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Feb 25 2013

Aconex launches Smart Manuals

Melbourne-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration provider Aconex has today launched Aconex Smart Manuals, effectively a relaunch of an updated suite of products acquired when Aconex bought Grazer in June 2012 (post). The module allows contractors to efficiently capture, review and deliver the documentation required for operation and maintenance of a built asset, and owners can easily maintain that documentation …

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Oct 19 2012

McLaren builds CAFM proposition following £5.6m FMx acquisition

McLaren Software is growing its facilities management capabilities following the acquisition (announced today), by parent company Idox Group, of FMx Ltd, developer of the computer-aided facilities management application CAFM Explorer. McLaren has been busy expanding beyond its engineering document control roots over the past year. It acquired the SaaS-based construction collaboration business, CTSpace, in November …

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Oct 08 2012

iSite develop “Assetology” and launch ‘The Hub’

In 1987, actress Maureen Lipman famously said: “You get an ology, you’re a scientist,” in a TV advertisement for British Telecom, and I was reminded of this last week. I had been invited to the London launch, by Styles & Wood’s UK-based IT subsidiary, iSite, of ‘The Hub,’ an application of its web-based property information platform to …

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Aug 07 2012

Xpin offers new interface ideas

Last week I met Matthew Jennings, business development director, and online director Richard Hulbert of London-based digital agency Code Vanilla, which has developed a cloud-based collaboration platform called Xpin (described here). Following an introduction via Su Butcher, Matthew had asked for feedback on the Beta release of Xpin and whether it might be of interest to architects. Explaining Xpin …

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Mar 09 2011

Vaulting your documents

Writing last week about the London launch of the RICS report on cloud computing and commercial property, I mentioned secure offsite file storage provider Vaultium, and – surely no coincidence – I have since been emailed about another UK-based “vault” vendor: BackUpVault. Neither cloud-based business specifically targets the construction collaboration sector, though Vaultium does offer …

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Mar 08 2011

Virtual worlds and the built environment

Virtual worlds and the built environment (PDF) is a white paper just published by Birmingham, UK-based Daden Ltd, about whom I’ve written before (post). Having explored Second Life very superficially a couple of years ago when Be2camp was in its infancy, I have watched with interest as Dave Burden and Soulla Stylianou have developed strong …

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Mar 03 2011

A role for resellers?

Some construction businesses already function effectively as value-added resellers of SaaS-based collaboration tools, filling a gap left open by traditional software VARs. I have discussed routes to market for SaaS construction collaboration vendors a few times – for example, last September, I contrasted Woobius‘s aspirations to sell direct via the web with vendors who have …

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