Tag Archive: Finalcad

Sep 12 2017

Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

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US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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May 18 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 3)

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In the final section of this three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one; part two), the focus is digital transformation and long-term growth prospects. Digitising construction As a former McKinsey consultant, Jasper was pleased to talk about the McKinsey Global Institute’s ‘Digital Transformation’ reports showing how developed economies (like Australia, US, …

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Mar 14 2017

AproPlan eyeing AEC integration opportunity

Established in Belgium in 2012 but now spreading its European operations more widely (the UK, Germany and the Netherlands are among the early targets), AproPlan markets itself as “the construction software that lets you keep track of your progress and collaborate with your team.” I met AproPlan’s CEO Thomas Goubau when he visited London in …

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Sep 27 2016

Finalcad raises €20m Series B funding

Jimmy Louchart

Showing once again that there is a lot of investor interest in mobile-oriented construction collaboration platforms, Paris-based Finalcad has announced that is has secured €20m (US$22.4m or £17.25m) Series B funding to help finance its international development ambitions. FinalCad was established in France in 2011 and started to grew domestically following adoption by several major clients, …

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Sep 16 2016

Geniebelt raises €2m funding

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TechCrunch reports that Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction Software-as-a-Service vendor GenieBelt has secured €2 million in new investment to ramp up marketing for its platform. TechCrunch says the round was led by Danish Solar A/S, a publicly listed European sourcing and services company operating within the electrical, heating and plumbing, and ventilation technology sectors. GenieBelt chairman Klaus Nyengaard, formerly CEO of …

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Jun 21 2016

TIM: The Inspection Manager

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Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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Mar 15 2016

Finalcad – from BI to BIM

Finalcad BIM structural

France-based Finalcad is helping French construction benchmark its quality performance, and building its BIM capabilities. Last week’s Ecobuild exhibition in London gave me chance to catch up with Paris-based Finalcad, developer of a mobile-first construction quality management application. Readers may recall that I talked to the business’s Baptiste Joyeaux in the summer of 2015 (see Finalcad expands beyond …

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Dec 18 2015

A quick mobile AEC catch-up

Bridgit wins at Google Demo Day

Mobile-first SaaS construction collaboration vendors Cadbeam, Finalcad, Sherlayer, BaseStone and GenieBelt continue to compete for attention in the UK. The thirst for mobile applications in the architecture, engineering and construction market shows little sign of being quenched, and there is scope for new start-ups to carve out a niche for themselves. Competing with relative veterans …

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Sep 17 2015

Think Project! targets France

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Germany’s AEC SaaS leader think project! expands into the French collaboration market, acquiring a majority stake in PLM specialist Lascom AEC. Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology provider think project! has acquired a 60% stake (deal value not disclosed) in Lascom AEC – said to be France’s market leader in product lifecycle management (PLM) and cross-enterprise collaboration (CEC). …

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Jul 01 2015

Finalcad expands beyond France

Finalcad on iPhone and iPad

Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality – but also with eyes on the BIM opportunity. Based near Paris and first launched in 2011, Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality. The company claims to be the only vendor in the mobile construction apps space covering all major mobile platforms with native apps …

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