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AEC Tech TV goes live

Aarni Heiskanen

The first episode of AEC Tech TV went live on 3 September 2020. The construction technology video magazine show is co-presented by Extranet Evolution editor Paul Wilkinson and Aarni Heiskanen of Finland-based AEC Business (see Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV). AEC Tech TV episode 1 Topics covered in the first show included contributions from Europe, …

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Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV

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Extranet Evolution is collaborating with Finland-based AEC Business to launch a new video magazine focused on the construction technology sector: AECTech.TV. Paul Wilkinson and Aarni Haiskanen have collaborated in the past on podcast projects. The duo are now compiling an initial series of weekly magazine programmes. They aim to cover the game-changing technologies and trailblazing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2020/08/covering-the-contech-space-aectech-tv/

AI in construction: chatbots for marketing and training

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Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning in construction might involve using chatbots for lead generation on building trade websites, as well as for training. I have been talking about artificial intelligence and construction sporadically for some time, and a news release about a new UK service for lead generation in the building trade reminded me …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2019/12/chatbots-construction/

Congrid and HomeRun form partnership

Congrid Screenshot

Finnish construction technology businesses Congrid and HomeRun are partnering to share their complementary technologies and expand their marketing reach. Finland’s Congrid, which launched a mobile application for quality and safety management in 2016,  has agreed a partnership with another Nordic construction software business, HomeRun. The businesses feel their products complement each others well, and plan to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2019/08/congrid-homerun-form-partnership/

Finland’s Congrid targets UK H&S market

Congrid Screenshot

Developed for Finland’s demanding construction health & safety market, the Congrid mobile solution is now targeting the UK. Sponsoring a construction event can be one way to get your brand noticed. It worked in getting Finland’s Congrid on my radar – I received an email invitation to attend the Quality in Construction Summit in London …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2019/05/finlands-congrid-targets-uk-hs-market/

Rethinking construction contracts – blockchain, video?

IBM Blockchain slide

Could new digital technologies such as blockchain or even video contracts take some of the administrative complexity and friction out of construction project delivery? Construction has long been a highly contractual and often adversarial and litigious industry. Its resistance to change (along with its learned friends in the legal profession) has perpetuated the reliance upon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2019/02/rethinking-construction-contracts-blockchain-video/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2018/03/visualising-lean-bim-visilean/

Infrakit: where BIM meets geospatial

Infrakit logo

Infrakit is particularly aimed at digital collaboration on infrastructure projects, with strong BIM and geospatial integrations. Keeping an eye and ear open for new SaaS construction software startups, I was pleased to hear from Helsinki, Finland-based startup Infrakit, particularly as it has strong relevance to the civil engineering sector, and also because of its focus on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2016/04/infrakit-where-bim-meets-geospatial/

M-Files opens UK office

Previously based mainly in Finland before opening a US office in Dallas, Texas, hybrid on-premise/cloud-hosted enterprise content management software vendor M-Files is now expanding its operation in the UK, opening an office in Reading, Berkshire. I talked to the company in April 2014 when it outlined its experience in delivering solutions to customers in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/07/m-files-opens-uk-office/

M-Files – bridging the SaaS vs on-premise ECM divide

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A generic ECM provider with AEC expertise, M-Files aims to help organisations wanting the best of both SaaS and on-premise hosting worlds. Over the past few years I’ve seen various generic enterprise content management (ECM) systems target the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. When Software-as-a-Service (SaaS – though then known as ASP: application service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/04/m-files-bridging-the-saas-vs-on-premise-ecm-divide/

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