Tag Archive: FM

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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Apr 24 2016

Zuuse targeting BIM to FM opportunity

Australian start-up Zuuse ambitiously aims to shake up the facilities management market, bridging the gap from BIM to FM. While we have seen a considerable shift over the past 20 years from mainly on-premise management of documents and drawings to management of information ‘in the cloud’, the focus tended to be on accelerating the once largely paper-based design …

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Jun 12 2015

Docia boosts RIB SaaS revenues

Acquisition of Docia helped increase RIB’s 2014 earnings from its SaaS/cloud operations, and these more than doubled in the first quarter of 2015. The value of the July 2014 acquisition by RIB Software of Copenhagen, Denmark-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Docia (aka Byggeweb) has been confirmed in RIB’s 2014 Annual Report, which, somewhat belatedly, I’ve been reading this …

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Mar 19 2015

Conject finally enters the BIM race

Conject is not simply extending its document collaboration approach to embrace BIM. It is deploying key components from across its product portfolio to support the requirements of a BIM Common Data Environment. “Expect to hear much more about what Conject is doing with respect to BIM,” says UK CEO Steve Cooper. The Munich, Germany-based SaaS …

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Sep 11 2014

VFA enters UK SaaS asset management market

Capturing and analysing data about existing built assets is being enabled by mobile and SaaS technologies. VFA is now competing in the UK market. While much of the UK debate about building information modelling has been about accommodating the varying needs of people involved in the design and construction phases of an asset’s lifecycle, only …

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Jul 30 2014

RIB Software acquires Docia

Some 21 months after acquiring Australia’s ProjectCentre (post), Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software AG has announced it has acquired another Software-as-a-Service business: Denmark-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Docia (aka Byggeweb) – a company I first profiled in May 2011. I understand the deal value (including earn-out) is almost €20m, and the acquisition will potentially expand RIB’s reach across Scandinavia …

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Apr 10 2014

Conject Group revenues reach €20M

Germany’s ILM SaaS specialist Conject Group grows revenues 14% in 2013 to reach €20M (£16.6m) milestone. Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction and real estate software vendor Conject has announced that it grew its revenues 14% to €20 million [£16.6m or $27.6m] in 2013. It also achieved some €25 million [£21m or $34m] in new orders. New …

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Feb 17 2014

Dome enters SaaS collaboration battlefield

Dome Technology is looking to build on adoption of its Dome Connect portal and iSnag app and compete in the SaaS collaboration and asset management market. Just over a year ago, I wrote about London-based commissioning management consultancy Dome and its iSnag app. Last week, Dome’s IT director Nick Hutchinson invited me to meet and …

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Feb 07 2014

Conject capitalising upon its European strengths

2014 promises to be a busy year for Conject. It has acquired a mobile business, and has SaaS BIM and FM tools in the pipeline. Conject CFO Cesar Flores no longer describes the SaaS company as a German or UK business: “We are a European technology business, focused on the plan, build operate sector,” he …

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Jan 09 2014

Ralf Händl takes over at Conject

Last week, on 1 January 2014, Dr Ralf Händl, 53, took over as CEO of the Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Conject. This followed the decision by Colin Smith to stand down from the role (see my 4 November 2013 post). Ralf Händl has a PhD in economics and extensive knowledge in the global …

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