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Bentley Systems acquires PCSG

Mark Bew

Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure 2020 has started with news of an acquisition: PCSG, the UK-based consultancy chaired by former UK BIM Task Group head Mark Bew, has been bought by Bentley Systems. The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Fund of Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG) …

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Open CDEs and BIMLauncher

Procore-Aconex integration

Amid a continuing UK BIM discussion regarding use of ‘common data environments’, CDEs, Ireland’s BIMLauncher is already connecting some vendors’ platforms at a document-centric level. Truly connected BIM is a long way off, believes BIMLauncher CEO John Egan. In January 2020 (Towards connected data environments, CDEs), I wondered about the need for data exchange standards …

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Bentley buys GroupBC

GroupBC screens

The latest consolidation in the global SaaS construction collaboration marketplace has seen Reading, UK-based GroupBC acquired by the US giant AEC software vendor Bentley Systems for an undisclosed amount. Jointly announcing the deal today (11 March 2020 news release), Bentley Systems says the two companies’ software solutions have been deployed for complementary purposes to improve project …

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Atvero: Office 365 SharePoint-based PIM

Atvero Sharepoint plus

Many AEC firms use Microsoft SharePoint application internally. Now a cloud-based tool, it is the foundation of a new UK-developed solution, Atvero. A new Microsoft SharePoint-based project information management (PIM) solution, Atvero, was launched at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London today (10 September 2019). Developed in just over a year by a …

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Heathrow CDE built on GroupBC and Autodesk technologies

Dave Hughes

A seven-year framework agreement to deliver London Heathrow Airport Limited’s chosen Common Data Environment (CDE) solution combines technologies from Autodesk and GroupBC. UK-based Excitech construction technology and services provider recently announced that it had been awarded a seven-year framework agreement to lead a consortium to deliver Heathrow Airport Limited’s chosen Common Data Environment (CDE) solution. Interestingly, it …

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Construction Technology Report 2019: the designers’ view

NBS Construction Technology Report 2019

A recently published ‘Construction Technology Report’ from Newcastle-based NBS presents a view of digital adoption, but is flawed by its narrow focus on building design businesses. In May 2018, the 2018 (8th) annual BIM survey from NBS presented some data on adoption of common data environment (CDE) platforms by UK-based construction businesses. The data suggested a …

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BIMtech provider Opentree acquired by Graitec

Andrew Frank

UK-based document and BIM process management software developer Opentree has been acquired by Graitec. Teesside, UK-based Opentree, a provider of enterprise document management solutions, has been acquired – for an undisclosed amount – by France-based Graitec, an Autodesk reseller and developer of BIM, fabrication and design software (it has a UK office in Southampton). Opentree’s …

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Basestone wins Best Application of Technology at DCW Awards

London-based mobile construction technology developer BaseStone won the award for Best Application of Technology at the Digital Construction Awards 2018 – part of the Digital Construction Week event in London last week – for its work on the Bakerloo Line link at Paddington Station. The “Best Application of Technology” category provides recognition for companies and projects that effectively …

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Catching up with Kahua

Kahua kstore

North American expansion has seen Kahua 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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Salesforce and construction – much more than CRM

Salesforce logo

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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