Tag: India

Mar 06 2018

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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Feb 12 2018

Invicara CEO: “We need a new generation of CDE vendors”

Anand Mecheri (Invicara)

Invicara CEO Anand Mecheri is looking to shake-up the SaaS CDE market by stressing it’s all about data, not files. Last month (January 2018), construction products giant Kingspan announced a US$10 million investment in Invicara, the developer of BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking application. Soon after that announcement, I talked to Invicara’s …

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Dec 01 2014

New to me: Wrench and Expo-Net

Monitoring the web and social media for international construction collaboration providers, I was recently alerted to two different systems of which I was previously unaware, both of which appear to be offered in SaaS-based and locally-hosted versions. Wrench I saw Wrench Solutions mentioned twice in a fortnight. First, the company was named in the Aconex IPO prospectus, and then someone …

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Apr 30 2014

NexTenders targeting UK construction

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India-based NexTenders is targeting the UK architecture, engineering and construction market with its e-tendering and e-procurement applications. I have written about e-tendering in the construction industry several times since the mid-2000s when several of the SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors (eg: 4Projects, Asite, Conject, Sarcophagus) all launched online tendering services which were integrated with their core …

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Dec 20 2013

4Projects partner network extends to India

Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects has continued its international partner programme since the company’s acquisition by US ERP provider Viewpoint in February. The latest deal (news release) will see 4Projects expand use of its project and BIM collaboration tools in the Indian construction market, supported by local partner TULS Management. TULS CEO and founder Vaibhav …

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Oct 01 2013

Aconex wins Leighton EPC project

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration provider Aconex has announced it has been appointed by the Mumbai-based contractor Leighton Welspun to support construction projects for oil and gas pipelines off the western coast of India. I wouldn’t normally write about a project win – SaaS vendors produce dozens of such news releases every year – but this one …

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Apr 30 2013

Partnerships matter in SaaS collaboration market

Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendors will struggle to grow quickly unless they can build effective partnerships with complementary businesses who can help them reach new customers and projects without requiring direct sales team inputs. This message has been reinforced to me three times this week: First, Anglo-German vendor Conject has congratulated UK-based contractor Mace on winning …

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Mar 26 2013

TransBit Technologies develops RoBOTic Document Control Assistants

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Could ‘intelligent’ software programs revolutionise hitherto laborious document control processes? I was recently contacted by Ritesh Tripathi of TransBit Technologies, a software development company based in Hyderabad in India. Its lead product, CollabWrite, is a web-based enterprise content management system which he says is used extensively to capture project records and automate workflows among the multiple …

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Jan 22 2013

Asite grows revenues 10 per cent

UK vendors profits/losses

The latest annual report from the London-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Asite shows revenues grew almost 10% in the year to 30 June 2012, while the company remained profitable for a third consecutive year. Its latest report and accounts (PDF), plus a blog post from CEO Tony Ryan, say revenue increased by 9.6% to £3.193m (2011: …

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May 01 2012

Docia opens South Africa office

Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction collaboration technology provider Docia (aka “Byggeweb” in its home market) has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa – founder and CEO Mads Bording tells me. Just over six months since the Scandinavian business opened an office in India, it is now starting an operation in southern Africa, where it sees great …

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