Tag: Ireland

“BIM is not big data”

Big Data terminology

‘Buzzword bingo’ may occasionally include ‘Big Data’ – alongside terms such as BIM, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twins. Growing use of such terms in the built environment suggests we are beginning to appreciate the value of data – or how data demonstrates value. Common definitions of Big Data (such as the …

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GoContractor targets safety compliance

Initiafy screen

GoContractor, a safety compliance solution provider founded in Ireland, is expanding in the US market. GoContractor was originally founded in 2012 as Induction Manager Ltd by Sean Fennell (formerly CEO, now SVP Partnerships) and Julie Currid (formerly COO, today chief marketing officer), with offices in London and Dublin. It traded as ‘Initiafy‘, providing online training …

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Zutec raises $5m via Nordic IPO

Shares in the Dublin-based mobile commissioning and handover technology specialist Zutec are now being traded on the Nasdaq First North stock exchange. Ireland-based cloud construction technology provider Zutec has successfully launched its shares on Sweden’s Nasdaq First North stock exchange, raising SEK42.1m (c £3.68m, €4.17m or US$5.14m). Dealings in Zutec Holding AB started yesterday (15 …

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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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Invicara gets $10m from Kingspan

Kingspan logo

Ireland-based building materials giant Kingspan invests US$10m in BIM technology supplier Invicara. Some 18 months ago, in August 2016, I wrote about BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking service developed by the US-based Invicara. At the time this startup had offices in Ann Arbor in Michigan, plus India and Singapore, but it now …

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UK BIM Alliance merges with BuildingSMART UKI chapter

UKBIMAlliance logo

The UK BIM Alliance and the buildingSMART UK & Ireland Chapter have agreed to merge, hopefully opening up BIM conversations to cover wider issues relating to people and process change as well as adherence to technical standards. Today (30 October 2017), Anne Kemp, chair of the UK BIM Alliance, used the opportunity of the buildingSMART …

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Zutec: desktop, mobile and even the “internet of things”

Remote sensing - Live Data

Ireland’s Zutec, through its focus on commissioning and handover has built a strong position in the megaprojects market, and is looking to expand further. Dublin, Ireland-based mobile construction technology provider Zutec exhibited at two London events I recently attended: the Digital Construction Week show in October (post) and Construct IT for Business’s “Future of BIM” …

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Zutec, StratusVue, TeamDocr… more AEC collaboration providers

Social media has become a convenient route for new (and not so new) start-ups to target bloggers like me or for me to hear about IT vendors targeting architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) of which I was previously unaware. For example…. Matt Schaefer of Chicago, US-based StratusVue contacted me via LinkedIn through Twitter, I learned that …

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Should we be teaching document control or collaboration?

Aconex is delivering document control training, but the technology aspect of collaboration is only occasionally covered. As a PR and marketing professional in the construction IT sector, I keep my eyes open for new ways in which businesses are promoting themselves or their products or services. A good example landed in my email inbox recently, …

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Business steady at Sword CTSpace?

Monitoring the construction collaboration technology businesses formerly known as Buildonline and Citadon since the combined CTSpace operation was acquired by France-based Sword Group SA in late 2007 (post) is not easy, particularly when companies get merged with other, unrelated operations. From a close reading of various annual reports and some company feedback, I believe the …

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