Tag Archive: London

Sep 19 2016

Atmotube: air pollution monitor

Atmotube puts air pollution monitoring in your hands, and enables users to share readings in real-time and via social media. Earlier this year, I participated in a COMIT community day workshop which asked us to think about ways in which air quality might be monitored for construction workers in tunnels. As a cyclist and someone employed at …

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Aug 18 2016

COMIT: “Digitally building Britain”

I have been involved with the UK-based construction technology membership organisation COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) for some years, and as mobile hardware and software become ever more important in the planning, design, construction, commissioning, handover and future operation and maintenance of built assets, so it has seen growing interest from its two main …

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Jul 21 2016

Union Square acquired by Deltek

In an echo of an earlier US/UK acquisition in the construction IT space, ERP vendor Deltek has acquired UK project management software vendor Union Square. Mostly, ExtranetEvolution focuses on Software-as-a-Service solutions and related applications in the architecture, engineering and construction sector. However, I do keep an eye on vendors whose software solutions occasionally either compete …

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Jun 01 2016

Aconex UK growth makes Conject deal look timely

Latest results from Aconex (UK) Ltd suggest the March 2016  Conject acquisition was timely, with the Australian giant’s European operation lagging behind regional rivals. I have monitored the performance of Aconex’s UK-based operation, Aconex (UK) Ltd for some years (since at least 2007). The Melbourne, Australia-based parent company has made great strides to become the dominant …

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May 19 2016

GamePlan’s aim: ‘lean’ collaboration

Nothing to do with computer gaming, GamePlan is a US start-up exploring both lean construction and BIM-based collaboration. In devising its product, US-based startup GamePlan (headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware) has consciously tried not to copy existing SaaS construction software providers’ approach to collaboration. While its core platform offers many of the same features, its philosophy has been strongly guided …

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Mar 15 2016

Finalcad – from BI to BIM

France-based Finalcad is helping French construction benchmark its quality performance, and building its BIM capabilities. Last week’s Ecobuild exhibition in London gave me chance to catch up with Paris-based Finalcad, developer of a mobile-first construction quality management application. Readers may recall that I talked to the business’s Baptiste Joyeaux in the summer of 2015 (see Finalcad expands beyond …

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Feb 23 2016

Growth slows at Asite

SaaS collaboration vendor Asite is still profitable, still growing revenues but slowed slightly in 2015. London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has published its annual report and accounts for the year ending 30 June 2015 (Asite news release). It increased its revenues by 12.2% to £5.289m (2014: £4.715m). Operating profit for the period increased by 19.2% …

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Feb 17 2016

Trimble acquires green SaaS vendor

Trimble continues to grow its cloud capabilities targeting the whole design-build-operate cycle, acquiring London-based Sefaira. Trimble has announced its latest AEC software business acquisition: London and New York-based Sefaira, adding this cloud-based sustainability design application to a portfolio already boasting considerable cloud potential. Background Last month (20 January) I did a short presentation about common data …

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Dec 18 2015

A quick mobile AEC catch-up

Mobile-first SaaS construction collaboration vendors Cadbeam, Finalcad, Sherlayer, BaseStone and GenieBelt continue to compete for attention in the UK. The thirst for mobile applications in the architecture, engineering and construction market shows little sign of being quenched, and there is scope for new start-ups to carve out a niche for themselves. Competing with relative veterans …

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Dec 14 2015

Construct.pm delivers mobile project management

London-based Construct.pm provides some real-time messaging alongside its core mobile construction project management workflow tools, and offers far more than the usual snagging tools. With only a short time to spare to walk round the exhibitors at the Digital Construction Week show (post) in October, it made sense to arrange follow-up calls with some of …

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