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Oct 05 2014

Nemetscheck nets Bluebeam for $100m

Nemetschek, the Munich, Germany-based software group which includes Allplan, Vectorworks, Graphisoft, SCIA and Maxon, has announced that it is acquiring the US business Bluebeam Software, a provider of PDF-based collaboration solutions for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, for $100 million, creating a portfolio offering both BIM authoring and drawing-based workflow solutions. Richard Lee, CEO of Bluebeam …

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Mar 09 2011

Vaulting your documents

Writing last week about the London launch of the RICS report on cloud computing and commercial property, I mentioned secure offsite file storage provider Vaultium, and – surely no coincidence – I have since been emailed about another UK-based “vault” vendor: BackUpVault. Neither cloud-based business specifically targets the construction collaboration sector, though Vaultium does offer …

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Sep 14 2010

Aconex releases v.10.0

Starting yesterday, users of the Aconex Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platform will be gradually being moved to a new release of the solution. Version 10.0 has been a long time in development, having apparently been the subject of in-depth user research, detailed staff input and some expert work by one of the world’s leading usability consultancies …

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May 20 2010

Corecon releases V7

I last wrote about California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon Technologies almost two years ago (post). In 2008, Corecon’s, er… core business management capabilities were being expanded to include online file storage and collaboration capabilities (though not document markup/red-line or commenting capabilities). At the time, Corecon president Norman Wendl was hoping to launch v7 …

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Feb 01 2010

Collabor8online: talking low-cost collaboration

I had a long telephone chat on Friday with Colin Barnes, founder of Collabor8online (see post), a little over two months since the construction collaboration solution’s UK launch. Colin explained that Collabor8online was very much targeted at the SME end of the market. “Recognising that for many businesses email is too messy and difficult to …

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Jan 05 2010

Box.net and Motion Computing target construction

I use Box.net as an online file back-up and storage solution, and chanced upon a blog post by Box.net’s senior business development manager Matt Soldo talking about a new reseller relationship with Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, who produce ruggedised tablet PCs. Positioning itself as “Your plan room in the cloud” (a familiar US refrain), Box.net …

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Nov 24 2009

Collabor8 online

This year I have written about several low-cost, even no-cost, collaboration solutions that might be used by businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry (eg: Glasscubes, e-Grou, Incite Toolbox, ShowDocument, drop.io, Clouds UK, Woobius, Colaab). Even the deepest recession that most AEC professionals can remember has not deterred people from launching new solutions. …

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Aug 04 2009

Contract Communicator

Today I discovered Johannesburg, South Africa-based Contract Communicator, a technology company providing web-based solutions aimed at managing contract issues involving any of five forms of the FIDIC contract or the NEC3 Engineering and Construction contract. Founded by technologist Leon Cilliers and lawyer Mark Ilbury in 2008, the company‘s core product (see PDF too) is a …

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Jul 21 2009

Drop into drop.io

I had a transatlantic meeting via Skype this afternoon with three of the people at Brooklyn, New York-based drop.io, providers of “simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation”. Their Software-as-a-Service solution has already achieved some media attention in the US – though the focus to date has been on generic file-sharing rather than on enabling industry-specific …

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May 13 2009

Cereno nuVa

Two or three years ago, myself and a couple of other BIW colleagues were invited by contacts in Thales technology research and development team to go and see an experimental collaborative platform that it was developing in conjunction with people at Surrey University. That product, now branded nuVa, is now commercially available, with Reading, UK-based …

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