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AI in construction: chatbots for marketing and training

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Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning in construction might involve using chatbots for lead generation on building trade websites, as well as for training. I have been talking about artificial intelligence and construction sporadically for some time, and a news release about a new UK service for lead generation in the building trade reminded me …

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Hivemap startup pins hopes on cloud analytics

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London-based startup Hivemap launched in early 2019, and is trying to disrupt the construction collaboration market by a focus on business data analytics. New Civil Engineer’s TechFest event in September 2019 featured a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style contest between five early stage technology businesses. Alongside the relatively mature EviFile* (see post) was a London-based company which …

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Buildiro launches in London

Buildiro, a new mobile application aimed at independent construction contractors while also helping builders merchants get online, is being launched in London. In February 2019, I wrote about Buildiro, a start-up which was trial-launching a mobile application aimed at independent construction contractors while also helping builders merchants get online. A wider launch across London is …

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Atvero: Office 365 SharePoint-based PIM

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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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Congrid and HomeRun form partnership

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Finnish construction technology businesses Congrid and HomeRun are partnering to share their complementary technologies and expand their marketing reach. Finland’s Congrid, which launched a mobile application for quality and safety management in 2016,  has agreed a partnership with another Nordic construction software business, HomeRun. The businesses feel their products complement each others well, and plan to …

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Procore acquires Honest Buildings

Procore acquires Honest Buildings, aiming to connect everyone in global construction platform. California, US-based construction management software provider Procore has announced it has entered an agreement to acquire [for an unspecified amount] New York City, US-based Honest Buildings, a provider of project management software for owners and developers. Procore says the deal will allow it …

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GoReport annual revenues top £1m

Having recently secured £0.5m in VC funding, Belfast-based mobile surveying application developer GoReport says annualised revenue has topped £1m, and its looking to expand in 2019. Belfast, Northern Ireland-based mobile surveying application developer GoReport says annualised revenue has topped £1m. Turnover grew 60% in the year to 31 March 2019, and are up 128% since …

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Snaffle launches online marketplace for builders

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UK-based Snaffle Solutions has created an online marketplace, Snaffle, aimed at making it easier for SME builders to buy tools and materials, while creating extra online sales for traditional suppliers in the industry. Incorporated in 2016, the company was founded by Luke Robertson, formerly a contracts manager in an office fit-out business, and Daniel Reiner, managing …

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KAPIO: PAYG project management

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Danish construction technology firm, Optimise International, has launched a “pay-as-you-go” SaaS project controls application, Kapio Cloud. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, Copenhagen, Denmark-based construction technology developer, Optimise International, has introduced a cloud-based “pay-as-you-go” project controls application, Kapio Cloud, offered at a daily cost per user of  €1.99. And contract commitments …

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PlanGrid tech targets Brexit delays

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Brexit uncertainty continues to plague UK construction, and PlanGrid believes its mobile technologies can help site-based teams manage Brexit-related supply chain delays.  US-based construction productivity software provider PlanGrid was acquired by Autodesk in November 2018, having spent a year establishing its UK operation (in October 2018, Extranet Evolution interviewed Plangrid president of mobile field operations …

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