Tag Archive: Melbourne

Nov 10 2017

Aconex promotes from within

Tim Olshansky (Aconex CTO)

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has announced the promotion of two employees to its executive team.   Tim Olshansky has been appointed chief technology officer. He was most recently head of engineering, Americas, at Aconex. Previously he founded Worksite, provider of a SaaS project cost management solution that was acquired by Aconex in …

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Jul 16 2015

4Projects facing Au$9m reseller claim

The UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects, now owned by Viewpoint, is was being sued in the Australian courts by Melbourne-based Project Collaboration, once the exclusive reseller of the 4Projects platform in Australasia. According to a statement of claim filed in the County Court of Victoria,* Project Collaboration Pty Ltd is was suing 4Projects Ltd for breach of …

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Nov 16 2014

Aconex resurrects IPO plans

Aconex IPO reportedly downsized but back on track for a December 2014 ASX listing. Just a couple of weeks after postponing a planned Au$230m initial public offering (IPO) just 24 hours before it was due to publish its prospectus, Melbourne-based Software-as-a-Software construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex is (according to a report by Sally Rose in The Age; …

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Oct 27 2014

Breaking news: Aconex cancels IPO

Just the day before it was due to publish its IPO prospectus, Melbourne-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex is reported to have cancelled the initial public offering planned for November. According to Bridget Carter in The Australian: “… Aconex has cancelled plans for its initial public offering, despite its book build being covered within its …

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Oct 21 2014

Aconex raises size of IPO

The Australian reports that Melbourne-based SaaS construction collaboration software company Aconex has boosted the size of its raising for its upcoming IPO on the back of strong investor demand. Aconex previously said its plans were to raise between Au$120m and $150m. But it will now raise between $232m and $264m. The company is expected to have a …

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Jul 22 2014

New chairman at Aconex

Adam Lewis (Aconex chair 2014)

Aconex, the Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider, has appointed a new chairman. Simon Yencken, who succeeded the then embattled Martin Hosking in June 2011, has stepped down (but will remain a director) and Adam Lewis (right), a non-executive director since November 2011, is the new chairman. Today’s boardroom reshuffle announcement has also seen Keith Geeslin, a …

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Jul 03 2014

EstimateOne to expand beyond Australasian e-tendering

Mike Ashcroft

Streamlining complex construction procurement in Australia could be platform for growth into other markets, EstimateOne’s founders believe. I have been writing about web-based tendering solutions for the construction industry for around 10 years, watching what has been a slow and still somewhat gradual expansion. By 2005, my then employer, BIW Technologies (now Conject) had launched an e-tendering solution that …

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Jun 06 2014

Asia-Pacific hosting for Viewpoint for Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Software has taken another step to service Australasian customers using its Viewpoint for Project Collaboration Software-as-a-Service platform (formerly 4Projects), opening a new data centre in Australia. The news release says this centre will “provide Viewpoint’s Asia-Pacific project collaboration customers improved performance as well as additional flexibility on their data hosting options.” Having established a US …

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Aug 28 2012

TeamBinder selected for $8.5bn Sydney mega-project

Artist's impression of North West Rail Link

Extranet Evolution rarely reports project wins by construction collaboration technology vendors but the scale of QA Software’s latest TeamBinder project probably justifies this exception. The application from the North Melbourne, Australia-based vendor has been selected to manage document collaboration on Sydney’s $8.5 billion (c. £5.6bn) North West Rail Link. The project’s first stage is scheduled for completion …

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May 21 2012

Document Control Essentials

Melbourne-based Aconex has been looking to dominate the Australasian market in more than just provision of SaaS construction collaboration software – it also wants to dominate delivery of document control training. I have written before (December 2010) about its training programme for document controllers, but this now appears to be delivered by a dedicated business, …

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