Tag Archive: Meridian Systems

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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Sep 09 2014

GTeam added to Trimble Buildings portfolio

Trimble has made another significant move, acquiring (for an undisclosed amount) the software business Gehry Technologies (GT), the software and consulting services business that has been key to cost-effectively delivering US-based architect Frank Gehry’s ground-breaking designs (also, last month, Trimble announced it had acquired London-based FM software developer Manhattan Software). In April 2012, industry watchers were surprised when …

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Nov 09 2012

Trimble Buildings pushes SaaS, BIM and whole lifecycle approach

In late 2006, Trimble acquired Meridian Systems, a US-based provider of project management and document collaboration solutions (post), as part of a strategy of connecting construction sites through tighter integration of construction process information. For Trimble, that deal meant its growing portfolio of construction solutions had been expanded to include Meridian’s infrastructure lifecycle management platform …

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Jun 22 2012

e-Builder launches its own social network

e-Builder, the Florida-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration software vendor, has just announced the release of its latest upgrade (e-Builder Enterprise™ 7.13), and e-Builder users “can now join real-time conversations with other users in the new e-Builder Community, the online social network for all e-Builder construction program management professionals.” The e-Builder Community is the online meeting place …

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Dec 01 2010

Two recent UK vendor news releases

Asite, SaaS North America and ReproMAX sign Strategic Relationship A 30 November 2010 release from Asite, says US-based reprographics firm ReproMAX has signed a “major contract” with Asite’s distributor in North America (SaaS North America) to supply and host its “web-based collaborative Software as a Service (cSaaS)”. Let’s just dissect the announcement a little bit…. …

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Oct 29 2009

Meridian user forum

Thanks to a news release published on AECcafe.com, I have learned that Meridian Systems, US-based provider of project management solutions including Prolog and Proliance, has created an online forum for users of its products. The platform – the screenshot suggests it is essentially a discussion board – is intended to help Meridian customers collaborate and …

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Feb 13 2009

McGraw-Hill and Meridian to collaborate

Yet another AECcafe story (also carried by Cadalyst). McGraw-Hill Construction has formed a partnership with construction project management software vendor Meridian Systems to provide “more streamlined tools for managing digital program and project controls, project documents, and construction information”. The relationship will see Meridian’s software, including Prolog and Proliance, integrated with McGraw-Hill’s Construction Network and …

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Dec 17 2008

Running the AEC IT function

There is an interesting article in the latest AECbytes in which Linda Letourneau, director of technology at US-based planning and design practice LandDesign, describes how she achieved a turnaround in user satisfaction in her firm after implementing better technologies and changing the focus of its IT group. Her starting point was to recognise that the …

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Jul 30 2007

e-Builder makes its “major announcement”

I wrote last month about US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder and its impending major announcement. I waited well into July to see what this would be, but nothing appeared on the e-Builder website until just over a week ago when a release finally appeared, backdated to 29 June. e-Builder announced “the launch of e-Builder Enterprise 6.0, …

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