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Former ‘Facebook for Construction’, FieldLens closing

FieldLens

FieldLens, the New York City-based mobile construction management technology provider, acquired by WeWork in June 2017, is set to shut down. FieldLens, the New York City-based mobile construction management technology provider once dubbed the “Facebook of Construction” is said to be closing down. The business largely disappeared after being acquired by WeWork in June 2017 (FieldLens acquired …

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Norway’s Fonn attracts $3m, targets UK and US

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Fonn, a Norwegian sofware startup raises $3m to help fund its continued expansion in US, UK and European housebuilding markets. Norwegian construction SaaS software startup Fonn has announced a US$3m (c. €2.5m or £2.25m) funding round led by Oslo-based venture capital firm Idekapital. Aidiom, Investinor, Skagerak Maturo and Oxer Kapital were co-investors in the business, …

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Skrap: automating construction hire

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Self-proclaimed skip hire disruptor, London’s Skrap has raised £1.2m and plans expansion to cover other construction hire needs. Skrap, a London-based startup, has raised £1.2m in seed funding as it sets out to transform how everything is hired in the construction industry by making it available on-demand. It claims a reputation as a ‘skip hire …

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RIB launches Connex platform

RIB Connex mobile workflows

RIB Software’s Scandinavian development team in Copenhagen has been extending the capabilities of the former Docia toolset, applying an ‘open BIM’ approach to delivering new Connex BIM functionality. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software, now part of the French Schneider Electric group, has expanded through a series of acquisitions in recent years, while also growing its Software-as-a-Service …

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Asite supports Africa’s Exceptional BIM

Exceptional BIM tiers

Growing Africa’s BIM capabilities is facing new challenges due to COVID-19, but Exceptional BIM, an online learning portal backed by Asite, is aiming to maintain momentum. BIM adoption in southern Africa has historically lagged more developed markets such as Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific region (Dec 2016: South Africa lagging …). However, there …

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Resolving extends mobile-first approach internationally

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Well-established in France, Resolving is extending its mobile-first application to support international markets and BIM-based processes. The solution captures field progress, conformity inspections, commissioning and other field activities. There have been numerous changes of ownership among the leading vendors of Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technologies in recent years. The spate of mergers and acquisitions has also …

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Buildots raises £12m to fund expansion

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Field image capture technology provider Buildots has raised £12m in funding to fuel its expansion plan. Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup Buildots has raised £12m (US$16m) in venture capital backing to fund its expansion plans (reports The Construction Index and TechCrunch). As described in Extranet Evolution in December 2019, Buildots’ solution combines 360-degree body-worn cameras with artificial …

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Bentley acquires NoteVault

NoteVault system integration

Bentley Systems has acquired US-based NoteVault, a provider of voice-based field automation for construction management. Bentley Systems‘ latest acquisition (announced on 3 June 2020 – no value given) is NoteVault, a San Diego, California-based provider of voice-based field automation for construction management. According to Bentley: “the acquisition expands Bentley’s SYNCHRO digital construction environment with industry-leading …

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Envision renamed E7

Envision-E7

Envision has rebranded as E7. The Brisbane, Australia-based, mobile-first Software-as-a-Service construction management solution provider (first profiled in Extranet Evolution in May 2011, with an update – Envision: building construction transparency – in April 2019) says the old name was not perfect for all markets in which it operated. “As we secure more and more projects across …

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GoReport/RICS survey highlights data privacy concerns

PropTech barriers (source: GoReport)

A GoReport/RICS proptech survey found industry respondents widely recognise digitisation opportunities, but adoption speeds vary, with privacy and ethical use of data seen as the biggest challenge to wider adoption. A proptech survey carried out by Belfast-based mobile survey technology vendor GoReport has found that industry respondents widely recognise digitisation opportunities, but adoption speeds vary. …

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