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GenieBelt and Aproplan merge to form LetsBuild

Thomas Goubau and Klaus Nyengaard

Consolidation in the European SaaS/mobile construction software market as complementary solutions from GenieBelt and Aproplan combine, forming LetsBuild. Belgium-based construction software developer Aproplan and Denmark’s GenieBelt are to merge, creating a new business, LetsBuild, providing a “build phase end-to-end digital platform”. According to the joint news release, the (no cash) merger responds “to a rising …

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Plangrid Connect launched

San-Francisco-based provider of SaaS construction productivity software Plangrid (set to become part of Autodesk) recently announced the launch of PlanGrid Connect: an out-of-box, no-code platform, which gives teams the flexibility to create custom integrations and enables real-time access to critical data with any application. In parallel, updates to the Plangrid API allow information entered in …

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Construction-savvy Plangrid adds to Autodesk toolset

Bill Smith - Plangrid president, global ops

Plangrid has been expanding into the UK since 2017 with internationalisation now largely complete, and the solution now more about workflows than ‘sheet’ management. Company executive Bill Smith also identified how Plangrid complemented Autodesk’s design strengths. On 18 October 2018, around a month before Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of Plangrid, I talked to Bill …

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PropTech leader is new GoReport CEO

GoReport - Anthony Walker, CEO of GoReport (Nov 2018)

Belfast, UK-based Software-as-a-Service developer GoReport has appointed RICS PropTech leader Anthony Walker as its new CEO. SaaS PropTech business GoReport* has appointed Anthony Walker as its new CEO. The Belfast, UK-based business says it is looking to expand its portfolio of digital surveying solutions for the commercial and residential property sectors. PropTech passion Walker has more …

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Hexagon on Bricsys 24/7: “Watch this space”

Eric De Keyser at Bricsys2018

Now part of the HexagonPPM portfolio, Bricsys 24/7 has continued to extend its CDE capabilities, with an enhanced BIM viewer and support for IFC. Could it provide the basis for a revamped HxGN SMART Build offering? Announcements are planned for mid-2019. Following on from yesterday’s lunchtime news that Sweden’s Hexagon had acquired Belgium-based construction software …

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Script&Go plans Site Diary upgrades

Fulfilling a promise made in January 2018, Script&Go is now a UK registered business and – despite, or perhaps because of, Brexit – has opened offices in London and Birmingham. The Rennes, France-based mobile application developer says (see announcement) that it wants to move closer to its UK users and improve its products – a Site Diary …

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Basestone wins Best Application of Technology at DCW Awards

London-based mobile construction technology developer BaseStone won the award for Best Application of Technology at the Digital Construction Awards 2018 – part of the Digital Construction Week event in London last week – for its work on the Bakerloo Line link at Paddington Station. The “Best Application of Technology” category provides recognition for companies and projects that effectively …

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Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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PCS: collaboration in central Europe

PCS Logo

Living and working in the UK, it is easy to forget that different geographical architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) technology markets move at different paces, and that, even in an increasingly connected and globalised market, some solutions can remain quite localised. For example, the concept of cloud-based construction collaboration has been around for some 20 …

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