Tag Archive: Perth

Aug 14 2015

APE Mobile closes Au$2m funding round

In October 2014 I profiled APE Mobile, a Perth, Australia-based developer of a mobile application for the construction and natural resources industries. In the latest sign of positive investor sentiment towards such businesses,* it has announced the successful closure of a Series A funding round led by Jolimont Global and Viburnum Funds. According to a news …

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Oct 21 2014

Going APE

Australia is fertile territory for mobile construction technology businesses. APE Mobile is a Perth, WA-based start-up automating contractors’ paperwork requirements. It’s a familiar story. Experienced construction professional wants to use a mobile device; tests some examples and finds none of them do what he thinks is necessary; decides to develop his own mobile software instead. …

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Feb 06 2014

Australian standard for document control

Judging from the number of comments on posts about construction document controller training, there is a thirst for information on this subject. Latest news from Perth, Australia-based training business neXadyne (post) is that it submitted a late 2013 proposal to Standards Australia for the development of a national Standard for Document Control. This proposal has since been approved …

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Oct 31 2012

McLaren Software opens new Australian office

Over the past year, I have been monitoring McLaren Software‘s gradual expansion of its AEC interests following its November 2011 acquisition and subsequent merger of SaaS collaboration specialist CTSpace with its engineering document management business, plus a more recent acquisition of a UK-based FM software business (post). The latest phase of its international strategy sees the opening …

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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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Feb 17 2011

Aconex director under scrutiny

It appears that defeat of a minority shareholder’s resolution to remove the Aconex chairman Martin Hosking at an EGM last month (post 1, post 2) hasn’t ended the discontent within the highest echelons of the Melbourne-based construction collaboration technology business. Questions have now been asked about the role of another member of the board, with …

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