Tag Archive: project collaboration

Jan 05 2016

AECOM takes project collaboration global

AECOM’s ProjectHub programme puts a consistent user experience of Bentley ProjectWise at the fingertips of up to 100,000 knowledge workers worldwide. One of the Be Inspired Awards finalists at the 2015 Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference was the international multidisciplinary consultancy AECOM. As noted in November, AECOM had signed an enterprise deal to extend its ProjectWise …

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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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Jan 14 2013

4Projects growing again…

The latest SaaS collaboration vendor to report on its financial performance is Sunderland, UK-based provider 4Projects, whose latest (abbreviated) annual return to Companies House covers the year to 31 March 2012. CFO Chris Baty was happy to provide me with some more detailed background to the business’s 2012 performance. “Double digit growth” Revenues were up …

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Oct 04 2012

ProjectCentre acquired by RIB Software

Sydney, Australia-based SaaS construction software developer ProjectCentre has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the German technical ERP and BIM software business RIB Software AG. The announcement was made on Sunday 30 September, and is RIB’s second acquisition in under a month. RIB expanding through M&A On 11 September RIB announced the purchase (also for an …

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Aug 28 2012

TeamBinder selected for $8.5bn Sydney mega-project

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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Apr 05 2011

Aconex Blog Central

Unlike 4Projects which last month seemingly suspended its blog and Twitter presence, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex looks to be about to launch a more committed Web 2.0 presence. It has created a new blog site, Blog Central, as: “a single spot for sharing the latest news on Aconex technology, products, customers, and …

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Sep 27 2010

Does “industry leadership” matter?

I was reading comments on LinkedIn about a Pauley Creative blog post by Pritesh Patel (5 reasons why construction companies should be blogging); in the comments, Pritesh argues too many firms make unsubstantiated claims about being market leading, etc, without proving their leadership. A quick look at the websites of several of the longest-established UK-based …

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Sep 23 2010

BIW pushes its low-risk message

A (rare) tweet from BIW Technologies* alerted me to a new article on the UK construction collaboration vendor’s website, reproduced from Architect Builder Contractor & Developer (ABC&D). In Controlling Project Outcomes, BIW CEO Colin Smith warns potential collaboration customers about “low-cost suppliers who fail to include sufficient support for the solution that they provide”. He …

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May 04 2010

COBie – the bridge between BIM and collaboration technologies?

My previous post, It’s been about collaboration all along, highlighted some emerging similarities between UK and US practices with regard to collaborative working – partly driven (at least in the USA) by the need to rethink industry approaches to management of people and processes as building information modelling (BIM) looms larger on the industry horizon. …

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Apr 19 2010

CTSpace launches FusionLIVE – end of the road for BuildOnline and Citadon

Catching up with recent announcements in the world of construction collaboration technologies, I see that Sword CTSpace has launched a new Software-as-a-Service application, FusionLive, that looks like it will eventually replace both the BuildOnline and Citadon applications inherited when Sword acquired CTSpace in December 2007 (post). The 7 April news release quotes Gert-Jan de Kieviet, …

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