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Feb 07 2013

Reflections on the 4Projects acquisition

Having had a couple of days to research and reflect on yesterdays’s announcement of Viewpoint’s acquisition of 4Projects (post) and to discuss it with industry friends, I thought I’d try to sum up a few strands. Deal background While Viewpoint CEO Jay Haladay was somewhat coy about the the funding and terms of the deal …

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Nov 02 2011

Darley PCM launches Health & Safety and e-tendering services

A Derbyshire, UK-based company, Darley PCM Ltd (founded by Emma Jeffery in 2010), offers two online services targeting the architecture, engineering and construction market. The more mature offering relates to one of Emma’s strengths: health and safety; the latest offering is an e-tendering service. The interactive DarleyDoc Software-as-a-service aims to help professionals produce high quality, …

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Jun 12 2011

Is no news bad news?

There seems to be dearth of positive news among the the leading UK-based construction collaboration vendors. A glance at their website news sections would have you wondering if they are still active, still winning work or still developing new applications. Excepting Aconex‘s international news and one or two client stories from 4Projects, there is a distinct …

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May 18 2011

A look at BidConTender

Two weeks ago (post), I noted the soft launch of an Aconex service branded BidContender, where the Australian SaaS construction collaboration technology provider is aiming to create an e-tendering portal that will allow contractors to distribute tender documentation and subcontractors to have easy access to that data. Last week I had a chat with Bernard (‘Bern’) …

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May 02 2011

Aconex – new website (and new AEC e-commerce venture?)

A couple of tweets over the weekend alerted me to the launch of a new website by Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex. The updated website draws together some recent Aconex initiatives, including its Blog Central (post) and the Spring 2011 launch of its iPhone application, Aconex Mobile (post), while the site’s main navigation …

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Jan 14 2011


Launched in 2010, Asktobi aims to be an e-tendering-led ‘one-stop shop’ Gateshead, UK-based Asktobi is an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Its core offering is an online e-tendering system, providing tendering/subcontract enquiry and document management platforms, alongside third-party take-off and estimating tools (Take-off Live, and Fast-Estimate from Estek). The …

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Aug 20 2010

Asite’s Appbuilder and Platform-as-a-Service

UK-based construction collaboration software developer Asite is looking to emulate Salesforce‘s Force.com Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering by creating a platform to host construction-related applications built using its Appbuilder development framework. This is the latest development in the competitive world of construction collaboration technology, but is likely to be quickly emulated by Asite’s key rivals. Background Ten …

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Jun 09 2010

Aconex streamlines bid and tender management process

Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has today issued a news release regarding a platform upgrade streamlining its bid and tender management processes for construction, infrastructure and energy projects. This was something that was mentioned briefly when I did a telephone interview with Aconex co-founder and General Manager of Product Rob Phillpot last November (see …

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