Tag Archive: SMEs

Nov 09 2015

Is BIM the answer?

As a collaboration commentator and occasional BIM speaker, I was one of several bloggers recently asked to comment on the UK’s BIM push for a Microsoft technology blog. As often happens, 90% of what I wrote ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (read the full post – including other people’s contributions – here). Just …

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Apr 28 2015

Corecon integrates with Xero

Corecon’s online construction estimating and project management platform can now efficiently exchange financial data with SME SaaS accounting solution Xero. For many people who don’t work for smaller companies (and, after all, there are a lot of them in construction), Xero may be an unfamiliar name, but Xero is one of the more popular cloud-based …

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Nov 05 2014

GenieBelt construction collaboration is free forever

With GenieBelt, construction small- and medium-sized businesses can now share construction documents quickly anywhere anytime, and it’s free. Copenhagen, Denmark-based software developer GenieBelt has launched a mobile-based construction collaboration application that will help workers and managers access construction information, including drawings and schedules, online across any computer or mobile device. Unlike other providers which sometimes …

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Aug 29 2014

Webforum enters UK AEC market

Webforum’s characteristic clean Swedish design interfaces to rich functionality that may interest larger SMEs managing staff across multiple projects. At a COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) community day earlier this summer, I met Colin Payne of Sweden’s Webforum and we subsequently met up so that he could show me the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. While it is not a construction-focused collaboration …

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Aug 01 2014

Avollio targets property asset managers

Elegantly designed to be easily intuitive to use, Avollio describes itself as an online property asset management and collaboration platform. It provides tools to: share, manage and improve properties to manage tenants, rentals and leased assets and coordinate building projects, and to collaborate with clients, colleagues, suppliers and contractors. In short, Avollio, created by a southwest …

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Jan 27 2014

HANDS HQ targets construction safety compliance

My latest startup interview looks at a cross-platform health and safety compliance service, Hands HQ. Another day, another AEC startup, another Alex. The day after meeting Alex Siljanovski, CEO of BlueRonin (post), I met up with Alexander Green, CEO of HANDS HQ, a London-based startup providing online construction health and safety documentation services. A construction …

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Jan 31 2013

MOBILT- SaaS targeting US home improvement market

Earlier this week, I spent some time talking to Gerry Gerber, CEO of Dallas, Texas-based GerberSoftwareProducts LLC, about his Software-as-a-Service MOBILT application. Gerry spent almost 40 years in the home improvement market (or as my US friends say: “remodeling”), and has applied that experience in recent years to creating a low-cost, simple-to-use, web-based service to support …

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Jan 30 2012

Darley highlights high cost of traditional tendering

A quick update. In November 2011, I wrote about UK-based Darley PCM and its SaaS online eTender application – mainly aimed at SME-level clients, construction businesses and their supply chains. CEO Emma Jeffery has been in touch to: highlight a new eTender demo page (I said prospective customers often like to see what they are buying) …

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Mar 09 2011

Vaulting your documents

Writing last week about the London launch of the RICS report on cloud computing and commercial property, I mentioned secure offsite file storage provider Vaultium, and – surely no coincidence – I have since been emailed about another UK-based “vault” vendor: BackUpVault. Neither cloud-based business specifically targets the construction collaboration sector, though Vaultium does offer …

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Mar 04 2011

Not just NEC3, JCT needs to be managed too

The web-based RICS Contract Administrator automates and speeds up the production of JCT contract forms, but why do some of its users still print them out and send them? Amid the recent burst of marketing activity by UK construction SaaS vendors promoting their NEC management capabilities (see links to previous posts below), it is easy …

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