Tag: SMEs

Buildiro launches tradesman app

Lukas Polach (Buildiro CEO)

Start-up Buildiro is launching a mobile application aimed at independent construction contractors, and helping offline merchants get online, but faces significant marketing challenges. According to Lukas Polach, founder and CEO of London-based startup Buildiro, the average tradesman spends a significant portion of every job in their van, traveling to the hardware store in search of …

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AEC IT and SaaS spend growing?

SaaS tipping point

US research hints at growing investments by construction businesses in ICT, with strong interests in mobile and cloud-based technologies. Almost since I first encountered what we now describe as cloud-based computing in the construction sector (in 1998), I have been monitoring trends in its adoption and use. In the early 2000s, for example, construction businesses …

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Tenderfield targets SMEs

Jason Kamha - Tenderfield co-founder

North Sydney, Australia-based SaaS construction software business Tenderfield has gone from initial concept to live support of over 10,000 users in less than three years. Co-founder Jason Kamha started out labouring on construction projects before doing a construction management degree and working as an estimator and contracts manager. He identified that many small to medium-sized …

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Total Synergy targets AEC designers

Scott Osborne (Total Synergy CEO)

Australia’s Total Synergy provides a SaaS-based practice management toolset aimed at architects, engineers and other small AEC design firms, and is going global. North Sydney, Australia-based Total Synergy has been developing its practice management tools for architects and engineers since 2000. I met founder and CEO Scott Osborne on a recent trip to London, along …

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More mobile AEC tools

Site Progress Mobile - Asta Powerproject

The mobile construction app market continues to grow: a look at how Asta Site Progress complements desktop software, and a form management app for SMEs. Asta Site Progress Elecosoft’s Asta Powerproject competes in the same project management sector as Oracle’s Primavera and MS Project, but is specifically designed to support construction planners’ work. Primarily a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2017/09/mobile-aec-tools-asta-site-progress/

Simple mobile reporting via SiteReportPro

SiteReportPro

A very recent addition to the growing market for mobile site reporting apps is Site Report Pro, developed by Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK-based Pipe Flow Software (aka Daxesoft Ltd). First released on 4 July 2017, the app is currently only available for use on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), though the website says “support for …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/11/is-bim-the-answer/

Corecon integrates with Xero

Xero logo

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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GenieBelt construction collaboration is free forever

Gari Nickson, GenieBelt CEO

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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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/11/geniebelt-construction-collaboration-app-is-free-forever/

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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