Tag: Social Media

4Projects: the future is cloud-based everything

4Projects by Viewpoint - blue

Now dubbed 4Projects by Viewpoint, the collaboration solution is spearheading wider adoption of SaaS across the Viewpoint portfolio. I attended most of the second day of the 4Projects user conference in Newcastle yesterday (Thursday), hoping to hear more about the parent company Viewpoint Construction Software’s plans for its locally-based UK Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendor subsidiary. I wasn’t …

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FieldLens closes $8m funding round

US-based FieldLens gets funding boost to grow adoption of its social construction collaboration platform FieldLens, the New York City, US-based developer of a mobile field management tool for the construction industry, today announced that it had raised $8 million in capital in a Series A round led by Boston-based OpenView Venture Partners. The financing will …

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eXo offers OEM route for ISVs wanting social collaboration

eXo features

I have talked in this blog several times about the potential for collaboration to be expanded and improved by incorporating communication approaches that don’t just emulate traditional paper- and email-based processes (see, for example, my discussions about FieldLens, about GenieBelt and Comindware), and how some existing vendors of construction collaboration software have dipped their toes into more …

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AEC startup SpecifiedBy closes funding round

SpecifiedBy is another UK startup applying social media approaches to construction industry communications, and has closed its seed funding round. In January 2013 I wrote about an AEC social media startup, SpecifiedBy, ahead of its UK launch. It has just achieved another milestone in its development, closing a seed investment round of £125,000, led by …

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Asite: ‘cocial’ and ‘mocial’

Asite’s product strategy highlights the growing importance of simple, social interface design coupled with mobile SaaS access. Asite‘s London launch yesterday of its new SaaS corporate collaboration platform for the capital asset industry (aka architecture, engineering and construction and owner/occupiers, AECO) was a busy and ultimately, for some, boozy day in Shoreditch Town Hall. After …

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Real-time, mobile and social: FieldLens launches at ConExpo

FieldLens

Mobile-first collaboration provider Fieldlens offers a more mobile, open and real-time approach that reflects contemporary technology use. While many UK construction folk have been visiting east London’s ExCEL and wandering around the Ecobuild exhibition halls this week (more about this later), in the US, it’s ConExpo-Con/Agg time in Las Vegas. Among the technology exhibitors at …

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Take care with those AEC IT surveys

Case HP report

On my PR blog, I’ve just been ranting about poorly executed market research surveys, perhaps ill-targeted, resulting in unrepresentative samples, and maybe asking leading or ambiguous questions. Unfortunately, the outcome of some research can be news releases, reports and white papers that are tailored to support a company’s public relations rather than to genuinely inform …

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Zutec, StratusVue, TeamDocr… more AEC collaboration providers

Social media has become a convenient route for new (and not so new) start-ups to target bloggers like me or for me to hear about IT vendors targeting architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) of which I was previously unaware. For example…. Matt Schaefer of Chicago, US-based StratusVue contacted me via LinkedIn through Twitter, I learned that …

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Former Woobian Bob Leung is now a Genie

Bob Leung

Bob Leung, a co-founder of Woobius, the ‘simply simple’ SaaS construction collaboration solution launched in early 2009, is now applying his architecture (ex Foster + Partners, Make) and his user experience design skills for Geniebelt, the Copenhagen-based developer of mobile construction SaaS solutions (post). The fit is good. Bob has a track record of innovating …

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MCS Priority1 working with 4Projects

Richard Scott (Priority1)

Swansea-based mobile construction solutions developer Priority1 is working increasingly closely with SaaS vendor 4Projects. I spoke at Mobile Computing Solutions’ Priority1 user conference, held at BRE near Watford, last week, which was useful as my fellow speakers included Steve Spark of SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects – and another Paul Wilkinson (quality manager at Carillion)! It was clear …

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