Tag: Social Media

Apr 01 2014

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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Mar 18 2014

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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Mar 07 2014

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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Mar 03 2014

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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Dec 13 2013

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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Dec 06 2013

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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Dec 04 2013

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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Oct 11 2013

Mobile-first approaches from FluidCM and GenieBelt

FluidCM

Mobile development no longer just focuses on particular processes. Two firms seek to offer complete construction collaboration capability built from the ground-up for mobile devices. I received an email today from Don Speedie of Nevada, US-based FluidCM.com,* who wanted to tell me more about Fluid Contract Manager, a mobile construction management application which is due …

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Sep 16 2013

BIM talks announced for Be2Awards, as votes roll in

Be2Awards 2013

It’s just under a week until London Social Media Week, which includes the third running of the Be2Awards presentations, which are being held at London’s Building Centre on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 September, along with the 2013 Be2Talks. As with the two previous years, the winners are decided by online voting, and across most …

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Aug 05 2013

Help a UK construction collaboration researcher?

Hoa Binh Nguyen, pursuing an Msc in Construction & Project Management in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast, is researching the application of online collaboration technologies in the UK construction industry, including document management, project management, BIM, and social media-type tools. The focus is on effectiveness, barriers and the …

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