Tag Archive: Tekla

Mar 18 2013

Viewpoint expanding 4Projects

Under Viewpoint ownership, UK construction SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects is already recruiting to expand, and has strong BIM credentials to take to new markets. I was recently invited to visit the Sunderland, UK office of construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects to meet both existing contacts within the company and representatives of its parent company, Viewpoint …

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Apr 30 2012

SketchUp acquisition extends Trimble’s BIM reach

Discussion about building information modelling software has tended to focus on designers’ needs, but the more I have thought about the announcement of Trimble’s acquisition of Google’s SketchUp last week, the more I see it as boosting its BIM capabilities from a contractor and a manufacturer or supplier’s point of view. For a start, Trimble’s existing strengths, …

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Apr 26 2012

BLL 2012 launched

Nearly four years ago, I first had a look at BuildLondonLive, and – after a two-year hiatius – its champion, UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite, is organising another 48-hour virtual design collaboration competition next month, 21-23 May 2012, this year hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. As before, the event showcases new …

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Sep 12 2011

Guest post by Nathan Doughty: BIM-as-a-Service

(My blog post about disruptive ideas stimulated Nathan Doughty, chief operating officer of London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite to contact me with his own views, which I suggested he write as a guest post on ExtranetEvolution.com.) Paul’s recent blog post about disruptive ideas in the construction collaboration space prompted some contemplation for me – …

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Jan 05 2010

Box.net and Motion Computing target construction

I use Box.net as an online file back-up and storage solution, and chanced upon a blog post by Box.net’s senior business development manager Matt Soldo talking about a new reseller relationship with Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, who produce ruggedised tablet PCs. Positioning itself as “Your plan room in the cloud” (a familiar US refrain), Box.net …

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Feb 13 2009

Is the recession hurting AEC IT?

Has the global financial crisis and the knock-on effect it’s had on the construction industry begun to hurt ICT providers? It looks like it. Looking this morning at AECCafe.com, for example, I saw results announcements from Tekla and Deltek. Tekla’s 2008 results show the business achieved 2008 sales at broadly the same level as 2007, …

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Sep 22 2008

Construction Computing Awards 2008

Shortlists for online voting in 21 categories of the 2008 Construction Computing Awards (see post) have been announced, with several companies making it into the finals of multiple categories, including: Autodesk (12 categories), Causeway (eight), RedSky IT and the Content Group (six each), Bentley and Tekton (five each), and 4Projects, BIW Technologies [my employer], Graphisoft, …

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