Tag: UK

May 14 2018

Detailed planning with Aphex Planner

Carlos Adams (Aphex)

London-based startup Aphex has launched a cloud-based production planning application that will appeal to anyone frustrated by continued reliance on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets for detailed weekly planning. Some two years in development, newly launched (see news release)* Aphex Planner aims to help the often multi-disciplinary, multi-company groupings involved in trying to expedite detailed …

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May 14 2018

NBS BIM Report covers CDEs

NBS 2018-CDEs used

NBS’s latest UK BIM survey suggests Viewpoint’s CDE is the widely used, but is the picture distorted by reliance on architects’ responses and under-representation of civil engineering? Almost since the beginning of the UK’s BIM implementation programme in 2011, NBS‘s annual BIM Survey has shed some light on attitudes to and adoption of building information …

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May 08 2018

Talking lean and mobile (for free!)

I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile. Digitising construction …

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Apr 26 2018

What next for Trimble’s SaaS platforms?

Viewpoint for Projects user growth

Will Trimble’s US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint be managed as a ‘gradual convergence’ or a ‘rapid managed migration’? Two days after Trimble’s announcement of its US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint, I attended a Viewpoint UK ‘roadshow’ event in London yesterday (25 April 2018). The presenters carefully avoided saying too much about the deal, but in talking to …

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Apr 25 2018

The next big AEC SaaS acquisition?

After Trimble’s US$1.2bn bid to acquire Viewpoint, which SaaS construction collaboration business might be the next to be acquired? Last summer, a year after Aconex had bought Conject and before Oracle had announced its bid to acquire Aconex, I was invited to speak privately to several groups of technology investors about the global SaaS construction …

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Apr 24 2018

Trimble acquires Viewpoint for $1.2bn

Latest SaaS space consolidation gives Trimble a stronger European presence as it looks to compete with Oracle, Autodesk, Bentley (and others) in the construction collaboration sector. US-based Trimble announced yesterday (23 April 2018) that it is to acquire privately-held Portland, Oregon-based construction ERP and SaaS collaboration vendor Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued …

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Mar 29 2018

iSite updates branding and software

iSite logo

Following the change of ownership of parent company, fit-out contractor Styles and Wood, in December 2017, Nottingham, UK-based SaaS property technology provider iSite has updated its branding and website. A first blog post from managing executive Graham Perry suggests that the company’s software has also been updated and made more durable. Perry says: “Two years …

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Mar 21 2018

Asite’s aMessage in Adoddle

London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite has once again used St Patrick’s Day partying as an excuse to launch a new version of its Adoddle platform. Adoddle 17 was released on 17 March 2014 at a user group conference and ‘Hooley’ held at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall; four years later in 2018, the company …

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Mar 06 2018

Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Feb 12 2018

Invicara CEO: “We need a new generation of CDE vendors”

Anand Mecheri (Invicara)

Invicara CEO Anand Mecheri is looking to shake-up the SaaS CDE market by stressing it’s all about data, not files. Last month (January 2018), construction products giant Kingspan announced a US$10 million investment in Invicara, the developer of BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking application. Soon after that announcement, I talked to Invicara’s …

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