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Construction-savvy Plangrid adds to Autodesk toolset

Bill Smith - Plangrid president, global ops

Plangrid has been expanding into the UK since 2017 with internationalisation now largely complete, and the solution now more about workflows than ‘sheet’ management. Company executive Bill Smith also identified how Plangrid complemented Autodesk’s design strengths. On 18 October 2018, around a month before Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of Plangrid, I talked to Bill …

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Autodesk acquires Plangrid for $875m

Surprise consolidation in the construction cloud collaboration space as Autodesk acquires the rapidly expanding Plangrid. Autodesk has announced it is to acquire PlanGrid, the San-Francisco-based provider of construction productivity software, for US$875 million, saying it will “enable Autodesk to offer a more comprehensive, cloud-based construction platform.” PlanGrid software lets general contractors, subcontractors and owners in commercial, …

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Growth continues at Asite

construction collaboration vendor revenues to June 2018

SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite grew its revenues and profits in the year to 30 June 2018. With AEC acquisitions happening almost monthly, is the London-based vendor the next big target? According to its just-published annual report (here), the London, UK-headquartered company saw revenues grow 12% from 2017 to £8,004,773 – around US$10.47m or €9.17m. …

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Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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A Viewpoint view: clients now the key

Mark Coates

Whole-life thinking by owner-operator clients – and by their investors – will change how technology is adopted and applied, believes SaaS vendor Viewpoint’s head of strategic asset development, Mark Coates. “We are on the cusp of a major sea-change in client attitudes to how built assets are delivered,” believes Mark Coates, the UK-based head of …

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GenieBelt expands into US AEC market

Rusty Hamilton

Copenhagen, Denmark based construction cloud technology vendor GenieBelt is expanding its global footprint and establishing an operation in the United States. GenieBelt has appointed Rusty Hamilton, – based in Indianapolis, Indiana – as country manager of its new US operation. Hamilton has worked within the construction industry for over 28 years, including several years as president of …

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Collaboration and BIM – news updates

Recent BIM and collaboration vendor news from Kubus in the Netherlands, and NBS and Script&Go in the UK. Kubus expands BIMcollab ecosystem In July 2018, Netherlands-based software developer Kubus announced the launch of a software development kit (SDK) to enable easy, seamless integration of BIM software using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and BIMcollab, the company’s own cloud-based …

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Catching up with Kahua

Kahua kstore

Kahua’s US expansion has seen it win a major deal with Balfour Beatty’s US arm, securing business from a customer that used Constructware – originally developed by Kahua’s founders. In July 2015, I wrote about Alpharetta, Georgia, US-based Platform-as-a-Service business Kahua, co-founded in 2009 by former Constructware executives Scott Unger and Brian Moore. Established in 1994, …

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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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Concord and T-Con

Concord logo

In June 2017, US-based Concord Project Technologies launched its cloud-based collaboration platform T-CON aimed at EPCs and owners in the energy and petrochemical markets. I was recently asked about a collaboration business called Concord, and had to confess I had not heard of them. My contact referred me to Concord Project Technologies, a Palo Alto, …

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