Tag: US

Jan 25 2007

Tom Dengenis resurfaces

Former Bidcom UK and Asite CEO Tom Dengenis is still actively interested in construction IT. He is now a “a senior manager at BearingPoint, a global management and technology consulting firm”, and has just written an article (Building Information Model: the Solution for Optimizing the Construction Delivery Process) on the US-based Riverguide for Construction Software …

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Jan 22 2007

De Kieviet’s Gambit – more CTSpace ‘spin’

The latest spin on CTSpace comes in a one-page ‘Company focus’ feature in UK trade weekly Building (see PDF on CTSpace’s website). At first glance, the article, written by Mark Leftly, makes CTSpace seem a very credible venture, but I think there are some very debatable assertions. I was puzzled by the claim that the merger …

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Jan 12 2007

Collaborative BIM – wow! or what?!

After my ‘extranet’ predictions post earlier this week, I had a think about  Asite‘s Collaborative BIM product, and whether the industry is yet ready for such a thing. Regular readers may recall (see my 10 October 2006 post) that Asite first announced its ‘forthcoming’ collaborative BIM product at a London conference on 4 October. Just over a fortnight …

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Dec 22 2006

CTSpace raises $5.3m

According to its latest press release, CTSpace has raised $5.3m (about £2.7m) funding in a financing round led by previous investors Insight Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The funding will apparently be used by this “leading independent collaboration on-demand company”* to “extend its leadership position” by expanding “key areas of its business including sales, marketing and international operations” …

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Dec 18 2006

CTSpace: initial redundancies

  According to a Growth Business article by Marc Barber, the merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to create CTSpace (see previous posts from here), will result in some redundancies. CEO Howard Koenig apparently “expects high-growth opportunities given the company now has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific”, and “acknowledges initial ‘redundant costs’ will hit as the company, …

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Dec 15 2006

CTSpace dissected further

Following on from yesterday’s post (CTSpace dissected), the Citadon/BuildOnline merger to form CTSpace has continued to occupy my thoughts. In today’s post, I point out that the merger marks yet another consolidation of the extranet space since the start of the 21st century, have a quick look at what the combined business is offering post-merger, discuss …

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Dec 14 2006

CTSpace dissected

Yesterday’s announcement of a merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to form CTSpace (see earlier post) presents a positive view of the past history of the two firms, so it is worth analysing some of the background. Let’s start with BuildOnline. BuildOnline backstory BuildOnline was actually originally founded in Ireland and set out to become an e-marketplace …

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Dec 14 2006

BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace

UK collaboration vendor BuildOnline is to merge with US-based vendor Citadon (see news release). The new business will trade as CTSpace. The move was confirmed late yesterday after several weeks of UK industry rumours (see 14 November BuildOnline and Koral, for example), and a succession of BO management changes over the past year or so, culminating in the …

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Dec 13 2006

2006 – a strange year for extranets

As a PR professional, I always read Rachael Dalton-Taggart’s observations (on her blog PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD) with interest. While she writes from a US perspective and is mainly focused on the CAD sector, her views sometimes coincide with mine (UK-based, mainly concerned with web-based AEC collaboration tools). In her latest post, 2006 …

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Dec 08 2006

Autodesk University – little collaboration buzz

Amid the stream of blog articles discussing Autodesk University 2006, there has been very little about construction collaboration technologies. I had hoped that this major US event, which attracted 7,500 people this year, might have been the platform for Autodesk to make some major announcement, perhaps regarding its Constructware product (following the acquisition earlier this …

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