Category: Extranet/CDE

Kier picks Procore platform

UK main contractor Kier Construction has selected Procore as its field and quality management solution (but not – it seems – as its corporate ‘common data environment’). According to recent articles on the CIOB-backed BIM+ website and on The Construction Index, UK contractor Kier Construction has chosen the Procore Software-as-a-Service platform as its field and …

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Raildiary – industry-oriented site reporting

Raildiary screengrab

Raildiary has capitalised upon its domain experience and expertise to deliver tools specific to the needs of personnel working in a highly regulated and also intensely commercial market. Manchester, UK-based Raildiary is a railway industry-specific cloud-based data collection and reporting platform utilising mobile and web technologies. On-site data is captured in line with the UK’s …

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Graphisoft expands BIMcloud with SaaS option

Graphisoft's Ákos Pfemeter

Alongside Archicad 25, Graphisoft has announced enhancements to its BIMx model viewing and BIMcloud design collaboration applications, though these are consciously not ‘CDE’ products.  Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft, part of the Nemetschek group, has announced (7 July 2021) the release of the latest version of its BIM software, Archicad 25. It has also released …

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Reflecting on the Procore IPO

Procore platform pitch

US AEC SaaS player Procore raised over $600m in its May 2021 IPO, but its global ambitions face significant competition. In February 2020, US-based construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore filed its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. But the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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Nemetschek invests in Sablono

The Nemetschek Group has participated in a series A financing round of the fast-growing German contech startup Sablono, while also expanding its own SaaS operations. Berlin, Germany-based Sablono, described by Nemetschek as a “market leader in digital lean technology for construction enterprises”, raised €5.3 million, and plans to accelerate its international growth (read news release). …

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Openbuilt spreads its “wings of transformation”

OpenBuilt Architecture

OpenBuilt sees major IT players including IBM and Red Hat combining to develop a connectivity and automation platform for the built environment industry. OpenBuilt is positioned as “a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software“. It has been launched by a group of businesses including …

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thinkproject acquires UK-based Formworks

Formworks website

thinkproject completes its second major UK acquisition to grow its mobile construction field data capture capabilities. Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration SaaS technology provider thinkproject recently announced (6 April 2021) its acquisition (for an undisclosed amount) of the London-based software developer, Digital Field Solutions, creator of the mobile application Formworks. The deal comes nearly three years …

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Atlas ICAS targets healthcare market

ICAS

London, UK-based startup Atlas is targeting the healthcare construction market with an integrated design and project delivery SaaS platform, ICAS, supporting design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) approaches. Co-founded by David and Maha Harper, London-based Atlas has developed an “integrated construction and architecture platform” (ICAS) that they believe can dramatically break down silos and improve …

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Combining BIM 360 and Plangrid, new Autodesk Build launched

Autodesk Build

Autodesk combines the best of its BIM 360 and Plangrid applications to launch a unified AEC project and field management solution, Autodesk Build. Autodesk Build, the US software giant’s new project and field management solution (and now part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud launched in November 2019 – post) is now generally available, following through on …

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3D Repo launches 3D Send

Apartment via 3D Send

UK-based SaaS platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new model-sharing platform, 3D Send, speeding up secure sharing of BIM outputs. London-based built environment Software-as-a-Service platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, that enables users to share and view building information models without needing to download them first. …

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