Category: People issues

Atmotube: air pollution monitoring for construction?

The British Safety Council’s Canairy app uses data from the London Air Quality Network, but its use is restricted to affiliated construction companies, and to London. Devices such as Atmotube could extend the reach while providing more localised and accurate data, both outdoors and indoors. Last week (20 May 2019), the British Safety Council launched a …

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Oracle launches Aconex Model Coordination

Oracle Aconex screengrab

Oracle has launched a new BIM coordination tool to expand its Aconex platform, now being assimilated into the Oracle portfolio It is just over a year since Oracle‘s 2017 US$1.2bn acquisition of the Australian Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendor Aconex was approved by shareholders, and since then the US giant has been relatively quiet about its new …

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Viewpoint launches ViewpointOne strategy

VfP product evolution

At the Viewpoint UK customer summit in London this week, the Trimble-owned business announced its ViewpointOne platform strategy. Some clarity on the future of the various solutions in the Viewpoint collaboration portfolio emerged at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London this week (22-23 May 2019), where the now-Trimble-owned business unveiled its intentions to …

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Finland’s Congrid targets UK H&S market

Congrid Screenshot

Developed for Finland’s demanding construction health & safety market, the Congrid mobile solution is now targeting the UK. Sponsoring a construction event can be one way to get your brand noticed. It worked in getting Finland’s Congrid on my radar – I received an email invitation to attend the Quality in Construction Summit in London …

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Burton is new think project! CEO

Gareth Burton (think project! CEO)

In “an evolutionary step,” think project! announces Gareth Burton as its new CEO, and the AEC software-as-a-service vendor continues to grow revenues. Cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) provider think project! has today announced the appointment of Gareth Burton as chief executive officer (CEO). Formerly the CIO of UK contractor Laing O’Rourke and, since January 2018, …

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Colin Smith joins PlanRadar board

PlanRadar

BIW founder and SaaS business leader Colin Smith joins the board of Austria’s PlanRadar. AEC software-as-a-Service pioneer Colin Smith has been appointed to the board of the Vienna, Austria-based SaaS vendor PlanRadar. The web-based application provides construction documentation, defect and task management capabilities and is now expanding internationally, opening a UK office in London. The …

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HammerTech raises Au$10m (US$7.1m)

HammerTech homepage

HammerTech raises Au$10m (US$7.11m) to fund expansion into the US, and accelerate its product development and sales and marketing. HammerTech, the Melbourne, Australia-based mobile provider of health, safety and quality software for the construction industry, has announced completion of a Au$10 million (US$7.11m – £5.4m or €6.33m) Series A financing. The funding was led by …

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Huw Roberts takes helm at Graphisoft

Huw Roberts

Graphisoft appoints former US architect and Bentley executive Huw Roberts as its next CEO. Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft has appointed one-time Bentley executive Huw Roberts as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Viktor Várkonyi, who will be heading the parent Nemetschek group’s new planning division. During 27 years at Graphisoft, Várkonyi contributed to …

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think project! set to expand

Thomas Bachmaier

Munich, Germany-based think project! group grew revenues 20% in 2018 and regards itself as Europe’s market leader in the SaaS construction collaboration market. Thomas Bachmaier, founder and CEO of Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction technology provider think project!, believes the business is set to grow even more strongly. Speaking during the first day of the group’s …

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International BIM education

Biminar screencap

Efforts to extend use of building information modelling are in progress around the world. Vaughan Harris targets a BIM e-book at Africa, while France’s HEXABIM pushes webinars. Various governments are endorsing the use of BIM with their respective industries then seeking to develop the necessary skills, processes, standards and technologies. January 2019 has also seen …

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