Tag: BIW

Causeway acquires SpecifiedBy

Darren Lester - SpecifiedBy

Following the UK Grenfell fire disaster, specification of construction product information and the “Golden Thread” is in the spotlight. Product data management platforms such as SpecifiedBy work in this sector. UK-based construction software vendor Causeway has featured sporadically in ExtranetEvolution over the past 16 years, partly because its software portfolio has not been focused on …

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Aconex’s Conject business reported £1.3m profit

Aconex Services Limited – the UK-based business formerly known as Conject Limited, and before that BIW – had a profitable first year of operation as part of the international SaaS construction collaboration technology group Aconex (the Anglo-German Conject group was acquired by Aconex in March 2016). In a financial report filed at Companies House in …

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Shortlisted for smartest blogger

BIM Awards Finalist 2018

BIMShowLive 2018 is coming up in a month’s time – in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, on 28 February and 1 March 2018 – but first there is the little matter of the BIM Awards, being held on 27 February. To my surprise, I have been shortlisted in the ‘Smartest Blogger’ category, where: … an individual … posts …

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Collaboration tech people moves

In a sector like Software-as-a-Service where it is often the quality of the management that matters just as much as the technology they provide, it is useful to keep track of moves between, into and out of the main industry players. At Aconex, for example, the business has a new CFO, Paul Koppelman, who took over …

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TIM: The Inspection Manager

TIM screengrab

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). As a result, over the past 10 years, and particularly since the 2007 advent of the iPhone and …

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Aconex UK growth makes Conject deal look timely

uk vendor revenues 01Jun2016

Latest results from Aconex (UK) Ltd suggest the March 2016  Conject acquisition was timely, with the Australian giant’s European operation lagging behind regional rivals. I have monitored the performance of Aconex’s UK-based operation, Aconex (UK) Ltd for some years (since at least 2007). The Melbourne, Australia-based parent company has made great strides to become the dominant …

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Aconex acquires Conject – reaction

While Conject reassures its customers, competitors (past and present) react to Aconex’s acquisition of the Europe-based SaaS collaboration vendor. After the 17 March 2016 announcement of Conject‘s acquisition by Aconex, the UK business’s managing director Steve Cooper sought to reassure the company’s SaaS construction collaboration customers and users about the business’s future. In an email (18 March), he …

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Conject eyeing cost control future

Nick Sansome

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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SaaS social support

Dellcares

Using social media for customer support is commonplace in many global corporations but old-school construction SaaS vendors lag behind new start-ups in its adoption. Use of social media for customer service has been on my mind a bit recently. Last week, I provided some Twitter training to CIOB branch administrators and one of the questions related to …

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SmartBuilder and Woobius close down

Late last month I learned that Dublin, Ireland-based Android mobile construction application developer SmartBuilder was closing down. A brief message to me from founder and CEO Peter Daly explained “Despite the promise of the new app we have been unable to source additional funding.” It appears that the company’s May 2014 effort to rename and reposition itself …

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