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Norway’s Fonn attracts $3m, targets UK and US

Fonn devices

Fonn, a Norwegian sofware startup raises $3m to help fund its continued expansion in US, UK and European housebuilding markets. Norwegian construction SaaS software startup Fonn has announced a US$3m (c. €2.5m or £2.25m) funding round led by Oslo-based venture capital firm Idekapital. Aidiom, Investinor, Skagerak Maturo and Oxer Kapital were co-investors in the business, …

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RIB launches Connex platform

RIB Connex mobile workflows

RIB Software’s Scandinavian development team in Copenhagen has been extending the capabilities of the former Docia toolset, applying an ‘open BIM’ approach to delivering new Connex BIM functionality. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software, now part of the French Schneider Electric group, has expanded through a series of acquisitions in recent years, while also growing its Software-as-a-Service …

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Design firms demand change at Autodesk

Autodesk Construction Cloud

A group of leading design practices have written an open letter to Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk to express concern at the increasing cost of ownership of Autodesk’s Revit software, its lack of development, and its poor support for interoperability. Seventeen well-known firms, including AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Aukett Swanke, Glenn Howells Architects, …

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RIB Software invests in Chinese tech developer

Bochaosoft portfolio

Germany’s RIB Software takes a controlling interest in China’s Bochaosoft, adding strong Asian power engineering industry player to its portfolio of products. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software has invested US$28.57M to buy 51% of Bochaosoft, a 350-strong China-based electric power and engineering BIM design software company. RIB was the subject of a €1.4bn bid from France-based …

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Evercam : site imagery, AI and BIM

Marco Herbst - Evercam

Ireland’s Evercam monitors construction sites via IP cameras and is integrating live imagery with BIM and using AI to track site activities. Dublin, Ireland-based company Evercam provides cameras for construction sites to provide regular feeds of images that can also be used to create time-lapse and project management video sequences. Established in 2010 by Marco …

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RIB Software grew 57% in 2019

RIB 2019 metrics

Revenues at Germany’s RIB Group grew 57% in 2019, and the company’s financial performance has also been detailed in a Reasoned Statement in response to Schneider Electric’s takeoever bid. The latest annual report and accounts from Stuttgart, Germany-based software provider RIB Group, for the year to 31 December 2019, shows revenue up over 57% on …

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Autodesk Construction Cloud adoption grows

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Autodesk Construction Cloud, launched in November 2019 (post), is gaining traction with owners, contractors and subcontractors across the construction industry, says Autodesk. The portfolio of software and services brings together Assemble, BIM 360, BuildingConnected and PlanGrid with Autodesk’s established design authoring tools, helping to connect headquarters, office and field teams to increase collaboration and productivity. …

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Autodesk converges its Construction Cloud

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The June 2019 projected convergence of Autodesk’s construction-oriented solutions was crystallised in late 2019 with the launch of the Autodesk Construction Cloud. At the London Build trade show in November 2019, Autodesk followed up its Connect & Construct Summit announcement in Las Vegas, promoting its Autodesk Construction Cloud to a UK audience. Five months earlier, …

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Buildots: site visual data capture

buildots error demo

Tel Aviv-based Buildots uses 360-degree wearable cameras and AI for “automated detection of schedule and design discrepancies.” At October’s Digital Construction Week 2019 trade show in London, I spotted Israeli startup Buildots among the exhibitors. I didn’t have chance to learn more then, but the company presented at December’s COMIT community day (held in IFS‘s …

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Is contech a subset of proptech (or vice-versa)?

Industry digitisation in Europe

Some writers seem to regard contech as a small subset of proptech, but data created during asset delivery will be a foundation for many future proptech transactions. I recently subscribed to a proptech newsletter from James Dearsley’s online community Unissu, wanting to understand a little more about how the real estate world is developing, using …

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