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Egnyte targets UK CDE market

Egnyte lifecycle ecosystem

Egnyte is targeting its enterprise file sync and sharing platform at architecture, engineering and construction, positioning itself as an ‘agnostic CDE’. Attending the first day of the FutureBuild 2020 trade show in London earlier this month, I noticed an Egnyte stand among the digital exhibitors. Stepping on to the stand, I briefly met Andrew Martin, …

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Open CDEs and BIMLauncher

Procore-Aconex integration

Amid a continuing UK BIM discussion regarding use of ‘common data environments’, CDEs, Ireland’s BIMLauncher is already connecting some vendors’ platforms at a document-centric level. Truly connected BIM is a long way off, believes BIMLauncher CEO John Egan. In January 2020 (Towards connected data environments, CDEs), I wondered about the need for data exchange standards …

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DECONT: Digital Enablers for Construction Transformation

IIoT Architecture

DECONT – Digital Enablers for Construction Transformation – is a Loughborough University research project looking at ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies. Dr Robby Soetanto from Loughborough University’s school of architecture, building and civil engineering was at FutureBuild last week (I first met him when I was industry examiner for an EngD candidate at the university a few …

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CIC roadmap for change omits vital BIM route

CIC Roadmap Technology Resources

The CIC’s  new “Roadmap for Change” talks up the prospects of digital construction but gives very sketchy directions to its rosy tomorrow. Too much proptech, not enough BIM, and too little signposting to useful resources. I went to FutureBuild 2020 at London’s ExCEL twice last week, visiting various exhibitors, taking in some presentations on the …

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Asite revenues up 20% in 2019

Asite BIM escalator

AEC SaaS technology vendor Asite grew its revenues 20% in the year to 30 June 2019. Could the London-based business be an acquisition target? In the year to 30 June 2019, London-based construction Software-as-a-Service vendor Asite grew its revenues by 20.4%, from just over £8m in 2018 (post) to £9.638m (c. US$12.6m or €11.43m. According …

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Buildiro Direct launched in London

Buildiro Direct London reach

Buildiro launches a same-day delivery service for London-based tradespeople sourcing tools and materials from local builders’ merchants. Buildiro, positioning itself as “the world’s first mobile app for materials procurement” and launched in London in September 2019, is introducing a new service on Monday 20 January 2020, just under a year since the startup launched its …

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Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, dies suddenly

Tony Ryan at Adoddle17 launch

Tony Ryan, the flamboyant Irishman who has been CEO of SaaS technology vendor Asite since 2006, died suddenly in London yesterday (2 January 2020). Sad news from the London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider, Asite: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Tony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Asite, died yesterday in London, …

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Hivemap startup pins hopes on cloud analytics

Hivemap issues

London-based startup Hivemap launched in early 2019, and is trying to disrupt the construction collaboration market by a focus on business data analytics. New Civil Engineer’s TechFest event in September 2019 featured a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style contest between five early stage technology businesses. Alongside the relatively mature EviFile* (see post) was a London-based company which …

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Kreo freemium model grows user base

Kreo View screengrab

London-based Kreo has adopted a Freemium model to grow early adoption of its SaaS BIM software. Just over a year since launching (post), London-based startup Kreo‘s cloud-based software platform supporting building information modelling (BIM) using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has started to grow a strong user base. One factor has been its adoption …

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Buildiro launches in London

Buildiro, a new mobile application aimed at independent construction contractors while also helping builders merchants get online, is being launched in London. In February 2019, I wrote about Buildiro, a start-up which was trial-launching a mobile application aimed at independent construction contractors while also helping builders merchants get online. A wider launch across London is …

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