Tag: Melbourne

EstimateOne to expand beyond Australasian e-tendering

Andrew Ritchie

Streamlining complex construction procurement in Australia could be platform for growth into other markets, EstimateOne’s founders believe. I have been writing about web-based tendering solutions for the construction industry for around 10 years, watching what has been a slow and still somewhat gradual expansion. By 2005, my then employer, BIW Technologies (now Conject) had launched an e-tendering solution that …

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Asia-Pacific hosting for Viewpoint for Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Software has taken another step to service Australasian customers using its Viewpoint for Project Collaboration Software-as-a-Service platform (formerly 4Projects), opening a new data centre in Australia. The news release says this centre will “provide Viewpoint’s Asia-Pacific project collaboration customers improved performance as well as additional flexibility on their data hosting options.” Having established a US …

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TeamBinder selected for $8.5bn Sydney mega-project

Artist's impression of North West Rail Link

Extranet Evolution rarely reports project wins by construction collaboration technology vendors but the scale of QA Software’s latest TeamBinder project probably justifies this exception. The application from the North Melbourne, Australia-based vendor has been selected to manage document collaboration on Sydney’s $8.5 billion (c. £5.6bn) North West Rail Link. The project’s first stage is scheduled for completion …

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Document Control Essentials

Melbourne-based Aconex has been looking to dominate the Australasian market in more than just provision of SaaS construction collaboration software – it also wants to dominate delivery of document control training. I have written before (December 2010) about its training programme for document controllers, but this now appears to be delivered by a dedicated business, …

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First, Hitler. Next, serial killer t-shirts…

When a controversy about Nazi-related images on t-shirts is largely contained within the blogosphere, it is easy for companies to pretend that it’s a small issue. But if coverage then extends to the front pages of national newspapers, then it can become a major reputation problem. Blog outrage about Hipster Hitler t-shirts on RedBubble led …

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Aconex director under scrutiny

It appears that defeat of a minority shareholder’s resolution to remove the Aconex chairman Martin Hosking at an EGM last month (post 1, post 2) hasn’t ended the discontent within the highest echelons of the Melbourne-based construction collaboration technology business. Questions have now been asked about the role of another member of the board, with …

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Accounting for Aconex

The recent boardroom bickering at Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex prompted me to take a look at its recent financial performance, just in case there were financially-inspired reasons behind the apparent shareholder unrest. While the pre-credit crunch double-digit growth figures are no longer being achieved, it appears the international spread of Aconex’s operations …

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Aconex boardroom coup averted

The apparent shareholder dissent at Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has been quelled it seems, at least for the time being (see Boardroom bickering back on the Aconex agenda, 18 January). Having had several conversations recently with Aconex contacts (in preparation for another blog post, forthcoming), I have learned that the EGM resolution …

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