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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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Graphisoft expands BIMcloud with SaaS option

Graphisoft's Ákos Pfemeter

Alongside Archicad 25, Graphisoft has announced enhancements to its BIMx model viewing and BIMcloud design collaboration applications, though these are consciously not ‘CDE’ products.  Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft, part of the Nemetschek group, has announced (7 July 2021) the release of the latest version of its BIM software, Archicad 25. It has also released …

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Building Safety Bill opens opportunities for Operance

Operance FM

UK software vendor Operance has been involved in the development of practical solutions to deliver ‘the Golden Thread’ as part of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill. Much of the attention on this week’s (5 July 2021) publication of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill has understandably focused on the ongoing repercussions of the 2017 …

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Causeway secures £120m to expand

Phil Brown, CEO of Causeway

UK construction technology vendor Causeway plans strategic acquisitions and accelerated organic growth following £120 million Rothschild private equity injection. Causeway, the Buckinghamshire, UK-based construction technology group, has secured a £120 million (c US$166m or €139m)  investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments (the European corporate private equity arm of Rothschild & Co). The company says the …

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Reflecting on the Procore IPO

Procore platform pitch

US AEC SaaS player Procore raised over $600m in its May 2021 IPO, but its global ambitions face significant competition. In February 2020, US-based construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore filed its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. But the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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Script & Go relaunches in the UK with housebuilder focus

Script&Go Site warranty product

Rennes, France-based Script & Go is looking to establish itself in the UK with a new focus on the house-building sector, capitalising upon its strong experience in this sector in France. Based in Rennes in north-west France, Script & Go, previously best known in the UK for its Site Diary application (Script&Go’s Site Diary revamped …

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FARO acquires Holobuilder

HoloBuilder JobWalk Planner

California-based Holobuilder, a pioneer in AEC 360-degree photogrammetry, has been acquired by FARO Technologies in a US$34 million deal. FARO Technologies has invested $US34 million to acquire HoloBuilder, the San Francisco, US-based 360-degree reality capture technology developer. The Florida, US-based corporation known for its 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation solutions for architecture, engineering and construction, says: …

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Nemetschek invests in Sablono

The Nemetschek Group has participated in a series A financing round of the fast-growing German contech startup Sablono, while also expanding its own SaaS operations. Berlin, Germany-based Sablono, described by Nemetschek as a “market leader in digital lean technology for construction enterprises”, raised €5.3 million, and plans to accelerate its international growth (read news release). …

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NBS Summit: accelerating digital transformation

Golden Thread initiative

April 2021’s NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit focused on the Construction Playbook, the climate emergency, building safety and the role of digital technologies across all three. Following its successful online Construction Leaders’ Summit in October 2020, Newcastle, UK-based technology and information services provider NBS (now owned by Byggfakta) held a follow-up event, again over two days, …

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Openbuilt spreads its “wings of transformation”

OpenBuilt Architecture

OpenBuilt sees major IT players including IBM and Red Hat combining to develop a connectivity and automation platform for the built environment industry. OpenBuilt is positioned as “a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software“. It has been launched by a group of businesses including …

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