Tag Archives: AEC

Aconex snaps up Worksite to boost construction efficiency

I don’t write about the smaller companies in our PLMish universe often enough — yet they create valuable solutions that are used successfully and profitably by customers around the world. One reason they fascinate me: they compete against suppliers who … Continue reading


Trimble’s Fifth Element for the Connected Forest

AEC acquisitions have been all the rage so far this year — and Trimble keeps the ball rolling with today’s announcement that it’s bought Fifth Element (no, that was a movie; this is forestry), based in Finland. Financial terms were … Continue reading


AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to start afresh and AVEVA gets 2015 off to a roaring start with the first PLMish acquisition of the year: it snapped up 8over8 Limited for its ProCon capital project risk management software platform. 8over8 says it’s … Continue reading


Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure: connections, options & tech

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) Conference is a 4-day extravaganza of AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), civil engineering, plant design, offshore structures — literally the stuff that makes our world. Some of the best projects in infrastructure were highlighted in … Continue reading


Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for $100 million

Did you think the week was going to go by without any acquisitions? Nemetschek squeezed this one in, just before the start of the weekend. The company just announced that it will acquire Bluebeam Software, maker of Bluebeam Revu and other … Continue reading


Trimble consolidating AEC at DS’ expense

Trimble Navigation today announced that it has acquired Gehry Technologies (GT), a venture created by architect Frank Gehry a decade ago to build design and project collaboration technology to help bring his big, complicated, signature building projects to completion. You may recall that … Continue reading


Trimble’s Q2 highlights broad diversification

I love how writers start stories about Trimble Navigation: sometimes it’s the electrical instrument company, other times it “isn’t just GPS” — both are correct as far as they go but under-represent all that Trimble is today. And at the rate the … Continue reading


Hexagon’s Q2 a mixed bag of good/bad, up/down

Many things went well for Hexagon in Q2, as the Metrology and Intergraph PP&M businesses returned to more robust growth and the new Solutions business, created to make offerings that combine products from across the portfolio, started to have an impact. … Continue reading


Nemetschek ups its BIM game

Nemetschek just announced that is has invested in a startup and acquired a majority stake in another company to level up its 3D Building Information Management (BIM) portfolio to include time (4D) and cost (5D) in project planning*. As I’ve written before, 4D/5D is … Continue reading


Bentley just shy of $600m in 2013, fastest growth in prof services

Bentley Systems just shared a bit of what it is seeing in the world — unusual because it’s a privately held company and important because it is by far the largest software vendor focused only on AEC. Bentley has published … Continue reading