Union Square acquired by Deltek

Extranet Evolution

In an echo of an earlier US/UK acquisition in the construction IT space, ERP vendor Deltek has acquired UK project management software vendor Union Square. Nottingham, UK-based Union Square is a good example. The Union Square back story. In the early 2000s, when other construction collaboration vendors were establishing themselves as SaaS providers, Union Square remained focused on its niche: construction-oriented but locally-hosted practice management systems or intranets.

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Tracking the Issues in Construction Labor Unions


Construction has a long union history, with carpenters in Philadelphia striking for a 10-hour workday as far back as 1791. construction jobs construction unions construction labor unions

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Are Union Jobs Safer?

Construction Equipment

To better understand what is causing the increase in construction accidents - besides the overall building boom in the city - politicians and labor groups want to track incidents by the kind of jobsite, union or nonunion New York City counted 12 construction fatalities in 2015, a 50-percent increase over the previous year. Non-fatal injuries were up by almost the same rate, according to the NYC Department of Buildings.

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Construction Unions Focus on Flagship Facilities for Training

Construction Equipment

State-of-the-art training centers being built by trade unions are offering higher-education type training and are drawing attendees nationwide.

Total Synergy targets AEC designers

Extranet Evolution

It was competing against platforms such as the UK-based Union Square ( acquired by Deltek in July 2016 ), Rapport3 and CMAP (its focus on AEC designers separates it slightly from providers such as the UK’s BuilderStorm , US-based e-Sub.com and New Zealand’s TidyBuild – post ).

Union Square grows revenues 12% to pass £5m milestone

Extranet Evolution

During the early 2000s, Nottingham, UK-based Union Square Software was seen by some vendors as a rival in the UK construction collaboration technology (or “project extranet”) market.

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Union Pacific Plans $3.1 Billion Spend On Rail Infrastructure

ENR Construction

Texas And California Will Get The Bulk Of Upgrades, Mostly Designed To Increase Safety And Minimize Delays

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Highway/Bridge Best Project: Reconstruction of Union Turnpike Retaining Wall

ENR Construction

The retaining wall along Union Turnpike was reconstructed through the portion of the road adjacent to Grand Central Parkway and Jackie Robinson Parkway between Austin Street and 126th Street

Non-union Construction Workers Oppose Chargers' $1.8B Stadium Plan

Construction Equipment

The San Diego Union-Tribune says non-union construction companies and workers will help defeat the stadium and convention center measure if it comes up on the November ballot

Arup chosen to lead renovations of Chicago’s Union Station


The engineering and architectural firm Arup has been selected to lead the design work for renovations to Chicago’s historic Union Station. The City of Chicago, railroad service company Amtrak, and a collection of Chicago transportation entities, including the commuter railroad service Metra, worked together on the decision

Brexit: How Will Construction Change When U.K. Exits European Union?

ENR Construction

construction’s exposure to the EU is most evident in the sounds of East European accents on countless sites cross the country, particularly in London and south east

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How Will Construction Change When U.K. Exits European Union?

ENR Construction

construction’s exposure to the EU is most evident in the sounds of East European accents on countless sites cross the country, particularly in London and south east

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Obamacare Blows up in Unions' Faces

Collaborative Construction

Unions have Buyer's Remorse on Obamacare Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Who could have predicted that a 2,700+ page law drafted by lobbyists and passed by a Congress that didn't read it would have unintended consequences? The country is in the best of hands.

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Unions, Contractors Say Final Confined Space Rule Will Save Lives

ENR Construction

OSHA went back to drawing board after proposal was widely panned in 2007. Business Management


Student center(ed): Is the student union the key to retention?


College educators across Southern California share a common struggle: How to keep their students on campus throughout the day despite scattered class schedules and competing off-campus activities.

John Deere Union Workers Accept 6-Year Contract With UAW

Construction Equipment

The 17-page contract includes the following new conditions: An agreement that no plants will close; Union workers will get increased paid-time off; Pension improvements; 89 paid holidays over the six; and.

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Advanced Digital Cable Investing $15M In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

Advanced Manufacturing Capital Investment Daily News Featured Georgia Workforce Development Advanced Digital Cable Economic Development Employment Expansion Georgia Department of Economic Development Manufacturing Site Selection Union CountyThe wire and cable manufacturer will create 64 new jobs with an expansion of its Blairsville, GA facility. Read: Advanced Digital Cable Investing $15M In Georgia.

ASOS Creating Over 1,600 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

Capital Investment Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment Georgia Logistics & Distribution Retail ASOS Atlanta e-commerce fashion Fulfillment Center Georgia Department of Economic Development Georgia Power Metro Atlanta Chamber Select Fulton Union CityOver the next five years, the online fashion and beauty retailer will invest more than $40M to establish an East Coast fulfillment center in Fulton County, GA. Read: ASOS Creating Over 1,600 Jobs In Georgia.

CMAP targets project accounting needs

Extranet Evolution

This puts this in the same kind of space occupied by Union Square (acquired by US player Deltek almost exactly a year ago ) and Rapport 3 ( post ) in the UK, plus US-based e-Sub.com and New Zealand’s TidyBuild (both targeting the SME AEC market – post ). AEC Business/Financial Functionality Marketing Mobile People issues SaaS Vendors architecture CMAP Construction Deltek Engineering ERP eSub marketing mobile Rapport 3 Software-as-a-Service TidyBuild UK Union Square Wilmslow

Webforum enters UK AEC market

Extranet Evolution

Webforum, therefore, neatly combines back-office functionality found in some intranet systems (eg: Union Square – see March 2014 post ) with extranet capabilities for cross-company collaboration.

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Higher Education Best Project - Univ. of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union Student Center Expansion and Renovation

ENR Construction

With a student population of roughly 50,000 and more than 900 registered clubs and organizations, the first significant expansion of the University of Florida’s community center was arguably overdue

Trade unions, contractors call for maximum penalty in construction worker death case


Twenty-two New York City-area groups including trade unions, the District Attorney's office and general contractor representatives, have asked the judge in a case concerning a construction worker’s death to impose the maximum penalty on the contractor

Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse, UA union team up to train the trainers

Constructor Magazine

MORTON GROVE, IL – Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse and the United Association union of plumbers, fitters, welders, service techs and roofers have formed a training partnership to equip trade professionals in the HVAC field with the technical expertise to service and repair pumps in an HVAC system. Pump repair and maintenance now part of nationwide education offering.

Avollio targets property asset managers

Extranet Evolution

As well as the outlet owners, the platform clearly also has potential for the interior designers, architects and others involved in designing and delivering store and restaurant environments (this might pitch Avollio against established AEC intranet providers such as Union Square – post ).

Apprenticeships Rise as Building Booms and Workers Age Out of Unions

Construction Equipment

. . Association and industry experts have made it very clear: there are not enough skilled trades people to meet the demand of the current construction cycle.

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How to Avoid a Commercial Construction Scandal

Commercial Construction

Pursuing those jobs meant we would have had to use shoddy subcontractors or non-union labor where union labor would have been best. And if you’re not in a union town, like Miami, then align yourself with the best vendors.

Non-union labor gaining ground in New York City


Non-union labor is a growing force in New York City’s construction industry , according to an industry trade group official. Coletti said competitive pricing environment favors non-union labor, though he would rather see his group be 100% union

Sterling Bay proposes SOM-designed office tower near Chicago’s newly opened Transit Center at Union Station


The very active developer Sterling Bay has proposed a 958-foot-tall, 2-million-sf office tower that would be connected to Union Station in Chicago’s West Loop, on real estate owned by Amtrak. The office tower would be one of the tallest in the city

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Md. Contractor Gets Prison Term in Theft of Union Funds

ENR Construction

Two executives of contracting firm and a former union official sentenced

NLRB Issues Rule to Accelerate Union Elections

ENR Construction

Employer and construction industry groups plan to challenge the rule in court. Policy

Treasury OKs Construction Union Pension Plan's Benefit-Cut Request

ENR Construction

Decision is Treasury's first benefit-cut approval under 2014 multi-employer pension law

Brexit Fashion Statement

Business Facilities Blog

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators. Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Data Centers Economic Development Europe Featured Foreign Direct Investment Industry News International New York Ports & Free Trade Zones Site Selection The Editor's Blog United Kingdom (UK) USA - Mid Atlantic brexit EU european union foreign direct investment hat Queen Elizabeth UK

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Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Business Facilities Blog

Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla''s lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state.

New Coalition Backs More Federal, Private Infrastructure Dollars

ENR Construction

Chamber, building trade unions, manufacturers' association Group includes U.S.

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Dick Mantia, 82, Co-Founded Pioneering St. Louis Union-Management Pact in 1970s

ENR Construction

Union official was a key architect of regional group PRIDE that pushed for labor peace and spawned similar U.S. pacts. People

Is Europe safer than America for workers?


A June report by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that compares the number of fatalities in US versus European Union (EU) in the calendar year 2010, hints that working in the US is far more risky than working in EU. News BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics European Union United States

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Union-Backed Study Documents Impacts of Misclassified Workers in California

ENR Construction

The state’s unreported and misclassified construction work increased by 400% from 1972 to 2012. Business Management