Growing Viewpoint continues BIM push

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Viewpoint Construction Software continues to grow its EMEA revenues, with BIM a strongpoint for customer adoption, says Steve Spark. . Looking at the UK’s top 20 contractors, he says Viewpoint is working with all but one of them. Why adopt Viewpoint?

Viewpoint restructured and growing

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Some commenters ( example ) suggested that Aconex competitors such as Portland, Oregon, US-based Viewpoint would now struggle, and hinted at redundancies in Viewpoint’s UK operation, management changes and poor business performance. Viewpoint management changes.

Steve Spark expands on Viewpoint results

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On 19 October, I interviewed Viewpoint’s Steve Spark about the SaaS vendor’s 2016 results and about prospects for 2017. At Digital Construction Week in London last month, I conducted a short video interview with Steve Spark, commercial director of Viewpoint’s EMEA business.

Hello, Viewpoint For Projects

Extranet Evolution

As forewarned at the 4Projects user conference in May 2015 , after some 15 years, the 4Projects brandname is being retired by its US owners, Viewpoint Construction Software.

Viewpoint names new CEO

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Viewpoint names Manolis Kotzabasakis, formerly CTO at Aspen Technology, as its new CEO. Portland, Oregon, US-based Viewpoint Construction Software , ERP vendor and parent company of the UK-founded 4Projects SaaS construction collaboration business (with its core application shortly to be rebranded as Viewpoint for Projects), has announced its new CEO (see also Oregon Live ).

Opentree integrates with Viewpoint For Projects

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At the time, Opentree’s CEO Andy Frank said they were working to integrate the Cabinet EDMS with Viewpoint for Projects via APIs. So, once a file is ready to be Shared, it can be automatically uploaded to the designated project space on, say, Viewpoint For Projects (VFP).

Goodbye, 4Projects. Hello, Viewpoint for Projects

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This week’s 2015 Viewpoint customer summit conference in London drew over 100 people, all provided with an update to the company’s product development roadmap outlined in Newcastle last May ( 4Projects: the future is cloud-based everything ).

Another Viewpoint US acquisition

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According to Viewpoint’s news release , the acquisition allows Viewpoint “to extend and increase their ability to provide contemporary and mission-critical software solutions, including estimating, to a broader construction market audience.”

Asia-Pacific hosting for Viewpoint for Collaboration

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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.”

Viewpoint Acquires Dexter + Chaney

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Viewpoint Construction Software announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney

Viewpoint’s 4Projects acquires MCS Priority1

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Viewpoint subsidiary 4Projects expands its mobile functionality by acquiring ‘best-in-class’ Mobile Computing Solutions Priority1. 4Projects , the Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration subsidiary of Viewpoint Construction Software , has acquired , for an undisclosed amount, Swansea-based construction mobile technology specialist Mobile Computing Systems , developer of the Priority1 site solution.

Bain Capital pays US$230M for stake in 4Projects parent Viewpoint

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Hot news from Portland, Oregon is an announcement that US investment firm Bain Capital has made an investment of around US$230 million in Viewpoint Construction Software , the parent (since February 2013 ) of Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration software vendor 4Projects. Jay Haladay, Viewpoint’s chairman and CEO, will continue in his current role as will all members of the company’s executive and management team. Software-as-a-Service US Viewpoint

Notes from the Viewpoint FieldView user day

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The Field View user conference in London has provided some useful updates on Viewpoint’s mobile development plans. 13:00 BST – Viewpoint For Projects ( formerly 4Projects ) has been growing strongly in terms of users during 2015, adding 5,900 users/month, EMEA managing director Alun Baker told the last user conference for Field View ( formerly Priority1 , acquired by 4Projects in December 2014 ).

Viewpoint: Delayed adoption of LEED v4

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Viewpoint Environmental Product Declarations Greenbuild Health Product Declarations LEED v4 PE INTERNATIONAlA sigh of relief and a groan of frustration were simultaneously heard on October 29th, 2014. That was the day the U.S.

A Viewpoint view point one year after 4Projects acquisition

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Viewpoint’s future growth will be built on 21st century technologies and flexibility to meet different customer needs, including collaboration, says its CEO. Almost exactly a year ago, as mentioned on Friday, Portland, Oregon based Viewpoint Construction Software acquired SaaS construction collaboration specialist 4Projects and set about profiting from its investment in the UK company, now based in Newcastle.

Viewpoint expanding 4Projects

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Under Viewpoint ownership, UK construction SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects is already recruiting to expand, and has strong BIM credentials to take to new markets. Viewpoint eyeing international ERP and collaboration markets.

4Projects Acquired by Viewpoint

Collaborative Construction

I don't know a lot about Viewpoint but the acquisition likely expands the market reach of the combined enterprise. Interesting development noted in the 4Projects press release linked below. The 4Projects software was, according to the users I've met, a very collaborative and useful tool. I linked to a report a few weeks ago that noted the increasing popularity of 4Projects as a collaborative tool. News Release Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq.

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

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Sunderland, UK-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by Portland, Oregon-based financial systems vendor Viewpoint Construction Software. Viewpoint’s third acquisition in a year.

Viewpoint: Overlooked Connection

ENR Construction

Get in your self-driving car, punch in your destination, and then check your email, surf the web or take a nap

Viewpoint establishes US data centre for 4Projects

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4Projects ‘ parent Viewpoint Construction Software has extended its commitment to the UK-developed SaaS-based project collaboration solution, already being heavily marketed in north America ( post ), by opening a new data centre in the US.

Viewpoint - Existing Building Upgrade

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Caring for, understanding and nurturing existing buildings is central to improving our industry and key to its health and growth into the future.

Construction Fatalities Infographic From Maxwell Systems


Infographic by Viewpoint

Viewpoint: US Infrastructure Finance Needs Disruption

ENR Construction

Studying each major party candidate’s infrastructure plans—good intentions notwithstanding—reminds me of what it must have been like to participate in military strategy debate in 1939: There is a depressing “fighting the last war” sense to the plans

Viewpoint: Making the Case for Firms to Buy Terrorism Insurance

ENR Construction

It’s only a matter of time before a terrorist again targets American infrastructure for a deadly act of violence

Viewpoint: Dispelling Myths About Lean Construction

ENR Construction

When I met John Shook, one of the world’s leading lean management experts in Boston at the Lean Construction Institute Congress in 2015, a colleague asked him how far the construction industry in the U.S. has come with lean construction after 17 years

Viewpoint: Modernizing Protective Relays: How One Utility Made the Switch

ENR Construction

How one team managed risk and reliability with careful design and documentation of numerical relays

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Viewpoint: So Who Is the Designer In Construction Projects, Anyway?

ENR Construction

Ten years ago, few contractors carried professional liability insurance

Viewpoint: Construction Safety Benefits Extend Beyond The Project Fences

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A positive safety culture can have effects reaching far beyond the jobsite

Collaboration tech people moves

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In the US, former Viewpoint VP of global product management Bob Humphreys has joined Seattle-based Viewpoint development partner VPApps , along with Viewpoint colleagues Anthony Mavricos and Todd Weber. AEC Business/Financial People issues SaaS Vendors Aconex architecture BIW Causeway ECM collaboration construction collaboration technology Engineering marketing OpenText Software-as-a-Service UK US Viewpoint

Opentree providing CDE WIP integration

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Opentree’s Cabinet solution helps firms manages BIM work-in-progress, and offers automated file naming and seamless upload to common data environments (CDEs) such as Viewpoint for Projects.

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Viewpoint Athena Sustainable Materials Institute life cycle assessment SabMagazine Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine VANESSA SALAZAR

Transferring a Viewpoint from Navisworks to BIM 360 Glue

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BIM 360 Glue glue navisworks saved viewpoint

Viewpoint: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education

ENR Construction

Two engineering educators outline a vision for a transformation in engineering education to meet the needs of a changing society and a more demanding student body. Opinion

Viewpoint: Michigan Ditch Tunnel Project Overcomes High-Altitude Contracting Challenges

ENR Construction

The 5.2-mile-long Michigan Ditch was originally constructed in the early 1900s to convey water from the west side of the mountain range to the east

GroupBC revenues up 33%

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in May 2017 Viewpoint for Projects’s Steve Spark said its 2016 EMEA revenues were up 24% ( post ). UK Viewpoint for Projects YFMRe-energised following its November 2014 MBO, UK construction collaboration vendor GroupBC is growing revenues and increasing profitability.

Viewpoint: Arbitration Agreements Can Create Uncertainty in Construction Contracts

ENR Construction

We have all heard many times that arbitration is a contractual or consensual process

Viewpoint: A New Approach to Job Site Safety Reaps Benefits

ENR Construction

Every organization in the construction and manufacturing industries understands that safety is critical to success and strives to end each day without injury or incident. What does it take to make sure that every employee goes home whole and healthy at the end of a day of productive work