What’s happening this week in our industry? Here’s our Friday round up of news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Viewpoint acquires Dexter + Chaney
Construction software provider Viewpoint announced their acquisition of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company Dexter + Chaney. The move aligns with Viewpoint’s plans to advance construction technology use. Manolis Kotzabasakis, Chief Executive Officer of Viewpoint, said, “We look forward to leveraging the strengths of both companies’ solutions to further accelerate technology innovation and adoption in the construction industry.”
Source: Press release
2. Triax and Suffolk collaborate at AGC
Triax Technologies and Suffolk partnered to present on the impact of wearable technology on construction at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety & Health Conference in Denver this week. Suffolk, who uses Triax’s spot-r product, discussed how the wearable IoT construction technology improves safety on their jobsites. We featured spot-r in the episode of Safe Insight below.
3. New OSHA web platform
On August 1st, 2017, OSHA will launch their new Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The platform will offer employers web-based submission of injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. OSHA’s ITA web page will also provide reporting requirements, frequently asked questions, and a link to request assistance with the form.
4. Ozinga acquires Indiana company
Ozinga has acquired the assets of concrete supplier Eagle Ready-Mix. The deal provides Ozinga with new locations in Goshen and Elkhart, IN. “For 26 years, Eagle Ready-Mix has been a trusted name in the Elkhart and Goshen region for quality concrete and great service,” said Joe Sanders, Executive Vice President of Ozinga’s Indiana branch. “The Ozinga team is thrilled to welcome them aboard.” The acquisition signals Ozinga’s continued growth and confidence in the industry.
5. JLL advises U.S. cricket league developers
JLL has been announced as the real estate advisor for Global Sports Ventures LLC’s development of a national cricket league in the United States. JLL’s Sports and Entertainment Group will assist organizers in the development of eight stadiums/mixed use centers slated for completion in 2020. The role will include advisory services, site selection, and negotiations.