Asite’s CDE to Streamline Collaboration Across Ogilvie Construction’s Current and Upcoming Construction Projects

Asite | September 24, 2020

Asite’s Common Data Environment (CDE) solution will be used on all of Ogilvie Construction’s current and upcoming construction projects. Ogilvie Construction has chosen to use Asite’s Common Data Environment (CDE) on all their upcoming projects, including various initiatives across Scotland. Asite’s cloud-based platform will streamline Ogilvie’s document management and increase collaboration across their projects. Rob Clifton, Asite SVP for UK & Europe said: “The work Ogilvie Construction is undertaking across Scotland is improving the quality of life for many different communities, from helping to deliver affordable housing to transforming derelict buildings into new hubs for both the public and private sectors. “Asite is excited to be able to support their exciting portfolio of projects and work with such a renowned family-owned business.” Spanning a range of different sectors, Ogilvie Construction works across education, health, industrial, hotels, residential, retail and industrial projects in the UK. One project in Ogilvie Construction wide-ranging portfolio which will implement the Asite CDE is the construction of the 245-bed Marriott hotel in Glasgow.

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Procore | June 14, 2021

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Congruex | November 04, 2020

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