ENGINEERING TECH

Aktion Acquires Corum Client Central Consulting Group

Aktion | July 26, 2021

Corum announced today that Aktion Associates has acquired its client, Minnesota-based Central Consulting Group (CCG), Deltek's biggest Vision/Vantagepoint partner. The acquisition expands Aktion's product offerings and customer base in the AEC sector in North America.

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About Central Consulting Group
Since 2002, Central Consulting Group (CCG), Deltek's largest Vision/Vantagepoint partner, has assisted thousands of architectural, engineering, construction, and professional services companies across the globe in getting more out of their software investment. CCG has assisted clients with their move to Deltek Vantagepoint, the next generation of Deltek, Vision/Vantagepoint cloud migrations, and installing, training, tailoring, modifying, and integrating Deltek ERP Software. In addition, CCG experts address business problems and provide ongoing support throughout the project and software lifecycle.

About Aktion
Aktion Associates Inc. is a nationwide ERP software reseller and IT infrastructure provider specializing in the Architectural Engineering and Construction, Distribution, and Manufacturing sectors. More than 5,500 clients have selected Aktion as their technology advisor since 1979. These teams, which have a staff of 200 professionals in application consulting, network, and software engineering, use proprietary lean implementation methods to help clients realize the value of their IT investment. In addition, secure cloud hosting, disaster recovery, and backup services are provided by company-owned data centers. The Network Operations Center (NOC) monitors and supports managed services clients in real-time.

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Planon launches comprehensive package to deliver an exceptional and engaging workplace experience to building users

Planon | July 01, 2022

Planon, the leading global provider of smart sustainable building management software, today announced the launch of Planon Workplace Edition. Planon Workplace Edition allows organisations to modernise and improve their workplace management quickly and securely with the option to upgrade to the full Planon Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) suite later. Planon Workplace Edition is a plug-and-play, cloud-based software solution. It is composed of fully integrated modules underpinned by smart IoT technology: Planon Workplace Insights and Planon Workplace Engagement. Planon Workplace Insights - the foundation for Planon Workplace Engagement - displays analysed information captured from IoT sensors (occupancy, utilisation, people flow and indoor air quality measurements). This information supports workplace strategists and facilities managers in making the right decisions to create engaging and productive workplaces. The newest module, Planon Workplace Engagement, adds space and services management processes on top of that. In addition, a mobile app and other workplace engagement interfaces for the building user, including room booking panels and kiosks, enhance the workplace experience and build business resilience. "With Planon Workplace Edition, organisations are able to use spaces in a cost-effective and sustainable way while improving the wellbeing and productivity of their building users, It supports workplace professionals in ensuring a safe and healthy environment, and a great experience for building users." -Pierre Guelen, Planon's founder and CEO. About Planon- Planon is the leading global provider of Smart Sustainable Building Management software that connects buildings, people and processes. By eliminating data silos and aligning solutions into one shared information platform, Planon provides all building stakeholders with actionable and meaningful insights. Independent market research and consulting firms have consistently rated Planon as a global leader in the market. Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for more than 2,500 clients, supported by offices and partners around the world.

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Procore Establishes New EMEA Hub in Dublin As Regional Growth Continues Across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Procore | September 12, 2022

Procore Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PCOR), a leading global provider of construction management software, today announced the opening of its new EMEA hub in Dublin, Ireland. This move demonstrates Procore’s continued commitment to the region and desire to support its expanding customer base as part of its mission to connect everyone in construction on a global platform. The EMEA hub, within Dublin’s South Point building on Harmony Row, occupies the 3rd floor penthouse and spans 15,000 square feet. Formulated to help drive Procore’s growth and better support customers in the region, the hub will aim to create hundreds of jobs in Dublin over the next few years with the company hiring for roles across sales, customer success and customer support, to name a few. To lead this new office, Procore has appointed Ciaran Cushley as the Head of the EMEA Hub. With a track record of building and leading high-performing teams in Europe and North America for companies such as DocuSign, Cushley brings over 18 years of experience to the company. “In this exciting time to join Procore, it is a privilege to lead the new hub which signifies our ambition for continued growth across EMEA. Not only will the hub cement our presence in the region, but it will enable customers to continue to efficiently connect their people, systems and data on one platform - allowing them to fully reap the benefits of construction technology.” -Ciaran Cushley, Head of EMEA Hub at Procore. Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, VP of EMEA at Procore adds, For the past 20 years, Procore has been working to connect everyone in construction on a global platform. Procore’s increasing presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa speaks to our long-term goal to be the single platform which supports construction professionals across the world. About Procore: Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices in the United States, Canada, and around the globe.

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Exadel Announces New Acquisition of Motion Software

Exadel | July 13, 2022

Exadel, a global software consultancy and engineering company, today announced the recent acquisition of software engineering company Motion Software, which specializes in blockchain, AI, analytics, healthcare, and eLearning, and is the creator of a leading remote work platform that enables tech companies to engage with top digital talent worldwide. "I am excited to welcome Motion Software's talented team to Exadel, This partnership significantly increases our presence across Europe, adding talent in Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. Motion's remote work platform, designed from the ground up, opens new opportunities for streamlining the matchmaking process for our clients, and a suite of tools that ensure the success and well-being of the remote software specialists at a global scale. I am confident that adding Motion Software's capabilities and locations alongside Exadel's service and solution offerings will create significant value for our diverse talent and clients." -Darren Oberst, CEO of Exadel. We are very excited to join the team at Exadel, a rapidly growing organization with great engineering and consulting talent, said Christo Peev, CEO of Motion Software. This acquisition is expanding the portfolio of great remote work opportunities for our people, by adding positions across a variety of different companies. About Motion Software- The Motion Software platform empowers hundreds of remote software specialists to work with the most innovative tech companies from around the world. We take pride in our friendly working environment that values self-improvement, work-life balance, and constantly doing our best in every aspect of our lives. Every few months we travel to meet up at different places and spend some quality time together. About Exadel- Exadel is a global software engineering and business consultancy company, creating the transformative strategies, platforms, and products our clients need to run and grow their businesses. For more than 20 years we have developed solutions that accelerate the speed, quality, and efficiency of our delivery while adding value to customers. A Forrester-recognized market leader in distributed Agile, we are proud of our long history partnering with the largest brands across all industries.

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LP Building Solutions Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New Global Headquarters

LP Building Solutions | August 25, 2022

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, celebrated a landmark day in company history on Aug. 19, 2022 with the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The new headquarters, which spans the top two floors—all 60,000 square feet—of the Creative Office Building in Midtown's Broadwest development, allows LP to further expand its corporate hybrid workplace model while upgrading its office environment. Founded 50 years ago in Portland, Oregon, LP relocated its headquarters to Nashville in 2004. Prior to its move to Broadwest, the company was in downtown's central business district. In 2021, LP announced the move to the Broadwest complex to seek a more innovative, collaborative and flexible office space. With more than 60 collaboration areas (conference rooms, huddle rooms and more), the new state-of-the-art headquarters is designed to support a hybrid work environment that allows employees to determine where they work—whether remotely or in the office—based on their roles and responsibilities. At the grand opening ceremony, LP Chair and CEO Brad Southern welcomed employees to their new workplace, and Senior Engineering Project Manager Danaillie Woodfine cut the ribbon to officially declare the facility open for business. They were joined by LP's executive team and more than 100 corporate employees. "Today marks an important milestone in our history, Our new headquarters is a hub for innovation and collaboration—critical components of our continued success. We are happy to welcome employees to this new space and excited to see the fresh ideas that will inspire further LP accomplishments here." -Brad Southern, Chair and CEO, LP. Located at 1610 West End Avenue, Broadwest's Creative Office Building, plaza and 2,500-space parking garage completed construction earlier this year. The Class A building features 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop terrace, a fitness center and an exterior plaza. Inspired by the company's wood-based building materials, the architectural and design theme of the new headquarters is "never far from the tree" and was constructed using LP products throughout. The office also features a 25-foot-wide, 8-foot-tall, hand-carved wooden mural originally commissioned over 30 years ago for the company's original headquarters in Portland. The headquarters also features an LP Health & Wellness Center. This on-site clinic is for the exclusive use of employees and their family members. It provides primary care and wellness services, such as immunizations, annual health assessments and health coaching, at little to no cost. About LP Building Solutions: As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. LP's extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as Siding Solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and LP® TopNotch®350 Durable Sub-Flooring), and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 22 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil.

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