Article in Building Engineer: Helping contractors build on opportunity by utilising timber framing

Jason Ruddle, Chief Operating Officer, talks to Building Engineer about how he thinks contractors could utilise the timber framing and other offsite construction approaches to meet government aims to accelerate new build home delivery. The government has given clear support for modern methods of construction in the new White Paper. They are also supporting infrastructure investment, encouraging…

DK Outsource Ltd becomes Elecosoft’s Bidcon® distribution partner in Singapore

Elecosoft management are pleased to announce its new Singaporean distribution partner, DK Outsource Ltd, for Bidcon® estimating software.  This is consistent with Elecosoft’s strategy to make its market leading software available to an international audience. Dennis Kwok at DK Outsource Ltd, commented on the partnership with Elecosoft; “We are pleased to work with Elecosoft as…

Willmott Dixon ushers in new era of planning with the help of Asta Powerproject

Willmott Dixon, the contracting, residential development and property support business, wanted to drive a new culture of planning across the company. This was acheived by changing their planning tool from Microsoft Project to Asta Powerproject. The switch was undertaken only after surveying all users and finding that 98% wanted to make the change. As well as being the…

Elecosoft Sweden awarded the “sustainable company of the year” at this year’s Alvargala in Sweden

Elecosoft Sweden awarded the “Sustainable company of the year” at this year’s Alvargala in Sweden (Skellefteå). The recent development of the Bidcon climate module for the estimation of carbon footprint is the main driver behind winning the award. The jury’s comments about the award;”Elecosoft puts Skellefteå in the light by enabling long-term good environmental choices in…

We’ll need to make the most of BIM efficiencies to respond to national housing imperatives

Jason Ruddle, Elecosoft’s Chief Operating Officer, discusses with BIM+ how the industry will need to realise the cost benefits of BIM’s potential to increase housebuilding efficiency if it is to respond to the national housing imperatives. For 2017, two major government announcements: new brownfield “affordable” starter homes in 30 local authority areas around England, and a “dramatic expansion” of funding…

Cullum chooses Asta Powerproject for their project planning software

Cullum Detuners Limited is a world-leading engineering company with a proven track record of providing advanced solutions to the Aerospace, Energy, Marine and Nuclear sectors in the form of high-specification noise control equipment, turbine support for power generation, and other solutions. With a requirement to design, manufacture and install engineered equipment to exact timescales with…

Brown & Carroll polishes up its project planning with Asta Powerproject Enterprise

Specialist contractor Brown & Carroll manage major commercial fit-out projects with specialist joinery of the highest quality for many of the UK’s most prestigious contractors, architects and clients. The company have not missed a handover date in over 25 years. Planner Matthew Kingston carries a lot of responsibility for sustaining the company’s delivery record. One of…

Elecosoft enjoys success again at Construction Computing Awards

Elecosoft is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, Asta Powerproject has been awarded the Project Management/Planning Software of the Year Award at the Construction Computing Awards 2016 – The Hammers. The award was presented at a gala event at BMA House in London on 3rd November. Recognition was also made for our cost estimating application, Bidcon, as…

Pepper Construction Standardizes on Asta Powerproject

Pepper Construction, a large general contracting and construction management firm, was looking for a new project scheduling system that would be simple to use and as nimble as its team. With nearly 1,000 employees, Pepper’s selection committee needed something that was fully capable, scalable and easy to integrate. Asta Powerproject became a clear choice because of its…