The Evolution of Software Interoperability in Construction

|| This article was published in Constructech Magazine on June 18, 2013. || The talk of software interoperability continues to pick up in the construction industry. From agcXML to COSA (Construction Open Software Alliance), the industry continues to rally around the idea of sharing information between the various technology systems available for the construction market. […]

Constructech 2013 Tech Preview: The Future Is Now

|| This article was published in Constructech Magazine on February 22, 2013 || Throughout the past decade and more, an approach to making IT investments a little less expensive and a little more connected has been the open-systems movement. One of the more recent movements in constructech is the COSA (Construction Open Software Alliance). James […]

COSA Featured in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

|| A recent article (quoted below) written by Jeffrey Yoders in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure discusses COSA member SmartBidNet and the other construction industry tech providers involved in our open application standards initiative. || Click here to read the full article Benham announced the formation of the COSA at the AGC IT Conference in Chicago last summer […]

COSA Featured in Constructech Magazine’s Review of 2012 Technology Day Conference

|| This article was published in Constructech Magazine on October 9 , 2012 || At last week’s Technology Day conference, held October 5 at the San Mateo Marriott, much talk centered on mobility. A number of technology providers were showcasing new solutions and speakers were identifying trends in the markets. But another age-old topic garnered a bit […]

Sage Accepted as Member of COSA

|| IRVINE, Calif. (October 5, 2012) – Sage North America today announced that it has been accepted as a member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA), a new organization dedicated to empowering better sharing of information between all project participants in the construction industry regardless of the systems they use. || The need for a […]

COSA Announcement Featured in AEC Tech Strategies

|| “James Benham of SmartBidNet launches Construction Open Software Alliance at AGC IT Forum” By Jeff Yoders published on Friday, August 17, 2012 || James Benham, founder of SmartBidNet, announced the formation of the Construction Open Software Alliance at the Associated General Contractors of America‘s IT Forum in Chicago today. Speaking at the Swissotel on Chicago’s Wacker Drive, Benham said the COSA will […]

James Benham Introduces COSA & Shares Results of the 2012 Construction Technology Integration Report in Keynote Address at AGC IT Forum in Chicago