Setting standards for greater construction collaboration

|| This article was written by Dennis Stejskal and published on Sage Construction and Real Estate Blog on November 7th, 2014. || Every construction company should have the freedom to use whatever construction software best fits its needs without running into roadblocks that prevent information exchange. As an early member of the Construction Open Software Alliance […]

Construction Technology: The Tools of the Trade

GreenBuilder The construction industry is responsible for five percent of the GDP—but also for 38 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. The industry also loses $120 billion annually due to labor inefficiencies, miscommunication and wasted materials. Yet among construction professionals, the adoption rate of new technologies that can seriously help eliminate such issues is surprisingly […]

StatusVue Now a Member of COSA

StratusVue The inability of different software solutions to operate and interact with one another has long been a source of frustration for the construction industry.  With the increasing adoption of mobile jobsite and BIM technologies, it is becoming even more important for data to flow between applications in order for users to capture value from […]

Asta joins the Construction Open Software Alliance

|| Construction Open Software Alliance welcomes Asta Development. || Asta Development is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA), an organization dedicated to empowering better sharing of information between all project participants in the construction industry regardless of the systems they use. As technology plays […]

Integration: The Future of Construction Technology

|| This article was written by James Benham published “In Construction Executive Tech Trends” on July 31, 2013. || Tech providers are in the midst of a shift toward a demand for more open, user-friendly construction technology solutions due to a progressively more informed user base and forward-thinking providers that understand the benefits of integration. […]

How To Become a Member of COSA

|| Are you interested in joining the Construction Open Software Alliance? || To Apply 1. Start by contacting us and expressing your interest and how you heard about us. 2. A COSA representative will contact you for further discussion. 3. At the next monthly meeting, current COSA members will vote on new applicants. A majority […]

Integration Updates across Construction Technology

|| This article was published on June 27, 2013 in Constructech Magazine. || A year from now could the term ‘interoperability’ will be more than just a hearsay for construction technology? Of course, such a notion is hard to predict, but new efforts from a few leading groups associated with the topic are giving hope for the […]

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. […]

COSA: A Case Study of How One Industry United to Develop Software Integration Standards

|| The article COSA: A Case Study of How One Industry United to Develop Software Integration Standards,  was published in Texas CEO Magazine on March 2, 2013.|| Today, the information technology (IT) decisions presented to CEOs are less about which technologies should be employed and more about which technologies should not. The consumerization of IT means […]

COSA Featured in Construction Business Owner

|| James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartBidNet wrote, The Next Step in Construction Technology is Here, published in Construction Business Owner Magazine on March 1, 2013. || Imagine your project managers in their offices with a real-time dashboard of all jobsite progress and a 3-D graphic that updates every five minutes, rendering your structure as […]