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 […]

COSA Members at CONEXPO in Las Vegas This Week

|| This week, several COSA members will be exhibiting at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center. || Download the conference app or use this online interactive map to locate the following COSA members and ask more about our organization. FiveCubits – #62006 Sage – #65320 NoteVault – #65312 SmartBidNet – #65106 AboutTime […]

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 […]

Construction Technology: Making the Case for Integration

|| This article was written by James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartBidNet, publish in Construction Business Owner on January 1, 2014. || Of the 700 construction professionals who participated in JBKnowledge’s 2013 Construction Technology Integration (CTI) Survey, 82.8 percent said that the integration of their software products is important to overall efficiency. So why is […]

New Construction Technology Report Reveals Concerning Cloud Security Trends

|| This article was published on December 3rd, 2013 on PRWeb || 700 construction professionals participated in the 2013 Construction Technology Integration Survey, revealing the software they use, how it integrates and how it is secured. JBKnowledge, an IT services provider to the construction and insurance industries, has released the results from their second annual Construction […]

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 […]

Collaboration and Support Surround agcXML

|| AGC TechBrief published this article on May 17, 2013 || The Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA) is collaborating on the promotion of standards data exchange within the construction industry. COSA ( the agcXML initiative and will submit schemas that will help agcXML develop for review and ratification by AGC. In addition it will provide […]

Interoperability Intrigue: COSA & agcXML

|| Mike Carrozzo published this article in the May/June 2013 Constructech Magazine Issue || Although you’ll never him to admit as much, James Benham stirred the pot in construction. When the founder and president of JB Knowledge,, Bryan, Texas took the stage at the AGC IT Conference last fall, his announcement to the construction industry was […]