Dowco acquires Acuña & Asociados S.A.

Acuña is a leading Steel Detailing and Structural Engineering firm located in Santiago, Chile which serves companies across the world.

The acquisition allows Dowco to expand its global steel detailing network while enhancing their best-in-class technology platform. It will also increase Dowco’s global pool of resources for rapid deployment on large scale project works and to help better serve both companies collective fabricator customers. The acquisition of Acuña enables the Dowco Group to explore its full potential to capture more of the global steel detailing market.

Posted on August 19, 2016

Dowco Technology Services has been Acquired by Cansel Survey Equipment, Inc.

Surrey, British Columbia/Chicago, IL - Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking firm, served as exclusive advisor to Dowco Group of Companies (“Dowco”), in the divestiture of its software reseller business, Dowco Technology Services (“DTS”). DTS is a leading reseller of construction technology software solutions for contractors, architects, engineers, project managers, fabricators, and detailers. The acquiring company, Cansel Survey Equipment Inc. is a national distributor of new and pre-owned land-based positioning systems, equipment and software in Canada. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director Karl D’Cunha and Senior Managing Director Jay Rodgers led the transaction.

Posted on December 31, 2015

Fabtrol Systems Inc. has been Acquired by AVEVA Group plc

Chicago, IL/Cambridge, UK - Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking firm, served as exclusive advisor to Dowco Group of Companies (A Canadian holding company), in the divestiture of its Eugene, Oregon based subsidiary Fabtrol Systems, Inc. FabTrol Systems is a leading supplier of steel fabrication management software. The acquiring company was AVEVA Group plc, a United Kingdom-based public holding company. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director Karl D’Cunha and Senior Managing Director Jay Rodgers led the transaction.

Posted on June 3, 2015

Tekla News for Building & Construction, Autumn 2014

The new Tekla Structures 20.1 has arrived with several good improvements and naturally also bug fixes. Improved features include templates and reporting and many others, offering something for the majority of users.

We are a company who likes development. We are happy to participate in our customers’ development projects – Arup’s Project OVE is one breathtaking example – and work hard to improve our solutions and services. Currently we are taking a leap forward regarding our portfolio as CSC, a company with long history in structural engineering software, is combining its operations with Tekla.

Posted on October 2, 2014

Dowco Group Partners with Panzura to offer Global File Systems

The Dowco Group of Companies, global leader in Steel Detailing, BIM, and construction technology solutions, announced that it has partnered with Cloud based solutions provider Panzura, to address cross-site CAD/BIM collaboration for use in the steel industry.

San Francisco, CA – The Dowco Group of Companies, a global leader in Steel Detailing, BIM, and construction technology solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Panzura, the only provider of global locking file systems, to address the critical need for cross-site CAD/BIM (building information modeling) collaboration for use in the steel industry. Dowco is announcing that they are both a large end user of Panzura products and a reseller of the Panzura solution.

Posted on May 14, 2014

Tekla North American User Meeting 2014

Don’t miss Elevate 2014, the Tekla North America User Meeting and Conference. Sign up now to take advantage of early bird pricing and reserve your spot.

Bringing together industry leaders and full of informative sessions and educational discussions, attending this event will help you:

  • Learn the latest 3D modeling and Building Information Management (BIM) techniques to win and complete more projects with even greater accuracy and efficiency;
  • Network with your peers and BIM experts from around the country; and
  • Expand your knowledge of Tekla with hands on demonstrations of the latest functionality and integration with industry tools.

Posted on April 30, 2014

Ewen Dobbie: Family man atop One World Trade Center

Working on One World Trade Center in New York was as inspiring and thrilling you would expect it to be, said Ewen Dobbie, president and CEO of Dowco Consultants Ltd. His company was brought on board in 2008 to help with steel detailing (3D modelling) for two separate areas and the antenna of the structure, built to replace the twin World Trade Center towers destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Even for someone like Dobbie, who’s worked on other notable sites like the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project, Chicago Millennium Park and the Panama Museum of Biodiversity, this was still something special.

Posted on November 18, 2014

Ewen Dobbie Becomes Sole Owner Of The Dowco Group Of Companies

Ewen Dobbie completes purchase of the company founded in 1970 by Hugh Dobbie, Sr.

Online PR News – Surrey, BC – On June 15th, 2012, a carefully laid succession plan for The Dowco Group of Companies was completed when Ewen Dobbie finalized his purchase of the family-owned business from company founder Hugh Dobbie Sr., an industry pioneer and technology leader in the steel industry. Hugh embarked on his steel detailing career in 1956 when he began training as a steel detailer at the Dominion Bridge Company in Canada.

Posted on June 22, 2012