Earlier today, I attended a meeting of the NCCTP marketing group. We reviewed our conference last month, and started making plans for the 2006 edition (probably in October this time). We also discussed our plans to undertake some market research to investigate what benefits our users gain from our various construction collaboration technology solutions. This is likely to be undertaken by Benchmark Research in the first half of 2006, with the results revealed at the autumn conference.
In the meantime, on 8-9 March 2006, the results of a study of the value of online project collaboration and management systems undetaken with the input of five technology vendors (including the UK’s Business Collaborator) will be discussed at a conference at Harvard University, MA, USA. The research was led by Burcin Becerik (who I had the pleasure of meeting last year) and was supervised at Harvard Graduate School of Design by Professor Spiro Pollalis (who spoke at last month’s NCCTP event).
Unfortunately, other commitments may prevent my attendance at this event, but I am certainly looking forward to reading about the research findings. Further details of the conference can be found here.