Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson runs a specialist consultancy business, pwcom.co.uk Ltd. It provides integrated PR and marketing services mainly to construction and technology clients, and undertakes research and consultancy work on construction collaboration technologies (aka 'project extranets') and related tools (BIM, mobile, etc). Paul is also a writer, freelance journalist, industry activist and public speaker.

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Author's posts

Oct 15 2005

CICA annual convention

No posts yesterday; I was at the CICA annual convention in London. The turnout wasn’t great – around 30 or so, including speakers – but most attendees managed to stay to the very end of the day. This was no mean achievement for an all-day event on a Friday, and a lot of credit must …

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Oct 15 2005

Avanti reality check for extranets (2)

Towards the end of yesterday’s CICA annual convention, I met Mervyn Richards, one of the leading figures on the Avanti project (see 22 September post). He gave me a bit of background to the somewhat negative comment (about extranets and their workflow handling capabilities) made at last month’s CE members convention. Apparently, the comment was …

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Oct 13 2005

Irritating marketing email

I received an unsolicited email from AMT3D offering what sounded like an interesting solution which would enable architects and developers to demonstrate to planners, etc, exactly what their new schemes will look like within the existing 3D urban environment. The email tempted me: A demo of the Leeds pilot project can be obtained via: http://www.amt3d.com/index_files/leeds_3d.htm …

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Oct 13 2005

Collaborate via blog or wiki?

Since my post about the Construction Computing Show, there has been a meeting of the NCCTP marketing group at which the event was discussed, followed by a steady flow of emails and attachments about the NCCTP stand layout, etc, between the five participants. Perhaps we should have practiced what we preach and used a collaboration …

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Oct 13 2005

Teleworking: motivation factors

Following on from my last post, the same Silicon.com article quotes a Citrix study which reveals strong support for the idea that flexible working will deliver greater productivity and a more motivated workforce, though it admits opposition to remote working often relates to the perceived death of ‘the office culture’ and the breakdown of teamwork …

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Oct 13 2005

Teleworking secure?

Further to my post about teleworking (6 October), I read today in Silicon.com that increased levels of home working may jeopardise security. The article, ‘Flexibility boom presents security challenge‘, quotes Ross Paul from Websense: "If employees are taking their laptops home and surfing the web in their own time they could have almost anything on …

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Oct 11 2005

Construction Computing Show

The Construction Computing Show at the Barbican in London is now less than a month away. I will be co-presenting a seminar on the first day (9 November at 12.45pm) with an NCCTP colleague, Duncan Mactear from 4Projects, on the topic "Making Collaboration Pay". The NCCTP will also have a stand at the event as …

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Oct 11 2005

Not THE Paul Wilkinson?

Since my book was published, some people have remarked upon the existence of other authors called Paul Wilkinson, most notably the illustrious Professor Paul Wilkinson of St Andrew’s University School of International Relations. As far as I know he is no relation (and nor is the former professional footballer of the same name, now reserve …

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Oct 10 2005

Being too innovative

Outside of the ‘project extranet’ field, I have witnessed at close hand the introduction to the market of a new software-based project analysis and planning methodology, but (perhaps as with any new technology that doesn’t fit into an existing market category) take-up has been slow. I was therefore struck by an article by Joel Orr …

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Oct 10 2005

Web growth

According to the BBC, the world-wide web is growing at a rate which now exceeds that before the dot.com bubble burst in 2000. A study by Netcraft claims the web has grown grew by more than 17 million sites in the past 12 months, fuelled by small businesses going online, firms making the most of …

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