Category: AEC

Jun 05 2006

ITCF 2006 conference (3)

Andrew Coombes at Eat Your CAD gives a delegate’s view of proceedings at last month’s ITCF conference. Pleased to see he rated the day sufficiently highly that he would "definitely" go again. Whether the same view would be shared by some of the NCCTP members is another matter. As the main sponsor bringing together several …

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May 26 2006

Deltek in UK

An appearance was made at Wednesday’s ITCF conference by a stand from US accounting and ERP software vendor Deltek. I was aware of the business from monitoring various US-based websites, but I hadn’t appreciated that they were also active on the eastern side of the Atlantic (they have a London office and one in Welwyn …

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May 14 2006

ITCF 2006 conference (2)

Since my previous post on this subject, I have learned that Paul Castle of Turner & Townsend has confirmed that he will be the principal speaker in the NCCTP afternoon discussion stream session at the ITCF conference on 24 May. Tweet

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May 09 2006

ITCF 2006 conference

As members of the event’s headline sponsor, the NCCTP, BIW Technologies (along with 4Projects, Asite, Business Collaborator and Sarcophagus) will be exhibiting at the IT Construction Forum’s 2006 annual conference at the Oval in London on 24 May. Representatives of the same NCCTP members will also be participating in an afternoon stream session focused on …

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May 08 2006

WSP “driven by what our clients want”

The latest "Contract Journal" company profile (see Cyril Sweett on BIW in late March and Rok set on in-house capability in January) features consultancy business WSP. On the project collaboration tools question, Andy Scott, global IT director says: "… Internally, we have IBM TeamWorkplace and Microsoft Sharepoint. Externally, we’re driven by what our clients want …

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May 08 2006

Ajax and CAD

A few months ago, I posted about Ajax (Extranets to embrace Ajax?, 2 December 2005 – Ajax stands for ‘Asynchronous JavaScript and XML’, by the way), wondering if it might form part of the interfaces of construction collaboration solutions. Last week, courtesy of AECnews.com, I read an article, Ajax comes to CAD, which describes an …

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May 04 2006

CRM: Hosted vs packaged

A Silicon.com article weighs up the pros and cons of hosted applications by reference to the CRM market. I am encouraged by its talk of "greater acceptance of applications hosting as companies warm to outsourcing" – if this is happening in the CRM arena, particularly among small or medium-sized businesses, then companies may also warm …

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May 02 2006

BE Avanti

Last Friday I attended the spring meeting of members of Constructing Excellence‘s Building and Estates Forum (BE), chaired by the excellent Vaughan Burnand. During the day BE chief executive Don Ward announced that BE was looking to take over the running of the Avanti programme. Avanti’s funding by the DTI has just about run out, …

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May 02 2006

Constructware and Autodesk

At AECCadalyst.com, an article, "Digitizing the Paper Trail", helps explain some benefits of using an online collaboration solution – in this case, Constructware. The final section mentions the recent acquisition of Constructware by Autodesk (see previous post) and gives a Constructware customer’s perspective (Debra Kunce, program director at design agency Schmidt Associates): Reflecting on the …

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Apr 26 2006

Autodesk applies to trademark DWG

I’d never considered a file format suffix as something worthy of a trademark, but it seems Autodesk is claiming DWG as a trademark, according to Evan Yares. What next: PDF™, DOC™, XLS™? Tweet

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