Category: AEC

Apr 07 2006

Interwoven enters US AEC market

Thanks to AECCafe.com, I was alerted to an Interwoven press release announcing an alliance with Data Builder to market a new electronic project control system (Data Builder e-PCS) for the US construction industry (available as both a hosted or managed service). Interwoven is well-known for its enterprise content management solutions, and through its Data Builder …

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Apr 05 2006

Cyril Sweett on BIW (2): Cadweb misleads

I see Cadweb is deliberately misleading visitors to its website again. By carefully editing out any mention of any other firms in its quoted extract from Contract Journal, it would have you believe that consultant Cyril Sweett’s favourite extranet is Cadweb, and that Cadweb is the solution most used at Sweett’s. The edited extract is …

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Apr 05 2006

BIW wins Building award (2)

The Building magazine website now has the full list of winners, plus a photo gallery from last night’s Building Awards ceremony, where you can see BIW CEO Colin Smith with Pat Jennings (middle photo in top row, page 1). Tweet

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Apr 05 2006

BIW wins Building award

In front of a 1500-strong audience of the great and good of the UK construction industry, BIW Technologies last night (04 April 2006) walked away with the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award 2006 in the Building Awards (see previous post) – the UK construction industry equivalent to the ‘Oscars’ – see news release. I entered …

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Mar 29 2006

Cyril Sweett on BIW

In January (see Rok set on in-house capability), I commented on Contract Journal’s regular insight into AEC company’s IT practices. This month’s subject is construction consultancy Cyril Sweett (13 offices and 550 staff in the UK; 52 and 1500 globally). On the collaboration question, IT director John Hadji-Michael responded: "The project collaboration tools we make …

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Mar 28 2006

The BIM difference

Do you subscribe to the AECbytes.com newsletter? You should (here – and it’s free). Some of the articles are tremendously interesting. The latest is a piece by Autodesk’s Jay Bhatt which, in a few paragraphs, gives a good definition of building information modelling (BIM) and positions it alongside other developments such as 3D modelling. Tweet

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Mar 27 2006

Harvard conference, March 2006 (5)

Perhaps my final note on the Harvard Conference earlier this month (see previous link)…. I recently received a post-conference ‘thank-you’ email sent by Burcin Becerik to all delegates to the event; the email includes a useful link to the conference presentations and other information. The same link also gives details of how to acquire a …

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Mar 22 2006

Direct marketing works

As a PR/marketing professional working in the IT world, it is sometimes easy to forget that offline marketing techniques still have their place. While I have become a little disenchanted with trade shows, BIW still experiments with such events (next month, one of my colleagues will be at an IT Showcase event in Leeds, and …

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Mar 20 2006

Collaboration consolidation (5)

At WorldCADaccess, Ralph Grabowski linked to an Engineering News Record interview with Scott Unger, CEO of Constructware, undertaken soon after the proposed acquisition by Autodesk was announced. Much of the piece focuses on how Constructware got started, but there were a couple of questions looking to the future. Q: You were recently acquired by Autodesk. …

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Mar 20 2006

Catching up

What only one update in a week? What have I been up to since I got back from the Boston conference? On Tuesday, I met up with an old PR friend – internal communications consultant (and fellow cyclist) Liam Fitzpatrick (Working Communication) – and then with Peter Goodwin of the PIX Protocol – hoping to …

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