Category: AEC

Bovis partnership with BIW

The 16 August 2006 issue of Contract Journal has the latest monthly insight into a well-known UK-based construction group – this time Bovis Lend Lease. The standard question, “Does your company make use of project collaboration tools?” gets the following response from chief information officer Scott Farquhar: Bovis became famed for Hummingbird, our earlier project collaboration …

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Construction Computing Awards 2006

Since my previous post regarding the UK’s Construction Computing Show 2006, I have received an email about the inaugural Construction Computing Awards 2006: "the Hammers 2006" (potentially confusing for any West Ham United football supporters!). The email and associated website currently focus on the attractions of the awards dinner – tables for ten a cool …

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Extolling the extranet ethos

The latest ITShowcase newsletter reports on the NCCTP market research, Proving Collaboration Pays (see previous post) – basically the text of the NCCTP news release, but at least the key messages are being disseminated.

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Construction Computing 2006 (2)

The dates for the Construction Computing Show have been changed since my 6 June post. It is now being held on 22-23 November, still at London’s Barbican Centre, two weeks later than originally scheduled (no mention of the Bentley user group event, so perhaps they are now avoiding each other). The email I received also …

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Causeway links with National Federation of Builders

Contract Journal reports that the UK trade association, the National Federation of Builders has named Causeway Technologies as its "Strategic IT Solutions Partner". NFB members, which are primarily small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will get preferential rates on Causeway software solutions which include estimating and project accounting products, along with offerings for content management, document …

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Construction disputes: are extranets the answer?

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by a journalist for a UK construction trade magazine about Multiplex’s problems at London’s Wembley Stadium. The key issue she wanted to explore was whether having an ‘extranet’ would have prevented the disputes between Multiplex, the client, Cleveland Bridge, etc. The short answer was, I’m afraid, no. Like …

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Clients increasingly require ‘Extranet expertise’: NCCTP research highlights benefits of using collaboration systems

The UK ‘project extranet’ vendors’ association, the Network of Construction Collaboration Technology Providers (NCCTP) has today published its market research report, Proving Collaboration Pays. The research was undertaken by an independent market research consultancy, Benchmark Research, and is – to the best of my knowledge – the biggest ‘extranet’ user survey ever undertaken, certainly as …

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2012 Construction Commitments: Olympics projects should exploit collaboration technologies

Construction collaboration technologies should be exploited during the delivery of projects for the 2012 London Olympics Games, says an influential task group of the UK’s Strategic Forum for Construction in its 2012 Construction Commitments (available here; see also the press release). I was recently appointed to the steering group of Constructing Excellence’s Building and Estates …

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Aberdeen Group PLM collaboration report

I am sure construction collaboration technology providers can be encouraged by, among others, the experiences of product lifecycle management technology users. Research undertaken by the Aberdeen Group, reported in this AECnewsroom.com article, suggests several best practices – organizational structures, processes, and technologies – that differentiate best in class companies and deliver competitive advantage. According to …

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Collaborate to avoid disputes, says BuildOnline

According to a 5 July news item on BuildingTalk, "18 per cent of projects result in serious disputes, which can delay projects and destroy client/contractor relations." This is apparently the conclusion of research from BuildOnline. "Poor document management is to blame for creating major lags, with employees wasting over two hours per week searching for …

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