Category: AEC

Jan 20 2006

Harvard conference, March 2006 (again)

With some six weeks to go before the Harvard University OCPM conference on 8 March (see previous post), Burcin Becerik tells me that around 20 people have already registered for the event, and she expects the numbers to grow as March approaches. I will now be attending the event (booked flights and accommodation online today), …

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Jan 19 2006

Rok set on in-house capability

The print version of UK trade magazine Contract Journal has a monthly feature called ‘Company’ life in which CJ offers insights into working life within well-known construction groups. This uses a standard set of questions and includes one on whether the company makes use of project collaboration tools. The company under the spotlight in the …

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Jan 17 2006

Kajima Uses Buzzsaw to Help Win PFI Projects

Been there, done that…. This Autodesk Buzzsaw news release comes some four years after Kajima found BIW was the key to PFI success (subsequently signing a corporate deal). Tweet

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Jan 11 2006

NCCTP AEC collaboration market research

As previously mentioned, the UK construction extranet vendors’ association, the NCCTP, is commissioning an independent market research agency, Benchmark Research, to undertake a survey of end-users of its members’ technologies. After attending the kick-off meeting today, I know the research is likely to take place during late Spring 2006, with the results revealed at an …

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Jan 02 2006

Christmas working (2)

Since my pre-Christmas musings about those who might work over the holiday period, I have had chance to analyse traffic regarding users of BIW Information Channel. Despite the widespread UK AEC industry shutdown, there were still individuals who logged in to work between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. In total, BIW saw 553 logins …

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Dec 29 2005

Asite CEO goes permanent

Almost missed this in the Christmas run-up, but (thanks, Richard) on 21 December, UK collaboration technology vendor Asite announced to the London Stock Exchange the following directorate changes: following the appointment of Mr. Gordon Ashworth as acting Chief Executive Officer in March 2005, that this position has now been made permanent Mr Tony Ryan, Sales …

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Dec 20 2005

Needed: a new NCCTP standard: how to account for extranet ‘traffic’

In addition to vendors’ reluctance to release accurate and realistic statistics relating to their user bases (see recent posts here and here), I also find it difficult to get a clear handle on how much user activity each construction collaboration technology vendor is managing. Let’s take a couple of topical examples. First, a recent Aconex …

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Dec 19 2005

Christmas working

Today’s Guardian newspaper has an article suggesting that more than two in five office workers plan to log on to their work emails over the festive period (men are slightly more likely to do so, as are people living in London compared to those living in Humberside). As a blogger writing about extranets, this leads …

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Dec 15 2005

Eat Your CAD

Eat your CAD is a recently-launched UK website dedicated to CAD. It is edited by Karen Fugle (CAD manager at the London office of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates), with significant inputs from Nigel Davies (CAD consultant) and American Shawn Foster (engineering/CADD applications manager for the HNTB companies, Kansas City, Missouri). But the site’s material is …

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Dec 15 2005

RedSky IT – how apt!

The irony of it all! When I noted the name-change at Ramesys earlier this week, I was unaware that one of Ramesys’s offices was based at Grovelands Business Park, adjacent to the Hertfordshire Oil Terminal which exploded on Sunday morning and burned for three days. Owing to the disaster, the Hemel Hempstead office remains closed …

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