Category: AEC

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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Dec 13 2005

Buzzsaw: second-most widely used ASP?

At AECnews.com, Randall Newton offers a Reporter’s Notebook: A Day at the Virtual Builders Roundtable, a US event organised by practitioners for practitioners. From his notes, two items stood out to me. First: "The general consensus regarding FTP (File Transfer Protocol) as a tool for collaboration seems to be, if you still have FTP hanging …

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Dec 13 2005

Goodbye Ramesys, hello RedSky IT

One of the most well-known names in UK construction IT, Ramesys, is going to disappear. To be more accurate, it will be renamed: the construction arm of the business (along with its retail and hospitality interests) will be rebranded as RedSky IT. This follows a management buy-out of the educational software arm, which will retain …

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Dec 07 2005

US collaboration market share data (2)

Since my 5 December post about US market share data, Wes Smith of AECondemand has asked: "Are there any stats here on actual number of users across the leading offerings?" Assuming Wes means US stats, I cannot recall finding many (Citadon claims a ballpark-sounding 60,000 users, e-builder says it’s got 20,000 users, while there were …

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Dec 05 2005

Hochtief to standardise on BuildOnline (2)

Since my previous post, I note that BuildOnline has now posted the news release on its English website, still with the brash claim by Mark Suster that BO pioneered the on-demand business model. Tweet

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Dec 05 2005

Crest Nicholson wins regeneration awards

With this week’s Building magazine comes the Regenerate supplement announcing the winners of the 2005 Regeneration Awards. I was pleased to see Crest Nicholson emerging victorious in three categories: Regeneration Housebuilder of the Year, Regeneration Developer of the Year, and Regeneration Partnership of the Year. Prominent in the citations was the Park Central project in …

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