Category: AEC

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Harvard conference, March 2006 (4)

It’s been a fascinating day here in Boston. The Harvard Graduate School of Design hosted a conference which brought together well over 100 people from all over north America (plus a handful from the UK) to discuss its research and the implications for the US construction industry. Burcin Becerik summarised some of the key findings …

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Harvard conference, March 2006 (3)

I have just returned from the opening reception and dinner of the Harvard conference on construction collaboration technologies. I encountered some familiar faces (from the UK: Tim Blower from Business Collaborator and his client Marek Suchocki from Atkins/Bank of Scotland; from the US: Burcin Becerik and Spiro Pollalis of Harvard Graduate School of Design), and …

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Email used to issue 65% of CAD information

According to a survey of UK CAD managers undertaken by Evolve Consultancy‘s Nigel Davies (reported at EatYourCAD.com; PDF available here): "Email continues to be the most popular form of issuing digital information at 65.5%. The decrease is due to the resurgence in popularity of project extranets which are now the primary issue format of 13.8% …

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