Category: AEC

“Plotting Workflow in the AEC industry”

Thanks to my latest CADwire Insights Weekly, I was pointed to a recently published white paper from Cyon Research (free to download) on managing reprographics in construction projects, with a particular focus on a solution from Océ (Océ Repro Desk Professional). It raises some interesting issues for construction project teams, particularly those which have been …

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Extranet use: “anything but widespread”

According to an informal reader survey by US online mag ConstrucTech, while the team concept is alive and well, and web-based collaboration technology has stepped to the fore, use of these solutions is anything but widespread throughout the marketplace: "only 14% are using Web-based collaboration technology on all projects". "The norm in the market is …

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Crystal Report tools

Meridian Systems, one of the leading US providers of construction project management software, has announced that users of its Prolog solution can now use Crystal Reports, the enterprise reporting tool from Business Objects. Meridian’s 7 April release says it has signed an OEM agreement with Business Objects to integrate Crystal Reports XI within the Prolog …

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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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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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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).

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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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