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Mar 10 2014

Exclusive: Kykloud ANZ launches SaaS surveying and asset management ‘down under’

UK-based Kykloud have turned to a successful SaaS reseller team to boost their platform’s penetration in Australasia. North Shields, UK-based mobile building surveying and SaaS asset management vendor Kykloud has launched an operation in Australasia, working with the same reseller team which successfully launched the 4Projects SaaS AEC collaboration platform into that region in August 2012. The …

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May 08 2013

Conject CEO reclaims SaaS second place

Forget the investigations, an email has arrived from Conject CEO Colin Smith, mentioned in yesterday’s post about think project!, re-asserting the rival Munich, Germany-based group’s claim to be second largest SaaS vendor in the architecture, engineering, construction and operator space: The answer to your question “has ThinkProject been able to overtake CONJECT?” is no. At …

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May 13 2011

Collabor8online upd8s

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I talked recently with Colin Barnes, CEO of Collabor8online, a provider of low-cost construction collaboration technology that I first wrote about 18 months ago (post), and just over a year since I last spoke to him (post). The conversation was prompted by some tweets about the business’s new website and about a new version of …

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Jul 29 2009

AECcollaborators League

This Twitter League was launched in July 2009, after I wrote about the differing levels of social media adoption among the leading construction collaboration technology vendors. Twitter was one channel I looked at – I started by looking for companies active in the sector and then for individuals who work (or, in my case, once …

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Aug 13 2008

Be2Camp

This page is devoted to Be2camp. Some users have found that their corporate firewalls do not allow access to the main Be2camp website (here), hosted by Ning, so this page provides an overview, plus links to relevant articles, and – most importantly – a link to the registration page. What is Be2camp? Be2camp is an …

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Apr 01 2008

Awards time

It’s that black-tie time of year. Last night, the Construction News Quality in Construction Awards 2008 were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. And tonight sees the Building Awards 2008 presented at the same venue. I went to last night’s ceremony, supporting Bovis Lend Lease – shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in …

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Mar 27 2008

ICT in the construction industry (+ cycling)

Last year, as briefly mentioned, I got recruited to a working group looking at ICT and Automation issues for the National Platform for the Built Environment. Our small team, which included Sarah Bowden (Arup), Steven Yeomans (Buro Happold) and Martin Ong (ex-BAA), successfully completed a report just before Christmas and – I am pleased to say – …

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Mar 19 2008

Asite signs deal with Laing O’Rourke (yawn)

A London Stock Exchange announcement says UK construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has “entered into a three year agreement with Laing O’Rourke based on Asite’s new user-based licensing model”. The announcement talks about how Laing O’Rourke has been using Asite since 2004 and how it will use Asite to manage sourcing, collaboration, and electronic trading processes. Given that …

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Mar 17 2008

Web 2.0 and construction collaboration

A recent white paper from Parity presents some conclusions from a survey undertaken by Bournemouth University. Web 2.0 – More than Social Networking looks at current levels of Web 2.0 adoption and understanding across UK industry, and reveals that almost half of UK senior managers do not understand the business benefits associated with embracing Web 2.0 …

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Mar 12 2008

MPS and Needlemans separate

Not being an avid watcher of the world of quantity surveying, I only recently caught up on news last month that 32-strong UK QS firm Needlemans had been acquired for an estimated £1m in shares by Mott MacDonald, where it will apparently become a specialist unit within the group’s existing QS company Franklin + Andrews. Why …

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