Category: Vendors

Feb 27 2006

ISO27001 certification (2)

Last week, following BIW’s hosting infrastructure achieving BSI certification, I discussed ISO/IEC27001 and Cadweb’s claims regarding compliance. Someone at Cadweb either read the BIW news release or this blog, for this evening I notice that Cadweb’s page on legal admissability has been updated to refer throughout to "BS 7799 / ISO 27001" (a format used …

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Feb 23 2006

Collaboration consolidation (3): Citadon targets Constructware users

It’s taken just over a week, but at least one US competitor to the combined Autodesk/Constructware offering (see previous posts) is trying to tempt any disaffected customers away. Citadon is offering a "Special Migration Program for Constructware Customers and Partners". Citadon aims to help firms "respond to business challenges" resulting from Autodesk’s recently announced plan …

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Feb 20 2006

ISO27001 certification

Soon after my earlier post "The perils of vendor questionnaires", I started updating BIW’s website in connection with the issue of compliance with international standards (I link the two items as standards compliance frequently features in vendor questionnaires). Updates were necessary as British Standard BS7799 Part 2 was superceded last October by a new global …

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Feb 20 2006

The perils of vendor questionnaires

The NCCTP recently considered a questionnaire produced by the DTI-funded Avanti project (the questionnaire itself was apparently based on similar ones issued by a couple of major UK contractors as invitations to tender, ITTs) to get basic information about UK extranet vendors, their hosting, and system functionality. One outcome would be the publication of this …

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Feb 15 2006

Autodesk, Asite and Aconex PR push

It seems hardly a month goes by without Autodesk adding another press release to its Buzzsaw UK/Ireland news page. The latest talks about a PFI schools project in Exeter with Mowlem, and comes hot on the tail of an almost-monthly series of news stories about PRP, Broadway Malyan, Waterman Group, Kajima and an Irish motorway …

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Feb 13 2006

Collaboration consolidation (contd)

Perhaps a factor in Autodesk’s decision to acquire Constructware (see previous post) was Carl Bass, set to take over from Carol Bartz at CEO of Autodesk in May. Bass was previously COO at Buzzsaw so will have some detailed first-hand knowledge of the US collaboration market, and will have been aware of the relative strengths …

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Feb 08 2006

Collaboration consolidation in US: Autodesk to acquire Constructware

At this morning’s NCCTP marketing meeting, Nathan Doughty (Asite/Free Collaboration) and I talked about today’s news regarding Autodesk’s $46m acquisition of US on-demand extranet provider Constructware (see news release; something also picked up by AEC bloggers Ralph Grabowski and Randall Newton). Since the merger-mania of the post-dot.com bust era, this is perhaps the first major …

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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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