Tag: AEC

Jan 12 2007

Collaborative BIM – wow! or what?!

After my ‘extranet’ predictions post earlier this week, I had a think about  Asite‘s Collaborative BIM product, and whether the industry is yet ready for such a thing. Regular readers may recall (see my 10 October 2006 post) that Asite first announced its ‘forthcoming’ collaborative BIM product at a London conference on 4 October. Just over a fortnight …

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Jan 11 2007

Construction Computing Show and Awards 2007

Just received an email and media pack from Construction Computing magazine, which mentions plans for the 2007 Construction Computing Show, to be held this year at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium in London, and the associated Awards programme. No dates or further details yet, though the media pack mentions November – when last year’s took place (see Construction Computing Show …

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Jan 10 2007

Sarcophagus revamps website

UK construction collaboration vendor Sarcophagus has revamped its website and corporate branding, probably to coincide with the company’s move to new offices in central Wakefield. Most of the website’s content remains the same as before, but the site has a brighter ‘look and feel’. Tweet

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Jan 09 2007

‘Extranet Evolution’ 2007 predictions

New Year is traditionally a time for looking back at the significant developments of the year just gone and for looking forward at what may happen in the coming year. For example, there was a lot of activity in the latter respect regarding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SaaS analyst Phil Wainewright wrote a series of three SaaS in 2007 …

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Jan 08 2007

Outdated claims on document management

Sometimes you read things that are just plain wrong. Take today, for instance. I spotted a potentially interesting headline at AECcafe.com: Managing Your AEC Content – Part I, so I click on the link and, scanning the opening paragraph, see the words ‘document management’. So far, so good, but then I read the piece…. The opening …

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Jan 02 2007

BuildOnline UK position worsened

Prior to BuildOnline’s merger with Citadon to form CTSpace, its financial performance in the UK was getting even worse. As previously discussed (see BuildOnline and Koral on 14 November 2006 and BIW’s growth continues – but what about the others? on 8 November 2006), BO’s latest Companies House accounts show its UK business was already struggling in …

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Dec 28 2006

CAD file viewers

I’d almost forgetten Whip! Most vendors of construction collaboration technologies (sometimes called ‘extranets’) will recommend third-party applications to use with their collaboration solutions in order to view, mark-up and comment upon CAD files. Among the pure collaboration vendors, only my employer, BIW Technologies, offers its own integrated file viewing technology, but I sometimes forget about the solutions …

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Dec 22 2006

CTSpace raises $5.3m

According to its latest press release, CTSpace has raised $5.3m (about £2.7m) funding in a financing round led by previous investors Insight Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The funding will apparently be used by this “leading independent collaboration on-demand company”* to “extend its leadership position” by expanding “key areas of its business including sales, marketing and international operations” …

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Dec 18 2006

CTSpace: initial redundancies

  According to a Growth Business article by Marc Barber, the merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to create CTSpace (see previous posts from here), will result in some redundancies. CEO Howard Koenig apparently “expects high-growth opportunities given the company now has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific”, and “acknowledges initial ‘redundant costs’ will hit as the company, …

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Dec 15 2006

CTSpace dissected further

Following on from yesterday’s post (CTSpace dissected), the Citadon/BuildOnline merger to form CTSpace has continued to occupy my thoughts. In today’s post, I point out that the merger marks yet another consolidation of the extranet space since the start of the 21st century, have a quick look at what the combined business is offering post-merger, discuss …

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