Tag: AEC

Asite Workspace arrives

A new logo on the home page of Asite‘s website alerts us to the belated launch (or, given that Asite has previously marketed a similar product, should that read ‘relaunch’?) of Asite Workspace – announced in October 2006 as being available from December. The web-based collaboration product is positioned as an easy-to-use “cost-effective solution for small projects”. The basic …

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ProjectDox rejects SaaS approach

I wrote briefly about US-based Informative Graphics‘ ProjectDox in July 2006. Today, thanks to Randall Newton’s AECnews.com (Informative Graphics Spins Off ProjectDox), I learn that IGC has created a subsidiary, Avolve Software, to manage ProjectDox opportunities, leaving the parent company to focus on its file visualisation products (eg: its Brava! viewer, etc). Looking at the website, …

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Tom Dengenis resurfaces

Former Bidcom UK and Asite CEO Tom Dengenis is still actively interested in construction IT. He is now a “a senior manager at BearingPoint, a global management and technology consulting firm”, and has just written an article (Building Information Model: the Solution for Optimizing the Construction Delivery Process) on the US-based Riverguide for Construction Software …

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Workspace confusion

One consequence of BT’s launch of BT Workspace (previous post) could be the potential for some confusion in the UK construction marketplace with other products and services called Workspace. Union Square, for example, has long had an intranet product (with extranet capabilities) called Workspace, and Asite has been talking about launching its second product with the same name for …

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BT Workspace

Almost unnoticed, UK telecoms provider BT has recently launched a web-based service, BT Workspace, aimed at helping people in small to medium-sized enterprises share information and collaborate with each other. It talks about getting rid of email clutter, and managing and controlling projects via extranet functionality, with intranet functionality also available for internal company dicussions …

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Change management seminar – 2

Yesterday, I travelled to Bristol to chair a Construction Productivity Network seminar on change management (see post). We heard an interesting pair of presentations from Robin Wilkin (MPS) and Professor Ming Sun (University of West of England). Ming (who, incidentally, was one of the people who encouraged me to write my book) has been leading …

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De Kieviet’s Gambit – more CTSpace ‘spin’

The latest spin on CTSpace comes in a one-page ‘Company focus’ feature in UK trade weekly Building (see PDF on CTSpace’s website). At first glance, the article, written by Mark Leftly, makes CTSpace seem a very credible venture, but I think there are some very debatable assertions. I was puzzled by the claim that the merger …

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The email argument revisited

I keep returning to this topic (see previous post, for example). This time, my post has been prompted by three things: a Union Square press release, a conversation with Sarcophagus’s Jeremy Sainter, and a blog posting by Lars Plougmann linking to the thoughts of a Harvard professor. Taking these in reverse order, Lars writes about …

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Asta acquired by Eleco

Another bit of M&A activity in the AEC IT sector: project management software business Asta Group (developer of construction software products such as TeamPlan and PowerProject) was acquired by Eleco (AIM-listed: ELCO) just before Christmas 2007 (reports ITShowcase). Like RedSky IT (see post), Asta was another firm that has worked with BIW in the past, …

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Change management seminar

Next Tuesday (23 January 2007) in Bristol, I am chairing a seminar: “Change Management – Can you manage without it?” Organised by the Construction Productivity Network in association with the Constructing Excellence Bristol Club, the event will have presentations from: Robin Wilkin of MPS Professor Ming Sun, University of West of England Brian Swain, Rubicon Associates …

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