Tag Archive: AECbytes

Jun 25 2015

Surveying Project Information Management

At AECbytes, Lachmi Khemlani is working on a research project studying the implementation of project information management (PIM) software in AEC firms, as part of which it is conducting a brief survey to better understand how users are using PIM in their firms. Your response to it would be invaluable in guiding the development of PIM software …

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Jun 17 2015

Aconex boosts investor hopes

Just over six months after its December 2014 IPO on the Melbourne Stock Exchange, and some four months on from a rosy financial update, Australian-based Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendor Aconex is benefitting from the currently weak Australian dollar, according to various reports (eg: AFR). According to Aconex, full-year revenue for the year to 30 June 2015 should rise to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/06/aconex-boosts-investor-hopes/

Aug 20 2013

BIMaaS and lean construction

Advance2000’s Chris France highlights the benefits of BIM-VDC “in the cloud” – though it’s an opportunity already well understood by several AEC-focused SaaS vendors. I started this blog started after publication of my book in 2005 when, looking into the future, I anticipated the emergence of building information modelling (BIM), more mobile and real-time collaboration …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2013/08/bimaas-and-lean-construction/

Nov 22 2012

Bentley ProjectWise to get more ‘cloudy’ with Bentley Connect

I first encountered Bentley ProjectWise when writing a case study about its use by London-based DLG Architects in 1999, and the product has been in my peripheral vision almost ever since. While my main focus over the past decade has been on Software-as-a-Service, I know ProjectWise has been widely used as a locally-hosted solution for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2012/11/bentley-projectwise-to-get-more-cloudy-with-bentley-connect/

May 03 2011

AEC Docuflow selling Organice in Australia

Organice,  the AEC-oriented toolkit (from Netherlands-based Cadac), that helps construction organisations make better use of Microsoft SharePoint for collaboration purposes now has an Australian reseller. Sydney-based AEC Docuflow was established last year by Nathan Harman and Steve Nelson to offer document management solutions to small to mid-size architecture, engineering and construction businesses, and uses the Organice suite …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/05/docuflow-selling-organice-in-australia/

Oct 19 2009

ArchiCAD 13 and BIM collaboration

Over the past month, I have heard and read quite a bit about Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 13: First, I read Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes review, telling me that, for the first time, a commercially available building information modelling (BIM) application now included server-based collaboration that potentially allows team members to work together in real-time. Next, I encountered …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/10/archicad-13-and-bim-collaboration/

Aug 12 2009

This is the Knowledge Architecture Blog of the week!

I received an email this morning from Chris Parsons, founder of San Francisco-based IT consultancy Knowledge Architecture, telling me that ExtranetEvolution.com was KA’s Blog of Week – read his kind words about my blog here. The first KA Blog of the Week was another favourite of mine, often cited: Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes. Knowledge Architecture leverages …

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May 26 2009

TEAM building and BIM

I have spent a few hours recently talking to groups and individuals about building information modelling (BIM). My perspective is one fashioned by experience in working in construction collaboration software – a field that is still almost completely 2D – but I find that some of the issues relating to adoption of BIM are simply …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/05/team-building-and-bim/

Apr 27 2009

USACE contract requirements expose BIM interoperability shortcomings

I’ve just been reading another great AECbytes guest article, by David Edwards. He writes about the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and how it is driving the adoption of IFC2x3 compliant building information modelling (BIM) in the US – something much discussed at recent IAI/BuildingSMART conferences (see my BuildingSMART conference, part 2 post, for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/04/usace-contract-requirements-expose-bim-interoperability-shortcomings/

Feb 20 2009

AECbytes writes on collaboration

Just a quick note for those interested in developments in the US collaboration market: AECbytes Lachmi Khemlani has just written about Collaboration, Project Management, and Project Information Management Solutions in AEC. The article looks at Newforma, Attolist and Cadac’s SharePoint-based Organice. Of the three, only Attolist is a genuine Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Tweet

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