Tag: architecture

MyOnlineToolbox.com

My recent live-blog post about Tradeshift wondered whether there might be an opportunity for SME firms in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors to expand their adoption of online platforms, perhaps even integrating project delivery processes with the associated financial transactions. It seems one business in the United States is already starting to do this: …

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Thoughts on those Australian AEC software start-ups

It is apparently no coincidence that I had enough material to write three consecutive blog posts this week about Australian software businesses targeting the architecture, engineering and construction market. Sean Kaye, now back at Leighton Holdings as General Manager, Group Strategic IT after a stint as CEO of its Incite subsidiary, sent me an email …

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Tender.ly now available as download

Just over six months ago, I discovered a one-page website about Tender.ly, web-based software for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies to conduct their tendering for suppliers and subcontractors. Originally pencilled in for late 2009 and then February 2010, the launch date slipped a bit (as with many software projects), but a server version of …

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The end of the construction collaboration era?

  [This is a slightly expanded version of an article from my pwcom blog.] I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by …

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Daden showcases collaborative use of Second Life

On 25 February, Martin Brown and I talked to the Black Country Constructing Excellence Club about use of social media in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. We both mentioned the virtual world of Second Life and, being in the West Midlands, it seemed natural to highlight the expertise of Birmingham-based Daden (whose efforts …

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Collabor8online: talking low-cost collaboration

I had a long telephone chat on Friday with Colin Barnes, founder of Collabor8online (see post), a little over two months since the construction collaboration solution’s UK launch. Colin explained that Collabor8online was very much targeted at the SME end of the market. “Recognising that for many businesses email is too messy and difficult to …

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Filegenius – yet more low-cost file-sharing targeting AEC

Last week, I had lunch with a long-time friend in the construction collaboration technology sector, and we talked about low and no-cost file-sharing. It is, we agreed, easy to take a generic file-sharing system and claim that it is invaluable for users in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, but a lot harder to actually …

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20% of firms will own no IT assets by 2012

A fifth of enterprises will hold no IT assets by 2012 as cloud computing and mobile working practices become commonplace, Gartner predicts (reports Information Age). Technologies such as ‘cloud computing’ and virtualisation within the enterprise will result in a fifth of businesses owning no IT assets whatsoever by 2012, says Gartner research, with more and …

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First Toolbox, now Teambox

Last September I blogged about Incite‘s new application Toolbox, and – courtesy of ReadWriteWeb – I have now come across a strikingly similar application with a strikingly similar name: Teambox, which describes itself as a Twitter-like project management tool. When I reviewed Toolbox, I described it as “Twitter, but with file-sharing”, and Teambox seems to …

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Still coming soon: tender.ly

In October last year, I chanced upon tender.ly, “web-based software, for Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies to conduct their tendering for suppliers and subcontractors”. The service, from Sydney-Australia-based Constrex, was due to be launched in late 2009, but I understand the launch of the web-based service has been delayed. I received a Twitter: “We aim …

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