Tag Archive: Avanti

Feb 17 2011

Five things that no ‘collaboration’ vendor gets completely right

Following a conversation that started via Twitter, I asked an experienced document controller to write a guest blog post about her top five wish-list for construction collaboration technologies. It seems none of the existing vendors get it right on every point…. I am a document controller with around nine years’ experience and have used most …

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Sep 11 2008

Expanding horizons for NCCTP?

Yesterday saw the first meeting of the Network of Construction Collaboration Technology Providers (NCCTP) since the restructure of its host organisation Constructing Excellence. As well as ongoing discussions about the future and role of the NCCTP, we also heard from representatives of two other initiatives: mobile IT COMIT‘s Neill Pawsey, and Avanti‘s champion Mervyn Richards. …

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Nov 22 2007

Avanti SMP in new draft BS1192

The Construction Computing no-Show at least saw me meet up with a few friends gathered over a decade of involvement with construction IT (among them, one of the pioneers of online collaboration, Ray Crotty of C3 Systems, and Marek Suchocki, formerly at Atkins, now at Mouchel). Mervyn Richards also strolled by, and gave me an update on progress since …

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May 31 2007

Digital Construction in Denmark – UK parallels

Thanks to Bentley Systems (more particularly, an e-Seminar from the May 2007 BE Conference), I have just broadened my knowledge of ICT use in Denmark, and there are strong parallels with what is going on in more enlightened parts of the UK construction industry. PLH Architect Claus Johannessen (with SITE’s Brian Sheldon – good examples …

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Mar 23 2007

Uniting Construction IT

Last September (see A co-ordinated approach to construction IT in the UK), I mentioned an initiative to create a more coordinated approach to managing IT interests in the UK AEC industry. You can now read about United Construction IT on the website of ConstructIT for Business (one of the organisations competing for our attention). It talks about creating “one …

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Jan 19 2007

Avanti – latest

As a recently appointed member of steering group of Constructing Excellence‘s Building and Estates Forum, I am now well-placed to keep up with developments regarding the Avanti programme (see previous post). A recent meeting heard a presentation from CWC (CE’s training and consultancy arm). It appears a distinction is now being drawn between “the narrow Avanti …

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Dec 04 2006

EatYourCad Babbage Award goes to … Avanti

On the excellent EatYourCad blog (see December 2005 post) Nigel Davies has had an irreverant look back at  2006 and made some awards for ‘“things that should not be”, things that have drawn a wry smile or things that have been plain crazy’. And ‘The Cart Driving The Donkey Award’ goes to … Avanti. Nigel writes: …

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Sep 20 2006

Give PIECC a chance

Yesterday I attended a workshop at Loughborough University to discuss Planning and Implementation of Effective Collaboration in Construction, the PIECC (pronounced ‘peace’) project. The event was one of the final deliverables of a two-year, EPSRC-funded project run by Loughborough’s Mark Shelbourn and Dino Bouchlaghem (with industry involvement from Avanti, Arup, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Mott …

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