Tag Archive: Be2camp

Jul 20 2010

Site Clean-up iPhone app

Earlier this year I met up in London with Peter Daly, founder and MD of Dublin-based software developer SmartBuilder Software Ltd, and we talked about the future of construction collaboration technologies and about mobile solutions in particular. I recently met Peter again when he talked about his first iPhone application at the Be2camp East 2 …

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Jun 29 2010

Carbon calculation

Almost two years ago, when I was helping (un)organise the first Be2camp ‘unconference’ event in London, the sustainability theme that underpins this built environment/social media advocacy movement attracted contributions from several people with an active interest in calculating and then reducing the carbon footprint of the architecture, engineering and construction, AEC, sector (we had talks, …

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May 18 2010

Asite’s Spring release

UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has released an updated version of its platform. The Spring ’10 release went ‘live’ during the evening of Friday 14 May 2010, meaning all Asite users subsequently had access to new functionality (see PDF), including: Asite’s new cMOB interface (see previous post), including mobile-enabled versions of Asite Site Manager …

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Mar 09 2010

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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Feb 27 2010

Maybe there’s a SaaS for that?

Writing a “ten construction IT trends” feature for a UK construction publication this week, I found myself reflecting again on tablet PCs (partly stimulated by the launch of Apple’s iPad), and on the rise and rise of smartphones. I found myself asking: why focus on downloading ‘apps for this and that’ when you might be …

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Feb 23 2010

StickyWorld and the ‘Collaboration Cafe’

About 18 months ago I met Slider Studio architect Michael Kohn when he presented at the first Be2camp event I co-organised, at London’s Building Centre. I have remained in contact with him ever since (he spoke about principles of democratic design to another Be2camp event in Birmingham last August) and have just received an invitation …

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Nov 02 2009

Howdy, Howzee

At Be2camp@WorkingBuildings last month, I met Tuomas Saarelainen who told me to have a look at his Helsinki, Finland-based company Mobimus and its service howzee.info – which I have just done. It is an intriguing concept, but currently only sketchily described (and with no website screenshots to give some idea of what the service looks …

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Oct 23 2009

Memoori upgrade

In August 2008, I wrote about Memoori (see AEC-specific search), and having since met the company’s founder Jim McHale a few times (most recently last week), I can say the product, while still a little raw in places, is developing into a much more rounded offering. Given the wealth of generic search engine power we …

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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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Sep 22 2009

Asite community revisited

Back in June, I wrote about construction collaboration vendor Asite‘s revamped website and its new social media features. Three months later, I had a quick look to see how the Asite community has been developing…. Blog posts have been a bit slow in coming. Three in June, one in July, none in August and one …

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