Tag: BIW Technologies

Oct 19 2007

Facebook and BIW comparison

I had an interesting message from a BIW user and EE blog reader via Facebook. She made an interesting comparison (partly in relation to the email-type application embedded in BIW’s collaboration platform): “This morning I … had this thought that Facebook is similar to BIW in a way. FB is heavily emphasizing usage of ‘team-mail’ (if …

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Oct 17 2007

IT and sustainable construction – 3

I spoke at yesterday’s  EMCBE Expo 2007 Construction Conference in Rockingham, Northamptonshire, on the theme of Sustainability: the IT contribution (see previous post). Due to time constraints (more about that in a moment), I couldn’t use all the material I intended. I had brought with me a press cutting from Sunday’s Observer newspaper of this …

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Oct 10 2007

Collaboration vendors on awards trail – 2

Just over a week since my post mentioning the second running of the Construction Computing Awards 2007, I have just received an email from the organisers saying that online voting for the shortlisted candidates is now under way. Looking at the shortlists from a construction collaboration technology viewpoint, almost every NCCTP member is represented somewhere …

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Oct 09 2007

4Projects 2006 results

Keeping my records up-to-date, I checked on the financial results of UK construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects for the year ending 31 March 2006 at Companies House. It seems I was a little over-optimistic about my April 2007 guess-timate for its performance…. Instead of reaching £2.7m turnover, it managed £2.291m, up 10% from its 2005 …

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Oct 03 2007

IT and sustainable construction

On 16 October, I am speaking at the EMCBE Expo 2007 Construction Conference at Rockingham in Northamptonshire, on the theme of Sustainability: the IT contribution. This regional event includes a presentation regarding the UK government’s “Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction”, and in prepararing my contribution, I had a look through the document to see what it …

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Sep 27 2007

Asite stops the rot

After three years of gradually dwindling turnover, UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite looks like it has started to reverse the decline, mainly due to healthy revenues earned in the Middle East. Today’s Stock Exchange announcement of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2007 show gross revenues up 19% to £0.854m (from …

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Sep 20 2007

NCCTP at Constructing Excellence members’ convention

The NCCTP was introduced as the latest membership forum within Constructing Excellence at yesterday’s Members’ Convention in London (see post), and half the NCCTP members were represented by staff at the event (4Projects, Aconex [no fewer than five of their people!], Asite and BIW). I also had a long chat with Karl Williams of the …

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Apr 02 2007

4Projects sales reach £3.4m

According to a 24 March 2007 article, Jobs created as group wins new markets, in north-east England newspaper The Journal, UK construction collaboration vendor 4Projects has “currently” achieved sales of £3.4m, and “is expected to reach £5m by the beginning of next year”. 4Projects non-executive chairman Paul Callaghan said: “With 4Project [sic] we supply project management software services …

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