Tag: BIW

Nov 14 2006

BuildOnline and Koral

BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster is running two companies. As well as running the UK-based construction collaboration vendor, Suster is also CEO of California-based Koral. This is an interesting development on two or three levels: first, Koral itself seems an interesting business with a strong Web2.0 content collaboration product; second, I wonder whether this will have an …

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Nov 08 2006

Styles & Wood flotation

Ordinarily, the Stock Exchange flotation of a UK contracting business wouldn’t interest this blog, but the company in question is Styles&Wood (this week’s Contract Journal has a news story on the flotation and dealing in its shares began yesterday). The reason I note the move is that Styles&Wood has an operating division called StoreData, which: …

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Nov 08 2006

BIW’s growth continues – but what about the others?

The latest news release from UK construction collaboration vendor BIW Technologies says it has just completed its sixth straight year of growth. Turnover in 2006 (year ending 30 September) reached £4.6m – up from just over £4m in 2005. BIW has always been very open about its performance, regularly publishing news releases, but some of its UK competitors are more …

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Nov 02 2006

John Doyle on collaboration in CJ

UK Contractor John Doyle is the latest firm to feature in trade mag Contract Journal‘s profile series. Asked about the company’s use of project collaboration tools, Julian Brown, information systems manager says: “We regularly engage in various project-specific portals. We use tools such as the market leader BIW when working for Bovis, Asite when working for …

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Oct 10 2006

Asite’s “major new developments”

Asite’s website has revealed the “major new development” announced at last week’s half-day conference (see previous post). It was two ‘new’ products: Asite Workspace and Asite Building Information Model (BIM). Asite Workspace is described in Asite’s press release as: “an entry level collaboration tool, addressing the concerns of the industry highlighted by the 2006 NCCTP …

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Oct 06 2006

Construction Computing Awards 2006

Nominations closed for the Construction Computing Awards (see previous post) on 15 September and voting on the final shortlists has now commenced. UK collaboration vendors are well represented among the finalists: 4Projects and BuildOnline both feature in three categories, as do Sarcophagus (two related to its collaboration system, the other for Etenderer). BIW Technologies features in five …

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Sep 28 2006

Asite interim results

UK-based collaboration vendor Asite has issued its interim results for the half-year to 30 June 2006 (view Stock Exchange announcement). Asite turnover continues to slide, down 9% from £0.793m in 2005 to £0.719m this year (the full 2005 results also showed turnover down 9% on the previous year). Operating losses for the period amount to …

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Sep 28 2006

Contract Journal feature on online collaboration

UK weekly Contract Journal has published a feature on online collaboration, written by Rebecca Froley. This mentions the findings of the NCCTP market research and links to the NCCTP website. Unfortunately, only half the NCCTP members are mentioned by name (no links or reference to two of the UK market’s major players BIW Technologies or Business …

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Sep 22 2006

Knowledge – an untapped resource

Inbetween the PIECC event on Tuesday and yesterday’s Constructing Excellence event, I attended a seminar at the RICS organised by an Oxford Brookes University team, led by Esra Kurun, presenting a study of social networks and their role in knowledge management. It was interesting stuff. There were two case studies, the first from Bovis Lend Lease …

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Aug 11 2006

UK extranet vendor PR update

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of UK deals reported on the websites of the leading construction collaboration technology vendors. For example: BIW Technologies has just announced a three-year corporate deal with contractor Fitzpatrick Business Collaborator signed up Parkman Mouchel in June BuildOnline is to support Thomas and ADAMSON and the City …

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