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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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Asite mobile solution launching soon

Asite‘s Paul Markovits has been blogging about the UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor’s forthcoming mobile solution, Asite cMob. A launch of this looks likely in the next couple of weeks, it seems.   This has been on the cards for several months, following a consultation process managed through the Asite community forum late last summer …

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The state of (construction) collaboration

I spoke at the Collaboration Cafe symposium held at London’s Building Centre on Tuesday, 30 March. I was third speaker on, following StickyWorld and Slider Studio founder Michael Kohn and Axis Design architect Rob Annable, and my brief from Michael was straightforward: to expand on the blog post, The end of the construction collaboration era?, …

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Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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tCn – The Construction Network – launches

TCN

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 2 March 2010. A debate has been kindled in the comments section that is reminiscent of conversations around the time of the dot.com boom in 2000.] Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social …

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“BIW on the back foot?”

Nathan Doughty yesterday interrupted a long silence on his Free Collaboration blog to post some details of the latest filings to the UK’s Companies House by [my former employer*] BIW Technologies. In BIW on the back foot?, he references this blog and makes a few statements that I would like to comment upon…. I was …

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And the stats say….

2009 was a bit of an erratic year for me blog-wise. This was partly a reflection of my change of career path in the spring, coupled with all the effort that has to go into launching and sustaining a new business (meaning that blogging on construction collaboration technologies wasn’t always top of my “to do” …

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KA Connect 2010 – what happens in Chicago, won’t stay in Chicago

Sometimes I get invitations for events that are just irrelevant to me. Other times I get invitations that sound brilliant. The latest, from Christopher Parsons at Knowledge Architecture (post), definitely falls into the latter category. Knowledge Architecture will be hosting KA Connect 2010, a knowledge management conference for the architecture, engineering and construction industry on …

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An open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 27 November 2009. Update (04 December): I added a post-script to the original post – read the response received back from Paul Morrell.] First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. …

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Contract terminated

UK construction trade weekly Contract Journal is to shut down at the end of the month. The news comes as no surprise to anyone who has been monitoring the UK construction press over the past year, and it confirms a prediction made by CIB Communications’ Andy Cassie in February that one major construction title and …

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