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Feb 14 2011

Some thoughts on the Be2Award for AEC collaboration

As previously mentioned, I recently organised what I believe were the world’s first social media awards expressly for the built environment (ie: architecture, engineering, construction, FM, property, etc); the winners of the 2011 Be2Awards were announced at an event during London Social Media Week on Wednesday 9 February. As also noted, one of the categories …

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Mar 24 2010

The end of the construction collaboration era?

  [This is a slightly expanded version of an article from my pwcom blog.] I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by …

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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 02 2009

SaaS as a software protection strategy

Reading WorldCAD Access and The CAD Industry blogs this morning, I learned about the latest developments in a court case brought by Autodesk to stop an eBay trader, Tim Vernor, from selling second-hand CAD software. Ignoring the complex issues relating to copyright, it occurred to me that other software vendors are already side-stepping such issues …

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Sep 22 2009

A first look in the Incite Toolbox

In June (as I posted), I met Sean Kaye and Michael Baker of Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Incite. We talked about Incite’s new project collaboration tool and platform, Incite Keystone, amid a wide-ranging chat about collaboration, file-sharing, social media and other topics, and we’ve stayed in contact ever since, mainly through Twitter but also through …

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Sep 03 2009

BuildOnline’s UK downward drift

Partly out of historical interest, I continue to monitor the company reporting of BuildOnline, a construction collaboration technology vendor which is now part of the French-owned Sword Group, today trading as Sword CTSpace and offering a portfolio of products from former offerings BuildOnline, Citadon and, more recently, Cimage. BuildOnline (UK) Ltd’s Annual Report and Accounts …

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Apr 15 2009

The internet as a lifeline for AEC SMEs

(This is a slightly updated version of a post from my pwcom2.0 blog that discusses potential use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), among other tactics, for managing the impact of the recession upon SMEs in the AEC sector.) Given that most of the businesses active in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors are small or medium-sized …

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Feb 19 2009

Out of the blue: LotusLive

About a year ago, I wrote a short post about IBM’s prototype Bluehouse product (see IBM targets SME collaboration with SaaS Bluehouse). Today at Public Service Events‘ Construction Project Management ’09 conference at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, I had chance to get a quick update on latest iteration of that product from the team …

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Feb 02 2009

Tackling ‘the interweb thingy’

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading a BBC Business article by Tim Weber from last week’s economic summit in Davos. In How companies tackle the interweb thingy, he points out that while every company worth its salt has a website, many “are still struggling to move beyond having a colourful website towards really using the …

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Jan 28 2009

Media and Web 2.0, Tweet and print

In the media world, the overlap between conventional print publications and internet-based communications continues to grow. This doesn’t just mean that broadcasters or publications have a website; an increasing number are now adopting Web 2.0 tools and techniques – blogs, discussion forums, RSS feeds, Twitter, bookmarks, networks, etc – to find new levels of engagement …

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