Tag Archive: BRE

Dec 04 2013

MCS Priority1 working with 4Projects

Swansea-based mobile construction solutions developer Priority1 is working increasingly closely with SaaS vendor 4Projects. I spoke at Mobile Computing Solutions’ Priority1 user conference, held at BRE near Watford, last week, which was useful as my fellow speakers included Steve Spark of SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects – and another Paul Wilkinson (quality manager at Carillion)! It was clear …

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Nov 20 2013

TrackerPlus enters US LEED market

In May 2012, I had a long look at Islington, London-based environmental consultancy SouthFacing and its TrackerPlus application. This is used to streamline the BREEAM environmental assessment process for members of the design team and allows assessors to submit their assessments directly from the system to BREEAM for quality assurance (QA) and certification. I met with …

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Jan 10 2013

4Projects involved in BRE-led Clouds4Coordination (C4C) project

A research project to coordinate construction in the cloud using building information modelling (BIM) includes Sunderland-based SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects. The project is among 13 winners sharing in £5 million of grant funding from the Technology Strategy Board, reports Building4Change. The Clouds4Coordination (C4C) project, which is led by BRE, will demonstrate how a multi-vendor cloud computing system …

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May 02 2012

A longer look at TrackerPlus

In January, I wrote about London-based environmental consultancy SouthFacing and its TrackerPlus online Software-as-a-Service solution to help BRE-licensed BREEAM assessors manage their workload. This week, I visited the company’s Islington offices and met Ben Cartmell to find out more about the application and its potential future direction. TrackerPlus is the latest design tool created by a …

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Oct 04 2011

StickyWorld: From specification to collaboration

StickyWorld opens up further potential channels for construction products people to engage with specifiers, and extend collaboration down the supply chain. I have done occasional consultancy work over the past couple of years for east London-based Slider Studio, some of it relating to its StickyWorld platform – a collaborative ‘virtual room’ platform that allows richer …

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Dec 20 2010

Should we be teaching document control or collaboration?

Aconex is delivering document control training, but the technology aspect of collaboration is only occasionally covered. As a PR and marketing professional in the construction IT sector, I keep my eyes open for new ways in which businesses are promoting themselves or their products or services. A good example landed in my email inbox recently, …

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Mar 13 2008

Sustainable construction: plain English guide

Within the UK membership organisation Constructing Excellence, I attend various committee meetings and have heard about a ‘Plain English guide to sustainable construction’ being produced by the organisation’s sustainability working group. I have just had a sneak preview of this guide (I’m not sure when it will become more widely available), and it is a good …

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Mar 23 2007

Uniting Construction IT

Last September (see A co-ordinated approach to construction IT in the UK), I mentioned an initiative to create a more coordinated approach to managing IT interests in the UK AEC industry. You can now read about United Construction IT on the website of ConstructIT for Business (one of the organisations competing for our attention). It talks about creating “one …

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