Tag Archive: Carillion

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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Oct 21 2011

Some October PR updates from collaboration vendors

New Unit4 Collaboration case study – BC Assure and Thames Water Following its September launch of BC Assure (post), Unit4 Collaboration has published a case study regarding the system’s use by Thames Water (registration required to read full case study). iSite working on Statutory Applications Management On Twitter, iSite said it was developing “a new …

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Aug 25 2011

August collaboration: a quick PR round-up

August is an unforgiving month for PR efforts, particularly in the UK. Journalists, readers and bloggers (including me – northern Spain, very nice!) go on holiday, publications miss an edition or two, or have fewer pages, and fewer people visit websites. In case you missed them, kudos, then, to these SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors …

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Apr 28 2010

It’s been about collaboration all along

I have been a member of the UK change organisation Constructing Excellence‘s Collaborative Working Champions for some years. My interest in this area started in the 1990s when I worked in what was then Tarmac (now Carillion) Professional Services and my line manager was Shonagh Hay. She was a member of the  Reading Construction Forum …

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Apr 20 2008

UK bid-rigging scandal

Before I went on holiday, there was speculation about how many companies would be identified by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading as being involved in construction bid-rigging (see Contract Journal for some background). On Thursday, it was revealed that 112 companies had been accused of rigging thousands of public sector contracts worth billions of pounds, including …

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Mar 09 2008

Investing in a dot.com/SaaS business: a history

In the late 1990s and into the first year or so of the 21st century, the dot.com boom say billions invested in new online ventures across great swathes of industry and commerce. The global architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was no different. Millions were pumped into new start-ups by venture capitalists, business angels and …

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Dec 23 2007

CTSpace put to the Sword

Just 53 weeks after its last major ownership change, SaaS construction collabaration technology vendor CTSpace (the result of a merger between UK-based BuildOnline and US-based Citadon) has been acquired by the international Sword group of IT companies (as far as I can tell, no value for the transaction has been given). The news came in a …

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Jan 08 2007

Outdated claims on document management

Sometimes you read things that are just plain wrong. Take today, for instance. I spotted a potentially interesting headline at AECcafe.com: Managing Your AEC Content – Part I, so I click on the link and, scanning the opening paragraph, see the words ‘document management’. So far, so good, but then I read the piece…. The opening …

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