Tag Archive: CIMCIG

May 11 2012

From email to BIM

In the past couple of weeks, I have delivered two presentations on BIM (building information modelling). The first was an overview of BIM to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London on  25 April. The second was yesterday to the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constructing Excellence Club at …

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Apr 30 2012

SketchUp acquisition extends Trimble’s BIM reach

Discussion about building information modelling software has tended to focus on designers’ needs, but the more I have thought about the announcement of Trimble’s acquisition of Google’s SketchUp last week, the more I see it as boosting its BIM capabilities from a contractor and a manufacturer or supplier’s point of view. For a start, Trimble’s existing strengths, …

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Apr 23 2012

Construction IT events need great topics, and good organisers

The recent cancellation of a London construction IT conference underlines the need not just to find the right subject, but also the right organisers. Two topics in construction IT are currently almost guaranteed to attract good event audiences: building information modelling (BIM) and mobile IT. Winning with BIM The UK government’s strategy to promote BIM …

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Feb 16 2009

Testing times for AEC IT magazines?

I spoke at last week’s CIMCIG conference on marketing in the recession. Another speaker, Andy Cassie of CIB Communications, made a few predictions about the construction marketing environment, including a suggestion that one major construction title and one architecture title might disappear (I Twittered about this at the time and it apparently prompted some concern …

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Jan 12 2009

Five 2009 resolutions

Reading PR Week magazine last week, I enjoyed a page of the “top five New Year’s resolutions made by the UK’s comms professionals”. Briefly, these were: Survive the credit crunch Embrace the digital age Win an industry award Find a work/life balance Invest more in CSR All pretty laudible, but I think the same five …

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Nov 27 2008

Construction, ICT, marketing and web 2.0

“The day a computer can lay bricks, is the day I f*** off out of the industry!” The above words (or a rough approximation of them) were repeated at a meeting of construction marketing people (CIMCIG) I attended on Tuesday evening. The story-teller was agreeing with Construction News editor Nick Edwards that some construction people …

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