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Nov 25 2015

Geospatial expertise vital in managing BIM and Big Data

“Integration of BIM and GIS is a good place to start connecting BIM and Smart Cities” Yesterdays CIOB International Inspiring Construction conference (hashtag: #CIOBInspire) in London heard a series of great presentations on a “Smart future”, from Arto Kiviniemi of Liverpool University, BAM Design MD Andrew Pryke, Sellafield’s John Robison and AECOM’s David Philp. Data – …

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May 19 2015

Digital construction autumn 2015

Construction IT conferences: are we beginning to move beyond BIM and look at other, related fields, and to do so more affordably? The recent heavy focus on BIM has seen some UK construction IT conferences become a bit repetitive (and, sadly – particularly for SMEs – often expensive), featuring the same speakers, the same case studies, …

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Mar 03 2015

Asite (re)launches in USA

A year after launching its v17 Adoddle update at a St Patrick’s Day event in London (post), London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite is staging what it describes as its official launch in North America in New York on 17 March 2015 (news release). The event will include an open bar and traditional Irish music and canapes, …

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Feb 20 2013

DesigningBuildings: a wiki in progress

I have been interested in the potential use of wikis in the construction industry since the early 2000s, and have long regarded them as collaborative tools, with people collectively creating and improving content. Wikipedia is, of course, the most well-known wiki project (one of several from the Wikimedia Foundation). I am a long-time Wikipedian, and …

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Mar 11 2010

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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Mar 02 2010

tCn – The Construction Network – launches

[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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Feb 13 2007

ACT-UK

ACT-UK, the UK West Midlands-based National Centre for Advanced Construction Technologies, was launched at the end of last month (see 31 January news release). It aims to become a “centre of excellence for the construction industry, creating a knowledge based environment where education, inspiration and innovation flourish”, and is backed by various national and regional partner …

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