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Project extranets in Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Project extranets (a term often used synonymously with ‘construction collaboration technologies’) are not usually something you see discussed in your average local evening newspaper in the UK. However, I see that a Davis Langdon employee, Simon Burke, has just won a special award for his masters dissertation on the subject of extranets – an achievement reported …

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4projects boosts profits

UK construction collaboration vendor 4Projects has lodged its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2007 with Companies House (the figures were also reported by UK trade newspaper Contract Journal). The results relate to the last full financial year before the management buyout of 4Projects Holdings Ltd (see MBO at 4Projects) in July. …

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Almost exactly two years after it published its own guidance note on electronic tendering (see my critique), the RICS has launched its own online tendering solution, imaginatively branded ricsetendering.com, with full-page advertisements in UK trade journal Building and banner ads on Building‘s website this month. The solution is run on the OGC framework platform provided by BravoSolution (part of …

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Laiserin looks at contract conflict

Jerry Laiserin is an American writer on AEC software who has written many thoughtful pieces relating to collaboration. I was therefore delighted when I read last month that he was to become a contributor to Cadalyst. I have just read his first contribution, AGC Dispute with AIA Represents Deeper Rift, and it confirms my view. …

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IT and sustainable construction – 3

I spoke at yesterday’s  EMCBE Expo 2007 Construction Conference in Rockingham, Northamptonshire, on the theme of Sustainability: the IT contribution (see previous post). Due to time constraints (more about that in a moment), I couldn’t use all the material I intended. I had brought with me a press cutting from Sunday’s Observer newspaper of this …

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4Projects 2006 results

Keeping my records up-to-date, I checked on the financial results of UK construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects for the year ending 31 March 2006 at Companies House. It seems I was a little over-optimistic about my April 2007 guess-timate for its performance…. Instead of reaching £2.7m turnover, it managed £2.291m, up 10% from its 2005 …

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IT and sustainable construction

On 16 October, I am speaking at the EMCBE Expo 2007 Construction Conference at Rockingham in Northamptonshire, on the theme of Sustainability: the IT contribution. This regional event includes a presentation regarding the UK government’s “Draft Strategy for Sustainable Construction”, and in prepararing my contribution, I had a look through the document to see what it …

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Asite stops the rot

After three years of gradually dwindling turnover, UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite looks like it has started to reverse the decline, mainly due to healthy revenues earned in the Middle East. Today’s Stock Exchange announcement of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2007 show gross revenues up 19% to £0.854m (from …

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NEC case study in “Building”

Last week I mentioned the NCCTP supplement to Building magazine (published Friday 14 September). After a slight delay due to technical problems, the whole supplement is now viewable online. I noticed a small coincidence between the supplement and the main magazine. The latter included a lengthy piece by Davis Langdon‘s Simon Rawlinson: “Procurement – Target …

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Novedge interview

I was flattered last week to be interviewed by Franco Folini of the Novedge blog, keen to know my thoughts about how construction collaboration technologies might be employed on AEC projects in the future and examine some of the issues affecting adoption. The finished interview is now online here.

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