Tag: collaboration

Mar 02 2007

Viewing design visuals (2)

Having looked at collaboration for viewing marketing collateral, etc, I have just read a fascinating AECbyte by Lachmi Khemlani. In Exploring Second Life and its Potential in Real Life AEC, she describes her (or her avatar’s) first steps into Second Life – the online virtual reality “alternate” world. She describes how one US architectural firm, …

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Mar 02 2007

Viewing design visuals

When I first started working in marketing in the construction industry 20 years ago (for Halcrow in Hammersmith), working with a graphic design consultancy involved motorbike couriers delivering artwork mounted on foamcard boards. A few years later, we began to use PDFs asynchronously (batting comments and revisions backwards and forwards until we reached a final version we …

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Feb 26 2007

CAD collaboration

Earlier this month, I mentioned New Zealand-based David Harrisons’ Stress-Free blog. In a more recent, long post entitled CAD Collaboration, he discusses the challenge of collaborating around CAD models. He gives a good outline of how teams have used technology to share CAD information to date, including the use of what he calls “external document management”. …

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Feb 22 2007

BricsNet, Bricsys and Vondle

Ralph Grabowski at WorldCAD Access alerts us to the change of name of Belgium-based CAD vendor BricsCAD to Bricsys. He also briefly mentions collaboration vendor BricsNet, but doesn’t delve into the history – which is quite interesting from a construction collaboration point of view. To recap, BricsNet was originally founded as BricsWorks in 1986 by …

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Feb 22 2007

What’s going on within Hochtief

Contract Journal‘s regular feature on well-known construction groups this week features Hochtief Construction. The usual question on project collaboration elicits the following response from UK business development director Mike Robertson: “For projects, we use one of three tools: Business Collaborator or Asite or, on our Glendoe site [£130m Scottish tunnel-boring project], we have Eplass. Some …

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Feb 22 2007

Collaborate via Blackberry

At the Autodesk Connected blog Alex Willingham talks about using the US-based Constructware construction collaboration system via a Blackberry wireless device. The tools clearly focus on document collaboration rather than drawings, which is hardly surprising. I regularly hear seasoned AEC professionals moaning about how it is more difficult to view and mark-up drawings on-screen than …

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Feb 17 2007

Leading, largest, global – how do you measure it?

Australian-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex says it is now “providing its online information management service to $100 billion worth of construction and engineering projects” (I’m not sure if this is US dollars or Australian dollars; in British pounds sterling, this would be around £50bn or £40bn respectively). According to its news release: “Global uptake of the …

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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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Feb 13 2007

Spacedox

A comment (an admirably succinct “Projectdox plus”) on my recent Projectdox rejects SaaS approach post led me to look at the website of US document collaboration vendor Spacedox. The site tells me a bit about the web-based hosted service, but not much about the firm behind it (no corporate ‘about us’ or ‘latest news’ to help users …

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Feb 05 2007

Design review tools

The past week has seen some blogging about design review tools from two of the AEC CAD heavyweights: Bentley and Autodesk. Bentley has announced (29 January) the release of ProjectWise Navigator – “the first visual collaboration client for design review and analysis plus work packaging that fully supports iterative workflows and reuse of all content throughout …

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