Tag: collaboration

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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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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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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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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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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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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Asite Workspace arrives

A new logo on the home page of Asite‘s website alerts us to the belated launch (or, given that Asite has previously marketed a similar product, should that read ‘relaunch’?) of Asite Workspace – announced in October 2006 as being available from December. The web-based collaboration product is positioned as an easy-to-use “cost-effective solution for small projects”. The basic …

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Online collaboration via Vyew

I blogged last year about JotSpot’s wiki product (acquired by Google). Another tool in the similar area is Vyew, a web conferencing solution (mentioned by Lars Plougmann). I like the idea of being able to share documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, etc online with mark-up, whiteboarding, and text-chat all enabled via a standard browser. And best of all, it’s currently …

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ProjectDox rejects SaaS approach

I wrote briefly about US-based Informative Graphics‘ ProjectDox in July 2006. Today, thanks to Randall Newton’s AECnews.com (Informative Graphics Spins Off ProjectDox), I learn that IGC has created a subsidiary, Avolve Software, to manage ProjectDox opportunities, leaving the parent company to focus on its file visualisation products (eg: its Brava! viewer, etc). Looking at the website, …

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BT Workspace

Almost unnoticed, UK telecoms provider BT has recently launched a web-based service, BT Workspace, aimed at helping people in small to medium-sized enterprises share information and collaborate with each other. It talks about getting rid of email clutter, and managing and controlling projects via extranet functionality, with intranet functionality also available for internal company dicussions …

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