Tag Archive: commenting

Feb 27 2011

Immersive design collaboration, with IdentityMine

I have returned from time to time to the perceived shortcomings of online design collaboration insofar as some architects and other designers prefer the intuitive, paper-based processes of marking-up, commenting and sketching on design drawings by hand. Such ‘collaboration’ they say is less easy when they are faced by conventional computer interfaces as opposed to, …

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May 20 2010

Corecon releases V7

I last wrote about California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon Technologies almost two years ago (post). In 2008, Corecon’s, er… core business management capabilities were being expanded to include online file storage and collaboration capabilities (though not document markup/red-line or commenting capabilities). At the time, Corecon president Norman Wendl was hoping to launch v7 …

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Jan 05 2010

Box.net and Motion Computing target construction

I use Box.net as an online file back-up and storage solution, and chanced upon a blog post by Box.net’s senior business development manager Matt Soldo talking about a new reseller relationship with Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, who produce ruggedised tablet PCs. Positioning itself as “Your plan room in the cloud” (a familiar US refrain), Box.net …

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Nov 24 2009

Collabor8 online

This year I have written about several low-cost, even no-cost, collaboration solutions that might be used by businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry (eg: Glasscubes, e-Grou, Incite Toolbox, ShowDocument, drop.io, Clouds UK, Woobius, Colaab). Even the deepest recession that most AEC professionals can remember has not deterred people from launching new solutions. …

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Aug 04 2009

Contract Communicator

Today I discovered Johannesburg, South Africa-based Contract Communicator, a technology company providing web-based solutions aimed at managing contract issues involving any of five forms of the FIDIC contract or the NEC3 Engineering and Construction contract. Founded by technologist Leon Cilliers and lawyer Mark Ilbury in 2008, the company‘s core product (see PDF too) is a …

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Jul 21 2009

Drop into drop.io

I had a transatlantic meeting via Skype this afternoon with three of the people at Brooklyn, New York-based drop.io, providers of “simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation”. Their Software-as-a-Service solution has already achieved some media attention in the US – though the focus to date has been on generic file-sharing rather than on enabling industry-specific …

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Apr 27 2009

Woobius follow-up

Following my 22 April post, Whobius? Woobius, I met Bob Leung and Daniel Tenner in London to find out more about their business and to see a quick demonstration of their technology. Background Bob explained that he had started to work on a simply construction-oriented collaboration platform partly out of frustration with what he saw …

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Aug 28 2008

Corecon

I try to keep abreast of some of the US products that provide online construction collaboration capabilities, and have just been contacted by California-based Corecon‘s Norman Wendl. I was aware of Corecon having read about its web-based estimating, project management, cost control and business development tools back in 2005. With the launch of Corecon 2007 …

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Jan 09 2008

Paperless (or, at least, less paper): catch ’em young

Since construction collaboration technologies first grabbed some peoples’ attention in the late 1990s, there has been a lot of debate about the extent to which such IT tools can save paper, particularly given some professionals’ preference for paper and their resistance to on-screen marking-up and commenting on drawings, etc (see my Moaning Architects post, 3 November 2005). I have argued …

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