Tag Archive: communication

Apr 07 2015

Oumy – record your BIM model comment?

One-time Kalexo founder Hannes Marais has created a new visual communication tool for creative people, Oumy, which, if integrated into other collaboration platforms, could accelerate idea-sharing. Six years ago in February 2009, I wrote about building information modelling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD) and collaboration. My post was stimulated by two Cadalyst articles by Pete Zyskowski, stressing …

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Nov 21 2014

Could an app improve the image of construction?

Could a construction app, helping improve project communications, help change the image of construction? Last week’s Constructing Excellence national members convention attracted about 90 people to talk about “The Image of Construction“. The event was curated by CE’s early career movement, G4C, and they invited speakers from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the Construction Clients Group, …

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Apr 20 2010

Urban Circus

Having earlier today written briefly about the virtual world of Second Life (Daden post) and about two Australian companies (All Over Geo post; Tender.ly post), it somehow seems fitting to write about Urban Circus. This Brisbane, Australia company (it also has a UK outpost) proclaims itself to be at “the cutting edge of 3D Virtual …

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Jan 20 2009

Yammer, Present.ly

Last week I wondered whether the construction industry suffered from ‘collaboraphobia’, affecting its ability to adopt tools and techniques that improve communication and information-sharing. There are a small (but hopefully growing) number of construction people writing blogs, using Twitter, and building online communities, but given the size of the industry, it is clear that we …

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Aug 04 2008

Think no more

Zerochampion blogger Phil Clark is today (Think RIP) coming to terms with publisher CMP’s decision to discontinue its sustainability conference/exhibition event, Think – the latest manifestation of which, Think 08, I attended earlier this year. As the event organiser, he lists various reasons behind the decision: Crowded market/branding Names – “we were too late to …

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Jun 06 2008

Construction and Web 2.0

I attended a meeting of one of Constructing Excellence‘s Collaborative Working Champions groups yesterday, and one of our debates concerned discussing and communicating the benefits of collaborative working. Some of the group were surprised that related issues (for example: Egan’s recent speech) and themes (technology, people and processes) were already being discussed on social media …

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Apr 01 2008

More on Web 2.0

Just a few days after I wrote about Web 2.0 and a Parity white paper, Cisco has just released a study on the use of video and Web 2.0 technology in businesses worldwide (see also ebiz story). The survey, of 850 corporate IT decision-makers, revealed that, as consumer adoption has grown, so companies have begun to embrace …

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