Tag Archive: Constructing Excellence

May 19 2016

GamePlan’s aim: ‘lean’ collaboration

Nothing to do with computer gaming, GamePlan is a US start-up exploring both lean construction and BIM-based collaboration. In devising its product, US-based startup GamePlan (headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware) has consciously tried not to copy existing SaaS construction software providers’ approach to collaboration. While its core platform offers many of the same features, its philosophy has been strongly guided …

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Oct 28 2015

Collaboration 2025 – Worst and best case scenarios

In a piece of action research, Constructing Excellence’s collaborative working champions (CWCs – I have been a CWC for 10+ years) recently collaborated on some future-gazing, developing two differing views of the state of collaborative working in ten years time. Building a discussion At a 10 September meeting, we used the UK government/ industry strategy Construction 2025 (downloadable …

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Jun 02 2015

Render: deployment management

Render Networks’ deployment management application provides a simple SaaS interface to some powerful software that can help improve productivity in infrastructure network delivery projects. Introduced by a mutual friend now working at associated Australian company Biarri (“We help Shape our World with Powerful Maths and Simple Software”), I had a video-chat today with MD Dan Flemming and …

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May 20 2015

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in …

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May 19 2015

Digital construction autumn 2015

Construction IT conferences: are we beginning to move beyond BIM and look at other, related fields, and to do so more affordably? The recent heavy focus on BIM has seen some UK construction IT conferences become a bit repetitive (and, sadly – particularly for SMEs – often expensive), featuring the same speakers, the same case studies, …

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Mar 06 2015

On good (collaborative) behaviour

Once again, it’s not just about technology, it’s people and processes – behaviours – that support successful collaboration. I have been involved with, and enthusiastic about, Constructing Excellence almost since its foundation and have been a CE collaborative working champion for about 10 years. CE is, I think, the only pan-industry membership body in the UK …

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Dec 12 2014

Behaviours4Collaboration

Adopting BIM is not just about technology and data, it’s also about culture and behaviours. A new group, Behaviours4Collaboration is focusing on this aspect. The longest chapter in my book on construction collaboration technologies was devoted to human aspects of collaboration, underlining a common industry maxim that successful collaboration is only 20% technology and 80% people and …

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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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Oct 09 2014

A BIM boom for SaaS collaboration vendors?

Will there be a BIM benefit for the SaaS collaboration vendors? Yes, but it will happen gradually both in the UK and internationally, and then grow bigger as more owners require ILM services. Within UK construction IT, building information modelling (BIM) is the hot topic. Even construction software businesses that previously thought it was irrelevant (I’ve …

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Dec 23 2013

BIM: Why should clients be bothered?

This blog post was an opinion piece for Constructing Excellence‘s December 2013 e-newsletter. Its author is Benedict Wallbank of SmartBIM Solutions (part of Graphisoft), who has contributed to recent CE and ThinkBIM events (the piece doesn’t seem to be more widely available, but I felt it should be). It is still a commonly held opinion …

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