Tag Archive: Constructing Excellence

May 09 2013

Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects. Recently, Iain MisKimmin (senior industry consultant at Bentley Systems UK, manager of its City of London-based Information Management Academy, and also one of the leading lights of COMIT), …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2013/05/learning-bim-at-the-bentley-crossrail-academy/

Mar 04 2013

FM award for iSite’s Assetology Hub

It seems I have been talking about facilities management a lot recently, but despite this I still managed to miss news that iSite‘s SaaS-based Assetology Hub, launched in October 2012 (post), won the ‘Commercial Services’ category at the annual i-FM Technology in FM Awards, presented recently. In winning the award, iSite MD Martin Ward said they: “… …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2013/03/fm-award-for-isites-assetology-hub/

Oct 16 2012

BuildQatarLive, OpenBIM and interoperability

Build Qatar Live

Having run three previous editions of Build London Live (in 2008, 2009 and 2012), organisers Asite, AEC3 and buildingSMART are now planning another two-day virtual design competition, this time in Qatar, running from Tuesday 27 November 27th 2012 to finish at noon on Thursday 29 November. Once again, building information modelling practitioners from around the world are invited to demonstrate their …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2012/10/buildqatarlive-openbim-and-interoperability/

Sep 11 2012

NBS Contracts survey mute on contract tools

Opportunity missed, I think, sums up my view of the findings from the the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2012, at least so far as construction collaboration technologies are concerned. I was hoping that, following recent years’ growth in the use of web-based platforms to support project team communications – and contract administration …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2012/09/nbs-contracts-survey-mute-on-contract-tools/

May 11 2012

From email to BIM

In the past couple of weeks, I have delivered two presentations on BIM (building information modelling). The first was an overview of BIM to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London on  25 April. The second was yesterday to the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constructing Excellence Club at …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2012/05/from-email-to-bim/

Aug 01 2011

New BIM battleground emerging

When a construction IT conference at the ICE sells out three months beforehand after just three weeks, it’s clear there is a lot of interest in the subject. Building Information Modelling (BIM) currently seems to be the UK industry’s hottest topic, and some of the SaaS-based construction collaboration technology vendors plainly don’t want to get …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/08/new-bim-battleground-emerging/

Jun 20 2011

BIM – a new role for collaboration tools?

For the past few years, I have been writing about building information modelling (BIM); I have, for example, talked about the potential for BIM to be delivered via Software-as-a-Service routes (BIMaaS), and considered how current SaaS construction collaboration technology platforms might be used to manage the ‘i’ in BIM. The latter is already beginning to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/06/bim-a-new-role-for-collaboration-tools/

Mar 31 2011

P45s at 4Projects

SaaS Handbook blog image

During my presentation at Friday’s ICT4Contruction event (post), I briefly mentioned 4Projects as an example of a construction collaboration technology vendor that had started to use social media, with a blog, TheSaaSHandbook.com, and an associated Twitter account. However, the blog has disappeared (visitors are now simply channelled to 4Projects’ home page), while the Twitter account …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/03/p45s-at-4projects/

Mar 29 2011

ICT4Construction: a post mortem

Rant alert! As regular readers may know, I was (I think, constructively) critical of the first ICT4Construction event last October, and as a result of my feedback organiser Recep Saffet asked if I would chair the next edition, on knowledge and document management. After some deliberation, I agreed, and also helped publicise the event through …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/03/ict4construction-a-post-mortem/

Dec 16 2010

BIW acquired by Conject

BIW, the UK market leader in SaaS construction collaboration, has been acquired by German FM software specialist Conject in a VC-backed deal, creating two complementary sister companies under a joint board. In a landmark deal between two of Europe’s leading vendors of built environment-related Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), UK-based construction collaboration technology provider BIW Technologies* has been …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2010/12/biw-acquired-by-conject/

Older posts «

» Newer posts

Fetch more items