Tag: Constructing Excellence

Mar 29 2007

BIM and ‘lean construction’

Further to Monday’s post on BIM, I see Nigel Davies at EatYourCAD has written about (Mis)understanding BIM. Helpfully, he starts by explaining what BIM is not – in short, BIM is not 3D, or Revit, or a single database or “single building model”, or Project Lifeycle Management, or even Building Information Modelling (instead, Nigel prefers to …

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Mar 23 2007

Uniting Construction IT

Last September (see A co-ordinated approach to construction IT in the UK), I mentioned an initiative to create a more coordinated approach to managing IT interests in the UK AEC industry. You can now read about United Construction IT on the website of ConstructIT for Business (one of the organisations competing for our attention). It talks about creating “one …

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Mar 14 2007

JCT collaborative contract

I’ve been very busy recently so had to miss the launch of the new JCT/Constructing Excellence contract at the House of Commons in London on 1 March (see news release). It is claimed the new contract form “has been developed by JCT in collaboration with Constructing Excellence”. This is not my understanding. The contract began as …

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Feb 26 2007

CAD collaboration

Earlier this month, I mentioned New Zealand-based David Harrisons’ Stress-Free blog. In a more recent, long post entitled CAD Collaboration, he discusses the challenge of collaborating around CAD models. He gives a good outline of how teams have used technology to share CAD information to date, including the use of what he calls “external document management”. …

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Feb 13 2007

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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Jan 19 2007

Change management seminar

Next Tuesday (23 January 2007) in Bristol, I am chairing a seminar: “Change Management – Can you manage without it?” Organised by the Construction Productivity Network in association with the Constructing Excellence Bristol Club, the event will have presentations from: Robin Wilkin of MPS Professor Ming Sun, University of West of England Brian Swain, Rubicon Associates …

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Jan 19 2007

Avanti – latest

As a recently appointed member of steering group of Constructing Excellence‘s Building and Estates Forum, I am now well-placed to keep up with developments regarding the Avanti programme (see previous post). A recent meeting heard a presentation from CWC (CE’s training and consultancy arm). It appears a distinction is now being drawn between “the narrow Avanti …

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Sep 20 2006

Give PIECC a chance

Yesterday I attended a workshop at Loughborough University to discuss Planning and Implementation of Effective Collaboration in Construction, the PIECC (pronounced ‘peace’) project. The event was one of the final deliverables of a two-year, EPSRC-funded project run by Loughborough’s Mark Shelbourn and Dino Bouchlaghem (with industry involvement from Avanti, Arup, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Mott …

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