Tag: construction collaboration technology

Aug 04 2008

BIW grows 24% in 2007

BIW Technologies [my employer] grew its turnover by 24 per cent in the year to 30 September 2007, achieving over £0.5m in profits in the process (see full news release here). The company’s turnover in 2007 grew to £5.76m, up from £4.66m the previous year. A modest 2006 loss of £171,000 was turned around in …

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Jul 16 2008

A SaaS CEO’s perspective

I noted last month (see Valuing SaaS businesses) that a couple of UK construction collaboration technology providers were speaking at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference in Amsterdam, alongside representatives from Adaptive Planning and Huddle.net. If you’ve got the stamina, you can view a 38-minute video of one of the sessions here; here’s a few points …

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Jul 14 2008

4Projects turnover up a third

According to a Contract Journal article, 4Projects enjoys surge in demand for IT software, the UK-based construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects lifted its turnover by more than a third to £4.4m (up from £3.218m) in the 12 months to 31 March 2008, generating a pre-tax profit of £1.145m (up from £0.553m), representing a margin of …

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Jun 18 2008

Union Square grows 34%

At one time, Union Square Software Ltd was perceived as a competitor in the UK construction collaboration technology (or “project extranet”) market. However, these days it markets itself as a vendor of a construction-oriented “knowledge management and internal collaboration tool”, Workspace. According to its latest trading statement, its revenues grew 34% in the year to …

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May 14 2008

Future of the NCCTP – update

Representatives of 4Projects, Aconex, BIW (me!), Business Collaborator, Causeway and Sarcophagus met today in the upstairs room of a pub (fittingly, perhaps, The Phoenix) in London’s Victoria to discuss the future of the NCCTP, the UK construction collaboration technology providers association. It was a lively session, due in no small part to the talents of facilitator …

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May 12 2008

Future of the NCCTP

The future of the NCCTP, the UK construction collaboration technology providers association (now part of Constructing Excellence), is to be debated at a facilitated meeting of its steering group in London this week. The group was founded in late 2003 and set out to create some data exchange standards between the different vendors’ systems and to …

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May 12 2008

Projectcentre.net

Earlier this year, I started looking in a little more detail at the Australian construction collaboration technology market. Aconex, being active in the UK, obviously feature regularly in my thoughts (I believe their shareholder dispute may finally yield a judgement in the next month or so); I have written about Incite (here and here); and I linked to …

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May 08 2008

Cadweb tries to catch-up

The latest news release from UK construction collaboration technology vendor Cadweb – who describe themselves as “the longest and oldest, established project extranet provider in the UK” [just how long is Cadweb?] – shows that Cadweb has finally woken up to functional advances made by most of its UK competitors several years ago. Cadweb says it plans to add several …

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May 01 2008

Another provider blog

A comment from US construction collaboration technology provider e-Builder‘s CEO Jon Antevy on my recent post, Getting Won Over, includes a link to his own blog – with the snappy (not) title “Construction Project Management and Collaboration” – begun late last year. By my reckoning that makes five blogs from construction collaboration technology vendors (in date order): …

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Apr 30 2008

Desktop tools

UK construction collaboration technology provider Asite is now offering a desktop application, Asite Navigator, integrated with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. The tool is described by Asite as “an innovative client application (ie: installed on your PC) that removes the need for you to manage files manually between your office and your collaboration environment”. In short, …

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