Tag: construction collaboration technology

Mar 04 2008

BuildOnline revisited

In the absence of any updates regarding Sword Group and its recently-acquired construction collaboration technology business still branded as CTSpace (formerly known as BuildOnline and Citadon, formerly known as Cephren (formerly known as BlueLineOnline and E-bricks) and Bidcom, which also incorporated Cubus – and that’s just the short version!) or even a new website (see post), …

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Jan 23 2008

More SharePoint for AEC

Earlier this week, a Microsoft employee frankly admitted to me that SharePoint was not particularly easy to implement for extranet-type collaboration in the typical geographically distributed structure of a construction project team. As a result, Microsoft has tended to be reliant upon partners such as the Sword Group’s C2Share (see post) to expand its SharePoint footprint in …

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Jan 02 2008

More on Sword

After a blogging break over Christmas and New Year, I have started 2008 with another quick look at the Sword Group – which announced it had acquired construction collaboration technology vendor CTSpace on 21 December (see previous post). Reviewing the Sword Group’s offerings, it seems CTSpace will augment the parent’s existing enterprise content management (ECM) or document …

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Jun 01 2007

Croser v. Baxter (‘Building Design’ collaboration debate)

An IT feature in the 16 March 2007 issue of UK trade weekly Building Design is something of a debate between Joe Croser of Bentley and Autodesk’s Pete Baxter on the future of collaboration. You can read the articles yourselves (available online here), but I have picked out what I think were the key exchanges – I wish …

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Apr 13 2007

ePIN overhauls website (3)

Just over a year ago, I mentioned that, ePIN, one of the smaller UK vendors of construction collaboration technology had refreshed its website. This must be an annual task, for they have just done it again (ePIN director Robin Shipston told me in October that it was “being re-vamped as we speak”) – and it is one of …

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Apr 11 2007

Cadweb misclaims ISO leadership

UK extranet provider Cadweb says it “is the first Project Extranet to be certified to the new International Standard ISO/IEC 27001″. Its news release also says that it is “the only Project Extranet to be certified to this standard”. Wrong on both counts, Cadweb, and by over a year. ISO/IEC 27001 concerns information security management …

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Jan 18 2007

Nathan ups his Asite stake

Days after Asite CEO Tony Ryan bought nearly £9,000-worth of shares in the company (see Now Tony invests in Asite), it has been announced that CTO Nathan Doughty has increased his stake by purchasing 65,362 shares at 3.41 pence each (total cost around £2,230). I am a little concerned at the timing: working for an …

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Jan 02 2007

BuildOnline UK position worsened

Prior to BuildOnline’s merger with Citadon to form CTSpace, its financial performance in the UK was getting even worse. As previously discussed (see BuildOnline and Koral on 14 November 2006 and BIW’s growth continues – but what about the others? on 8 November 2006), BO’s latest Companies House accounts show its UK business was already struggling in …

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Aug 18 2006

e-Builder offers low-cost design collaboration in US

US vendor e-Builder has launched ‘e-Builder Professional’ – described as “an economical solution tailored to meet the specific needs of design professionals”. The new offering combines a “low price point” with “full document management capabilities, drawing management view and markup, and collaboration capabilities, … unlimited storage options … [and] the ability to add specific modules on …

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Aug 11 2006

UK extranet vendor PR update

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of UK deals reported on the websites of the leading construction collaboration technology vendors. For example: BIW Technologies has just announced a three-year corporate deal with contractor Fitzpatrick Business Collaborator signed up Parkman Mouchel in June BuildOnline is to support Thomas and ADAMSON and the City …

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