Tag: construction collaboration technology

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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Apr 29 2008

Business Collaborator grows 20% in 2007

After the February 2008 takeover of Coda plc by by Unit 4 Agresso NV (post), it was announced that Coda would no longer be announcing its 2007 annual results last month, and I expected a delay until we could see how UK construction collaboration technology subsidiary Business Collaborator had fared in 2007. However, presumably still working to …

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Apr 27 2008

Sword Group acquires ViaNovus

The Sword Group – parent of CTSpace, the construction collaboration technology provider that used to be known as BuildOnline and Citadon (see various posts) – has announced (see release) its acquisition (no transaction value given) of US-based ViaNovus and its Paragon suite of construction management products. Another version of the release adds ViaNovus will be operated as a unit of …

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Apr 25 2008

Styles & Wood management seek MBO

The management of fit-out contractor Styles & Wood, which includes construction collaboration technology business StoreData, is looking to take the company private via a private equity backed management buy-out (see 16 April Stock Exchange announcement). The 125p-a-share bid for Styles & Wood is on the low side, says an analyst with stockbroker Panmure Gordon in this …

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Apr 23 2008

BuildOnline France: making heavy losses

I am indebted to occasional correspondent Emmanual Netter (see Une étude intéressante… (deux)) for providing me with some figures on the financial performance of the French arm of construction collaboration technology provider BuildOnline (part of CTSpace since December 2006) for the years 2003 to 2007 inclusive – based on information from the French equivalent of …

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