Tag: construction collaboration technology

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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Mar 19 2008

Asite signs deal with Laing O’Rourke (yawn)

A London Stock Exchange announcement says UK construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has “entered into a three year agreement with Laing O’Rourke based on Asite’s new user-based licensing model”. The announcement talks about how Laing O’Rourke has been using Asite since 2004 and how it will use Asite to manage sourcing, collaboration, and electronic trading processes. Given that …

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Mar 07 2008

CTSpace sold for just £6.5m

Further to Tuesday’s post about the former BuildOnline construction collaboration technology business, I have been piecing together more of the corporate changes leading up to Sword Group‘s acquisition of CTSpace. In the process, I have found a reference to the amount paid by Sword to acquire CTSpace in December 2007 – which, in view of the …

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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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