Tag: Construction

Aug 01 2008

BE2Camp, 10 October, London

Web 2.0 meets the UK construction industry at a novel new event, BE2camp, to be held on Friday 10 October at the Building Centre in London. I have been part of the (international) planning team behind this event, so I am delighted that we now have some details confirmed. If you fancy becoming part of …

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Jul 25 2008

History of CAD touches on extranets

David Weisberg has published online a comprehensive history of CAD, which is available free at http://www.cadhistory.net. I had a quick skim through a couple of chapters to see what, if anything, he’d written about construction collaboration technologies – and he hasn’t ignored them. Chapter 6 (Autodesk and AutoCAD, PDF), for example, has a page or …

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Jul 24 2008

Autodesk opens Buzzsaw hosting centre in Hong Kong

Autodesk has just announced the launch of a new Autodesk Buzzsaw data centre in Hong Kong, to support customers of its construction collaboration solution across the Asia Pacific region, having spent three years on the selection process (see news release). The process was facilitated by inward investment agency InvestHK whose Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, …

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Jul 23 2008

More Asite director share buys

Just about the only significant dealings in construction collaboration vendor Asite shares these days appear to involve the company’s directors. Less than a fortnight after a couple of non-executive directors bought shares, yesterday it was announced that MD Tony Ryan and COO Nathan Doughty had increased their shareholdings. Tony purchased 146,260 shares at an average …

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Jul 14 2008

SaaStainability.com

Over the past few months, sustainability has cropped up more and more frequently in my posts to this blog. To be honest, the topic has also been cropping up just as often within BIW Technologies [my employer] and across the industry. There are ongoing internal conversations within BIW; the company has also contributed to the …

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Jul 08 2008

BIW benefits from Gates effect

Sometimes as a public relations professional, you get lucky. This is what happened for me at BIW when we won a project earlier this year to provide the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration platform for the design and construction of the Seattle, WA, headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the charitable organisation set up …

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Jun 20 2008

Evening, Standard?

Earlier this week, technical people representing several construction collaboration technology vendors (all members of the NCCTP) met at Constructing Excellence‘s offices in central London. The purpose of their meeting – as has just been described by Aconex‘s Rob Phillpot (see NCCTP: Flogging a dead standard?) – was to take the next steps towards creation of …

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Jun 20 2008

Asite finally returns to growth

UK construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has published its end-of-year results for the financial year ending 31 December 2007 (see London Stock Exchange notice). Building on the promising first half of the year (see Asite stops the rot), the company has finally reversed the declining revenues experienced for the previous three years, generating a turnover …

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Jun 11 2008

Valuing SaaS businesses

Over the past year, I’ve mused a couple of times about what it might cost to acquire a construction collaboration SaaS business (see Valuing a SaaS business, for example, and CTSpace sold for just £6.5m). SaaS businesses are under the spotlight this week at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference in Amsterdam, where Phil Wainewright took …

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Jun 09 2008

Another collaboration blog

Thanks to an incoming link to my recent sustainability post (Greener than thou), I have found a new collaboration vendor blog. A former acquaintance of mine, Joe Croser, now “Global Marketing Director for Bentley‘s Platform Product lines and Subscription offerings” has started blogging in his own Collaboration Corner. Welcome to the blogosphere, Joe! Related post: …

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