Tag: Construction

May 19 2008

Asite non-exec steps down

Mathew Riley, a non-executive director of UK construction collaboration technology vendor Asite “will be stepping down from the Board of Asite with immediate effect”. According to the London Stock Exchange announcement, the Asite board do not currently plan to appoint another non-executive director to take his place. According to the Asite website, Riley is (or at least was) “Commercial Director for …

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May 15 2008

RIBA CPD events

I am presenting at two events next week. On Wednesday morning, 21 May 2008, I will be in Knutsford, Cheshire talking about construction collaboration technologies to architects from the northwest group of the Royal Institute of British Architects – part of a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) event organised in conjunction with Constructing Excellence‘s IT Construction Forum …

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May 15 2008

BuildingSMART 2008 conference programme revealed

The programme for the 2008 London international BuildingSMART conference has been published. The one-day event – enticingly (ha, ha!) entitled “The STAND-INN Route to Sustainability and Value for Money in Construction and FM using BIM/IFCs” – is to be held again at the RIBA in London, on Wednesday 25 June. The day includes: sessions on …

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Apr 22 2008

Incite – update

Two months ago (INCITE = ThinkProject!), I wrote about Australia-based construction collaboration provider Nexus Point and the Incite product. I have just received a helpful email from Sean Kaye, Nexus Point’s managing director, updating me on a few details. First of all, Nexus Point Solutions never had an agreement of any sort with Baulogis; the minority …

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Apr 08 2008

SaaS-based BIM

I have talked about web-based collaborative BIM technologies a few times over the past year or so (see Asite BIM last year and SaaS and construction collaboration in 2008, for example), and just had to post a link to an interesting article by Kenneth Wong in the latest Cadalyst. The summer of BIM describes a collaborative effort involving “a …

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Apr 01 2008

Sword Group acquisition

The Sword Group (December 2007 buyer of troubled Anglo/US construction collaboration vendor CTSpace – see post) has been on the UK company acquisition trail again, buying Glasgow-based on-premises contact centre software developer Graham Technology. Update (2 April 2008): The value of the deal wasn’t originally announced, but Scottish newspaper reports (eg: The Herald) suggest a …

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Mar 14 2008

Sword Group 2007 results

Sword Group, the France-based IT group that late last year acquired UK construction collaboration SaaS technology vendor CTSpace for just £6.5m, announced its annual results for the year ending 31 December 2007 yesterday. The group turned over €179m [£138m], up 26% from €142m [£109m] in 2006, generating a net profit of almost €19m [£15m], up from £16m. …

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Mar 09 2008

Investing in a dot.com/SaaS business: a history

In the late 1990s and into the first year or so of the 21st century, the dot.com boom say billions invested in new online ventures across great swathes of industry and commerce. The global architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was no different. Millions were pumped into new start-ups by venture capitalists, business angels and …

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Feb 29 2008

FTP security hole

Particularly in the early days of marketing construction collaboration technology solutions, we used to get occasional suggestions that online solutions were unnecessary as “our IT department has set up an FTP site for us to manage all that file-sharing”. Hopefully, those days are long gone, but for any construction businesses that may still be contemplating reliance …

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Feb 28 2008

StoreData stagnating in 2007

  Interim results last September from the retail fit-out specialist contractor Styles & Wood showed that its StoreData division – which competes in the UK construction collaboration technology market – did not have a good first six months in 2007 (see post), but the second six months were a little better. Overall, however, StoreData fell short of …

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