Tag: Construction

Jul 11 2007

Autodesk Buzzsaw adoption

A news release from Autodesk gives some clues about the scale of adoption of its Buzzsaw construction collaboration application. The release reports “a powerful but steady growth in European sales”, with Autodesk’s Mark Ellis adding: “We had been experiencing an average of two new customers a week for the past nine months, but more recently …

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Jul 05 2007

Promotion for Nathan

UK construction collaboration vendor Asite announced yesterday the promotion of my friend Nathan Doughty, previously the firm’s chief technology officer, to the position of chief operating officer. I have got to know Nathan quite well through meetings of the NCCTP, where Asite is this year’s chairman. Another announcement says Nathan has also joined the board …

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Jun 19 2007

Workspace + Workspace

According to a news release on Asite‘s website, the company has secured a customer for its entry-level solution, Asite Workspace. REID Architecture, who recently merged with 3D to become 3DReid “chose Asite Workspace to collaborate with its supply chain at the early stages of the Gibraltar’s new air terminal project”. This will presumably be the same REID architecture …

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Jun 12 2007

e-Builder to make “major announcement”

I read that US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder is planning a major announcement later this month that will have a “resounding impact in the industry for years to come”. I am intrigued. Mind you, the last time I got interested in such a pre-announcement it was only UK vendor Asite‘s build-up to the launch of its collaborative BIM product (and I …

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May 17 2007

UK vendor trends

This blog has reported several times on the financial performance of the main UK vendors of construction collaboration technologies (aka ‘extranets’). In light of recent results, I thought I would provide a quick graphical update/overview of the performance of the main UK vendors (those for whom I have some financial information) over the past four years. …

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Apr 02 2007

4Projects sales reach £3.4m

According to a 24 March 2007 article, Jobs created as group wins new markets, in north-east England newspaper The Journal, UK construction collaboration vendor 4Projects has “currently” achieved sales of £3.4m, and “is expected to reach £5m by the beginning of next year”. 4Projects non-executive chairman Paul Callaghan said: “With 4Project [sic] we supply project management software services …

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Mar 30 2007

Ecospace

UK trade publication, Building, says: “A big complaint about collaboration tools is that everybody is familiar with a different system, which means companies have to spend time and money training their staff when they start a new project.” It goes on to report that UK collaboration vendor Business Collaborator is working on Ecospace, a €12m (£8.1m) …

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Mar 29 2007

Business Collaborator website overhauled

The website of UK construction collaboration technology vendor Business Collaborator has just been overhauled. Compared to the clean interface of the previous site, the new home page is much ‘busier’ with a four-column layout and lots of links to further information. (The trite photo-library image of people in hard-hats on a construction site – see …

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Mar 29 2007

Brava! woes at 4Projects?

Industry sources tell me that UK construction collaboration vendor 4Projects has been having major problems with its third-party drawing viewer application (Brava! from Informative Graphics). I have been emailed several bulletins from 4Projects’ status ticker, spread over a three-day period up to and including this morning: Updated 29/03/2007 10:02:30 – We are still experiencing problems with …

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Mar 26 2007

Wikis and AEC collaboration

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the starting point of a contributed article to AECbytes.com. In Enterprise Wiki: An Emerging Technology to be Considered by the AEC Industry, Ondrej Kalny likens the information-sharing approach of BIM to the wider need for collaboration within a typical AEC project team, using a ‘hub and spokes’ diagram that will …

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