Tag Archive: CrossRail

Jan 31 2014

Asite gearing up to launch Adoddle 17

Double digit revenue growth and a ‘game-changing’ software release on 17 March are making SaaS vendor Asite excited about the future. London, UK-based construction collaboration and e-procurement technology developer Asite is gearing up for a major launch of its new release, Adoddle 17, on 17 March 2014 (St Patrick’s Day; Asite CEO Tony Ryan is …

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Jan 24 2014

Basestone targets engineers and SMEs with mobile review tool

Basestone, a tablet application developed by London start-up BlueRonin, enables cost-effective mobile engineering drawing review. The architecture, engineering and construction market for mobile solutions is expanding rapidly. As I wrote earlier this week (2014: year of AEC mobile?), existing software developers are augmenting both conventional and SaaS applications with mobile tools for site-based activities, while …

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Oct 30 2013

BIM = Better information mobility?

A US survey suggests growing benefits of mobile information, but its respondents weren’t enthusing about mobile access to digital models. At the Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, information mobility has been a recurring theme (indeed, BIM has even been verbally re-engineered to become ‘better information mobility’), and its not just about …

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May 10 2013

BIM for infrastructure event from Construct IT

After yesterday’s post, a timely event announcement…. Construct IT, in partnership with Network Rail and COMIT, is holding its Spring event on Thursday, 20 June 2013 in Manchester, focusing on “Deriving value through BIM in the delivery of Infrastructure Projects“. Speakers include: Nigel Jacques (Network Rail) on A Client’s Perspective: Deriving Strategic Value in the …

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May 09 2013

Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects. Recently, Iain MisKimmin (senior industry consultant at Bentley Systems UK, manager of its City of London-based Information Management Academy, and also one of the leading lights of COMIT), …

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Apr 08 2011

NEC in the spotlight on Monday

At the generous invitation of Sypro, I will be attending Monday’s annual NEC User Group conference, held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. It promises to be an interesting event, with a keynote from the UK government’s chief construction advisor Paul Morrell, plus presentations and case studies on use of the NEC contract …

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Nov 04 2008

Recession and the construction SaaS providers

The R-word has arrived. In his Brickonomics blog, my good friend Brian Green today talks, not for the first time, about “the recession in construction”, which he says “is looking increasingly desperate as the giant commercial sector appears to be heading for a nasty fall”. Earlier this year, like many industry people, I was hopeful …

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Jun 24 2008

How web 2.0 friendly is AEC ICT?

I have thinking a lot about Web 2.0 stuff today. Over and above my day job and my usual background Tweets, RSS and blog-watching, I have been trying to help move the proposed BE2camp event along (we now have a potential central London venue for the October event, with interest from contributors in the US …

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