Tag: Engineering

KA Connect 2010 – what happens in Chicago, won’t stay in Chicago

Sometimes I get invitations for events that are just irrelevant to me. Other times I get invitations that sound brilliant. The latest, from Christopher Parsons at Knowledge Architecture (post), definitely falls into the latter category. Knowledge Architecture will be hosting KA Connect 2010, a knowledge management conference for the architecture, engineering and construction industry on …

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SaaS to grow (again)

The Construction Software State of the Industry Report, produced by US-based firm Software Advice, is highlighting five trends (three of them upwards), relating to software buying habits, and suggests that the current recession makes Software-as-a-Service-based solutions even more attractive: Software as a Service is in the right place at the right time Software as a …

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Collabor8 online

This year I have written about several low-cost, even no-cost, collaboration solutions that might be used by businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry (eg: Glasscubes, e-Grou, Incite Toolbox, ShowDocument, drop.io, Clouds UK, Woobius, Colaab). Even the deepest recession that most AEC professionals can remember has not deterred people from launching new solutions. …

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Memoori upgrade

In August 2008, I wrote about Memoori (see AEC-specific search), and having since met the company’s founder Jim McHale a few times (most recently last week), I can say the product, while still a little raw in places, is developing into a much more rounded offering. Given the wealth of generic search engine power we …

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Coming soon: tender.ly

Found through a Twitter connection: It’s almost ready. tender.ly is elegant and powerful web-based software, for Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies to conduct their tendering for suppliers and subcontractors. It’s software that makes your job easier, not harder. There’s no long-term contracts, just a low monthly fee. And you’ll be up and running in minutes, …

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A first look in the Incite Toolbox

In June (as I posted), I met Sean Kaye and Michael Baker of Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Incite. We talked about Incite’s new project collaboration tool and platform, Incite Keystone, amid a wide-ranging chat about collaboration, file-sharing, social media and other topics, and we’ve stayed in contact ever since, mainly through Twitter but also through …

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Keeping an Eye on Woobius

I wrote about the low-cost simple collaboration application Woobius earlier this year (first here, then here), and they’ve remained on my radar ever since, partly because of their participation in one of this year’s Be2camp events (in Liverpool in May*), and partly because they subsequently approached me to undertake a couple of small PR projects …

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From PLM and social media, to AEC design

I have been monitoring conversations about social media among some manufacturing and product lifecycle management (PLM) commentators, and a post by Desktop Engineering‘s Kenneth Wong – What PLM Can Learn from Social Media – has lingered in a browser tab for most of the past two days as I’ve re-read it and pondered it. Kenneth …

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Enter e-grou

A new name in the online document management space is Portugal-based e-grou, which is about to launch a free edition of its web-based solution. Available “soon”, e-grou Free Edition is claimed to be “the first document management software solution made available on the web as a service, completely for free” and is aimed at “small …

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