Tag Archive: file sharing

Jun 18 2014

Plangrid pushes simplicity

San-Francisco-based Plangrid is targeting the simple mobile plan-sharing needs of site-based staff, but expanding functionality. Another player in the mobile construction collaboration market in the US is San Francisco, California-based Plangrid. I received an email late last month from PlanGrid’s chief technology officer Ralph Gootee (a former Pixar Animation Studios software engineer) telling me about the …

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Jan 30 2013

SpecifiedBy planning Q1 UK launch

On my PR and marketing blog in November, I wrote about Specified.by, a forthcoming web-based service for individuals and companies involved in the specification of materials and products used in the construction of buildings. SpecifiedBy is a venture by Edinburgh-based theCADcube and I asked director and founder Darren Lester (below right) about the service ahead of its UK launch, expected …

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Dec 19 2012

Thru: enterprise-level file transfer platform

Over the past decade or more, I have heard numerous construction people say they don’t really need to collaborate upon a document or drawing, they just need to share it quickly and securely with a colleague. For them, FTP (file transfer protocol) used to be an option; more recently, generic cloud-based storage such as DropBox …

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Mar 09 2011

Vaulting your documents

Writing last week about the London launch of the RICS report on cloud computing and commercial property, I mentioned secure offsite file storage provider Vaultium, and – surely no coincidence – I have since been emailed about another UK-based “vault” vendor: BackUpVault. Neither cloud-based business specifically targets the construction collaboration sector, though Vaultium does offer …

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Nov 05 2010

A first look at EADOC

I recently did a GoToMeeting session with Eric Law of EADOC to get a clearer understanding of this US-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platform. The system is mainly aimed at construction project teams operating in north America, and has been around since early 2006 (I first wrote about the business in late 2007). It was developed, …

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Aug 03 2010

OpeningDesign.com

Partly through my involvement with Be2camp and partly because of my interests in online collaborative spaces, I was contacted by US-based architect Ryan Shultz of Studio Wikitecture to have a look at a very early, ‘alpha stage’ website concept, OpeningDesign.com. As Ryan candidly admits, this application is still experimental, and is currently a combination of …

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Mar 24 2010

The end of the construction collaboration era?

  [This is a slightly expanded version of an article from my pwcom blog.] I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by …

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Jan 25 2010

Filegenius – yet more low-cost file-sharing targeting AEC

Last week, I had lunch with a long-time friend in the construction collaboration technology sector, and we talked about low and no-cost file-sharing. It is, we agreed, easy to take a generic file-sharing system and claim that it is invaluable for users in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, but a lot harder to actually …

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Jan 19 2010

First Toolbox, now Teambox

Last September I blogged about Incite‘s new application Toolbox, and – courtesy of ReadWriteWeb – I have now come across a strikingly similar application with a strikingly similar name: Teambox, which describes itself as a Twitter-like project management tool. When I reviewed Toolbox, I described it as “Twitter, but with file-sharing”, and Teambox seems to …

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