Tag Archive: innovation

Dec 04 2010

Design by Many

One of those interesting coincidences…. Yesterday, the Institution of Civil Engineers, with the Advanced Institute of Management, hosted an event, “Engineering Management in a Digital Economy” in London which, despite the wintry weather and the associated transport difficulties, still drew around 40 people from both industry and academia. They assembled to discuss issues such as …

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Feb 01 2010

Collabor8online: talking low-cost collaboration

I had a long telephone chat on Friday with Colin Barnes, founder of Collabor8online (see post), a little over two months since the construction collaboration solution’s UK launch. Colin explained that Collabor8online was very much targeted at the SME end of the market. “Recognising that for many businesses email is too messy and difficult to …

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Jan 18 2010

The Bricsnet interview

Having been impressed by Bricsnet‘s marketing during the dot.com boom years, I followed developments sporadically (mainly because the ProjectCenter extranet product was not heavily marketed in the UK), and have only mentioned the company in this blog a handful of times over the past four years – most recently last November (posts here and here). …

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Nov 30 2009

An open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 27 November 2009. Update (04 December): I added a post-script to the original post – read the response received back from Paul Morrell.] First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. …

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Aug 05 2009

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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Jun 11 2008

Strategy for Sustainable Construction

HM Government, in association with the Strategic Forum for Construction, has published its Strategy for Sustainable Construction (PDF, downloadable here; press release here) today. I have had a quick scan of the 64-page document and have noted that it now refers to the impacts and opportunities associated with information and communications technologies (ICT). This topic …

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