Tag Archive: insurance

Nov 23 2010

Risk reduction or scare-mongering?

New guidance from Wren Insurance on “cloud technology” seems pessimistic and even outdated. In this post, I take a detailed look at how construction collaboration technology vendors have, since 2000, responded to similar objections. Legal issues of collaboration In 2004, David Whitton of Wren Insurance, one of the UK construction industry’s leading providers of professional …

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Nov 01 2010

Business steady at Sword CTSpace?

Monitoring the construction collaboration technology businesses formerly known as Buildonline and Citadon since the combined CTSpace operation was acquired by France-based Sword Group SA in late 2007 (post) is not easy, particularly when companies get merged with other, unrelated operations. From a close reading of various annual reports and some company feedback, I believe the …

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May 07 2009

US structural engineers warming to BIM

I wrote recently (2D to 3D: still a work in progress, updated 27 April 2009) about US rates of adoption of building information modelling, BIM, looking at results – released by Cadalyst‘s Robert Green – focused mainly on US CAD managers. He concluded, somewhat gloomily, that 84% of the AEC/construction industry is 2D, identifying that …

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Mar 11 2009

The power of collaboration in product development

A lot of my time is focused on how teams collaborate during design and construction of new buildings and other assets, and it is easy to forget that collaboration should extend throughout the supply chain, including the manufacturers of many of the components that are used in our projects. On his PLM and Profitability blog …

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Oct 22 2008

A SaaS code of conduct?

Phil Wainewright, one of my favourite SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) bloggers, wonders whether it’s Time for a SaaS code of conduct. He mentions another recent Gmail outage, and makes the valid point that SaaS outages tend to get much more publicity than internal corporate Microsoft Exchange outages (and “Microsoft only warranties the CD the software comes on. …

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Jun 17 2008

Collaboration and lean construction

Last year UK industry membership organisation Constructing Excellence organised an event (with Rubicon) focused on lean construction which managed to enthuse its London audience with ideas based around basic joined-up thinking on things like eliminating packaging, doing just-in-time delivery to site, simplifying electrical installations, etc. Like Greg Sorrentino, vice president and general manager of US …

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