Tag Archive: internet of things

Sep 14 2016

Construction mainly technology laggards

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index). KPMG talked to 218 senior construction executives, most of them working for major international …

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Dec 09 2015

Zutec: desktop, mobile and even the “internet of things”

Ireland’s Zutec, through its focus on commissioning and handover has built a strong position in the megaprojects market, and is looking to expand further. Dublin, Ireland-based mobile construction technology provider Zutec exhibited at two London events I recently attended: the Digital Construction Week show in October (post) and Construct IT for Business’s “Future of BIM” …

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Nov 25 2015

Geospatial expertise vital in managing BIM and Big Data

“Integration of BIM and GIS is a good place to start connecting BIM and Smart Cities” Yesterdays CIOB International Inspiring Construction conference (hashtag: #CIOBInspire) in London heard a series of great presentations on a “Smart future”, from Arto Kiviniemi of Liverpool University, BAM Design MD Andrew Pryke, Sellafield’s John Robison and AECOM’s David Philp. Data – …

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Jul 14 2015

Demand Logic: collaborative BMS data

‘Internet of Things’? BMSs have been streaming data for years. Data for post-occupancy evaluation? Ditto. London-based Demand Logic builds collaboration around energy data. When I first heard of Demand Logic, my initial thought was that it might be a startup business riding the crest of the current new-build BIM boom in the UK, but the more I learned …

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May 20 2015

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in …

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Mar 01 2013

Intelen launches social energy-saving building analytics

Athens, Greece-based company Intelen, which describes itself as “the leading start-up in building analytics and game mechanics applications for energy efficiency,” has sent me a news release regarding its participation at the forthcoming CeBIT exhibition in Hanover, Germany (5-9 March 2013). There it will be launching a building analytics product which is combined with a social engagement …

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Aug 07 2012

Xpin offers new interface ideas

Last week I met Matthew Jennings, business development director, and online director Richard Hulbert of London-based digital agency Code Vanilla, which has developed a cloud-based collaboration platform called Xpin (described here). Following an introduction via Su Butcher, Matthew had asked for feedback on the Beta release of Xpin and whether it might be of interest to architects. Explaining Xpin …

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Aug 26 2011

What’s the next disruptive idea for collaboration?

I am indebted to a reader, Pierre-Alexandre Losson of Brussels-based Telio, who asked me a very interesting question about innovation: “In my opinion all vendors are more or less providing the same toolchain, using the same techniques. What would be in your opinion the next disruptive idea that could or should be pushed in the …

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Mar 11 2010

Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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