Tag Archive: IT

May 02 2016

A US construction IT snapshot

In July 2015, Capterra asked 100 US construction managers about their software purchasing decisions, though it’s a survey that poses as many questions as it asks. The latest Capterra snapshot of US construction managers’ purchase and use of construction management software shows the average annual spend per business to be around US$2,700, with almost a …

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May 19 2015

Digital construction autumn 2015

Construction IT conferences: are we beginning to move beyond BIM and look at other, related fields, and to do so more affordably? The recent heavy focus on BIM has seen some UK construction IT conferences become a bit repetitive (and, sadly – particularly for SMEs – often expensive), featuring the same speakers, the same case studies, …

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May 05 2010

Construction IT spend still very cost-conscious

An article by Stephen Kennett, Construction is second worst investor in IT, in Building magazine (registration required) last week highlights that the UK construction sector is slowly improving its approach to information technologies, but the picture revealed by the NCC/Construct IT survey varies depending on what type of organisation you look at. Construction firms still …

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Jun 04 2008

Autodesk UK house-building research

The latest Autodesk UK press release claims an independent survey it commissioned reveals that IT – and construction collaboration technologies, in particular – will be the key to the success of the UK house-building industry (a sector currently plagued by a host of uncertainties, not least a dramatic drop in demand – see Brian Green’s …

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Feb 21 2008

Integrating IT, Process and People

  Over the years, I’ve attended several excellent events organised by the SCRI Forum. The next event, entitled Achieving Seamless Delivery: Minimising Waste & Maximising Value, takes place on Tuesday 11 March 2008 in Salford, UK, and brings together leading practitioners and senior academics to “showcase leading-edge solutions and enablers: I.T., Process and People for the …

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Jan 09 2008

IT paying ‘lip service’ to sustainability

An article on Computer Business Review says UK companies are failing to use IT to reduce or improve their environmental sustainability, even though they believe that technology is key to tackling the problem. The article, UK companies paying lip service to green issues, is based on a Datamonitor survey, commissioned by BT Global Services UK, in …

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Jan 19 2007

Asta acquired by Eleco

Another bit of M&A activity in the AEC IT sector: project management software business Asta Group (developer of construction software products such as TeamPlan and PowerProject) was acquired by Eleco (AIM-listed: ELCO) just before Christmas 2007 (reports ITShowcase). Like RedSky IT (see post), Asta was another firm that has worked with BIW in the past, …

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