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Aug 07 2009

Construction Computing Awards 2009

Nominations for the Construction Computing Awards 2009 are now open (close 3 September). Sponsors include Causeway and MPS. Pretty much the same format as previous years, with online voting for two months from September to November with a ceremony on 19 November, this year at the Tower Hotel, London. A couple of thoughts: First, looking …

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Apr 21 2009

Asite confirms delisting

From a London Stock Exchange RNS announcement yesterday afternoon: The board of Asite announces that at a general meeting of Asite’s shareholders held earlier today all resolutions were passed. The cancellation of admission to trading on AIM of the ordinary shares in Asite will therefore take effect from 7.00am on 28 April 2009. Recent related …

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Apr 13 2009

Asite asides

Asite is not the only business proposing to de-list from London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM – see post and follow-up). According to The Guardian, research by law firm Trowers & Hamlyn shows that de-listings are up a record 33% in the year to March 2009, as the credit crunch forces many to the wall. Financial …

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Mar 05 2009

Information modelling for greener buildings

Information modelling for greener buildings was the title of an excellent seminar at Ecobuild in London yesterday afternoon on building information modelling (BIM). Well chaired and introduced by Richard Saxon (ex-BDP), the session also featured presentations from: James Warne (environmental engineering director, BDP) on BIM and sustainability Nick Nisbet (AEC3) on BuildingSMART, IFCs and SMARTcodes …

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Feb 03 2009

Let’s make construction more ‘social’

[This is a re-post of a blog article I wrote for Building Sustainable Design, which launched this week.] I have spent more than half my career in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and property industry looking at issues relating to collaboration, and since 2000 have been focused on how to use internet-based technologies to …

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Nov 24 2008

AEC conferences, content and ‘unconferences’

My friend Jodie Miners is now back in Australia after a whirlwind trip to Europe (and Dubai) that included co-organisation and participation in the London Be2camp 2008 event at the Building Centre on 10 October. She has been blogging about part of her trip – to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona – and makes …

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Sep 01 2008

Construction gets Twittering

On Friday afternoon, I got my first Tweets from UK trade magazines Construction News and New Civil Engineer, as two of the Emap Construct titles took their first steps into the Web 2.0 world of Twitter. Initially, @CNPlus went into overdrive repeating itself several times over but it’s now sorted out an RSS problem with …

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Aug 27 2008

Asite teams up with OpSource

A news release today from US-based web hosting business OpSource says it has agreed a strategic partnership with UK collaboration services provider Asite Solutions. Ignoring the hyperbole,* it appears OpSource On-Demand will now provide Asite’s hosting regime (OpSource has data centres in Virginia, London and Bangalore – London-based Asite also has an office in India). …

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Aug 26 2008

AEC-specific search

One of the frustrations of using Google as one of my standard search tools is that it throws up thousands of potentially irrelevant results when what I am usually looking for is specific to the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property markets. This is where vertical search engines – such as London-based start-up Memoori – …

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Aug 01 2008

BE2Camp, 10 October, London

Web 2.0 meets the UK construction industry at a novel new event, BE2camp, to be held on Friday 10 October at the Building Centre in London. I have been part of the (international) planning team behind this event, so I am delighted that we now have some details confirmed. If you fancy becoming part of …

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