Tag: London

Asite does enterprise deal with Canary Wharf Contractors

Asite seeks to differentiate its collaboration offering through its own definition of ‘pure SaaS’. According to a news release earlier this week, London-based construction collaboration vendor Asite has signed a five-year enterprise deal to provide its SaaS platform to support Canary Wharf Contractors’ projects. I don’t normally write about new deals, but there were a …

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See Howzee

Howzee offers a hyper-local service to manage the tenant/property management communication challenge at an individual block level. Alongside my main focus on ICT tools to help teams deliver construction projects, I have also taken an interest in how ICT tools can be used to help manage completed buildings or other assets. This includes online facilities …

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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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ICT4Construction conference, March 2011 on document and knowledge management

After attending and live-blogging from the first of Recep Saffet’s series of ICT4Construction conferences last month (post), he has invited me to be one of the speakers at his next event, on document and knowledge management technology, at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London on 25 March 2011 (just over a month later than previously noted). …

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Notes on attending a Microsoft-hosted construction ICT event

COMIT logo

“Ooh, a free conference on construction ICT! And it’s at Microsoft’s London office!” – probably the reaction of more than a few people when emails dropped into their inboxes earlier this year. I attended last year’s event, having heard of the event through friends at COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), so I was clearly …

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Yechte Consulting: managing offshore design costs

Earlier this week at the RIBA in London I had coffee with Ben Tellin, a trained architect and managing director of Yechte Consulting. His company, with bases in London and Bangalore, India, provides off-shore outsourcing services to architects and engineers (often adding an international dimension to the network of people already collaborating on a UK …

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ICT 4 Construction conference, 28 October 2010

Through a link in an article on Wikipedia (hardly the most obvious place to market an event but it worked for me!), I learned about a forthcoming London conference on construction and ICT. Being held on Thursday 28 October at Central Hall in Westminster, ICT 4 Construction is sponsored by AceCAD, with Constructing Excellence is …

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Carbon calculation

Almost two years ago, when I was helping (un)organise the first Be2camp ‘unconference’ event in London, the sustainability theme that underpins this built environment/social media advocacy movement attracted contributions from several people with an active interest in calculating and then reducing the carbon footprint of the architecture, engineering and construction, AEC, sector (we had talks, …

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Tradeshift launches in the UK

London: 1930hrs BST – Given that the construction industry is a sector dominated by the small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME), any application that can help the small business improve its efficiency has to be welcome. I am attending and live-blogging from the London launch of Tradeshift, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) invoicing platform, originally of Danish origin, …

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The state of (construction) collaboration

I spoke at the Collaboration Cafe symposium held at London’s Building Centre on Tuesday, 30 March. I was third speaker on, following StickyWorld and Slider Studio founder Michael Kohn and Axis Design architect Rob Annable, and my brief from Michael was straightforward: to expand on the blog post, The end of the construction collaboration era?, …

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