Tag Archive: National Platform for the Built Environment

May 09 2011

TSB launches £7m competition to boost UK construction ICT

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £12 million through three new research and development competitions that will stimulate innovation and support growth across the UK, with the lion’s share (£7m) of the potential pot being devoted to a competition for high-value manufacturing and construction (see news release). As a business-led government …

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Nov 30 2009

An open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 27 November 2009. Update (04 December): I added a post-script to the original post – read the response received back from Paul Morrell.] First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. …

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Nov 02 2009

Collaboration at heart of future ICT, says SCRI

(This is a slightly amended version of a post from my pwcom2.0 blog.) This morning I discovered a SCRI Research Report, Future Generation of IT (PDF), published in June and reporting on discussions held at a ‘vision planning workshop’ hosted at Salford University back in January (2009). The aim of the event was to “identify …

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Jun 23 2008

BuildLondonLive embracing Web 2.0

I have just registered to attend this year’s BuildingSMART conference, taking place this Wednesday, 25 June, at the RIBA in London (see previous post), and have also registered as an observer for this week’s parallel BuildLondonLive event (see BuildLondonLive – update). BuildLondonLive is embracing some Web 2.0 tools; it looks like Asite‘s Nathan Doughty – …

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Jun 11 2008

Strategy for Sustainable Construction

HM Government, in association with the Strategic Forum for Construction, has published its Strategy for Sustainable Construction (PDF, downloadable here; press release here) today. I have had a quick scan of the 64-page document and have noted that it now refers to the impacts and opportunities associated with information and communications technologies (ICT). This topic …

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Mar 27 2008

ICT in the construction industry (+ cycling)

Last year, as briefly mentioned, I got recruited to a working group looking at ICT and Automation issues for the National Platform for the Built Environment. Our small team, which included Sarah Bowden (Arup), Steven Yeomans (Buro Happold) and Martin Ong (ex-BAA), successfully completed a report just before Christmas and – I am pleased to say – …

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Jun 28 2007

FIATECH and COMIT to collaborate, but don’t forget the others…

At a Harvard University conference in Boston last year, I briefly met Ric Jackson of FIATECH and talked about the NCCTP‘s efforts to develop a data exchange standard that would allow data to be transferred between different construction collaboration (‘extranet’) platforms. From a Cadalyst article, I see FIATECH has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with UK-based group …

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Feb 26 2007

CAD collaboration

Earlier this month, I mentioned New Zealand-based David Harrisons’ Stress-Free blog. In a more recent, long post entitled CAD Collaboration, he discusses the challenge of collaborating around CAD models. He gives a good outline of how teams have used technology to share CAD information to date, including the use of what he calls “external document management”. …

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