Tag Archive: NCCTP

Apr 22 2009

Whobius? Woobius

Woobius

Woobius is a new name in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration, and appears (from, among other places, the company’s Scribbles blog) to be the work of three UK-based people: Make architect Bob Leung, technologist Daniel Tenner and user interface specialist Cliff Rowley. While not a construction professional, one of Daniel’s Woobius Scribbles (Document Control – how …

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Jan 12 2009

Five 2009 resolutions

Reading PR Week magazine last week, I enjoyed a page of the “top five New Year’s resolutions made by the UK’s comms professionals”. Briefly, these were: Survive the credit crunch Embrace the digital age Win an industry award Find a work/life balance Invest more in CSR All pretty laudible, but I think the same five …

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Sep 11 2008

Expanding horizons for NCCTP?

Yesterday saw the first meeting of the Network of Construction Collaboration Technology Providers (NCCTP) since the restructure of its host organisation Constructing Excellence. As well as ongoing discussions about the future and role of the NCCTP, we also heard from representatives of two other initiatives: mobile IT COMIT‘s Neill Pawsey, and Avanti‘s champion Mervyn Richards. …

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Jul 21 2008

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

Edited by my friends Professor Chimay Anumba and Dr Kirti Ruikar, e-Business in Construction is a brand new hardback book, just published by Blackwells (available in the US next month and in Australia from September), that seeks to provide definitive guidance for students, researchers and practitioners on the key issues in electronic commerce from a …

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Jun 20 2008

Evening, Standard?

Earlier this week, technical people representing several construction collaboration technology vendors (all members of the NCCTP) met at Constructing Excellence‘s offices in central London. The purpose of their meeting – as has just been described by Aconex‘s Rob Phillpot (see NCCTP: Flogging a dead standard?) – was to take the next steps towards creation of …

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Jun 20 2008

Asite finally returns to growth

UK construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has published its end-of-year results for the financial year ending 31 December 2007 (see London Stock Exchange notice). Building on the promising first half of the year (see Asite stops the rot), the company has finally reversed the declining revenues experienced for the previous three years, generating a turnover …

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Jun 14 2008

Causeway acquires Connect

Not strictly about construction collaboration technology, but Causeway (or at least its Ireland based holding company, Causeway Software Solutions Ltd) – whose growing portfolio of solutions includes a collaboration application (Causeway ECM) based on Open Text Livelink ECM – has this week acquired another business. Less than a year after Causeway bought Elstree Computing (see …

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May 15 2008

Downsizing at Constructing Excellence?

I have just received a members e-bulletin from UK construction membership organisation Constructing Excellence that has set alarm bells ringing. Headed “Constructing Excellence announces restructuring“, it says: Constructing Excellence has announced an organisational restructure to enable a sharper focus on its core business of delivering value to its membership. Over the last two years, Constructing …

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May 14 2008

Future of the NCCTP – update

Representatives of 4Projects, Aconex, BIW (me!), Business Collaborator, Causeway and Sarcophagus met today in the upstairs room of a pub (fittingly, perhaps, The Phoenix) in London’s Victoria to discuss the future of the NCCTP, the UK construction collaboration technology providers association. It was a lively session, due in no small part to the talents of facilitator …

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May 12 2008

Future of the NCCTP

The future of the NCCTP, the UK construction collaboration technology providers association (now part of Constructing Excellence), is to be debated at a facilitated meeting of its steering group in London this week. The group was founded in late 2003 and set out to create some data exchange standards between the different vendors’ systems and to …

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