Tag Archive: NEC

Sep 01 2014

Conject UK reports 16% growth

Woking, Surrey-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Conject UK, a subsidiary of the Munich-based Conject Group, enjoyed a better 2013, reporting turnover up 16% on the previous year, to £5.028m, finally ending the downward drift that began during the global financial crisis in 2009. The revenue performance is in line with the expectations set in October last year, when …

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Jul 14 2011

UK construction SaaS vendors continue to battle for contract admin customers

Since I ventured that contract administration would be the new battleground for construction collaboration technology providers, I have watched the various SaaS vendors try to outdo each other with their marketing and PR efforts, particularly regarding the NEC contract suite. The appointment of two NEC licensed content providers in late 2010 saw both firms ramp …

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Dec 14 2010

NEC3 Licensed Content partners announced

Two UK-based SaaS collaboration vendors have been officially licensed by NEC to deliver NEC3 construction contract information. By coincidence on the same day that I wrote about contrasting approaches to NEC construction contract management (post), it has been announced that two UK construction collaboration technology providers have been appointed as NEC3 Licensed Content Partners by …

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Aug 20 2010

Asite’s Appbuilder and Platform-as-a-Service

UK-based construction collaboration software developer Asite is looking to emulate Salesforce‘s Force.com Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering by creating a platform to host construction-related applications built using its Appbuilder development framework. This is the latest development in the competitive world of construction collaboration technology, but is likely to be quickly emulated by Asite’s key rivals. Background Ten …

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Nov 30 2009

Rob Phillpot on Aconex, APIs and acquisitions

Following my recent posts on Aconex‘s API announcement and its 2009 financial results, I spent 40 minutes quizzing Rob Phillpot, company co-founder and General Manager, Product, about planned developments of the Aconex construction collaboration system. It was a fascinating insight into the thinking behind the world’s most widely used SaaS collaboration platform. I was particularly …

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Oct 13 2008

The new ‘extranet’ battleground

In the past couple of months, there has been a sudden explosion in the number of construction collaboration vendors offering process management solutions. On 21 August, Aconex announced “a major upgrade to its Workflows module, which supports advanced document management in large or complex project environments”. The features apparently include “a wizard that allows users …

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May 08 2008

Cadweb tries to catch-up

The latest news release from UK construction collaboration technology vendor Cadweb – who describe themselves as “the longest and oldest, established project extranet provider in the UK” [just how long is Cadweb?] – shows that Cadweb has finally woken up to functional advances made by most of its UK competitors several years ago. Cadweb says it plans to add several …

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Feb 27 2008

Delivering my first webinars

The flow of posts to this blog slowed slightly this week as I spent time preparing for, and then delivering two webinars for BIW Technologies [my employer]. The first of these online seminars related to use of online collaboration platforms to manage construction contract processes – particularly those associated with the New Engineering Contract (NEC); …

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Sep 24 2007

NEC case study in “Building”

Last week I mentioned the NCCTP supplement to Building magazine (published Friday 14 September). After a slight delay due to technical problems, the whole supplement is now viewable online. I noticed a small coincidence between the supplement and the main magazine. The latter included a lengthy piece by Davis Langdon‘s Simon Rawlinson: “Procurement – Target …

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Jan 24 2007

Change management seminar – 2

Yesterday, I travelled to Bristol to chair a Construction Productivity Network seminar on change management (see post). We heard an interesting pair of presentations from Robin Wilkin (MPS) and Professor Ming Sun (University of West of England). Ming (who, incidentally, was one of the people who encouraged me to write my book) has been leading …

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