Tag Archive: open-source

Sep 12 2011

Guest post by Nathan Doughty: BIM-as-a-Service

(My blog post about disruptive ideas stimulated Nathan Doughty, chief operating officer of London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite to contact me with his own views, which I suggested he write as a guest post on ExtranetEvolution.com.) Paul’s recent blog post about disruptive ideas in the construction collaboration space prompted some contemplation for me – …

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Aug 26 2011

What’s the next disruptive idea for collaboration?

I am indebted to a reader, Pierre-Alexandre Losson of Brussels-based Telio, who asked me a very interesting question about innovation: “In my opinion all vendors are more or less providing the same toolchain, using the same techniques. What would be in your opinion the next disruptive idea that could or should be pushed in the …

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Sep 23 2010

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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Mar 09 2010

Daden showcases collaborative use of Second Life

On 25 February, Martin Brown and I talked to the Black Country Constructing Excellence Club about use of social media in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. We both mentioned the virtual world of Second Life and, being in the West Midlands, it seemed natural to highlight the expertise of Birmingham-based Daden (whose efforts …

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Jan 19 2010

First Toolbox, now Teambox

Last September I blogged about Incite‘s new application Toolbox, and – courtesy of ReadWriteWeb – I have now come across a strikingly similar application with a strikingly similar name: Teambox, which describes itself as a Twitter-like project management tool. When I reviewed Toolbox, I described it as “Twitter, but with file-sharing”, and Teambox seems to …

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Mar 03 2009

BIMserver.org: right technology, right time?

David Harrison’s latest StressFree blog posting talks about BIMserver and the potential of server-side BIM. It is a fascinating post, describing how the University of Eindhoven-based BIMserver.org project combines building information modelling (BIM) software and open source server technologies, rather than being reliant upon workstation-based CAD software. And this is no blue-sky project – it …

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Dec 19 2008

AfterCAD Joins the SaaS Movement

On Cadalyst.com, Kenneth Wong reviews a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application from Vancouver-based AfterCAD, called AfterCAD Online. Essentially, it is a service for sharing, viewing and commenting on CAD files. Nothing new in that, of course, but this one includes the capacity to display and manipulate 3D files. Publishers of CAD files can sign up for …

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Dec 05 2008

Economic Climate Will Accelerate SaaS

The title of an online article, Economic Climate Will Accelerate Cloud Computing, is actually misleading (the content is all about Software-as-a-Service, ie: more “in-the-cloud” than “cloud computing” per se), but it makes some persuasive points about the attractions of SaaS in a recession: “In an economic downturn, ‘do more with less’ and quick ROI behavior …

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Aug 15 2008

Chewing the CAD

Cadalyst Manufacturing has a thought-provoking viewpoint article written by J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Alibre, that suggests “the CAD software market is stuck in time, somewhere in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when mainframes and minicomputers were the primary platform of professional computing”. Despite the advances in personal computing in other fields, including the …

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