Tag: PR

Jan 23 2009

Collaborative Working Champions going online

Yesterday, BIW’s Woking office hosted the second joint meeting of two groups of ‘Collaborative Working Champions’ from Constructing Excellence (briefly, these comprise construction and property professionals who meet regularly to discuss and learn about integration and collaborative working, a la the Latham and Egan reports). One purpose of the day was to discuss how the …

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Jan 12 2009

First footings

Like London buses, new construction blogs seem to come in pairs. Hours after welcoming Su Butcher’s new blog, I saw a tweet (thank, Mel) about Liz Male‘s new blog, Footings, begun last month. As a fellow construction PR person, I have known Liz, on and off, for about 15 years. She was also good enough …

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Dec 22 2008

PCM acquired by Confluence, KOL gone

Late last month, I wrote about Pettifer Construction (a website holding page now says the “Company has now ceased to trade” and gives contact details for the administrators), its construction management business, PCM [a PR client of mine in the late 1990s] and its specialist IT firm, KnowledgeOnline. There had been a report of interest …

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Nov 27 2008

Construction, ICT, marketing and web 2.0

“The day a computer can lay bricks, is the day I f*** off out of the industry!” The above words (or a rough approximation of them) were repeated at a meeting of construction marketing people (CIMCIG) I attended on Tuesday evening. The story-teller was agreeing with Construction News editor Nick Edwards that some construction people …

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Jul 08 2008

BIW benefits from Gates effect

Sometimes as a public relations professional, you get lucky. This is what happened for me at BIW when we won a project earlier this year to provide the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration platform for the design and construction of the Seattle, WA, headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the charitable organisation set up …

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Jan 18 2007

Nathan ups his Asite stake

Days after Asite CEO Tony Ryan bought nearly £9,000-worth of shares in the company (see Now Tony invests in Asite), it has been announced that CTO Nathan Doughty has increased his stake by purchasing 65,362 shares at 3.41 pence each (total cost around £2,230). I am a little concerned at the timing: working for an …

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Jan 11 2007

Construction Computing Show and Awards 2007

Just received an email and media pack from Construction Computing magazine, which mentions plans for the 2007 Construction Computing Show, to be held this year at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium in London, and the associated Awards programme. No dates or further details yet, though the media pack mentions November – when last year’s took place (see Construction Computing Show …

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Dec 13 2006

2006 – a strange year for extranets

As a PR professional, I always read Rachael Dalton-Taggart’s observations (on her blog PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD) with interest. While she writes from a US perspective and is mainly focused on the CAD sector, her views sometimes coincide with mine (UK-based, mainly concerned with web-based AEC collaboration tools). In her latest post, 2006 …

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