Tag Archive: procurement

Jun 02 2015

Render: deployment management

Render Networks’ deployment management application provides a simple SaaS interface to some powerful software that can help improve productivity in infrastructure network delivery projects. Introduced by a mutual friend now working at associated Australian company Biarri (“We help Shape our World with Powerful Maths and Simple Software”), I had a video-chat today with MD Dan Flemming and …

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Jul 03 2014

EstimateOne to expand beyond Australasian e-tendering

Streamlining complex construction procurement in Australia could be platform for growth into other markets, EstimateOne’s founders believe. I have been writing about web-based tendering solutions for the construction industry for around 10 years, watching what has been a slow and still somewhat gradual expansion. By 2005, my then employer, BIW Technologies (now Conject) had launched an e-tendering solution that …

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Jun 29 2010

Carbon calculation

Almost two years ago, when I was helping (un)organise the first Be2camp ‘unconference’ event in London, the sustainability theme that underpins this built environment/social media advocacy movement attracted contributions from several people with an active interest in calculating and then reducing the carbon footprint of the architecture, engineering and construction, AEC, sector (we had talks, …

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May 20 2010

Corecon releases V7

I last wrote about California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon Technologies almost two years ago (post). In 2008, Corecon’s, er… core business management capabilities were being expanded to include online file storage and collaboration capabilities (though not document markup/red-line or commenting capabilities). At the time, Corecon president Norman Wendl was hoping to launch v7 …

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Mar 11 2010

Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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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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May 07 2009

US structural engineers warming to BIM

I wrote recently (2D to 3D: still a work in progress, updated 27 April 2009) about US rates of adoption of building information modelling, BIM, looking at results – released by Cadalyst‘s Robert Green – focused mainly on US CAD managers. He concluded, somewhat gloomily, that 84% of the AEC/construction industry is 2D, identifying that …

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Oct 06 2008

Will new Chief Construction Officer embrace ICT?

Following the publication in July of the Parliamentary Business & Enterprise Select Committee’s report Construction Matters, the UK government is now consulting industry on its proposals to appoint a Chief Construction Officer, requiring responses by the end of this month. According to the BERR news release (2 October), this person’s duties could include: Working with …

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