Tag: ProjectWise

Feb 19 2013

16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector

Despite widespread adoption of SaaS-based construction collaboration platforms and wider acceptance of SaaS, no company has achieved real dominance across any major regional, national or vertical AEC market. Why? [Warning: this is a longer-than-usual post!] By revenues and (notwithstanding recent restructuring) by manpower, Aconex is the biggest player in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based construction collaboration …

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Aug 01 2011

New BIM battleground emerging

When a construction IT conference at the ICE sells out three months beforehand after just three weeks, it’s clear there is a lot of interest in the subject. Building Information Modelling (BIM) currently seems to be the UK industry’s hottest topic, and some of the SaaS-based construction collaboration technology vendors plainly don’t want to get …

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Mar 29 2011

ICT4Construction: a post mortem

Rant alert! As regular readers may know, I was (I think, constructively) critical of the first ICT4Construction event last October, and as a result of my feedback organiser Recep Saffet asked if I would chair the next edition, on knowledge and document management. After some deliberation, I agreed, and also helped publicise the event through …

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Jul 25 2008

History of CAD touches on extranets

David Weisberg has published online a comprehensive history of CAD, which is available free at http://www.cadhistory.net. I had a quick skim through a couple of chapters to see what, if anything, he’d written about construction collaboration technologies – and he hasn’t ignored them. Chapter 6 (Autodesk and AutoCAD, PDF), for example, has a page or …

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Dec 05 2007

Share and share alike

Jerry Laiserin ‘s latest AEC Insight column at Cadalyst usefully segments the US market for online plan rooms and what he calls project collaboration networks (PCNs) – ie: construction collaboration technologies as they are described in the UK – as in NCCTP, for example. In Share and share alike (which, in passing, rightly describes the …

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Jun 01 2007

Croser v. Baxter (‘Building Design’ collaboration debate)

An IT feature in the 16 March 2007 issue of UK trade weekly Building Design is something of a debate between Joe Croser of Bentley and Autodesk’s Pete Baxter on the future of collaboration. You can read the articles yourselves (available online here), but I have picked out what I think were the key exchanges – I wish …

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Jan 15 2007

Managing your AEC content – part 2

Last week, I moaned (Outdated claims on document management) about an AECWeekly feature (thanks to E-builder ‘s Sergio Aranda for his supportive comment). The follow-up piece, Managing Your AEC Content Part II, has just appeared and the reason for last week’s brief mention of Bentley ProjectWise is now clear. This week’s article is built around a …

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Jan 08 2007

Outdated claims on document management

Sometimes you read things that are just plain wrong. Take today, for instance. I spotted a potentially interesting headline at AECcafe.com: Managing Your AEC Content – Part I, so I click on the link and, scanning the opening paragraph, see the words ‘document management’. So far, so good, but then I read the piece…. The opening …

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Dec 01 2006

Bentley ProjectWise StartPoint extends SharePoint functionality

In May and October, I noted developments relating to Bentley’s entry-level collaboration system, ProjectWise StartPoint. The latest release from Bentley (see AECcafe.com), says that StartPoint will now connect to and extend new capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Tweet

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