Tag Archive: research

Nov 06 2014

e-Business in construction survey

In various ways I have been involved with eBusiness in construction since the late 1990s (I’ve even written chapters of books about construction eBusiness), and the adoption of eBusiness technologies has grown considerably over the past 15 years. But many parts of the industry are still reliant on paper-based processes when it comes to many …

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Aug 05 2013

Help a UK construction collaboration researcher?

Hoa Binh Nguyen, pursuing an Msc in Construction & Project Management in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast, is researching the application of online collaboration technologies in the UK construction industry, including document management, project management, BIM, and social media-type tools. The focus is on effectiveness, barriers and the …

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May 11 2012

From email to BIM

In the past couple of weeks, I have delivered two presentations on BIM (building information modelling). The first was an overview of BIM to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London on  25 April. The second was yesterday to the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constructing Excellence Club at …

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Mar 15 2011

Online collaboration for marketing and sales

Enhancing customer service is one area where many AEC firms could do better, and web-based tools can help support marketing and sales activities. Show Document and VeriShow I wrote about the SaaS generic design review application Show Document about 18 months ago. I didn’t devote much time to it from a construction perspective as it …

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Sep 14 2010

Aconex releases v.10.0

Starting yesterday, users of the Aconex Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platform will be gradually being moved to a new release of the solution. Version 10.0 has been a long time in development, having apparently been the subject of in-depth user research, detailed staff input and some expert work by one of the world’s leading usability consultancies …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2010/09/aconex-releases-v100/

Jun 04 2009

E-business penetration of AEC industry

Having completed a PhD in the 1990s and got lots of support from people in completing questionnaires and doing interviews, etc, I vowed that I would return the favour when approached by other researchers. Ever since, I have supported numerous academics in their endeavours, and the latest is Star (Yongjie) Chen, a PhD research student …

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Jan 16 2009

Adults getting social

An item on internetnews.com, More Adults Jump Into Social Networking, caught my eye this morning (also discussed on the e-consultancy blog). It says: “Slowly but surely, adults are catching social networking fever” quoting US research showing that “four times as many adults were using online social network sites in 2008 than in 2005. That number …

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Aug 19 2008

Collaborative extranet research

Alan Hooper from Gleeds‘ Tunbridge Wells office is studying for an MSc in Surveying and as part of his coursework is undertaking a research project focused on collaborative extranets. If you would like to help him by completing a questionnaire, please contact him: Alan.Hooper@gleeds.co.uk. Tweet

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May 10 2007

Aconex researches FM needs

Australian-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has undertaken some research into the information needs of facilities managers. The survey, conducted in partnership with the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), got responses from 555 individuals. You can read the full story here, but the headline findings are unsurprising for anyone working in the field of collaboration …

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Nov 09 2006

Adobe ignores extranets?

An Adobe survey of 657 US-based AEC professionals undertaken by Harris Interactive (reported by AEC.Cadalyst.com) has found that, despite the advent of electronic means of exchanging project information, paper still remains the most popular form in which to review CAD information. Indeed, paper is even more popular in 2006 than it was when a similar survey was …

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