Tag Archive: Sir John Egan

May 20 2015

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in …

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Feb 21 2014

A BIM R&D funding opportunity for SaaS vendors

UK SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors may take advantage of collaborative funding opportunities opened by a new Technology Strategy Board competition for collaborative R&D funding called “Digitising the construction sector”. The call complements an existing competition to create a digital tool for building information modelling (brief), and also supports the UK’s current BIM initiative. It …

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Nov 30 2009

An open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

[This is a re-post of an article from my pwcom blog, published 27 November 2009. Update (04 December): I added a post-script to the original post – read the response received back from Paul Morrell.] First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. …

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Jan 06 2009

Asite chairman steps down

Less than a month after Peter Rogers resigned as a director of UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite (see post), the company has announced (via the London Stock Exchange RNS) that Colin Goodall is stepping down as chairman. He is also “resigning from the Board of Asite with immediate effect and … Mr Walter …

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Jun 25 2008

10 years after Egan: BIW survey

While Constructing Excellence is currently engaged with an online survey into what benefits (if any) have been experienced as a result of the 1998 Egan Report (see post) – BIW Technologies [my employer] has been doing the same, but via a telephone survey. The results are being published this week – and have already been …

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