Tag: Social Media

Newforma launches community

Having rebranded in July 2015 (see New look Newforma), US-based project information management (PIM) software vendor Newforma has announced the launch of its Newforma Customer Community: “an online location for Newforma customers to ask questions, find answers, join conversations, and contribute ideas.” According to the Newforma news release, the community, built on Salesforce Community Templates, offers “numerous ways …

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Demand Logic: collaborative BMS data

Demand Logic summary diagram

‘Internet of Things’? BMSs have been streaming data for years. Data for post-occupancy evaluation? Ditto. London-based Demand Logic builds collaboration around energy data. When I first heard of Demand Logic, my initial thought was that it might be a startup business riding the crest of the current new-build BIM boom in the UK, but the more I learned …

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Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

Never Waste A Good Crisis

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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Jobsite Unite: connecting site workers

Social, real-time approaches to construction collaboration have been tried several times. Jobsite Unite believes its mobile-based worker communication platform can complement AEC file-sharing systems. For a long time, construction collaboration technology (like email*) tended to be focused on the asynchronous exchange of project-related content – documents, drawings, forms, comments, photos, redlines, etc – generated by …

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For Level 3 BIM, read Digital Built Britain

Last week saw the “launch” of Digital Built Britain, the preferred branding for the UK’s Level 3 Building Information Modelling (BIM) programme. The work is apparently intended to “build on the standards and savings delivered by the BIM level 2 initiative which has been central to the £840M savings achieved on central public spend in …

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SaaS social support

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Using social media for customer support is commonplace in many global corporations but old-school construction SaaS vendors lag behind new start-ups in its adoption. Use of social media for customer service has been on my mind a bit recently. Last week, I provided some Twitter training to CIOB branch administrators and one of the questions related to …

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More mobile, BIMaaS, ‘Big data’ and M&A?

January 2015 calendar

Paul Wilkinson dusts off the ExtranetEvolution crystal ball to see what 2015 might bring: more mobile collaboration, BIM-as-a-service and ‘Big Data’, maybe. In the noughties, I wrote several New Year blog posts with predictions about SaaS and collaboration in the coming year. In January 2008, for example, I predicted: Further polarisation of the UK construction collaboration …

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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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Specifiedby’s Beta advanced product search

Specifiedby continues to develop its construction product selection tools, testing an advanced product search tool to help specifiers find exactly the product and associated information they need. I met Darren Lester, CEO of Specifiedby, on Monday for a quick lunchtime beer in London. He gave me an update on how the platform had moved forward …

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Five problems with SaaS construction collaboration?

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London-based Quality in Construction blogger Paul Inglesis has written a post entitled “5 Problems With Online Collaboration and Document Management Tools in Construction Industry” (19 August) which is worth a read. The article (which mentions this blog) suggests some major obstacles that are “holding the market back”. Drawing on his contractor experiences working on projects in Greece, Qatar …

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