Tag Archive: Thin client

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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Dec 19 2008

AfterCAD Joins the SaaS Movement

On Cadalyst.com, Kenneth Wong reviews a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application from Vancouver-based AfterCAD, called AfterCAD Online. Essentially, it is a service for sharing, viewing and commenting on CAD files. Nothing new in that, of course, but this one includes the capacity to display and manipulate 3D files. Publishers of CAD files can sign up for …

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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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Jan 18 2008

SaaS and construction collaboration in 2008 (2)

Continuing my thinking about some trends for 2008 (see yesterday’s post), here’s my next prediction…. 3. Collaboration vendors to push SaaS and sustainability Vendors of construction collaboration technologies have generally been pretty upbeat about the contribution their systems can make to helping construction project teams work more sustainably (see my first IT and sustainable construction post). The usual examples …

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