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Feb 06 2014

Australian standard for document control

Judging from the number of comments on posts about construction document controller training, there is a thirst for information on this subject. Latest news from Perth, Australia-based training business neXadyne (post) is that it submitted a late 2013 proposal to Standards Australia for the development of a national Standard for Document Control. This proposal has since been approved …

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May 21 2012

Document Control Essentials

Melbourne-based Aconex has been looking to dominate the Australasian market in more than just provision of SaaS construction collaboration software – it also wants to dominate delivery of document control training. I have written before (December 2010) about its training programme for document controllers, but this now appears to be delivered by a dedicated business, …

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Mar 22 2011

Training in collaborative IT

Judging from the recent activities of some of the leading construction collaboration technology vendors, there seems to be a fair bit of (mainly London-based) training going on at the moment: 4Projects recently announced (14 March) a “new programme of training sessions designed specifically to help our users get the most from our 4Projects collaborative functionality” …

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Mar 08 2011

Virtual worlds and the built environment

Virtual worlds and the built environment (PDF) is a white paper just published by Birmingham, UK-based Daden Ltd, about whom I’ve written before (post). Having explored Second Life very superficially a couple of years ago when Be2camp was in its infancy, I have watched with interest as Dave Burden and Soulla Stylianou have developed strong …

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Mar 03 2011

A role for resellers?

Some construction businesses already function effectively as value-added resellers of SaaS-based collaboration tools, filling a gap left open by traditional software VARs. I have discussed routes to market for SaaS construction collaboration vendors a few times – for example, last September, I contrasted Woobius‘s aspirations to sell direct via the web with vendors who have …

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Feb 17 2011

Five things that no ‘collaboration’ vendor gets completely right

Following a conversation that started via Twitter, I asked an experienced document controller to write a guest blog post about her top five wish-list for construction collaboration technologies. It seems none of the existing vendors get it right on every point…. I am a document controller with around nine years’ experience and have used most …

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Dec 20 2010

Should we be teaching document control or collaboration?

Aconex is delivering document control training, but the technology aspect of collaboration is only occasionally covered. As a PR and marketing professional in the construction IT sector, I keep my eyes open for new ways in which businesses are promoting themselves or their products or services. A good example landed in my email inbox recently, …

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May 07 2009

US structural engineers warming to BIM

I wrote recently (2D to 3D: still a work in progress, updated 27 April 2009) about US rates of adoption of building information modelling, BIM, looking at results – released by Cadalyst‘s Robert Green – focused mainly on US CAD managers. He concluded, somewhat gloomily, that 84% of the AEC/construction industry is 2D, identifying that …

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Feb 20 2009

Five SaaS myths debunked?

At ITPro, Nicole Kobie writes about Gartner’s warnings to businesses about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The IT analysts say firms need to take a good look at the delivery model before jumping aboard the bandwagon, despite the apparent attractions of the model during a recession (Gartner’s views also covered by Brian Tinham at Manufacturing Computer Solutions). Myth …

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Jan 30 2009

RICSe-tendering.com hardly used – not ‘baffling’

Building today reports that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors‘ e-tendering system has been used only 50 times in the 15 months since its launch. The institution is said to be ‘baffled’; its executive director Joe Martin remarks: “never underestimate the power of inertia.” Drivers Jonas partner Mike Cuthbert is scornful of the RICS becoming …

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