Tag Archive: trust

May 26 2009

TEAM building and BIM

I have spent a few hours recently talking to groups and individuals about building information modelling (BIM). My perspective is one fashioned by experience in working in construction collaboration software – a field that is still almost completely 2D – but I find that some of the issues relating to adoption of BIM are simply …

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Nov 21 2008

SaaS – software, service and trust

Courtesy of a news item on InternetNews.com, I learned that enterprises’ desire to offload costs associated with maintaining their own software or storage infrastructures doesn’t automatically mean a boom for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors. While the technology – the Software – is undoubtedly important, so is the Service. SaaS customers need to be able to trust …

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Jul 21 2008

e-Business in Construction

Edited by my friends Professor Chimay Anumba and Dr Kirti Ruikar, e-Business in Construction is a brand new hardback book, just published by Blackwells (available in the US next month and in Australia from September), that seeks to provide definitive guidance for students, researchers and practitioners on the key issues in electronic commerce from a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2008/07/e-business-in-construction/

Mar 20 2007

Trust and the team

Last week, I touched on the issue of trust in sharing digital design information. It crops up again in an interesting article, BIM and Risk, by Richard Lowe in the US-based “Constructor” magazine (found, by the way, via the CADwire Insights weekly newsletter). He opens with a simple analogy: “The argument in favor of using virtual 3D …

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Mar 14 2007

DWF v PDF v other formats

In my book, I devote a short section to discussion of the file formats commonly used in construction collaboration. A more comprehensive overview of the subject is given in David Harrison’s Stress-free blog, in an article entitled Why Autodesk should ‘Open’ DWF. David extends the analysis beyond my basic comparison of DWF and PDF formats; …

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