Tag Archive: Twitter

Sep 19 2016

Atmotube: air pollution monitor

Atmotube puts air pollution monitoring in your hands, and enables users to share readings in real-time and via social media. Earlier this year, I participated in a COMIT community day workshop which asked us to think about ways in which air quality might be monitored for construction workers in tunnels. As a cyclist and someone employed at …

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Aug 27 2015

Textura promoting early subbie payment

The European arm of US construction payment management corporation Textura is starting to raise its profile in the UK, with early payment of subcontractors part of its service offering. As I reported just over a year ago (Colin Smith leads Textura European push), Textura Europe is headed by the one-time founder and CEO of BIW …

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Feb 03 2015

SaaS social support

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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Jan 14 2015

Aecore repeats BuildBoxCM marketing fails

Californian cloud construction collaboration software start-up Aecore’s website does the business few favours. It needs improving – and quickly! As an industry analyst and marketing specialist, I sometimes look critically at how software companies market themselves online. Having worked in the Software-as-a-Service sector serving construction since the late 1990s, and having almost single-handedly delivered the marketing functions for …

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Jan 02 2015

267,000 Extranet Evolution page views in 2014

Blogging on narrow niche topics (SaaS collaboration, BIM, mobile, etc) still attracts a growing audience for ExtranetEvolution. At the end of some years, I do a quick review of traffic to ExtranetEvolution (here are my 2012 numbers, for instance), but it’s not a regular occurence – I didn’t talk about 2013 last year – and the numbers have …

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Mar 12 2014

Asktobi ceases to be

[Post updated – 13 March 2014] In January 2011, I wrote about a recently launched, Gateshead, UK-based business offering an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Alongside Asktobi‘s core offering of an online e-tendering system, were third-party take-off and estimating tools, stationery and publications, and a supplier database. The Asktobi …

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Oct 11 2013

Mobile-first approaches from FluidCM and GenieBelt

Mobile development no longer just focuses on particular processes. Two firms seek to offer complete construction collaboration capability built from the ground-up for mobile devices. I received an email today from Don Speedie of Nevada, US-based FluidCM.com,* who wanted to tell me more about Fluid Contract Manager, a mobile construction management application which is due …

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Oct 08 2013

Thinking about BIM, SaaS and the Common Data Environment

A lengthy Twitter conversation last night and this morning has got me thinking about the Common Data Environment (CDE), BIM and the role of the various Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendors that operate in the architecture, engineering and construction space. Common Data Environment As many readers may know, the UK government has mandated building information modelling for …

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Sep 30 2013

Talking through the 4Projects changes

Steve Spark is keen to get the 4Projects MD role permanently, and has some of the key credentials Viewpoint is looking for. In the fortnight since announcements of changes at UK SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects, I’ve had chance to talk to US parent Viewpoint‘s senior vice-president and general manager of 4Projects, Matt Harris and to …

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Sep 16 2013

BIM talks announced for Be2Awards, as votes roll in

It’s just under a week until London Social Media Week, which includes the third running of the Be2Awards presentations, which are being held at London’s Building Centre on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 September, along with the 2013 Be2Talks. As with the two previous years, the winners are decided by online voting, and across most …

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