Tag: UK

Dec 04 2006

EatYourCad Babbage Award goes to … Avanti

On the excellent EatYourCad blog (see December 2005 post) Nigel Davies has had an irreverant look back at  2006 and made some awards for ‘“things that should not be”, things that have drawn a wry smile or things that have been plain crazy’. And ‘The Cart Driving The Donkey Award’ goes to … Avanti. Nigel writes: …

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Nov 27 2006

BIM, BIMs or SBIM?

After last week’s Construction Computing Show (see previous post), I have finally got round to reading the show edition of Construction Computing magazine (November/December 2006), which incorporates CAD User. In the latter, there is an article (not yet on the CAD User website) from Mervyn Richards, which I think gives a good, if ultimately somewhat …

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Nov 24 2006

Construction Computing Show 2006

I have just spent two days at the Construction Computing Show at London’s Barbican Centre. BIW took a stand this year, taking advantage of an arrangement between the organisers and the IT Construction Forum whereby ITCF IT Partners could get space at a special rate. I also presented an ITCF seminar each day entitled The Extranet …

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Nov 17 2006

Styles&Wood – an update

Further to my 8 November post on Styles&Wood, a Tesco insider has been in touch to correct and update my information. He writes: Although our initial implementation was the Union Square Workspace, we have bespoked the system significantly since then (using Styles and Wood developers)….so S&W are becoming more than just re-sellers. However, I was …

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Nov 14 2006

BuildOnline and Koral

BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster is running two companies. As well as running the UK-based construction collaboration vendor, Suster is also CEO of California-based Koral. This is an interesting development on two or three levels: first, Koral itself seems an interesting business with a strong Web2.0 content collaboration product; second, I wonder whether this will have an …

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Nov 09 2006

Changes at 4Projects

I notice that sales director Gerard Callaghan no longer features among the senior people at UK collaboration vendor 4Projects, while executive chairman Paul Callaghan has become non-executive chairman. (23 November update: Having met Gerard at this week’s Construction Computing Show, I am pleased to say that he is still 4Projects sales director – the disappearance …

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Nov 08 2006

Styles & Wood flotation

Ordinarily, the Stock Exchange flotation of a UK contracting business wouldn’t interest this blog, but the company in question is Styles&Wood (this week’s Contract Journal has a news story on the flotation and dealing in its shares began yesterday). The reason I note the move is that Styles&Wood has an operating division called StoreData, which: …

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Nov 08 2006

BIW’s growth continues – but what about the others?

The latest news release from UK construction collaboration vendor BIW Technologies says it has just completed its sixth straight year of growth. Turnover in 2006 (year ending 30 September) reached £4.6m – up from just over £4m in 2005. BIW has always been very open about its performance, regularly publishing news releases, but some of its UK competitors are more …

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Nov 02 2006

John Doyle on collaboration in CJ

UK Contractor John Doyle is the latest firm to feature in trade mag Contract Journal‘s profile series. Asked about the company’s use of project collaboration tools, Julian Brown, information systems manager says: “We regularly engage in various project-specific portals. We use tools such as the market leader BIW when working for Bovis, Asite when working for …

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Nov 02 2006

CIRIA changes

Via QSNews, I learnt yesterday that Tim Broyd is to step down as chief executive of CIRIA, and will be succeeded by Bill Healy. Both men have played a role in promoting construction collaboration technologies in the UK, having spoken at extranet conferences and, in Bill’s case, handled the affairs of the CIRIA-hosted NCCTP during …

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