Tag: UK

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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Oct 24 2006

BIM – Asite targets US

Earlier this month, UK-based collaboration vendor Asite announced that it planned to release a collaborative BIM product (see 10 October post). It has just issued a further press release saying it will be announcing (again) the “forthcoming release of Asite Collaborative BIM at the Building SMART Week Conference” in Washington DC next week. BuildingSMART is the recent preferred …

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Oct 06 2006

Construction Computing Awards 2006

Nominations closed for the Construction Computing Awards (see previous post) on 15 September and voting on the final shortlists has now commenced. UK collaboration vendors are well represented among the finalists: 4Projects and BuildOnline both feature in three categories, as do Sarcophagus (two related to its collaboration system, the other for Etenderer). BIW Technologies features in five …

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Sep 28 2006

Asite interim results

UK-based collaboration vendor Asite has issued its interim results for the half-year to 30 June 2006 (view Stock Exchange announcement). Asite turnover continues to slide, down 9% from £0.793m in 2005 to £0.719m this year (the full 2005 results also showed turnover down 9% on the previous year). Operating losses for the period amount to …

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