Tag: UK

De Kieviet’s Gambit – more CTSpace ‘spin’

The latest spin on CTSpace comes in a one-page ‘Company focus’ feature in UK trade weekly Building (see PDF on CTSpace’s website). At first glance, the article, written by Mark Leftly, makes CTSpace seem a very credible venture, but I think there are some very debatable assertions. I was puzzled by the claim that the merger …

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The email argument revisited

I keep returning to this topic (see previous post, for example). This time, my post has been prompted by three things: a Union Square press release, a conversation with Sarcophagus’s Jeremy Sainter, and a blog posting by Lars Plougmann linking to the thoughts of a Harvard professor. Taking these in reverse order, Lars writes about …

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Asta acquired by Eleco

Another bit of M&A activity in the AEC IT sector: project management software business Asta Group (developer of construction software products such as TeamPlan and PowerProject) was acquired by Eleco (AIM-listed: ELCO) just before Christmas 2007 (reports ITShowcase). Like RedSky IT (see post), Asta was another firm that has worked with BIW in the past, …

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Change management seminar

Next Tuesday (23 January 2007) in Bristol, I am chairing a seminar: “Change Management – Can you manage without it?” Organised by the Construction Productivity Network in association with the Constructing Excellence Bristol Club, the event will have presentations from: Robin Wilkin of MPS Professor Ming Sun, University of West of England Brian Swain, Rubicon Associates …

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Avanti – latest

As a recently appointed member of steering group of Constructing Excellence‘s Building and Estates Forum, I am now well-placed to keep up with developments regarding the Avanti programme (see previous post). A recent meeting heard a presentation from CWC (CE’s training and consultancy arm). It appears a distinction is now being drawn between “the narrow Avanti …

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Nathan ups his Asite stake

Days after Asite CEO Tony Ryan bought nearly £9,000-worth of shares in the company (see Now Tony invests in Asite), it has been announced that CTO Nathan Doughty has increased his stake by purchasing 65,362 shares at 3.41 pence each (total cost around £2,230). I am a little concerned at the timing: working for an …

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Now Tony invests in Asite

In June 2006, CTO Nathan Doughty invested around £10k in UK collaboration technology vendor Asite (see post). Just over seven months later (according to its latest London Stock Exchange announcement), Asite CEO Tony Ryan has followed suit, buying 255,579 shares at 3.518 pence per share on 12 January 2007; for just under £9k, Tony now holds approximately 0.248 per …

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Collaborative BIM – wow! or what?!

After my ‘extranet’ predictions post earlier this week, I had a think about  Asite‘s Collaborative BIM product, and whether the industry is yet ready for such a thing. Regular readers may recall (see my 10 October 2006 post) that Asite first announced its ‘forthcoming’ collaborative BIM product at a London conference on 4 October. Just over a fortnight …

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Construction Computing Show and Awards 2007

Just received an email and media pack from Construction Computing magazine, which mentions plans for the 2007 Construction Computing Show, to be held this year at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium in London, and the associated Awards programme. No dates or further details yet, though the media pack mentions November – when last year’s took place (see Construction Computing Show …

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Explorer to acquire RedSky IT

This week’s Contract Journal reports that RedSky (formerly Ramesys) is in the process of being sold to a Canadian software group which it calls ‘Explore’ (it’s actually Explorer). It adds: Explore’s [sic] operating format is a total contrast to that which exists currently at Redsky, with everyone in the Canadian operation working from home in …

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