Tag: US

Nov 08 2007

Integrated Project Delivery – US guide

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), with the AIA California Council, has published Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide. This excellent document explains how project teams might move from a traditional approach to project procurement and delivery to a more collaborative, integrated team model. There are similarities with UK initiatives earlier this decade, but this guide also …

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Oct 26 2007

Laiserin looks at contract conflict

Jerry Laiserin is an American writer on AEC software who has written many thoughtful pieces relating to collaboration. I was therefore delighted when I read last month that he was to become a contributor to Cadalyst. I have just read his first contribution, AGC Dispute with AIA Represents Deeper Rift, and it confirms my view. …

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Oct 18 2007

Bricsnet raises $13m

US AEC and property solutions vendor Bricsnet has announced that “existing investors have approved implementation of a $13 million capital investment plan” (reports AECcafe.com). According to its news release, Bricsnet intends “to use the funds to enhance product development and services, and to extend its leadership in the growing market for retail, corporate and public sector …

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Aug 08 2007

People, processes and technology

Attend almost any AEC industry conference or seminar where construction collaboration technologies are discussed and you will usually hear something to the effect that successful collaboration is 80% about people and processes and only 20% about the technologies involved (in my book, I even ventured that the balance could be more like 90/10). This type of guidance …

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Jul 30 2007

e-Builder makes its “major announcement”

I wrote last month about US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder and its impending major announcement. I waited well into July to see what this would be, but nothing appeared on the e-Builder website until just over a week ago when a release finally appeared, backdated to 29 June. e-Builder announced “the launch of e-Builder Enterprise 6.0, …

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Jun 12 2007

e-Builder to make “major announcement”

I read that US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder is planning a major announcement later this month that will have a “resounding impact in the industry for years to come”. I am intrigued. Mind you, the last time I got interested in such a pre-announcement it was only UK vendor Asite‘s build-up to the launch of its collaborative BIM product (and I …

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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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Feb 13 2007

Spacedox

A comment (an admirably succinct “Projectdox plus”) on my recent Projectdox rejects SaaS approach post led me to look at the website of US document collaboration vendor Spacedox. The site tells me a bit about the web-based hosted service, but not much about the firm behind it (no corporate ‘about us’ or ‘latest news’ to help users …

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Jan 26 2007

New Autodesk collaboration blog

The growing Autodesk blogosphere now has a blog, Connected, dedicated to collaboration. Contributors (collaborators?) Jason, Alex and Mike will be delivering “perspectives on online project management and collaboration”, no doubt informed by their knowledge of Autodesk’s Buzzsaw and Constructware systems. However, they already seem quite prepared to look beyond company boundaries; witness posts about Gliffy (A …

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Jan 25 2007

ProjectDox rejects SaaS approach

I wrote briefly about US-based Informative Graphics‘ ProjectDox in July 2006. Today, thanks to Randall Newton’s AECnews.com (Informative Graphics Spins Off ProjectDox), I learn that IGC has created a subsidiary, Avolve Software, to manage ProjectDox opportunities, leaving the parent company to focus on its file visualisation products (eg: its Brava! viewer, etc). Looking at the website, …

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