Tag: US

Apr 22 2008

CTSpace – minor update

Further to my February post, the CTSpace website has still not been updated, although there is a good-looking link page from the parent group Sword site, listing CTSpace locations in the US, UK, France, Germany and Austria. In the meantime, I read here that former CTSpace (and before that Constructware) executive Gary Greenberger has left the business and joined …

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Mar 07 2008

New CTSpace product “soon”

The US version of CTSpace‘s website had brief details of a user group conference it was holding, 6-7 March 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was programmed to include a preview of a new CTSpace product, an opportunity to meet Sword executives, and the results of a US user survey. I understand from CTSpace that …

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Dec 18 2007

Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets

I wrote earlier this week about online meetings, of which one kind is the webinar. Thanks to Sergio Aranda of e-Builder for sending me a link to a recording of an e-Builder webinar featuring Barry LePatner, a US lawyer and author of Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets. LePatner shares his experiences and insights into what is wrong with …

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Dec 06 2007

EADOC

My 30 July 2007 post on e-Builder has prompted a comment regarding a relative newcomer to the US construction collaboration market: Oakland, California-based EADOC. The website is a bit sparse on detail about the company and its founders (a press release – in fact, the only press release – says entrepreneurs Eric Law and Arnout van …

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Dec 05 2007

Share and share alike

Jerry Laiserin ‘s latest AEC Insight column at Cadalyst usefully segments the US market for online plan rooms and what he calls project collaboration networks (PCNs) – ie: construction collaboration technologies as they are described in the UK – as in NCCTP, for example. In Share and share alike (which, in passing, rightly describes the …

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Nov 23 2007

Take-up of BIM growing

An article in US journal Building Design & Construction reports that US adoption of building information modelling (BIM) applications is accelerating (thanks to Mel at the Elemental blog for the link). More than a third of roughly 200 owners (collectively representing c.$115 billion in annual construction spending) responding to the 8th Annual Construction Management Association …

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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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