Tag: extranet

More SharePoint for AEC

Earlier this week, a Microsoft employee frankly admitted to me that SharePoint was not particularly easy to implement for extranet-type collaboration in the typical geographically distributed structure of a construction project team. As a result, Microsoft has tended to be reliant upon partners such as the Sword Group’s C2Share (see post) to expand its SharePoint footprint in …

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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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RICSetendering.com

Almost exactly two years after it published its own guidance note on electronic tendering (see my critique), the RICS has launched its own online tendering solution, imaginatively branded ricsetendering.com, with full-page advertisements in UK trade journal Building and banner ads on Building‘s website this month. The solution is run on the OGC framework platform provided by BravoSolution (part of …

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Australian collaboration technology research

An article, Zavanti to analyse use of collaboration technology by the Australia Construction Industry, on Australia’s infolink website says that Zavanti (formerly Powyr) has launched a market research project designed to investigate the use of construction collaboration technologies and project extranets by the Australian construction industry. It says the study, conducted by John Lowry from …

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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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Asite stops the rot

After three years of gradually dwindling turnover, UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite looks like it has started to reverse the decline, mainly due to healthy revenues earned in the Middle East. Today’s Stock Exchange announcement of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2007 show gross revenues up 19% to £0.854m (from …

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NEC case study in “Building”

Last week I mentioned the NCCTP supplement to Building magazine (published Friday 14 September). After a slight delay due to technical problems, the whole supplement is now viewable online. I noticed a small coincidence between the supplement and the main magazine. The latter included a lengthy piece by Davis Langdon‘s Simon Rawlinson: “Procurement – Target …

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Aconex 2006 results

Having looked at the financial results of most of the major UK construction collaboration (extranet) vendors over the past few months (for example, Business Collaborator yesterday, StoreData earlier in the month), I realised that I hadn’t really examined Aconex in any detail. Although active in the UK and a member of the NCCTP, Aconex is an …

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A good six months for Business Collaborator

This morning’s London Stock Exchange announcement by Coda of its financial results for the six months ending 30 June 2007 include some snippets about UK collaboration vendor Business Collaborator‘s financial performance in the same period. Business Collaborator turnover was up 18% on 2006 to £1.381m, generating a £240k profit, marginally up on 2006’s £232k. According …

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Aconex in Australia shares court row

The tranquil world of online construction collaboration is not normally rocked by claims of political or financial feuds, but Aconex has unfortunately got caught up in an Australian court wrangle which features two well-known state politicians. Background Aconex was founded by Leigh Jasper (son of National Party MP Ken Jasper) and Rob Phillpot, with initial financial backing …

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