Tag Archive: construction collaboration technologies

May 20 2010

Sword’s collaborative community

On Monday, to help me write a post for my ExtranetEvolution.com blog, I went to Brentford in west London to interview people from collaboration software developer Sword CTSpace. During the meeting, they described how they had started to use an online platform to manage communications with some of their users – a platform that was actually …

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Apr 01 2010

The future state of (construction) collaboration: bottom-up?

I spoke at the Collaboration Cafe symposium held at London’s Building Centre on Tuesday (30 March) – see my latest ExtranetEvolution post for more about the debate. The brief for my presentation from StickyWorld and Slider Studio founder Michael Kohn was straightforward: to expand on the blog post, The end of the construction collaboration era?, …

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Mar 24 2010

The new construction collaboration era

I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by the Technology Strategy Board. As I’ve previously mentioned, this has involved the development of …

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Feb 03 2010

How Web 2.0 saved my events

It was a clear, cold Sunday morning in north-west Kent and I was in a group of club cyclists avoiding the black ice and pot-holes as we pedalled up the hill out of Eynsford. I glanced back to check on the whereabouts of a club-mate and inadvertently let my front wheel catch the rear wheel …

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Nov 27 2009

Open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

First mooted in July 2008, the appointment of the UK government’s first Chief Construction Advisor was finally announced this week. Former Davis Langdon quantity surveyor Paul Morrell has taken up the three-days-a-week job at a critical time for the construction industry, and his new role has been extensively covered in the main construction weeklies. I …

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Nov 20 2009

It’s a blog, not a free press release service

[This is an updated and expanded version of a post from my ExtranetEvolution.com blog.] I don’t republish companies’ press releases on my ExtranetEvolution blog, which is focused on a particular niche area of construction collaboration and related technologies. As an expert in that field, I try to be discriminating in what I write about, but …

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Nov 03 2009

10 ways social media can help your construction client

Many of the construction industry’s customers are major brands in their own right (Sainsbury’s, Barclays, O2, Network Rail, BAA, etc). Thus, any part of the supply chain delivering projects should be acutely aware that their goods and services could have a direct impact on the ultimate client’s reputation – and vexing that customer is not …

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Oct 21 2009

RIBA promoting Web 2.0 to architects

In one of my blog posts yesterday (How events help build online communities), I mentioned that Be2camp would be collaborating with other AEC organisations to bring a Web 2.0 dimension to their events, and the first will be happening next Tuesday. The Royal Institution of British Architects is holding its annual Stakeholders’ Forum on the …

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Sep 22 2009

Asite community: the first 100 days

[This is an expanded version of a post from my AEC technology blog ExtranetEvolution.com] Earlier this summer, I wrote about London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite‘s revamped website and its new social media features (see also ‘Extranet’ vendors getting social?). Three months later, I had a quick look to see how the Asite community has …

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Jul 31 2009

Teambuild 2009 – needs social media

I went to the London launch of Teambuild 2009 last night, and met lots of young professionals (architects, project managers, QSs, structural engineers, lawyers, etc) busy networking to form teams to participate in this year’s competition (find out more from the Teambuild website). It was an excellent event (good venue: 11th floor of law firm …

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