Duncan Kneller

Author's details

Name: Duncan Kneller
Date registered: 4 September 2012
URL: http://www.conject.com

Biography

Duncan Kneller is director of sales at Conject. He joined the company in 2000 and quickly established himself as a key sales and account manager, before taking on the sales director role in 2011. Duncan has also spearheaded the company's cycling fund-raising events in recent years.

Latest posts

  1. Connect Plus ‘Brussels 2 Amsterdam’ charity cycle ride — 13 May 2015
  2. Not all CDEs are created equal — 16 April 2015
  3. What is the Common Data Environment? — 17 September 2014
  4. Key issues that will influence the AEC industry in 2014 — 4 February 2014
  5. The history of EVM — 26 November 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The final day of the “Beyond Gold” charity cycle ride — 1 comment

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May 13 2015

Connect Plus ‘Brussels 2 Amsterdam’ charity cycle ride

For 2015 the Connect Plus team decided that its charity cycling challenge would be held over the 3-day May Bank Holiday and consist of a 320 mile journey from Brussels, north through Holland to the Afsluitdijk, a 20 mile long man-made causeway across the North Sea, and finally on to the finish line in Amsterdam.

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Apr 16 2015

Not all CDEs are created equal

CDE Image

The hype around BIM continues at pace, with the UK Government’s mandate of achieving Level 2 BIM on all central government projects by 2016 fast approaching. We frequently engage with project teams that have been asked to implement ‘BIM’ on both public sector and private sector schemes, without any real objectives of what needs to …

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Sep 17 2014

What is the Common Data Environment?

CDE

It seems a long time since UK construction professionals first started to talk about the common data environment.

The principle of a shared ‘single version of the truth’ has been around since at least the year 2000, when Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration platforms were first available. The core purpose of these systems was creating a …

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Feb 04 2014

Key issues that will influence the AEC industry in 2014

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With 2014 well underway, it’s timely to preview the topics that we expect to dominate the conversation in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries this year.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a facet of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management

BIM has been the main topic of conversation for everyone associated to the AEC marketplace in the …

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Nov 26 2013

The history of EVM

Minuteman launch (image from Wikimedia Commons)

While the UK construction industry is feverishly devouring every nugget about BIM, another three letter abbreviation could, arguably, make an equally profound difference to the future project management of many schemes. EVM (earned value management) is a well-known approach in the UK civil engineering, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors (it’s deployed by contractors such …

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Nov 14 2013

Half of NEC3 projects use NEC tools all or most of the time

NEC Licensed content partner

Graham Clarkson of the Clarkson Alliance (in a Construction Manager article) recently highlighted some common misconceptions about managing the NEC form of contract which is favoured by many UK public sector clients (and a growing number in other parts of the world too).

Some people regard the NEC3 as resource-heavy to administer, but the benefits, in our view, more than …

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Oct 09 2013

Take care with ‘collaborative’ change management

NBS law survey

At the end of August, I read a Construction Enquirer report about a Danish contractor that was closing its UK operation: Pihl files for bankruptcy after ‘too aggressive expansion’.

It wasn’t just ambition that killed the business, but cost over-runs. According to the report, the contractor was caught out by recognising as income substantial claims against …

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May 17 2013

Charity ride to Paris raises over £21,000 for the Willow Foundation

Leatherhead to Paris Cycle Support Van

At  CONJECT we like a challenge and when Connect Plus told me that they were organising a charity cycle ride between Leatherhead and Paris to raise £10,000 for the Willow Foundation, I decided to get involved with this worthy endeavour.

During the last couple of years I’ve become a keen cyclist, last October I completed a similar charity …

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Oct 01 2012

The final day of the “Beyond Gold” charity cycle ride

Luch at the top of Boxhill

ISG Beyond Gold Challenge – Day 3

My alarm went off at 5.30am telling me it was time to get up for Day 3 of the ISG Beyond Gold Challenge. As I got out of bed my legs were telling me that they didn’t want to cycle another 88 miles after a hard Day 2. …

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Sep 28 2012

Duncan details day 2 of the “Beyond Gold” challenge charity cycle ride

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ISG Beyond Gold Challenge – Day 2

That’s two days completed with Day 2 proving to be significantly harder than Day 1. 92 miles and more than 5,000 feet of climbing across Sussex and Kent and tired legs from Day 1. But fine weather and no rain so that was a bonus.

The day …

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