Steve Cooper

Author's details

Name: Steve Cooper
Date registered: 3 September 2012
URL: http://conject.com

Biography

Steve Cooper is Managing Director of Conject Ltd. He has spent over 25 years within the construction and engineering software markets, successfully running sales and marketing teams. He spent a number of years at SAP within their E&C practice, set up and managed a distribution channel in Asia Pacific for a division of Misys and ran a sales and marketing team within CSB COINS. In 2000 he gained an MBA from Henley Management College.

Latest posts

  1. Beyond the Common Data Environment — 13 November 2015
  2. What next for BIM in the Middle East? — 23 July 2015
  3. CONJECT Christmas 2014 — 18 December 2014
  4. 2014 construction, real estate and infrastructure industry roundup — 10 December 2014
  5. Megaprojects: Mega-challenges for project controls — 15 October 2014

Most commented posts

  1. CONJECT BIM Development Alliance — 1 comment

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Apr 02 2014

BIM demystified – CONJECT users progressing well

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Building information modelling (BIM) has been a serious, hot topic in the UK construction industry for three years after a decade of research projects and debate.  In 2011 the then chief construction advisor Paul Morrell announced a UK government target that would require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being …

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Mar 28 2014

Ecobuild, Expo Real, MIPIM – which event will triumph?

MIPIM UK

With the UK construction and property sectors in early stages of recovery, more property managers will be considering attending an industry event (or two) this year.  Whilst Ecobuild was held earlier this month, Expo Real runs 6-8 October, and the new MIPIM UK show runs 15-17 October.  Last year, UK visitors constituted the largest non-German number to …

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Feb 20 2014

Which mobile platform to use in AEC environments?

Tablet shrunk

As in most industries, across the broad swathe of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors, the Windows desktop operation system dominates. However, when thinking about which mobile operating system to use, the picture is more complex.

A bit of history – the first generation of on site construction productivity tools

In the mid-2000s, construction …

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Nov 19 2013

CONJECT launches cloud-based EVM at Project Controls Expo

Earned value completion schedule graph

Having done our little bit (post) to get some delegates along to the 2013 Project Controls Expo conference and exhibition at Twickenham last week, it was gratifying to find the event wasn’t dominated by oil and gas or defence industry representatives, and there was a good number of people from civil engineering and building construction too.

When I attended …

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Oct 24 2013

CONJECT UK on upward track

Queensferry Crossing, new Forth Crossing on left

On his Extranet Evolution blog, my former colleague Paul Wilkinson has faithfully tracked the changing fortunes of the various Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology companies since September 2005. There have been ups and downs for almost all the vendors during this time, and – as an independent observer since 2009 – I think Paul has been pretty …

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Oct 02 2013

A hat-trick of Be2Awards wins

Be2Awards 2013 Winner

For any business working in Software-as-a-Service, customer service is vitally important. Vendors need to limit “churn” – the rate at which existing customers move away and new ones need to be found – as, without the “lock-in” that comes from capital investment in conventional software and hardware systems, it is the quality and reliability of …

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Sep 02 2013

CONJECT BIM Development Alliance

OpenBIM

Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the UK construction industry’s hottest topics at the moment – with interest driven by the government’s construction strategy (see BIM Task Group PDF) which will make BIM mandatory for public sector projects from 2016 onwards.

Central and local government organisations will therefore be at the leading edge of …

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Oct 03 2012

Best AEC Collaboration App win for CONJECT at the BE2awards

Adam BE2award

On Wednesday 25th September,  I travelled down from our Nottingham office to attend this year’s BE2awards and BE2Talks event at the building centre in London. CONJECT’s Project Control platform had been nominated by key customers Balfour Beatty and Wates Construction in the “Best AEC Collaboration Application” category and having won this award last year we were keen …

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Sep 03 2012

Mace manages costs “in the cloud” with CONJECT

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London, UK-based construction consultancy Mace is managing its project costs “in the cloud”, having switched from in-house cost management applications to adopt a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution from CONJECT (see this Construction Enquirer article).

Need for flexibility

Mace switched as efforts to maintain and update its existing in-house platform became more expensive. The company’s workload was expanding …

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Aug 29 2012

Welcome to ‘CONJECT talk’

Welcome to “CONJECT talk”, our new blog, where you can find out about what makes us tick.

As some of you may know, CONJECT has been delivering web-based software to major corporations across the construction and real estate sectors for over a decade. CONJECT acquired BIW Technologies, one of the UK’s best-known names in project control applications, …

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