Dec 04 2015

New customers drive global growth for CONJECT in 2015

NREC

With the end of another busy year fast approaching, it’s a good time to recap on some of the ways contractors, clients and developers across the world are delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

Demand for various configurations of a Common Data Environment has been strong across all nine CONJECT international offices from customers who are …

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Nov 26 2015

BIM and data security

It is easy to get preoccupied with data security. After all, hardly a week goes by without media stories of security breaches, lost devices, hacked websites, stolen identities, etc.  It can be tempting to insist that all information should be locked down by default and only shared when necessary.

In the paper-based world this was …

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Nov 20 2015

2015 Construction Computing Award goes to CONJECT!

MC CC

We are pleased to reveal that CONJECT has won the “Best use of IT in a Construction Project 2015” award for the live implementation at
developer Essential Living.  The win was announced last night at the 2015 Construction Computing Awards, a black-tie event in central London.

CONJECT was also runner-up with an entry detailing …

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Nov 13 2015

Beyond the Common Data Environment

Common Data Environment

Document and drawing management have long been the core offering of extranets/collaboration platforms such as CONJECT.  Over time the advent of BIM and the need to manage model files and associated data has led to the rise of the term Common Data Environment (CDE), which is a term the UK industry is becoming familiar with …

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Nov 06 2015

2016: Outlook is good, with known constraints

Construction News Summit

Construction News held their annual summit in Westminster this week (CN Summit 2015).  In contrast with ICE BIM, Project Controls Expo and other construction industry events we have attended recently, the value of the CN Summit is that it provides a high-level view of the UK economy and the prospects for construction, infrastructure and real …

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Oct 29 2015

BIM – The final countdown

ICE BIM

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) held its annual BIM conference last week in central London.  It was an illuminating day where we were provided with a preview of the details of HM Government’s final roadmap ahead of the mandate for BIM delivery on 4 April 2015.

Moreover, in comparison with the conference last year, …

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Oct 22 2015

CONJECT customers shortlisted at Construction Computing Awards

Archway Tower

Three award entries detailing how customers are achieving success using CONJECT software have been shortlisted at this year’s Construction Computing Awards

The entries demonstrate how collaboration technology can support the delivery of projects and programmes in the built environment.

The entries are briefly outlined below:

Essential Living – Best use of IT in a construction …

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Oct 16 2015

Beyond document collaboration: BIM and data sharing

In the two previous posts, we’ve revisited a late 20th century UK construction industry still heavily reliant upon paper-based communication methods, and seen how, since around 2000, firms like CONJECT have helped reshape collaboration during project delivery. Significant parts of the industry, however, are now engaged in an even more significant shift: away from deliverables …

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Oct 07 2015

Leveraging the Internet for documents and drawings

Early Collaboration

As the previous post in our series on the history of collaboration outlined, late 20th century UK construction remained heavily reliant on paper-based communication methods. Only in the 1990s did the industry begin adopting new electronic tools that might support a new, more collaborative way of working. In this article, we look at the emergence …

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Oct 02 2015

The three ages of collaboration – Part 1

Paper Based Design

Part One – Before the Internet

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is nearing the end of a 30-year transition from paper-based communication towards purely digital exchange of construction information. The industry is often charged with being outmoded and slow to adapt new technologies, and whilst this is often true, older professionals who …

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