Tag Archive: collaboration

Jul 02 2014

CONJECT Project Control & NEC3 gets G-Cloud 5 approval

G-Cloud logo

UK county councils could be missing out on the benefits of cloud computing, according to a recent article on the BBC website.

A freedom of information request revealed that during the 2012-13 financial year, nearly £440m was spent on IT services by the UK’s 27 county councils.  Of this, only £385,000 was procured through the …

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Jun 12 2014

4 reasons to upgrade your defects & inspections tool

Image of infographic showing satisfaction rates of current solutions

We recently surveyed 340 AEC industry managers and operatives about defects and inspections management processes and tools. Here is an infographic of the survey results. Satisfaction scores for basic functionalities such as reporting the status of defects and managing resolution through the supply chain indicate that construction teams are making do with current tools, and …

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Apr 09 2014

Mobile devices onsite – an OH&S issue?

Construction site safe zone

Safe use of mobile telephones and, more recently, tablet devices has become a contentious issue on construction sites. Many firms have long prohibited use of mobile devices unless the users were, to quote one contractor’s policy:

“carrying out a designated operation where the equipment has been sanctioned by the individual’s line manager and documented in …

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Mar 14 2014

CONJECT approved for G-Cloud collaboration software

Cloud business

Procurement of software applications can involve various departments, who all have needs which require consideration within the remit specification.  In the public sector, this activity can be even more complex and time consuming due to additional stakeholder input and the need to check and ratify that the desired vendor represents value to the public purse.

To …

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Feb 28 2014

Zealous reports from first users of mobile defects app conjectMI

Lend Lease

Following the recent acquisition of mobile-first developer Wapp 6, the first customer deployments of our conjectMI Mobile Inspections & Defects Management software are now live. I caught up with Matt Ottaway, our head of key account management to find out a bit more about how customers were using the software.


Matt, 
before conjectMI, how were our …

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Dec 17 2013

Cutting RFI ‘touch’ and ‘cycle’ times

Austville Residences

When cloud-based construction collaboration technologies were first launched to the market in the late 1990s/early 2000s, the vendors promised all kinds of process improvements but often could not cite reliable statistics on the benefits. Over a decade later, we are more advanced and can use reporting tools within our platforms to show measurable gains, particularly …

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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 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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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 12 2013

Customers nominate CONJECT for “Best AEC Collaboration Application” at BE2awards

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We are delighted to announce that CONJECT has been nominated by its customers to win the “Best AEC collaboration application” category at the 2013 BE2awards.

The BE2awards, the world’s only awards for social media in the built environment, recognises best practice among architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and related industries in using web tools and techniques. …

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