Meridian Systems has their Top 10 reasons why you should attend their users conference coming up in a couple of weeks. We have another good reason to add to the list, especially for those who use Meridian’s Prolog construction project management software… so here it is – Reason #11: See a first hand demo of our document management Prolog [...]
We heard from Ed Fry (Chevron) this morning. He talked about the challenges of managing the development and operation of large, long-lived capital projects. Here are some interesting numbers to think about: Chevron currently has 5-10 petabytes of information stored for their existing capital projects. Because of the high current rate of capital development and development process changes (like BIM) [...]
Random notes: Lots of talk today about ISO 15926, which is the data integration standard initiative for FIATECH. Here’s how FIATECH describes the standard: “ISO 15926 is an International Standard for the representation of lifecycle information for process plants, including oil and gas production facility. This is specified by a generic, conceptual data model that is suitable as the basis [...]
Day 1 at FIATECH, and I thought the most interesting session was by Barry LePatner, who focused on “How to fix America’s broken construction industry.” As you can tell, LePatner argues that Construction is uniquely broken among U.S. industries, and is essentially continuing to do business the same way and with the same technology as 100 years ago. Here [...]
Just a brief mention… The Construction Financial Management Association is holding their annual get together this year on May 17 in Orlando, and ColumbiaSoft will be there… exhibiting in booth #518. If you can’t make it to this year’s show, you can always check out our virtual CFMA trade show page.