Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry 2nd Edition
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Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry, 2nd Edition is the revised and expanded edition of the best-selling report covering everything an AEC firm leader needs to know about project web sites (sometimes called "extranets"). This one-stop resource provides you with the most up-to-date information you need to evaluate and select a project web site solution, to implement this technology more easily, and to prepare for future collaboration technology trends in the industry. In-depth profiles of all the major vendors summarize the different pricing structures, capabilities, and features of each offering. Case studies of design and construction firms will show you proven ways to manage projects more effectively using project web sites.
- Discover proven ways to manage projects more effectively using Internet-based project collaboration web sites
- View comprehensive profiles of leading vendors and their products
- Learn how to choose a project web site product that’s right for you and has the features you need
- Learn which service providers have survived the dot-com bust and why others have failed
- Gain the insight of industry experts on the future of project collaboration web sites
- Find out how the project web site market has changed since the dot-com bust
- Get the info you need to make an informed decision about buying an Internet-based product or developing your own in-house product
- See how to easily and effectively implement project collaboration technology in your firm
- Read expert comments on how the reality of project web sites differs from their early promise
- Discover what the future holds for project collaboration web sites
Every day more and more design and construction firms are using project collaboration web sites (sometimes called "extranets") to manage and deliver projects and interact with clients. Despite the dot-com bust, the industry’s use of project collaboration web sites is now higher than ever. But as more AEC firms jump into project web sites, more questions arise about the benefits and drawbacks, cost and value, and use and misuse of project collaboration web sites.
There’s been a whole lot of change in project web sites in the past couple of years. Project web site products have improved, and more and more design and construction firms are reaping the benefits. Some vendors disappeared with the dot-com bust. Other have survived and thrived. But almost all vendors have undergone some significant transformation. With all the changes happening with project web sites, you need the latest information on the developments, trends, and real-world issues surrounding project collaboration web sites. That’s why we’ve released a revised and expanded 2nd edition of our groundbreaking report Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry. And it’s bigger and better than ever.
An increasing number of project owners are requiring design and construction firms to be familiar with the project web sites they use, making it critical for you to understand how project web sites work and know the basic features of the most popular products. This report will give you the knowledge you need to make sure your firm isn’t shut out of any projects and allow your firm to generate higher revenue and profitability on your projects. If you’re unfamiliar with project collaboration web sites, this report is an excellent resource to get you up-to-speed quickly. If you have some experience with project collaboration web sites, you still need this report to stay current with the changing marketplace.
Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry will help you make sense of Internet-based project collaboration tools. This report will show you what to look for when shopping for a project collaboration tool, how to implement this technology more easily, and how to prepare for future collaboration technology trends in the industry.
Do you know which project web site product is right for you? This one-stop resource features helpful advice on purchasing a project web site solution. You’ll also get in-depth profiles of all the major project collaboration web site vendors. Based on interviews with industry experts and backed by industry research and the latest data, this guide will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on which product is the right one for your firm. Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry summarizes the different pricing structures, capabilities, and features of each offering, including tracking RFIs, conducting real-time discussions, and viewing submittal logs, correspondence, and project drawings.
You’ll also get advice on successfully using and implementing a project collaboration web site to make sure you get a return on your investment. Case studies of design and construction firms will show you proven ways to manage projects more effectively using project web sites. Design and construction firms also share the lessons they’ve learned so that you can avoid the same mistakes. The report also tells you how the industry has evolved in recent years and shares with you what to look for in the future with project web sites.
Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry is geared to firm leaders and project managers, so it’s not filled with technical jargon. It’s easy to understand and gets to the heart of how project web sites can improve the performance of your AEC firm and your projects.
Don’t waste your time or your market research dollars searching for information about the latest project collaboration tools. Before you make a decision, be sure to do your homework with a copy of Project Collaboration Web Sites for the Design & Construction Industry.
New to the 2nd Edition:
- The latest information on project web site vendors along with updated feature and pricing information for the latest products
- Information on new vendors in the market
- Case studies of how design and construction firms are using project collaboration web sites
- Design and construction firm leaders share their lessons learned
- How wireless technology may affect the industry
- Consolidation update