Paul Wilkinson is one of the UK’s leading authorities on construction collaboration technologies (once known as ‘project extranets’). He has written, among other work, the industry’s definitive guide to the market, vendors and tools – Construction Collaboration Technologies: The Extranet Evolution, published by Taylor and Francis in September 2005 (available from Amazon).

He spent almost 10 years at UK market leader BIW Technologies and managed several key initiatives for the UK trade association, the NCCTP; he also contributes to related discussions in:

  • UK BIM Alliance (member of executive team, chair of the Technology Group, and a BIM Ambassador)
  • Constructing Excellence (he is on the steering group and digital forum and a Collaborative Working Champion)
  • COMIT (he is on the management team)
  • the Institution of Civil Engineers (he is deputy chair of the ICE’s Digital Transformation community of practice, formerly the Information Systems Panel).

His ExtranetEvolution blog is required reading for anyone with an interest in web-based construction collaboration, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and collaborative working. His interests also extend across other construction IT subjects, including building information modelling (BIM), mobile, the Internet of Things and Open and Big data.

You can draw on his deep knowledge and experience:

  • analytical insights regarding construction collaboration and related technology markets – eg:
    • analyses for M&A or investment due diligence
    • market entry strategy, technology trend reports
    • competitor analysis, vendor profiling, etc
  • case study and white paper research and development
  • talks, lectures, event facilitation