More than just a building site

Everyone is getting into the portal business. The automotive and process boys have all done it. Now it’s the turn of the construction, architectural, engineering and construction industries.

The founding partners of the latest global exchange, dubbed www.AECventure, are AMEC, Bovis Lend Lease, Hochtief and Turner and Skanska. Discussions with additional global and regional partners are underway.

The aim is similar to all the ventures that have gone before – to create a forum for owners, architects and engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, builders and other industry groups to exchange real-time information and collaborate online.

The launch of this exchange is planned for the fourth quarter 2000. All you can get at the moment on the site is a single page with text.

On the web: www.AECventure.