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Since 1985 RhysJones Publishing has worked on a number of internet-related projects, advising on the strategic development of business and marketing on the internet. RhysJones has developed an advanced online directory content management solution for swift, multi-user editing of directories, catalogues and brochures, both online and in print.

In particular we are focussing our e-commerce activities on the commercial development of ICONdirect: the international construction and development website, powered by EDITdirect Some of our websites are listed below: 

the EDITdirect system

ICONdirect - international construction and development

BAPLA The British Association of Picture Libraries

Major Projects Association

Housing Role Models

Friends of Imperial College

the EDITdirect system

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EDITdirect is a suite of online directory content management solutions that facilitates swift multi-user editing and proofing of entries in directories, catalogues and brochures. It publishes the information direct to the web as well as creating files ready for commercial printing. It is of particular interest to organisations wishing to publish up-to-the-minute information about members, products and services Now publishers can put the responsibility of updating in the hands of directory participants whilst retaining control of the editing and publication process from their own offices.

In addition EDITdirect has a powerful suite of community modules that allows members to post news, events, vacancies, and documents as well as communicate with each other.

Editorial control is maintained by a permissions system that allows the publisher the ultimate control over all content. The management suite provides the publisher with information, maintains EDITdirect's easy and effective online publishing system and provides you with the flexibility and control to quickly update your online presence without being dependent on outside parties.

EDITdirect provides a range of benefits including:

  • A streamlined publishing process on-line and in print
  • Significant reductions in resources to gather and enter data
  • Full control 24hrs-a-day over your web content
  • Easy maintenance of information by members or clients
  • Additional revenue streams
  • Member areas for news, bulletins, publications
  • Cost savings
Having a successful online presence is not just a matter of designing an attractive website, it is about empowering your community (members, customers and visitors) to interact. EDITdirect aims to provide cost-effective solutions to help organisations develop an online community, while maintaining full control and increasing revenues. Request an online demonstration now and discover how EDITdirect can benefit your business.

EDITdirect is currently being used to power the ICONdirect website for the international construction and development community and the BAPLA British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies website. You can explore the powerful updating facilities by looking at the ICONdirect demonstration. Change the name of the company and then look at the web preview and the print previews. Examine the tables which create the powerful indexing system. As a publisher you can create your own headings and tables.

Contact Rhys Jones Publishing to learn more about what the EDITdirect system can do for you and your organisation or visit our website at www.editdirect.net:
Rhys Jones Publishing
Tel.: 020 7091 0007
Fax: 020 7091 0005
Email: contact@rhysjones.com.


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ICONdirect.net is a website for all those involved in the international construction and development community. It was launched in the Spring of 2004 with the aim of bringing together consulting engineers, clients, funding institutions, engineering and other professionals on one website. We publish an International Construction Directory each year which is distributed world-wide. Companies and experts post an in-depth profile which they can up-date themselves at any time.

All profiles contain:

  • Contact details
  • Specialisations
  • Services
  • Geographic experience
  • Project experience

Profile holders can also post news, events, vacancies, tenders and documents on the website free of charge. The items posted by a company are then linked directly to its profile and company website.

Visitors can search profiles using sophisticated indexing and free text searches. They can also register online as a user and receive weekly email updates from the website keeping them up to date with new items on the website.

ICONdirect can be used to:

  • promote your organisation or yourself
  • identify partners, consultants, or experts for your development projects
  • post and search for job vacancies
  • post and search for tender opportunities
  • post and search news, events and shared resource documents.

If you are interested in becoming a user, or taking a profile on ICONdirect, please click here.


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Major Projects Association 
RhysJones developed a directory website for the British Association of Picture Libraries using EDITdirect software. It was launched in 2002 and has since grown into a thriving community marketplace attracting more than 20,000 visitors a month. BAPLA members, picture buyers, suppliers, associates and other visitors can view news, events, job vacancies, publications and quickly locate picture libraries throughtout the UK. Visitors can also register for a weekly email update, which is automatically generated from new postings on the website.

BAPLA also produce a printed directory, which is swiftly managed using the EDITdirect system. Members can update their own records and administrators can save hours by transferring online profiles into print format in a matter of minutes.

Major Projects Association

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Housing Role Models 
The Major Project Association, www.majorprojects.org, was formed in the United Kingdom in 1980 by a group of organisations concerned to share information and experience about how to realise large complex projects effectively. A major project is defined as any collaborative or capital project that requires knowledge, skills or resources that exceed those readily or conventionally available to the key participants.

MPA brings together senior executives from banking, contracting, consultancy, insurance, law, and government. The association's events activities include seminars, discussion meetings, visits, courses and an annual conference. The MPA website, devised and set up by RhysJones Publishing, is divided into three sections:

  • the public section which is open to all
  • the members section which is password protected
  • the administrative section for editing and updating provides information
The association is multi-disciplinary, international and multi-industry and covers all industrial, government and commercial sectors. It includes aerospace, defence, energy, transportation, IT systems, construction, telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, the chemical and the petro-chemical industry.

Housing Role Models

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community website for Best engineers 
RhysJones Consultants worked with The Housing Forum to create a web based Role Model Directory of people who are active in the housing sector. The pilot project, funded by the Special Measures programme of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has been developed to encourage recruitment by portraying the variety of careers available in the industry through real life examples.

The Housing Role Models Directory was produced using RhysJones EDITdirect web technology, which allows online updating by participants. Conceived originally as part of the Change the face of construction project, the pilot directory is hosted on that website by RhysJones with links to the websites of the CITB and The Housing Forum.

The directory will be useful for people looking for role models and speakers in various different roles in the housing sector in the UK. The pilot directory is now online at: www.change-construction.org/hrm.

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