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Technologies that will (not might) change construction as we know it

McKinsey Global Institute recently identified 12 technologies that will disrupt business as we know it. According to its estimate, the total potential impact could be between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year by 2025. The top 6 are directly … Continue reading

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Links in the Chain – BIM – Integration -Contract -Management

I want to share this video from The B1M, an excellent video resource for all things BIM. I was immediately struck by the first 30 seconds, where it sets the challenge for organisations wanting to leverage the maximum from emerging technologies. … Continue reading

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8 Success Strategies for Implementing Collaboration Technologies

The rise of the internet, Wikipedia & social networks has helped us understand that business workflows, either internally or in distributed organisations (such as construction projects) are a complex, intricate web of  communications. (see Manuel Lima’s The Power of Networks) –   Emerging collaboration technologies will help … Continue reading

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Out of time, out of luck: harsh time bars defeat EOT claim

Time bars in contacts have an important function as a method to maintain control and management of cost and time blowouts. They can be difficult to comply with, however non-compliance can be very dangerous, particularly with extensions of time claims. to succeed, every person in your crew (office and site), must understand their responsibility and be engaged with the process. Continue reading

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Automation and the Future of KPI’s in Project Driven Businesses

It’s an old adage that hold true, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. Construction businesses are required to monitor and manage business information on two levels, corporate business information and contract information.  To achieve this we use … Continue reading

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Survive 2016 …. 7 tips for contractors

An excellent contribution from Ian Heathwood, principal at McKays Solicitors, specialists in construction law.  Added comments in italics are the opinions of the editor, Payment Really Matters.   Some sectors of the building and construction industry have done well in … Continue reading

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AVOIDING AND RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES – The NZ Experience

Wise words from across the ditch.  The same problems and issues in a different geography, but clearly a similar declining contractual culture.  I’ve sat around the table on many well-meaning boards for 30 years, wringing hands about poor documentations and … Continue reading

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