Category Archives: Communications

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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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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Why Construction Daily Site Diaries Fail

Until now, a daily site diary was the only way to record information at a construction site or workface remote from project and organisational management and administration. Project information management systems are slowly taking hold for management to management (project … Continue reading

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Measuring business and contract performance

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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Credit management – How to Get Back into Your Supplier’s Good (Financial) Books

The first couple of months of the year are fraught with financial issues for many businesses. In fact, March is typically when the highest number of insolvencies is recorded. The reasons for this are fairly uniform across industry. Some businesses … Continue reading

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