Oct 22 2015

CONJECT customers shortlisted at Construction Computing Awards

Three award entries detailing how customers are achieving success using CONJECT software have been shortlisted at this year’s Construction Computing Awards

The entries demonstrate how collaboration technology can support the delivery of projects and programmes in the built environment.

The entries are briefly outlined below:

Archway TowerEssential Living – Best use of IT in a construction project

Essential Living are a UK property developer who provide high quality apartments throughout the UK and are one of the first developers to offer a European style model of renting in the UK.

Essential Living recognised that in order to deliver projects simultaneously they would benefit from a standardised approach to information management in order for them create the detailed design packages and for construction teams to build.

Additionally they needed to ensure costs were controlled effectively and any potential delays identified and quickly rectified.  As a result they selected CONJECT as an enterprise solution to provide a holistic solution for document control, tendering and commercial management.

Reflecting on the use of the system Construction Director Ray Theakston commented:

A secure, web-based document control system has helped both internal and external users to work more efficiently. They know where to find and check that they are working with the latest revisions. This has drastically reduced the need to send emails. Both time and money has been saved as a result of automation of key processes during tendering, design and construction.”


Merseylink –  Collaboration Project of the Year 2015

The Mersey Gateway Project is a six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey combined with improvements to the connecting highway network, at £1.86bn and with bridge and highway works totalling nearly 10km in length this is in every way a major infrastructure project.

The project team identified a need for a structured collaboration solution to under pin document/design collaboration between the project delivery teams. The Project Design Manager said:

Concrete Pour“Without a structured form of collaboration the project simply wouldn’t work. There would be an enormous administrative burden and the risk that project teams were working with old data.”

Following a detailed review of potential platforms, CONJECT was selected as the most suitable solution due to its ability to interlink collaborative design processes and its proven track record of helping to deliver major UK infrastructure projects.

When speaking about the use of the system the Design Manager said:

“The project would risk catastrophic delays if conjectPC was not in place. Construction with out-of-date or incorrect designs would incur phenomenal costs to rectify.”


TfGM InterchangeTransport for Greater Manchester – Best use of IT in an Infrastructure project

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) programme management services were given the responsibility to deliver a three-year £350m Transport Capital Infrastructure Programme consisting of major construction and civil engineering projects situated throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Delivery of the project would utilise the collaborative NEC contract and the programme is part of a long term commitment to upgrade the public transport network, increasing economic growth and regenerating areas by providing improved access to work, leisure and education.

The collaborative New Engineering Contract (NEC3) was selected to provide the contractual framework for the project and manage relationships between TfGM and their supply chain. TfGM recognised that this contract type can be administratively burdensome and that a robust mechanism was required to administer the prescribed workflows and processes.

The CONJECT NEC3 Contract Management solution was selected for the task, providing electronic workflows that mirror NEC3 processes, ensuring compliance across the supply chain and greatly reducing administration.

TfGM Project Systems & Controls Manager, Julian McCormick commented:

“The system has proved to be of exceptional value to the project delivery team at TfGM. A primary objective was ensuring that the NEC3 was used to its full potential to enable effective collaboration, and the NEC3 Contract Management tool from CONJECT has played a significant role in meeting that aim.”

To find out more read the Transport for Greater Manchester Case Study


The winners will be decided by a panel of industry managers with the awards being presented at a ceremony in London which takes place on 19th November. To find out more about the awards click here.

About the author

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason leads the UK and MEAP Marketing team, with far too many years in B2B marketing to mention. A CONJECT newbie, Michelle is eagerly climbing a steep learning curve.

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