Tag Archive: collaboration

Jan 29 2016

Is the supply chain BIM-ready?


We are now just weeks away from the UK Government’s Level 2 BIM mandate coming into force (4th April) for all new, centrally procured public sector projects.

The stimulus for this digital revolution is to drive out inefficiency from construction, an industry long considered to be behind the times in terms of both technology and …

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Dec 11 2015

CONJECT goal is customer satisfaction

CONJECT Helpdesk

More than 100,000 people use CONJECT collaboration applications in order to increase the efficiency and quality of all types of construction and maintenance projects around the world.

Ensuring a robust and secure IT infrastructure is in place to deliver an effective Common Data Environment (CDE) is a central commitment of CONJECT.

A commitment …

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Aug 21 2015

Four behaviours that compromise project success

Collaboration breakdown

Last week’s blog on managing NEC contracts raised the issue of company culture and its impact on collaboration in construction. Contracts such as the NEC are an attempt to codify collaborative behaviours into the structure of a project.

Meanwhile BIM methodology, and collaboration technologies aim to enable and encourage a cooperative, non-adversarial approach to construction …

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Mar 11 2015

Getting to Level 2 – The 10 BIM things you should know

10 BIM Things

As the industry moves towards the ability to deliver projects to BIM Level 2, there is a broad spread of knowledge levels, from those with no knowledge to those who consider themselves experts.

A study conducted by CONJECT indicating that the AEC industry and Asset Owners can be split fairly evenly into those that indicate …

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Feb 11 2015

Choosing the right collaboration platform for your project – Part 2

In last week’s post, we looked at issues relating to choosing a vendor – factors such as the business’s industry experience, scale, independence and the quality of their hosting infrastructure.  Having selected a vendor(s) based on these factors, you are now in a position to look more closely at the capabilities of their collaboration platforms.

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Feb 05 2015

How to choose the right collaboration platform

Evaluation checklist board

When choosing a collaboration platform for your built asset project, you will be relying on the system you select to help you better deliver a capital asset worth many millions of pounds, often over a period of several years. This is not a time to take short-cuts or just look for the cheapest solution.

When …

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Jan 14 2015

Technology is the critical aspect of a successful collaboration, right? Wrong

Collaboration - People

Working at a collaboration software company, it might seem like heresy to suggest that technology is not the most important factor in increasing efficiencies and improving outcomes for the supply chain and asset owners, but it is true.

Technology systems can be integrated, can connect and communicate with other pieces of technology, but they cannot …

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Oct 30 2014

Gaining a competitive advantage in construction

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Giving AEC customers an advantage over their rivals

We have long understood that our technology platforms aren’t just about making information management more efficient. They also help to make our clients’ businesses more competitive.

Tangible benefits

In the early 2000s, when Software-as-a-Service collaboration technologies first became available in the construction industry, the focus was often …

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Oct 15 2014

Megaprojects: Mega-challenges for project controls

East Village

Few projects proceed like clockwork and it is probably fair to say that the bigger and more complex the project, the more likely the project team is to encounter problems. In pursuit of control over big projects, the take-up of SaaS construction collaboration platforms has flourished.

Project Controls in normal projects

Teams working on small …

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Aug 28 2014

Are asset owners and the construction industry really ready for ‘Big Data’?

Big Data

While the management and IT press are talking energetically and knowledgeably about ‘Big Data’, it is a term that is less well understood and less frequently discussed in construction circles. This may, in part, be due to the current fascination with building information modelling (BIM) where the design and construction of built assets is increasingly being …

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