Tag Archive: Commercial Management

Dec 17 2015

2015 – A Year In Review

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – ie in January, we boldly made predictions for the year ahead (OK I’ll stop the flagrant mixing of cinematic references).

On a serious note, back in January we considered issues that were predicted to shape the AEC industry in 2015.  Now it’s time to …

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Jun 18 2014

Move Beyond Excel for Effective Project Control

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In the recent primer on Project Control article, I mentioned the widespread use of Excel for budget and cost management on construction projects and programmes.  This post reviews the use of Excel to manage financial risk in projects, and suggests 5 criteria that a commercial management tool should meet.

Excel as the starting point for cost …

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Apr 02 2014

BIM demystified – CONJECT users progressing well

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Building information modelling (BIM) has been a serious, hot topic in the UK construction industry for three years after a decade of research projects and debate.  In 2011 the then chief construction advisor Paul Morrell announced a UK government target that would require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being …

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Oct 24 2013

CONJECT UK on upward track

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On his Extranet Evolution blog, my former colleague Paul Wilkinson has faithfully tracked the changing fortunes of the various Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology companies since September 2005. There have been ups and downs for almost all the vendors during this time, and – as an independent observer since 2009 – I think Paul has been pretty …

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Oct 09 2013

Take care with ‘collaborative’ change management

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At the end of August, I read a Construction Enquirer report about a Danish contractor that was closing its UK operation: Pihl files for bankruptcy after ‘too aggressive expansion’.

It wasn’t just ambition that killed the business, but cost over-runs. According to the report, the contractor was caught out by recognising as income substantial claims against …

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Mar 21 2013

Strong sales performance continues into 2013

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2012 was a good year for the sales and marketing team at CONJECT and the early indications are that 2013 will be even better!

Over the last three months we’ve secured deals with several exciting new customers around the globe and signed extension deals with long standing (from when we were known as BIW Technologies) …

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Dec 12 2012

Client wins award at National Constructing Excellence ceremony

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On Friday 30th November CONJECT attended the 2012 National Constructing Excellence Awards in London and joined over 400 of the UK’s most influential figures in construction for an awards and dinner ceremony.

CONJECT sponsored the Integration and Collaborative working award category and senior account manager James Still (pictured left) was pleased to present the category’s …

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Nov 02 2012

Skanska expand with CONJECT following succesful BIM & LEED projects in Central Europe

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A few weeks ago we received the good news that Skanska Commercial Development Europe had signed an extended deal with CONJECT which includes expansion of the software into further countries in Central Europe. This arrangement builds upon the successful deployment of CONJECT’s applications in the UK and Poland.

Back in 2007, Skanska’s UK team used …

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Sep 03 2012

Mace manages costs “in the cloud” with CONJECT

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London, UK-based construction consultancy Mace is managing its project costs “in the cloud”, having switched from in-house cost management applications to adopt a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution from CONJECT (see this Construction Enquirer article).

Need for flexibility

Mace switched as efforts to maintain and update its existing in-house platform became more expensive. The company’s workload was expanding …

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