Tag Archive: construction

Feb 26 2016

How Lendlease helped deliver a successful Olympics

To most people, the London 2012 Summer Olympics is a pleasant but distant memory. However, part of the legacy of the Games stands in the shape of the Athletes’ Village. Redeveloped as East Village it is now a thriving residential neighbourhood with community facilities, new parks and open spaces.

Lendlease managed the construction …

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Feb 12 2016

The mobile app improving onsite efficiency

Tablet taking image

Profit margins on construction projects are eaten into when snags or defects aren’t resolved on-time or to an acceptable quality.

Contractors and asset owners are increasingly adopting mobile-enabled software tools to better integrate their project supply chains with the latest defects updates in an attempt to improve efficiency and raise standards of workmanship.

5 …

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Jan 29 2016

Is the supply chain BIM-ready?

Construction

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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Jan 14 2016

One third of UK major projects at risk of delay

Olympic Village aerial view

One third of major UK Government projects due to be delivered in the next five years are currently rated “in doubt or unachievable”.

This stark warning was in last week’s report published by the National Audit Office  (NAO) into major government projects including infrastructure and construction jobs.

 

Issues that cause project delays

The supervisory …

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Jan 06 2016

Construction technology trends to watch in 2016

We have been looking at technology trends and what they might mean in 2016 and beyond. In this article we’ve picked three innovations which we think will be increasingly important to the AEC industry.

1 Open data

With the UK government Level 2 BIM mandate coming into force in April 2016 (see our post, BIM: …

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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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Nov 26 2015

BIM and data security

It is easy to get preoccupied with data security. After all, hardly a week goes by without media stories of security breaches, lost devices, hacked websites, stolen identities, etc.  It can be tempting to insist that all information should be locked down by default and only shared when necessary.

In the paper-based world this was …

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Mar 25 2015

Lean into construction

Lean Construction

Recently we have talked a lot about BIM, and with the deadline for the BIM Level 2 Mandate looming it can be easy to forget that it is a milestone on a much longer journey of improvement for the industry.  Waste and inefficiency have been perennial problems in just about every country’s construction industry, and …

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Mar 20 2015

Skills shortage – Protect your project

Construction Skills

In a market already plagued with low margins, the ongoing skills shortage in construction is pushing up wage costs increasing project risk for contractors and ultimately clients.  Glenigan produced a report in late 2014 that explores the issues in detail.

The skills shortage is also leading to challenges recruiting the right personnel in commercially sensitive …

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Dec 10 2014

2014 construction, real estate and infrastructure industry roundup

UK Construction 2014

As we near the end of 2014, it is worth reflecting on the advances we’ve seen in the UK construction, real estate and infrastructure sector during the year, covering both technology and market changes.

Information Technology becomes integral to the construction sector?

If you work in the UK construction industry, the conversation has been …

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