Tag Archive: construction

Oct 01 2014

Construction market outlook for 2015-2016

GDP & Construction Output

Even a cautious count of the number of cranes across a city’s horizon is enough to tell you that construction in many UK urban areas is increasing, with clients investing in new projects and resurrecting some of those that were on-hold. With the New Year fast approaching, we thought it would be timely to look …

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Sep 17 2014

What is the Common Data Environment?


It seems a long time since UK construction professionals first started to talk about the common data environment.

The principle of a shared ‘single version of the truth’ has been around since at least the year 2000, when Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration platforms were first available. The core purpose of these systems was creating a …

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Sep 05 2014

National Grid deal reinforces CONJECT’s success in infrastructure

Electricity Grid

Earlier this week we announced that National Grid plc has selected CONJECT to administer construction contracts supporting a UK wide framework of gas & electricity projects.

National Grid has joined a group of customers who use CONJECT to plan, build and operate infrastructure and utility assets in the UK, across Europe and in North America …

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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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Aug 13 2014

Does Qatar have what it takes to construct the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Construction site downtown in Doha, Qatar

With the dust now settled on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and building works well under way in Russia for the tournament in 2018, the worlds construction industry is looking at Qatar as it firms up its plans to host the tournament in 2022.

Construction in Qatar
Qatar is no stranger to …

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Jul 16 2014

More balanced construction growth in the UK

In a May post, we reported Government figures for construction sector output in Q1, accompanied by upwardly revised growth predictions for 2014.  This week, construction intelligence provider Glenigan released its predictions, having reported a 10% rise in project starts for first half of 2014.

Sustained construction output through rest of 2014 and into 2015
Largely …

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Jul 10 2014

Business consultancy: What sets CONJECT apart from other AEC vendors

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Customer Services Director Nick Sansome details how CONJECT’s customer engagement strategy makes them unique.

What do CONJECT’s clients want to achieve?

“Our clients are looking to deliver capital projects and programmes in a structured, managed and controlled series of processes and expect our software to facilitate and enable this aim, whilst delivering tangible returns on …

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Jul 02 2014

CONJECT Project Control & NEC3 gets G-Cloud 5 approval

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UK county councils could be missing out on the benefits of cloud computing, according to a recent article on the BBC website.

A freedom of information request revealed that during the 2012-13 financial year, nearly £440m was spent on IT services by the UK’s 27 county councils.  Of this, only £385,000 was procured through the …

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Jun 12 2014

4 reasons to upgrade your defects & inspections tool

Image of infographic showing satisfaction rates of current solutions

We recently surveyed 340 AEC industry managers and operatives about defects and inspections management processes and tools. Here is an infographic of the survey results. Satisfaction scores for basic functionalities such as reporting the status of defects and managing resolution through the supply chain indicate that construction teams are making do with current tools, and …

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Jun 04 2014

Integrated Project Control – A Primer

Image of the Shard during construction

What is Integrated Project Control?

If you’ve never heard of Integrated Project Control, or aren’t sure what it is, a good place to start is with an example.  Building the Olympic Village for the London 2012 Summer Olympics was a complex undertaking; a series of buildings and facilities to accommodate 10, 500 athletes, support teams …

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