Tag Archive: NEC3

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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Apr 29 2015

NEC3, BIM and better collaboration

The NEC user group recently held their annual seminar in London and as a NEC Licenced Content Partner we attended the event. There were a several interesting takeaways from the presentations and the delegates, namely; the international growth of the NEC, the NEC and BIM and challenges around managing and reporting on the NEC.

 

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Sep 25 2014

Project Controls credentials showcased at London Expo

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Project Controls Expo 2014 is set to take place on 18th November at the Emirates Stadium, London.  As a key sponsor of the exhibition, we are able to offer a limited number of free tickets to customers (entry price usually £100 + VAT).

Project Controls Expo is the world’s largest event for Project Control professionals …

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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 26 2014

Pacific focus – An interview with CONJECT’s Jon Marshall

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In this edition we talk to Jon Marshall, the Business Development Manager for the Pacific region.

CONJECT Blog:  With several new customers and projects using our software in the region, can you provide an insight into local market conditions?

Jon Marshall:  During the second year of CONJECT operations in the pacific region, we have seen …

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Apr 16 2014

Key themes from Government Soft Landings (GSL) Conference

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I recently attended the Government Soft Landings (GSL) Conference, held in the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Conference Centre in Westminster on a lovely spring day.

Government Soft Landings is essentially about ensuring the ‘golden thread’ of the use of an asset is central to the entire process of its planning and building, as well as …

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Nov 19 2013

CONJECT launches cloud-based EVM at Project Controls Expo

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Having done our little bit (post) to get some delegates along to the 2013 Project Controls Expo conference and exhibition at Twickenham last week, it was gratifying to find the event wasn’t dominated by oil and gas or defence industry representatives, and there was a good number of people from civil engineering and building construction too.

When I attended …

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Nov 14 2013

Half of NEC3 projects use NEC tools all or most of the time

NEC Licensed content partner

Graham Clarkson of the Clarkson Alliance (in a Construction Manager article) recently highlighted some common misconceptions about managing the NEC form of contract which is favoured by many UK public sector clients (and a growing number in other parts of the world too).

Some people regard the NEC3 as resource-heavy to administer, but the benefits, in our view, more than …

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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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Sep 09 2013

NEC Australasian conference showcases CONJECT capabilities

CONJECT recently sponsored the NEC Australasian User Group annual conference in Christchurch, New Zealand (see my previous post). Our co-sponsor, incidentally, was our first New Zealand customer (secured in 2011): PBA Electrical.

The user group was well attended with numbers up on the last event held in 2011. There was a good cross-section of clients, contractors …

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