Insights into work winning productivity and digitalisation

Our industry is changing, and we see it as our duty to keep you informed with all the latest insights.
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How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains

Tuesday 20th February 2018
Philip Collard

At the February Construction Excellence Client Forum, myConsole's presentation showed how the leadership in construction industry clients could now experience the immense potential of hosting end-to-end digitisation of entire infrastructure programmes across vertical value chains and functions such as concept & feasibility, procurement, construction, handover and asset management. Digital environments can also integrate horizontal value chains so horizontal functions such as design, planning, supply chain collaboration,…

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Overcoming risks when implementing new technology

Wednesday 14th February 2018

We have come across some staggering statistics about the success, or lack of success, in the implementation of new CRM systems. In a recent meeting with a top 15 UK-contractor, their own internal research revealed that only 27% of planned users were active, 65% had only logged in once and 8% had never logged in at all. This is supported by ISM, a US Management Consultant who claims that as many as 50% of implementation failures are directly attributable to user resistance. When you dig a little deeper as to the reasons why users don't embrace such systems, the key feedback themes we hear is 'the system is clunky to use', 'it…

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3 ways selectivity in the bid process improves business

Wednesday 7th February 2018

It was probably due to the challenging years following the economic downturn, that more construction industry firms became better informed of the value of being increasingly selective. Thought was given as to which bids to target and pursue, by focusing effort and time on the more winnable bid, and so avoid spreading their limited resources over a large number of bids. Yet, we are still finding that only the larger players have…

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Should the Construction industry fear digitisation?

Friday 2nd February 2018

The construction industry is experiencing profound efficiencies and cost savings following the advent of digitalisation. In a report by Kenneth Baker - the past Cabinet Minister - he outlined his fears of the future, positioning up to 15 million jobs being at risk by 2025. What does it mean for the construction industry? "From big data to ultra-fast robots, the digital revolution is already happening." Whilst this is a valuable and seminal document, it is also a wakeup call for all industries to prepare for tomorrows economy, and the training and education of tomorrows youngsters. Given the construction industry has experienced an ongoing trend of young people lacking the…

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Construction industry needs to join the upward trend in productivity

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The latest ONS statistics on UK productivity show construction is yet to turn around productivity levels in line with other sectors. Last week,…

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The construction industry: Under the digital spotlight

Friday 9th June 2017

The business world is significantly changing. The new era of Digitalisation is here. Businesses across the globe are developing a digital strategy and adopting…

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£3 billion: The real cost of winning work

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Inefficient bid processes are massively reducing profit margins Research conducted by MarketingWorks and Reading University uncovered the real cost of the bidding process in the construction industry as almost £3 billion. myConsole, recently announced as the procurement partner for Digital Construction Week, will be holding a webinar to show the industry how they can use digitalisation to dramatically reduce these costs. The research discovered that the bid cost works out to 0.57% of the project value. When you add together the amount spent on winning and losing bids in the £110 billion construction industry, the total hits almost £3 billion. "The bidding process often escapes serious scrutiny and analysis. Our research highlights that this needs to change.…

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5 ways to reduce bid costs

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Tendering and bidding is an essential step in the construction cycle, from the multi-nationals to small local firms. It's an area that is so embedded in the industry, yet it has escaped serious analysis. MarketingWorks recent research, conducted with conducted with Prof. Will Hughes from the University of Reading, uncovered some startling findings about how winning and losing bidding…

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8 reasons for Pre-Construction to digitise their workflow

Friday 7th April 2017

Businesses across the world face pressures to capitalise on the latest technology and embrace digitalisation. The construction sector is no different. Technologies such as BIM, 5D modelling and 3D printing are changing the traditional approaches to building projects. But there's more to the digitalisation story than these headline-grabbing technologies. Systems and processes are ripe for change, especially in the Pre-Construction sector. Many businesses still rely on paper forms and excel spreadsheets to manage their workflow. Even the more tech-savvy businesses that use a CRM system,…

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Embrace Industry 4.0

Tuesday 28th March 2017

The opportunity that digital transformation gives the Construction Industry is immense. If you are concerned with the future prosperity of your firm; driven by a need to win more work with a greater level of certainty, an ever-increasing level of efficiency, then my informed blog series are designed to inform your thinking. An industrial revolution is happening…

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