Insights into work winning productivity and digitisation

Our industry is changing, and we see it as our duty to keep you informed with all the latest insights.
Follow our research to stay keep up to date on current issues, from best practice data and digitisation usage, to implementing behavioural change in the digital age.

Why RACI enabled digital workplaces provide real-time Pre-Construction Reviews, Gateways & Governance

Tuesday 7th January 2020
Philip Collard

Improve your governance approaches to avoid projects with high commercial risk Given profitable projects rely on excellent bids and excellent bids rely totally on good governance across every pre-construction workflow stage, having a RACI capability baked into the DNA of your entire end-to-end digital workflow processes is critical. We use RACI in our digital workplace to organise, collaborate and enable workflow management of reviews and approvals bespoke to each bid team member. Our digital workplace is preconfigured so you can set up all areas of your own current review and approval approaches, be they simple or extremely complicated. Our founders have worked for the largest contractors and consultants on every type of procurement and contract and at all…

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In the future all work will be done in digital workplaces

Monday 9th December 2019
Philip Collard

Every construction firm now needs to initiate a business strategy that provide digital workplaces for their employees to get work done. Digital workplaces provides a virtual environment for your people to deliver all the work they are currently delivering in their physical environment. Digital workplaces enable people to become more productive as they all can simultaneously access all…

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No change required - I’m working as hard as I can

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Philip Collard

The Challenge Despite explaining at the beginning of my client presentations that myConsole has all their current pre-construction processes built-in as one integrated digital workplace, very few people immediately see why this is a benefit. Yes, it avoids significant duplication across current separate tools (mainly individual spreadsheets), but having…

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Work is what I do, not where I go

Monday 25th November 2019
Philip Collard

Digital workplaces could easily transform the construction industry by 2025. However, the majority of construction and infrastructure firms are still not ready to seize the opportunity to adopt new digital workplace environments for employees to improve productively by 30% and more Collaborative…

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What leadership needs to know about the future of Digital Workplaces

Wednesday 13th November 2019
Philip Collard

By 2025 Digital Workplaces will provide the Virtual, digital equivalent of the physical workplace A Digital Workplace provides the virtual, digital equivalent of a physical workplace, enabling employees to undertake all their current roles and responsibilities. For us in construction and infrastructure, this digital workplace will apply equally to a CEO of top 10 contractor or an assistant site manager. It is not simply access to Power BI dashboards driven by a range of key spreadsheets but a highly personalised, dashboard view of all their individual roles and responsibilities across…

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Selectivity: bid less and win more

Monday 21st October 2019
Philip Collard

Often, in the construction industry, the decision to go ahead with a bid is based on the intuition of a few individuals. Intuition certainly has its place, but it is possible to refine those decisions by basing them…

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Digital Shock for the Construction Industry on the Horizon

Monday 13th May 2019
Philip Collard

Leadership teams in the construction industry who still see Cloud technology as just another IT improvement are in for a big shock. The cloud offers every industry the biggest opportunity in a generation to take a giant leap forward, and many industries already have achieved…

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Embrace Industry 4.0

Thursday 11th April 2019

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 right now,…

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8 reasons for Pre-Construction to digitalise their workflow

Saturday 23rd March 2019

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, struggle to make it work with their processes. myConsole is a cloud-based, bid management system that brings every team member onto the same page. It uses algorithms to analyse your unique data…

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The construction industry: Under the digital spotlight

Thursday 7th March 2019

The business world is significantly changing. The new era of Digitisation is here. Businesses across the globe are developing a digital strategy and adopting new technology into their core business. Management Consultants like PwC and McKinsey are helping organisations understand this new world order and are now turning their attention to the construction industry. Why? The potential for cost savings, productivity gains and greater revenues through the implementation of a digital strategy are massive. This is why the technology giants are focusing on the construction sector. The…

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