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.

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 significant competitive advantages and market leading positions, such as online retail, banking, and transportation. However, there are still a few sector laggards who have not grabbed the opportunity to transform. My own industry, construction and infrastructure, is at the bottom…

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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, its number 4.0. Just as the first industrial revolution enabled unheard of power to be easily harnessed, the same transformational change is happening now. 250 years ago, we drove all sorts of previously…

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8 reasons for Pre-Construction to digitise their workflow

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Businesses across the world face pressures to capitalise on the latest technology and embrace digitisation. 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 digitisation 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.…

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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…

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Why the bid cycle lends itself perfectly to digitisation

Thursday 28th February 2019

The key stages of work winning are a series of interlocking steps; phases of a process and links in a chain. Every stage must work, or the bid can't succeed. In the heat of multiple tenders being submitted, and a fragmented working environment, the average rate of success for bid submissions is 1 in 5; a result which can improve significantly when monitoring and managing…

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Overcoming risks when implementing new technology

Thursday 14th February 2019

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…

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Should the Construction industry fear digitisation?

Saturday 2nd February 2019

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 motivation to enter our industry, I challenge that this revolution will offer…

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Wake up and smell the digital coffee!

Wednesday 16th May 2018

The evolution of digital collaboration is happening, right now! How do I know, and more importantly, how is this going to affect us? Well, over the last two years, we have been working hard to develop a digital collaboration platform for Construction Industry work winning teams. We have partnered with some of the most forward-thinking talent in our country to create a product that is truly future proof. From inception to completion, our mantra was Steve Jobs vision; "that it is not about having great technology, and looking for places to use it," but a need for technology to deliver "an intimate connection with the feelings…

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Modernise or die: insights for the Pre-Construction sector from the Farmer review

Wednesday 18th April 2018

The Farmer's Review is a wakeup call for the UK construction industry to embrace change and move into the 21 Century, or risk being left behind. This applies across the entire industry, and I am fully prepared to join the discuss about the potential that digitalisation is bringing to pre-construction, to ensure that this part…

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£3 billion: The real cost of winning work

Wednesday 4th April 2018

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…

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