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.

The construction industry: Under the digital spotlight

Wednesday 7th March 2018

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 digital story so far Until recently uptake of digital in construction was poor. The industry is stuck in a cycle of…

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Why the bid cycle lends itself perfectly to digitisation

Wednesday 28th February 2018

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 each of the interlocking steps. As various stages become more reliable and provide an increase in confidence,…

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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…

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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…

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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 consistent formal approval gateways and governance, as part of their embedded procedures. We are still finding…

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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…

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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, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released the latest statistics on productivity. Across the economy as a whole output per hour increased by 0.8%, however the construction industry is yet to take…

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