THE POTENTIAL FOR AUGMENTED REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

The art of building design and construction is one that has always been dictated by the technologies available at the time. Improvements to the materials, tools, vehicles and IT available have all had a significant impact in pushing the boundaries of what it is possible to build. Today, increased use of smartphones and the introduction…

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Crossrail tunnel under construction

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Last month I attended the 19th Annual Future of Utilities Conference in London and was part of a panel discussion looking at the topic of effective project management, along with representatives from UK Power Networks and Northern Ireland Water. The question was asked of the panel – ‘do you think you’re managing capital projects as…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service Management

IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. And in this month’s news episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors including oil and gas, power generation and facilities/service management. Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the…

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BIM

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

The time has come to stop spending time trying to define what building information modeling (BIM) is and accept that this is about the industry changing how it works.  The goal is to improve efficiency at two levels: Make the companies in the construction industry more efficient Make the assets that the industry build more efficient…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

IFS UK and Construction News hosted a roundtable event in the Gherkin, London on the 28th November to discuss building information modelling (BIM). It was a very lively debate with some of the top BIM experts in the country attending, including Mark Bew, Chairman of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group. Many questions were…

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One World

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting

As the global energy sector reconsiders the place of nuclear in the power generation portfolio, all eyes ought to be on the recent deal to construct the United Kingdom’s first new nuclear plant in decades, especially after analysts at stockbroker Liberum Capital said government commitments to French company EDF will make Hinkley Point the most…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting

What do you need to know in order to be building information modeling (BIM) compliant? Do you need to invest in new IT Infrastructure? IFS and Construction News are hosting a roundtable event in the Gherkin, London November 28th to discuss these and many more questions surrounding BIM. Private and public project owners alike are…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is viewed as one of the key methods allowing maintenance engineers to do more with less at the same time as minimizing risk. RCM provides a greater understanding of the level of risk that an organization is currently managing, as well as supporting the establishment of capital maintenance regimes, thereby increasing cost effectiveness and equipment uptime. Implementing an RCM solution is not necessarily a complex or procedure – particularly if an organization follows seven easy steps…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

Your business is a Project Centric Business that constructs large assets, so you buy a business solution that was designed for making cars – Is there a better way? If you construct ships, buildings, oil platforms, bridges, infrastructure, complex equipment etc. then your business processes are very different from a company that builds high volume products like cars or computers.

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