Integrated

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

BIM is driving us all towards an integrated data-driven digital world. So where does ERP fit in? What type of solution do you need to support this new digital-driven world? Traditional ERP has a poor track record in the construction industry so what is the answer? BIM is the hottest topic in town! The focus…

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Construction and Contracting

Flexibility and agility go hand in hand with Dutch maritime specialist Royal IHC’s ambitious plans to roll out a single, global ERP backbone based on IFS Applications across its 37 operating units worldwide in just 2 ½ years. In an IFS case study and video testimonial, Dave Vander Heyde, Chief Financial Officer at Royal IHC,…

Read more

Construction

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

The construction industry is in a state of change and many in the industry are confused about what the new world is going to look like and what action to take. There are some big questions that the industry is struggling with. Consider some of the facts. The UK and the historical Commonwealth countries operate…

Read more

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

On December 5, Construction News ran a webcast with industry experts discussing what managing projects is likely to look like in the future. John Lorimer, Chair of the BIM Academy, gives his views on how project management needs to change. You can view the whole hour discussion on the Construction News website: Exceptional Project Management:…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more