Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Four essential tips on BIM (Building Information Modeling) for today’s construction and infrastructure managers. It’s here and it’s changing everything: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry. BIM makes us see assets differently. It drives change in how we design, price, construct and maintain assets throughout…

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Construction Industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure, Research

At the end of 2015, IFS carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends and here are my thoughts relating to…

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

Those of you who read my June blog post know that, in late 2013, Dutch maritime specialist Royal IHC embarked on an ambitious plan to implement a single ERP solution world-wide (37 units) in only 2,5 years. As a sequel to that post, I am very pleased to be able to announce the successful deployment…

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

The engineering, construction and infrastructure industry accounts for over six percent of the world’s largest economies from a GDP perspective. So why are we not attracting the right people into the industry? There is a major skills shortage across all functions of the business, not just the tradesman required on the construction sites but also…

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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…

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Construction 7

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:…

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EB

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Engineering and Infrastructure

Enabling you to reduce maintenance time in the field is a significant expectation of an ERP system, one that’s frequently cited by customers when they talk about their experiences. For IFS customer Energiselskapet Buskerud (EB Group), a municipal-owned energy company based in Drammen, Norway, it’s the primary reason why they chose IFS as their preferred…

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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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