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

In my previous blog, I outlined key trends facing engineering, construction & infrastructure organizations – digital transformation, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the digital asset lifecycle model, embracing construction-integrated manufacturing and exploiting new service and facilities management revenues. The overall conclusion was that the non-integrated business systems and processes used by most companies today will…

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Construction Workers on Laptop

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation

The engineering, construction and infrastructure (ECI) industry is facing huge challenges as it tries to deal with increasing demand to construct, operate and maintain assets faster, at lower cost and risk and to a higher quality. The non-integrated business systems and processes used by most companies today will simply not be good enough if a…

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10 Best Construction Solutions logo

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

The construction industry is braced for a digital revolution. Leading industry player Balfour Beatty has predicted that during the next 30 years, the industry will become increasingly focused on innovation as both contractors and customers become less risk-averse. It also predicts the shape and offer of the infrastructure industry will change significantly, with new business…

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Why construction-integrated manufacturing is a game-changer

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

The construction industry has a reputation for moving slowly when it comes to adopting modern technology and changing business processes. There are many reasons to believe that this is about to change and companies who don’t adapt and change will probably not survive. It is also a mistake to believe that the traditional large contractors…

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asset lifecycle solution

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Service Management, Strategy

Construction companies are changing their business strategy and preparing for changes. How most companies are operating today The construction industry today is fragmented with a multi-tiered sub-contractor model being used to design and construct new assets. In addition, when the asset is commissioned and handed over, another set of contracts and contractors are involved in…

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2018 construction industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Strategy

Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories—modular construction will build new momentum in 2018. However, the construction industry is battling with significant skills shortages and must manage increasing globalization. These are the three industry predictions for 2018 from Kenny Ingram, Global Industry Director of Construction and Contracting at IFS. Trend #1 Skills shortages will…

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Modular and offsite construction: evolution or revolution?

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Strategy

Modular offsite construction has been around for many years, but is it about to really take-off? There has been a lot of activity over the last 12 months that suggests this evolution may become a revolution, one that will drastically transform the construction industry. Key challenges and opportunities for the construction industry November 21-22, 2017,…

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Digital Transformation in Construction

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research

The digital revolution is transforming the way organizations work, engage with their customers and generate revenue. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the construction, retail or healthcare sector, every industry is being impacted by the proliferation of devices, hyperconnectivity and emerging innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new and…

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Is the construction industry addicted to MS Excel?

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

You might assume that most companies are using modern, smart business systems to control complex projects, but the reality is, the primary business system used is Microsoft Excel. The construction industry design, build, operate and maintain some very impressive assets—bridges, airports, railway lines, buildings, hospitals, nuclear power plants, etc. However, most construction projects today are…

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Servitization in construction

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Get your business strategy in place to maximize the profit potential of the servitization trend. Servitization is becoming a major trend in product-centric industries where suppliers of products are now moving from simply supplying products to providing services. You see this trend in many industries. Hire and rental contracts are increasing, as are ”power by…

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