Q&A: Will construction companies be able to keep pace with demand?

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

In this Q&A, Kenny Ingram, construction and contracting industry expert and Global Industry Director at IFS, answers questions on whether or not construction companies will be able to keep up with demand, along with valuable suggestions for doing so. Kenny has been with IFS for more than 16 years and has worked in the 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   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Service Management, Strategy

By taking on service and asset management, construction and contracting companies can generate revenue across the total asset lifecycle. In this Q&A, Kenny Ingram, construction and contracting industry expert and Global Industry Director at IFS, answers questions on how companies can generate revenue by taking on service and asset management. Kenny has been with IFS…

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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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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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Construction Industry Experts

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Radio Network, Research, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: the impact of digital technology and how some of the industry’s leading companies are leveraging it today. Construction is a traditional industry. Many businesses, despite the abundance of new technology and integrated software that’s available today, are still suffering from a lack of accurate and timely information because of their reliance…

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Five constraining factors construction companies must fix

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategy

In our experience – reinforced by a recent construction industry roundtable discussion – there are five factors constraining Australian and New Zealand construction businesses in their performance and ability to innovate. Poor performance in any of these areas – visibility of project performance, the ability to collect data on-site, double handling of information, delayed project…

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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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How businesses truly feel about digital change & transformation

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Digital transformation can mean different things to different people, making it difficult to know when you have achieved it. However, the answer to this conundrum is that you will never achieve it since it’s constantly evolving. To see what companies are thinking about today in regards to digital transformation and how it is currently being…

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