Construction

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

While the construction sector’s digital history is weak, new technologies and ways of working are driving the industry to implement more integrated processes and systems. At the end of May, I joined IFS customers, partners and experts from across the UK construction industry at the Institute of Directors to discuss the digital issues currently affecting…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network

Digital transformation has already begun changing the construction and contracting industry. Learn how it will change the future and how businesses can benefit from it. Digital transformation — this the trend we are hearing about more each day. Buzz words like the internet of things (IoT), building information modeling (BIM) and digital construction are all related…

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

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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

Insight into evaluating ERP software and the key points you should consider. Everyone is now talking about the new digital world. For most, it has become very confusing with new buzzwords like building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, internet of things (IoT), big data, laser scanning, 4D scheduling, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, drones and…

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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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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   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the construction sector, Kenny Ingram, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Within five years we will see an increase in graduates in the construction sector by at least 20% It’s easy to think that as an industry, construction hasn’t changed much over the years as…

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

Responding to evolving asset-intensive business and market demands was the primary driver behind a far-reaching decision by publicly-listed Australian mining and civil construction company, Brierty, to embrace IFS Applications as its enterprise-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help the company become an agile business. From its base in Perth, Australia, Brierty provides civil construction,…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

BIM or (Building Information Modelling) is one of the construction industry’s (relatively few) buzzwords that continues to dominate conversations—and for good reason. Fuelled by government initiatives and industry momentum, BIM empowers companies to plan infrastructure more effectively while reducing the cost and complexity of building and maintaining assets. At the heart of BIM is a…

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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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