14th June 2017: a date that will live with people in the same way that 9/11 and 7/7 will. The loss of lives and homes in the Grenfell tragedy highlighted that clear changes needed to be made within our industry. Dame Judith Hackitt was placed with responsibility for highlighting these areas. Almost 2 years on, what progress has been made and how does that impact the industry?
If two things have become particular FoMo (fear-of-missing out) issues in AEC social-media space these days, here they are.
There are many reasons why we feel that it’s not the best idea to try and use generic software when there are specific software packages out there built for your industry.
When growing up, it’s easy to form a preconception that the trades industry is second best. After all, how often do you hear a child wanting to become a plumber? Instead, they’re more likely to want to become an astronaut or a pop star!
Mention construction delays to anyone in the industry and you’ll hear endless stories of projects which run on for weeks, months and years over schedule. In fact, construction delays are so common that, according to McKinsey Global Institute, 77% of projects are behind schedule.
When it comes to construction, it is very difficult to manage all the resources manually by an individual. However, the advancement in technology has introduced various software’s which help you understand the plan, control projects and measure the progress of the construction.
Understanding the challenges our industry faces is crucial, especially as we head into a cloud of uncertainty in March and beyond.
From client appraisals, neat profits and completing on time and within budget, it sounds easy for a construction project to be a success, right? Wrong!
If not properly managed, a construction project can easily go over budget and the scheduled date for substantial completion can fly by in the blink of an eye.
As a SME construction business you may not have considered the value of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). You may not fully understand it. You have a website, right? Is that not enough? Well… only if potential clients can find it!