What are some of the most common errors and issues Main Contractors face and how can these be avoided or most appropriately managed?
In recent years, the construction industry’s path to modernisation has benefited greatly from the adoption of various technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)
COBie is an international standard for building data exchange. Its most common use is in product data handover from construction to operations. The COBie specifications and guidelines capture industry knowledge and best practices.
Construction projects are often subject to all manner of unpredictable speed bumps and delays. Ask anyone in the industry and they’ll tell you a story about when a project was met with delay due to something unforeseeable or something completely preventable.
Excel/spreadsheets are one of the most used formats for tracking things including; logging expenditure, employee work hours, data analysis, accounting and data storage. Even the Military use this format to keep track of supplies.
Construction and technology have always been a bit of a challenge. Construction is complicated with so many variables and interested parties; it’s no wonder it’s at the back of the queue with industries adopting the technology.
Before working for a construction software company, I had very little appreciation of the complexities involved in some of the changes that I thought would have been fairly straightforward. And so my software learning curve began.
As we are currently staring into those big, red and intimidating eyes of the ‘digital age’, I thought it would be good to go over how the trades industry is going to be affected by these digital changes, and how your company could benefit from these changes.
Today, new technologies are being developed at breakneck speed in all markets from IoT (the internet of things) to medical and transport. What seemed like future tech ten-twenty years ago, is now a reality. This is also true for the construction industry.
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?