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?
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.
Having suffered from depression, an ongoing mental health battle that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to, I was surprised recently when the Office of National Statistics released information about the Construction industry and the state of mental health within the workplace.
Owning and managing a construction business is not an easy task. In the past, pen and paper were the staples of a construction business. However, these were susceptible to human errors, lost pages, slow filing and retrieval and information loss due to errors as simple as pen breaks or coffee spills. Hence, it became difficult for the owners to stay connected with their staff.
Let’s face it, to be competitive today, architects, contractors and developers need to do a lot more with a lot less. For that reason, many construction professionals are using construction management software.