2020 Construction Predictions

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2020 will see a continuation of 2019’s move towards digitalization of business processes with many organizations extending and refining their approaches. Technologies such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will start to allow for a manufacturing and product-led approach to construction, allowing for greater safety and efficiencies to everyone’s benefit, with a focus…

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construction business value

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

The most important thing to IFS is ensuring that our solutions deliver definite, measurable business value. That’s why we asked IDC to carry out a study to reveal the business value our enterprise solutions bring customers. IDC conducted extensive interviews with IFS customers representing every region we serve to quantify this value and found our…

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Construction Productivity

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

As a Scot myself, I don’t have the sense of bravado that an American might when it comes to the United States construction sector or the vitality of the American economy overall. But even those of us in the UK have seen most globally important management or productivity trends, with notable exceptions like the Toyota…

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Construction ERP Partner

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

In my previous blog post, I highlighted how the industry is facing huge disruptive changes. In short, we need to modernize and change the way we work because: Margins are under pressure Productivity is poor We have a serious skills shortage Project delivery performance is not good enough Competition is intensifying You need to be…

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Industry Tip : Integrated Construction

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Transform Your Business

The engineering, construction and infrastructure industry is facing huge disruptive changes. We are at an inflection point, and need wholesale change right now. Global construction productivity has improved about a quarter of the rate of manufacturing productivity since 1995. When we look at rich countries like Germany, France and the United States, things are much…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Transform Your Business

The global engineering, construction and infrastructure (ECI) industry landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate. In this blog, I will outline what construction companies need to do to be a winner in the industry. A CHANGING INDUSTRY One way of measuring the rate of change in the industry is to look at the geography of…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Transform Your Business

2019 will see a digital leap forward as many construction companies explore implementing integrated business software into projects for the very first time. Tighter margins, global skills shortages and new industry entrants are all ramping up the pressure on traditional construction businesses to deliver greater productivity and more integrated, cost-efficient projects, on time, every time. PREDICTION #1:  50%…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

In my previous blog, I outlined key trends facing engineering, construction & infrastructure organizations – digital transformation, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the digital asset lifecycle model, embracing construction-integrated manufacturing and exploiting new service and facilities management revenues. The overall conclusion was that the non-integrated business systems and processes used by most companies today will…

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Construction Workers on Laptop

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Digital Transformation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

The engineering, construction and infrastructure (ECI) industry is facing huge challenges as it tries to deal with increasing demand to construct, operate and maintain assets faster, at lower cost and risk and to a higher quality. The non-integrated business systems and processes used by most companies today will simply not be good enough if a…

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10 Best Construction Solutions logo

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

The construction industry is braced for a digital revolution. Leading industry player Balfour Beatty has predicted that during the next 30 years, the industry will become increasingly focused on innovation as both contractors and customers become less risk-averse. It also predicts the shape and offer of the infrastructure industry will change significantly, with new business…

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