Procurement after a Hard May-Brexit

Following the results of the snap general election on the 8th June 2017, we prepare for a uncertain future with Theresa May potentially leading us into the darkness of a hard Brexit. Amongst many things, public procurement after a hard Brexit remains unclear. ‘May-nimal’ Change Although the UK’s current procurement laws and practises are set...
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BIM: It’s good to talk!

In my last blog I wrote about the importance of managing change in relation to BIM. One of the foundations of successful change is good communication. Back in the mid 1990s, telecoms giant BT ran an advertising campaign around the theme of ‘It’s good to talk.’ The campaign, starring Bob Hoskins, reportedly delivered BT an incremental £5...
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BIM: It’s all about change!

Building Information Modelling, or Digital Construction, is spearheading a revolution in the construction industry. It is arguably the single most important driver for change across the sector and BIM Level 2 in the UK requires companies to think differently and embrace organisational change. Successful change management must be supported by a clear plan and BIM...
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CSR: Not just for Big Boys…

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has come back into stark focus in recent years. Pivotal events such as the passing of the Public Services (Social Value) Act, 2013; Modern Slavery Act, 2015 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have all helped move integrating CSR into business models from a ‘good thing to do’ to a legal...
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Winning work in construction: Why competitive advantage is not just about price.

Winning work in construction goes much deeper than just a well written bid and a competitive price. It’s our view that successful construction firms are those that seek to build their competitive advantage through increased differentiation of their quality. Competition in the construction industry. The construction industry is widely regarded as competitive, characterised by a large and fragmented supply...
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