How Technology Is Transforming The Construction Industry
The construction industry is in a moment of enormous change. Business is booming — along with the number, complexity, and duration of projects. Increasingly, companies are expected to be able to meet or exceed timelines and budgets offered by competitors.
According to McKinsey, many firms aren’t keeping up, with some large projects running 20% over time and up to 80% over budget. At the same time, construction companies struggle to find skilled workers to staff their projects.
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A Construction Lawyer’s Tips for Hiring a Builder
Whether it is carrying out home renovations, building an extension or excavating a basement, homeowners often appoint builders based on brief estimates. While works may start without a hiccup, the lack of a proper contract can be a mistake that leads to costly legal disputes.
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National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2018
Published annually, the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline details planned infrastructure and construction investment across the public and private sectors.
The pipeline builds on the work of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-21, which set out the government’s plans to support the delivery of housing, and social and economic infrastructure. The government has produced regular updates to the pipeline since 2011.
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Honour for Global Construction Chief Inspired by Childhood Lego Contest
Murray Rowden, originally from Dumfries, told graduates at Glasgow Caledonian University how his early skills with toy building bricks "made sense" when he later opted against accountancy and banking for construction, as he was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering.
Mr Rowden, 50, is now Turner & Townsend global head of infrastructure and managing director North and South America of the firm which has more than 5,000 workers and a £500 million a year turnover.
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