Published By: ManufactOn
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
Today, the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is on the edge of a tremendous shift — beginning to learn and benefit from the newly nimble manufacturing trends of what is being identified as the Third Industrial Revolution, and further fueled by a culture of innovation and expectation that technology will help construction.
When you’re rushing to get your subcontractors on the job to stay on schedule, the last thing you’re thinking about is paperwork. However, the contractor/subcontractor relationship is critical to secure and produce profitable jobs. In this Job Ready Guide, Sage discusses practical ways to reduce your subcontractor compliance risk and helps you be more confident that you have the processes in place to protect your business.
Most contractors and construction managers understand the value of collaboration. It can lead to faster approvals, tighter timelines, and lower costs. But all too often, collaboration initiatives get pushed to the back burner when urgent matters arise. Cloud-based software technology is making it easier than ever before to collaborate. This informative 12-page guide from Sage provides three steps to build a collaborative culture and four key features you should look for in collaboration software.
Published By: RedVector
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Continuing education is a requirement for license renewal for most architectural, engineering and construction professionals. As your firm makes learning and development plans moving forward, know how to best prepare for a CE audit.
The largest percentage of those surveyed purchase for general manufacturing (27%), followed by commercial construction (12%), contractor/service provider (12%) and residential construction (10%). A smaller percentage of participants purchase for the automotive, aerospace, machine shop, energy and hospitality industries, among others.
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Harsh environments for PCs are not confined to factory floors and constructions sites today. They also include hospitals, trucks, and even some classroom settings, among others. A new study from IDG Research and related two-page paper detail just what environmental threats worry buyers the most, and therefore what laptop purchasing criteria rank the highest. Tying together strong computing capability with a highly productive operating system in the right rugged notebook solution is possible. Download this two-page paper to learn the most important factors driving needs for refreshed rugged systems.
Business management software can provide improvements in business functions all around. But, making a decision for implementing new software can be a big task. This paper gives key reasons software drives growth in construction and contracting firms.
With many companies finding themselves under prepared for the downturn, they turned to often poorly structured forecasts on which to make business decisions. Where are the problems? Read this white paper to learn how forecasting can help in 3 ways.
The Travis Perkins Group is a leading supplier of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry. For more than 200 years, the company has grown to deliver more than 100,000 products through 2,000 branch and store locations nationwide. Changing market demands, shareholder expectations and competition demand that the company continually enhance its performance. Yet, changing more than 200 years of tradition can be complicated. Traditional planning practices had led the company down the road to a bureaucratic project management office (PMO), and with the introduction of agile and CA Technologies, the once controlling environment has shifted into a service-oriented centre.
This KPMG report looks at the typical costs associated with setting up and operating a manufacturing business in Bahrain, compared to the costs in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
It covers company format>on; land rental and construction; utilities; manpower; visas and labor; and ports and commerce.
Published By: Autodesk
Published Date: Sep 04, 2014
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Today, more than 70% of building designs are based on BIM—and the trend toward BIM designs is accelerating.*
In fact, manufacturers that create and provide quality BIM-ready product models to AEC firms can increase the likelihood that firms will specify their products.**
Get the white paper, BIM content creation: a how-to guide for building product manufacturers, to learn about creating BIM content through in-house development, outsourcing, or working with Autodesk.
*McGraw-Hill Construction, "The Business Value of BIM in North America: Multi-Year Trend Analysis and User Ratings (2007–2012)"
** Autodesk Seek User Survey Results, 2013
Flexibility and the ability to adapt easily to change can create a compelling competitive advantage for E&C organisations. Whether it’s behind the desk, on the go, or at the job site, E&C project teams need to be empowered to get a project done no matter where the job takes them and with a limited amount of resources.
As projects become larger and more complex, the variation in contracting standards around the world makes compliance increasingly challenging to maintain—especially when project teams are often operating in different time zones. Easy access to tools that streamline compliance with a range of contracting standards enables construction firms to rapidly improve communication, optimise efficiency and mitigate risk.
It's true that deploying B2B e-commerce platform involves many unique requirements not commonly found in B2C operations, such as incorporating a complex product port-folio, multiple distribution channels, and integrating with third party systems
And yet, it's possible to complete an initial out-of-the-box B2B implementation within three months, if all the right critical path steps are followed. Additional features and functionality can be added after the initial launch, provided that the chosen out-of-the-box platform is designed to be used over the long run.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
In June 2016, CyrusOne completed the Sterling II data center at its Northern Virginia campus. A custom facility featuring 220,000 square feet of space and 30 MW of power, Sterling II was built from the ground up and completed in only six months, shattering all previous data center construction records. The Sterling II facility represents a new standard in the building of enterpriselevel data centers, and confirms that CyrusOne can use the streamlined engineering elements and methods used to build Sterling II to build customized, quality data centers anywhere in the continental United States, with a similarly rapid time to completion.