Useful Construction Resources - Benchmarking

Five lessons learnt from converting the SEC into the Louisa Jordan Covid-19 hospital. An article in Building Magazine 5 June 2020 by Graeme Watson of AECOM

21 June, 2020

This article is an extract from one describing how the Scottish Exhibition Centre was converted Into a hospital in 23 days. Five key lessons are noted 1. Collaboration, engagement, and a focus on first principles. 2. Design transparency and quality cont


Project management

Design management

Design interfaces


G & T Covid-19 Construction Update

9 June, 2020

A report and update by G & T on the market they are seeing as Covid-19 moves from pandemic to a new normal.

Two stage tenders

Quantity Surveying


Market report

Dynamic cost reporting - An article in the RICS Journal June / July 2020 by Alice Graham

7 June, 2020

Interactive data visualisation tools give businesses the ability to analyse data, gain insights, and improve decision making.

Cost management

Data analysis

Parliament revamp urged to "avoid HS2 and Crossrail cost trap"

26 April, 2020

An article from Construction News on 24 April 2020 discusses the dangers of a single figure estimate for the budget.

Public sector


Lessons learnt


Construction prices in the time of coronavirus - April 2020. alinea knowledge

13 April, 2020

Construction prices in the time of Covid-19 - Trying to make sense of it all. Potential downward pressure on prices - Materials costs Competition Economic depression Wages and salaries Potential upward pressure on prices - Low productivity Labour cons

Construction price forecasts


Market report

Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed

1 April, 2020

Not an obvious choice of reading for the Construction industry, however a fascinating read. See the attached extracts for a few interesting items. My take from this book was that open and no blame discussion can produce step change improvement

Construction management

Project management

Crossrail lessons learnt

1 April, 2020

Construction News article on some of the early lessons to be learnt from Crossrail - in this instance over optimism in reporting

Project management