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
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.
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.
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
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