Technology & Data analytics

What Does Digital Transformation Mean in the Construction Industry?

Digital transformation in the construction industry is essentially the use of digital technology to solve problems. It is a challenging, ongoing process that has vast potential to improve productivity and efficiency. It involves the combination of digital technology with cultural and organisational change. This will change processes into something considerably safer, more efficient and more …

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How can BIM prepare projects for big data analytics?

The final in the series of blog posts for the MPA exploring Big Data in major projects. There is great emphasis on using building information modelling (BIM) for construction projects which has been mandated by the UK government and other countries. But how can the use of BIM prepare project for big data analytics? What …

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What organisational changes are required to maximise the use of big data within project controls?

The fourth in the series of blogs for the MPA series where we explore Big Data in major projects. Information management and data analysis need to be embedded as core functions within programmes and organisations for project controls functions to be ready for big data.  This is not just the selection and implementation of software …

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5 Steps for Applying Big Data to Project Controls

The second in a series of blogs for the MPA which expands on the theme of the series: Big Data in Project Controls. The construction industry in the UK has begun to harness big data to better deliver projects and to monitor and maintain the assets produced by them. Despite the challenges of big data …

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Understanding Big Data and the Opportunities for Major Projects

The first of a series of blogs for the MPA looking at the world of major projects through the extraordinary lens of Big Data. In recent years, there have been big emphases on utilising ‘big data’  to enhance construction projects’ productivity, predictability and management. This article looks at what that really means and what opportunities …

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Is 4D Planning and BIM the future for project success?

How Can 4D planning and BIM be used to enhance your project capability and achieve your project goals? Increased project complexity and the growing ‘disparity’ between plan and execution has led to one of the most promising developments in the architecture, engineering and construction industries:  Building Information Modelling (BIM). 4D planning is a combination of …

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How to establish a single source of truth for your project

What is holding businesses back and how can a single source of truth be achieved? Imagine a dashboard offering dynamic, accurate reporting data pulled together from systems across the business.  Data which can more accurately predict future trends based on reliable past performance data. Data which facilitates comparisons between projects with portfolio-wide reporting best practices. …

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