CONSTRUCTION

5 Best Practices to Identify the Best Tender

| May 28, 2021

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Reliable subcontractors who can deliver work on time are vital for keeping any project on budget and on schedule. And choosing the wrong subcontractor introduces risk to
your project that grows exponentially as time goes on. It’s clear that picking the right subcontractor is one of the most important jobs a head contractor does, but it’s also
one of the most difficult. Slow, manual processes can impede your ability to find the right subcontractors, choose the best tender, and effectively communicate with your subcontractors when the project starts.

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How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

Article | April 12, 2020

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic-and saving lives-depends largely on the availability of medical supplies, including the capacity of hospitals. But the United States lags behind other nations, with only 2.8 beds per thousand people compared to 4.3 in China and 12.8 in South Korea. The sheer pace of the outbreak raises the question of how we can expand our healthcare infrastructure and do so at speed. When China put up a hospital in just ten days, many people asked if the same would also be possible here in the U.S.

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Why Choose an Integrated Project Delivery Platform in a World of Niche?

Article | March 5, 2020

Owner organizations across asset-intensive and manufacturing industries are striving to deliver projects whilst looking to digitally transform their businesses. It’s ever easier for business units and departments within these organisations to adopt niche cloud products to support their individual requirements. We know that these products are often easy to set up and quick to establish while answering the specific need of a department.

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Cybersecurity and SMEs: what construction companies can learn from military intelligence

Article | March 4, 2020

Cyber criminals don’t just target individuals and big corporations, so how do you close the chinks in your digital armour? Last year, I attended an event for SMEs hosted by HSBC and like all good seminars I left with plenty of food for thought – but the talk that stuck with me was Barry Searle’s session on cyber-crime. As a security specialist and former intelligence specialist with the RAF, Barry’s insights on cyber-crime prevention are well worth taking into account.

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Celebrating Women in Construction – Engineering Equality

Article | March 3, 2020

For over a century, International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8th March. The first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people and it has grown year on year, applauding the social, economic and political achievements of women and marking a continuing call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s theme is Each for Equal, highlighting the message that an equal world is an enabled world. One area of focus within this theme is creating inclusive workplaces where women can thrive. Nowhere is this drive more important than within the construction industry.

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HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

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