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The Future of Construction

Last Updated by Dominic Davison
Download the ‘Future of Construction’ report

published by Raconteur in The Times on 13 December, 2018.

The construction industry is suffering from a skills shortage, slim margins and low productivity, but help is at hand in the form of new technologies and innovative materials.

The Future of Construction report, published by Raconteur in The Times, explores:

  • How innovative digital devices, applications and meethodologies are marking their mark in the building industry
  • Ways bosses are dealing with cybersecurity
  • How construction technology start-ups help firms transform to digital processes
  • The management of expectations about the speed of return on tech investment
  • How new technologies are revolutionising infrastructure projects
  • How building information modelling, or BIM, can tackle short-termism

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Open ECX, the construction industry’s leading electronic exchange service, held an exclusive Mercedes-Benz World Driving Day in Weybridge, Surrey on Thursday 4th October.

Designed to increase industry awareness on improving the management of subcontractors in construction, including the tracking of applications for payment and improving compliance, the event featured morning sessions delivered by Rob Driscoll, advisor to the Cabinet Office and Build UK Payments.

An expert in this field, Rob Driscoll advised attendees on the benefits of digital solutions to de-risk commercial models and prevent hazardous risks to business, including litigation.

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Open ECX Shortlisted for Red Rose Award

Last Updated by openecx-admin

Open ECX, the fastest growing e-trading hub in the construction industry, has been shortlisted for a Red Rose Award.

The growing business, based in Ribchester, has been named as a finalist in the Ecommerce Business category at the annual awards, which celebrate the successes of Lancashire’s business, commerce and industry.

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Open ECX Joins Builders Merchants Federation

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Open ECX is proud to announce that we have joined more than 600 companies across the UK in becoming members of the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF).

The BMF is the active hub of merchant and supplier activity in the UK, working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting member merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively. The BMF is an active lobbyist with local and central government in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has an impressive track record of achievements.

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Readie Construction recognise benefits of WebContractor

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Readie Construction, a £150M turnover business, which specialises in new and refurbishment industrial, retail and commercial projects, plan to use WebContractor to help support the continued growth of their business.

After attending the successful event that we hosted at Canary Wharf earlier in the year, Jessica McCarthy, the newly appointed Finance Director, and Lee Chalk, Head of Commercial, reviewed WebContractor, and quickly recognised that the system would help provide the transparency and control that is required to manage their projects effectively. Readie Construction has quickly established an enviable reputation in the industry, and they acknowledge that WebContractor will help in facilitating good relationships with their subcontractors, whilst providing the internal control they require, as they continue to grow. We look forward to working with them.

Osborne has, as part of their commitment to industry best practice, moved to significantly strengthen supply chain relationships through the adoption of a quick and simple to use payment processing service.

The leading construction, civil engineering and property services business will use the cloud-based WebContractor service to enable subcontractors to upload and submit applications for payment online, a move that will improve the speed, efficiency and transparency of payment processing.

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About Chandlers Building Supplies

Chandlers Building Supplies is a privately-owned, independent builders’ merchant with 13 branches across the South East of England. They stock over 20,000 individual product lines that cater for the needs of everything from major construction projects, right through to smaller scale refurbishments, available to customers by delivery or collection from a branch.

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