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Starting from our website -as the front matter of our company’s communications- check out below, the tools we use in order to effectively communicate and support our Client's during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Digital One-Stop-Shop Portal

In the digital age, we designed our website with the concept of Mobile-First, aiming to inform visitors simply and effectively, everywhere.

We use one-page functionality for each and every menu page, avoiding splitting content into different sections and we facilitate easy search and content retrieval.

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Construction Estimating is a complex and cumbersome process that requires the loading of resources’ costs to BoQ Code lines.

This is part of defining the Cost Baseline, your Budget.

Personally, I believe that loading your resources’ costs to BoQ Code Lines is the best and most realistic way to setup your Cost Baseline. Some will argue -including the PMBOK- that resources’ costs should be loaded to the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure Activities) activities. For Construction Projects, I feel that this is absolutely wrong!

The main resource cost is on materials/quantities. Materials and relative quantities (Lump Sum and/or Measured) are most…

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We have more than 300 employees more than half of which are involved in software development. We always work closely with our Clients, understanding their needs and providing immediate answers even to the most challenging requests whilst enriching our Software with new features from the best practices of top companies, around the world.

Construction Technology (ConTech) is turning into a ‘supermarket’ of standalone apps, each addresses one-two Construction challenges: Labor productivity, field (site) collaboration, Reporting, Estimation, Bidding, BIM, Document Management, Collaboration, and the list … goes on and on!

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The construction industry is very reluctant to change. Companies are mostly running Excels -on steroids- and are using old-fashioned processes for estimation, control and operations. The reason is that the Construction industry is a very unique domain of doing business. Much different from Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing where operations mainly take place within a controlled environment.

This Article argues that purpose-specific applications may only do…

Back in the early 90’s, 00's and 10's Information and Technology industry (IT) was just another Industry. Similar to Manufacturing, Transportation, Banking, Retail etc. the IT Industry had its own market, characteristics, challenges and trends.

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Business Software Vendors (B2B) were developers of systems such as: ERPs, CRMs, HRMS and SCM systems that attain a ‘horizontal’, purpose-specific, business logic but had no tangency into any specific Industry’s comprehensive business operations.

Systems in Construction

In Construction, there were several niche systems that addressed challenges in drafting, engineering calculations, economics, design management, field operations, quality control and ‘collaboration’.

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About Geomaterials

Geomaterials are structural elements that are used in construction, meaning that their mechanical characteristics (elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness and fatigue limit) either as end-products (manufactured from earth materials) or as extracted materials, mined directly from the earth, are ideal for building structures.

Geomaterials are Rock, Marble and Sand, Cement and Concrete, Brick and Mortar, Tiles … you get the idea! You use rocks to a breakwater of a harbor, aggregates and steel in reinforced concrete, cement blocks, bricks, marble and tiles in buildings. …

My Thoughts on Project Costing:

Project costing starts from the BoQ Code Lines mostly received via the notorious excel sheet. Direct dry costs derive from the loading of resources’ costs to BoQs.

Key Points:

1) Extract QTO to compare LS vs Measured BoQ quantities
2) Using a taxonomy such as CSI Masterformat 2018 will assist in materials categorization and purchasing
3) The system should assist in performing aggregated e-RFQs to update prices
4) Labor cost should derive from the mean cost of each specialty directly from the Payroll
5) Machinery availability is requires

Last but not least:

- Compare your organic cost (using your own resources) with the Cost of a potential SubCo be executing a BoQ-packaged e-Procurement.

  • Accelerate cost loading using Productivity Templates based on CSI Uniformat
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Construction, today, similarly to the Global economy comes to a HALT!

From Oil & Gas, to Buildings and Infrastructure, capital projects in all sectors within Engineering & Construction (E&C) are suffering major economic disruption.

With an emphasis on the regions we operate, mainly SE Europe and MENA, but with global applicability, we put together 9-Tips, beyond the obvious, that can mitigate the risk and reinforce business sustainability with the utilization of construction-expert business applications.

1. Increase your bidding opportunities and your presence

Times like these, Stay Calm and Accentuate Business Confidence.

The best way to do that is to market your company by being present to as many…

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Setting the Scene

Infrastructure Construction Projects are large-scale Projects masterminded and executed with the objective to improve social living conditions, executed under EPC, BOT, PPP or any other similar Contract of Public Works and designed, constructed and maintained with a long operational life expectancy, usually called Civil Works.

These projects are mainly Public Projects, funded by national budgets (public money) and/or Private investing initiatives, announced as National or International Tenders and upon concluding the Bidding Process executed by Engineering and Construction Companies, supervised by Public and Private Professional Engineering services Organizations.

These Projects are mainly:

  1. Highways, Streets, and Roads
  2. Bridges
  3. Mass Transit, Airports…

A common type of Project development, adopted several decades ago in Europe, is now coming to GCC (and the Middle East Market in General).

On a recent article in “The National”, the Abu Dhabi, and more specifically the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), are opening the market and the opportunities by bringing into the picture a ‘new’ value proposition to companies and investors. the PPP. …

DANAOS Projects

The award-winning ConTech and PropTech software provider for Construction and Facility Management companies. The developer of ProjectVIEW and licensor of VORTEX

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