Our Director is Justin Fellows, a quantity surveyor undertaking cost analysis, MCIOB, MCIARB, PG Dip Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings with over 20 years of industry QS experience, and over 30 years in the wider construction industry. Justin has specialised in dispute resolution, particularly in the area of loss and expense. Justin’s wide experience of both major and minor projects includes rail, water, roads, and petrochemical and includes commercial and public works, spanning small cost projects to multi-million pound builds.
In 2014 Justin made a push to look for more efficient, insightful and meaningful ways to deliver his analysis to industry clients wishing to move away from traditional book-keeping tools. This resulted in finding better solutions to capture, extract, and use data to provide insightful analysis tailored specifically for the construction industry. Justin’s aim is to show the benefits of using state-of-the-art business intelligence and visualisation software to leaders in the construction industry. He is a passionate advocate of the adoption of new technology to reveal better, and more profitable ways of working.
How it works
The data you generate is more than simply your annual and interim accounts – it will probably include timesheets, delivery dockets and on-site wastage, sub-contractor progress, plant performance and daily site progress. All these factors can affect your project’s profitability. Understanding what data to capture and why is a key part of making better decisions. We can advise on what, why and how data should be captured, and best practice in its storage and interpretation.
Why we do it
Integrate your data from disparate systems into comprehensive, insightful reports. We develop tools that enable rich, meaningful and engaging analysis of your business data that are easily understood by your company’s managers and staff. Unlike more traditional software tools used in our industry, these can be automatically updated with data as, and when, it becomes available. They also allow the display of your data in easily interpreted and customisable visual form. Furthermore, any decisions you may wish to make can be tested using models, and their likely effect on profitability or working practices assessed. We are frequently able to unearth patterns and insights from the data that remain hidden when using the more traditional management tools and techniques used in construction.
Getting to know your business
Data is important to your organisation, and capturing the right data is key. If it’s not captured and analysed at the optimum time, then your profitability is likely to be affected. We will look at what, and when, data is collected at your sites, as well as how its collected and stored for efficient use. We will use our experience to suggest data capture improvements to help you maximise its potential to you.