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Artificial Intelligence in Construction Disputes

Posted July 19, 2021

Construction Moneylaw Once upon a time, artificial intelligence, or AI (“the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence”) seemed nothing more than the fanciful imaginings of Hollywood movie directors, in films such as A.I. and I, Robot. However, today, AI in all its…

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Data Mining in Construction

Posted July 18, 2021

Data mining, the practice of discovering patterns or trends through searching through large volumes of data, is one of the ways in which new technology is set to transform construction. In an industry that generates large amounts of ‘big data’, the potential for data mining to streamline processes and uncover…

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Three Technologies Changing the Face of Construction

Posted July 16, 2021

The construction industry is one of the biggest contributors to the world’s economy, employing 7% of the global workforce. Despite this, it’s one of the least digitised sectors, with many businesses employing fewer than 20 people and failing to utilise new technologies to improve efficiency, safety and cost. With the…

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Interesting Facts About Apple Campus

Posted July 15, 2021

During the last two years of Steve Jobs’ life, alongside running and managing Apple, Pixar and other operations, he obsessively worked on the design and planning of Apple’s next headquarters. Co-workers at Pixar joked that the new campus was Jobs’ next film because he put so much time into it.…

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Harnessing the digital transformation for construction claims

Posted August 26, 2020

The construction sector is one of the least digitised industries in the world1 and stands to benefit greatly from the data revolution. Research suggests that by better exploiting the value of data, the construction industry could realise productivity gains of 14 to 15 percent and cost reductions of 4 to…

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10 of the Top Construction Projects in the World

Posted October 8, 2019

Human societies have always looked to build the biggest and best monuments to their ingenuity, resources and craftsmanship. From the Empire State Building, to the Eiffel Tower, and the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Great Wall of China, we’ve always looked to build the biggest and best. Mind blowing…

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Data Analytical skills and the use of agile Software within the Water Industy

Posted February 6, 2019

WATER As a quantity surveyor with twenty years’ experience, I have been focussing these past five years in developing my Excel skills. During this period, I also discovered a new piece of fantastic software, called Tableau. Following some eighteen months of learning and training in the use of this software,…

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Creating quick Visulisations and Analysis

Posted February 6, 2019

This is a short video that I made a year or 2 ago using Tableau and some toy Construction data in order to generate some quick visualisations and insights. Grab the latest version to try it for yourself at www.tableau.com If you get stuck and need some assistance, please feel free to…

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Learning new skills

Posted February 6, 2019

I’ve been working on some new data visualisations in Tableau using transparent sheets, take a look and see how these interactive dashboards can help you quickly identify costs of projects on a granular level: These dashboards can be easily shared amongst teams with filters allowing you to drill down into…

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They are never too far away

Posted February 6, 2019

My first Makeovermonday effort (one Monday some weeks ago!) Rat sightings in New York Thanks @Andy Kriebel for most of the tips I learn and @Eva Murray. Thanks Matt Francis for mapbox tutorial on Linkedin learning. Map with filters. You can find the full interactive version here: https://public.tableau.com/views/RatSightingsJF21_08_2018/RatSightingsinNewYork?:embed=y&:display_count=yes

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Making the latetst ONS Construction Output Data Insightful

Posted February 6, 2019

This interactive visualisation looks at the previous 8 Years value of work undertaken within different construction sectors together with the trend for that particular sector. Public New Housing is up and down like a yoyo! You can find the full interactive version here: https://public.tableau.com/shared/DW7QJ7QGG?:display_count=yes This Viz shows the Construction Output in…

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Not Construction Related but it’s a Fun Dataset

Posted February 6, 2019

This is recent Makeovermonday regarding attendance figures for the National Hockey League I’ve revised the Viz this time to include a colour legend A big thank you to Ken Frerlage and I’ve also taken inspiration too from Andy Kriebel as usual. Link to the NHL Interactive Visualisation You can find…

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