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Case study: Early engagement is key when minimising

risk on site

Benefitting from all the insight and innovation that the supply chain can offer often seems like a tall order for the construction industry. Despite a wealth of knowledge and experience that resides with the tier 2 and tier 3 contractors at the sharp end of successful project delivery, all too often the approach adopted leaves no space for them to contribute in a way that would benefit the project and its partners.

Find out how early engagement enabled contractors to share knowledge and insight and pre-empt risk. Click for more information.

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Case study: Innovation and early engagement speeds project delivery by four weeks

The storage and placement of plasterboard is a challenge not only for drylining contractors but also for other trades who are often seeking to occupy the same spaces to complete their own tasks.  When stored flat, the boards can take up considerable floor space resulting in limited working space or waste from damaged boards. It is also of equal importance that materials are stored safely and in a manner that will not result in harm.

This case study explores how contractors used innovation and collaborative risk management to find a solution. Click for more information.

Case study: Embedding collaborative design feedback in the site-level supply chain

There is an abundance of experience in the site level supply chain that can inform and improve the design process, but this is often lost due to the lack of opportunities for timely upward feedback on design. 

This case study explores how effectively engaging the site level supply chain in timely design feedback can improve site productivity. Click for more information.

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Case study: Use of social media to enhance communication and productivity on construction sites

Social media applications like WhatsApp have been adopted by construction site workers as a free, easy to use and decentralised way of communicating on a variety of issues that affect their productivity.

 

This case study explores and compares the consumer applications that are available for personal rather than commercial use and whether they are appropriate to use. Click for more information.

Case study: Collaborative behaviours amongst construction site workers can help improve productivity

Main contractors rely on the supply chain and their site workforce to provide the skills, knowledge, and experience that is needed to deliver their projects. Productivity of the site workforce requires teamwork and collaboration both within and across various trades.

 

This case study explores the effect of workers' behaviours on collaboration and site productivity. Click for more information.

Case study: Innovative ideas from construction site workers can enhance value and drive productivity

Innovation involves the implementation of new ideas that generate benefits for an organisation.  Innovation for the construction industry is seen as key to not only maintaining a competitive edge but also delivering projects faster at higher quality and at a reliable value.

 

This case study explores the concept of value and innovation and how these relate to workers' everyday work. Click for more information.

Case study: Ordering pre-cut plasterboards to enhance productivity and reduce site waste

Drywall Contracts Limited (DCL) is a drylining specialist is and one of our Innovation Champions. As part of the IDP programme, its site operatives identified the size and weight of plasterboards as a possible opportunity for product innovation along with the possibility of pre-marking the plasterboard with a common coordinating dimension for cutting.

 

This case study explores how the team collaborated with its supply chain and used innovation to enhance productivity and reduce waste. Click for more information.

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Case study: Improving Pricing and Cost Control for Electrical Sub-Contractor

This case study is based on a business who through the IDP project received support on their pricing and cost control.  Click for more information.

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Case study: Claims Management

This case study is based on a business who through the IDP project received support on suitability protocol and process.  Click for more information.

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Case study: Chalk Build Ltd

Chalk Build Ltd received consultancy support through the IDP (Innovation Driven Procurement) project on Setting Quality Standards and Implementing a Quality Monitoring Process.   Click for more information.

Case study: Envelope Design

Envelope Design received consultancy support through the IDP (Innovation Driven Procurement) project on how to market their innovative ‘Design File’ - an interactive digital library for SMEs and homeowners.    Click for more information.

Case study: Kingsley Fencing

Kingsley Fencing received consultancy support through the IDP project on Getting Bid Ready for Public Sector Contracts.  Click for more information.

Case study: Scope

Scope received consultancy support through the IDP project on the Readiness for Public Sector Framework procurement.   Click for more information.

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