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The Build Construction Issues in the UK

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Free flows of information, open collaboration and diminishing international boundaries make it possible to hire international contractors, machinery and technical consultancy. Related industries such as software houses are trying to come up with a communication system to enable efficient communication within the industry. DiscussionPort Elizabeth is a company which has developed a new communication network especially for the construction industry; it is called the Construction Communication Network – CCN. According to the company, it will change the way the industry carries out its daily activities. The purpose is to make structured, searchable data simple and standardised.

The industry leaders from around the world have made some comments about the network, “ I am totally committed to CCN; it will make architects more efficient and improve the quality of service we can offer our clients. Am I investing in CCN? What a question! ” – Durban architects Trish Emmet, who is a former president of the South African Institute of Architects. (Port Elizabeth) EMAP is another way the communication process is improving, as they provide not only information that they have but also from other sources such as New Civil Engineer, Construction News, Architects Journal and Interbuild (to name but a few).

According to the EMAP- Glenigan they pick up information at the very first stage and confirm it before making it available to the industry. Although this does not improve communication within the industry, it does provide it with the latest news and helps it interact with its consumers. There are eight processes performed by the construction industry. All these processes were initially performed by three different organisations. The eight processes are Project Definition; Evaluation; Design Management; Cost Management; Project Execution; Procurement; Construction Management; and Facilities Management.

From this, we can assess how vital communication is to the industry. All three of the companies need to communicate and collaborate to make sure that the end result is what they wanted and what their client wanted. The project focused teams are coming up in the construction industry.  

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