The Digital Construction Community
Improving Construction Productivity
Behind all the technological initiatives in our industry is a simple goal - improving productivity. Often the best improvements come from a combination of knowledge, process and technology.
COMIT is running an on-going series of webinars, headed up by Stuart Young, to help companies involved in construction and capital projects to spread best-practice and improve productivity across the industry.
The details of events will appear on this page along with a link to register. In the meantime if you want to express your interest in presenting one of our webinars then please contact us.
29th May - COMIT Virtual Happy Hour - a virtual pub style environment for friendly chat about hot topics over a beer!
O2 and Construction: Building a smarter, more connected future
October 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:45am BST
If there’s one constant in Construction, it’s change. We hear time and again from customers that standing still isn’t an option and at O2 we want to be both facilitating and leading this change with our award winning mobile network and our tailored ICT solutions. We’re facilitating in terms of creating a dedicated vertical of Construction to ensure we focus on understanding the specific needs of our customers in this sector and having the right skills and propositions to address them.
We’re leading in terms of investing in research and development internally, putting the right partnerships in place with selected specialists and leading vendors and working with our O2-funded innovation accelerator, Wayra, to nurture technologies that are going to help transform the way that Construction activities are carried out in the future.
All this has allowed us to help construction companies implement flexible connectivity that make sites work better together, deploy tools that allow people to work in smarter ways whilst on the move, and deliver real-time insights on equipment and vehicles to improve efficiency and utilisation. By joining this webinar it will help you understand how you can achieve similar benefits from these technologies and hear from the IT director of a significant UK Construction company about their approach to business challenges and its resultant successes.
This webinar was presented by:
Ben Paddick, IT Director at VINCI PLC
VINCI is the world’s leading integrated concessions and construction group with a turnover in 2017 of €40.2 billion, employing 194,000 people across 100 countries. VINCI PLC is a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, with over 5,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding £1bn. A number of Divisions operate throughout the UK and the Middle East at over 300 locations to offer a comprehensive construction package and facilities maintenance service.
Ben leads the UK IT department which prides itself on delivering a comprehensive IT services portfolio, with excellent levels of service at a time when digital construction processes have significantly increased the demands upon IT.
Mat Daly, Sector Specialist O2
As an O2 Sector Specialist, Mat is both a consultant to and an advocate for customers. With experience built up over three decades of working with ICT and communications, Mat is now focussed on uncovering the business value that can result from bringing together organisational aspirations and technological possibilities. He is as comfortable discussing business outcomes as he is technical solutions and believes that O2 is uniquely placed to help the Construction sector to address its challenges.
Enhance Project Delivery with Real-time Insights for Key Decision Makers
June 27, 2019 at 3.00 PM - 4:00 PM BST
This webinar presented a case study outlining the implementation of SAP® Commercial Project Management (SAP CPM) at the third largest construction company in Canada, Aecon Group, Inc., and explained how Aecon was able to enhance project delivery with real-time insights for key decision makers through the use of a standardised tool set and accompanying processes and procedures.