IT at the heart of collaborative working

Earlier this year, the NCCTP became a membership forum within Constructing Excellence. Chief Executive Don Ward was enthusiastic about the move at the time, and has since started to preach the virtues of IT in supporting collaborative working. He recently wrote an article “The common touch” in the November/December issue of RICS’ Construction Journal, where he talked about six critical success factors, including:

Common processes and tools, eg: interoperability of IT systems or co-location of a project team in the same office. But for those who like disputes, beware – by using the same IT system to share information, eg: a project extranet, it is much harder to have a dispute over information delivered late.

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