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Build your BIM capability into your Integrated Management System

By |March 31st, 2017|BIM, Continual Improvement, ISO 9001:2015 standards, Methodology|

BIM is an unstoppable force. Contractors of all types and size will need to demonstrate, as a minimum requirement of prequalification, the capability to work in a BIM environment. This will mean embedding BIM processes in your business; such processes should of course become an integral part of your current management system, your current way [...]

The 7 Myths of Quality Management & ISO Certification: No. 2 “It’s too bureaucratic”

By |March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

There are different but related comments that have been made to me in this area. “It’s too bureaucratic” This is a comment from the “paperwork” School of Objections. Nobody wants to build bureaucracy into their quality management system and you do have to be on guard to prevent it creeping in. It again comes down [...]

The 7 Myths of Quality Management & ISO Certification: No. 1“It will cost a fortune”

By |March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

For Contractors, there are no reasons at all why your ISO Certification should be costly. I do hear horror stories about high priced consultants charging an extortionate day rate, hanging around for what seems like forever, and making the business jump through hoops and taking up everyone’s time in doing so. It does not take [...]

Introducing the Seven Myths of ISO Certification

By |March 7th, 2017|Misconceptions|

For Contractors, ISO Certification is about assuring your customers, managing your risks, accessing new markets and improving your business!   However, ISO is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. Here are the 7 most common myths that have been expressed to me on initial visits with customers (and each one will be explored in detail in [...]

Why Specialist Contractors can and should be ISO Certified

By |October 13th, 2016|Continual Improvement|

Embracing ISO Certification will, as proven by international studies, increase your profitability!   Furthermore, ISO Certification is a very public declaration that you intend your business to be the best it possibly can be. This will not only differentiate you, but assure your customers and open up new markets, as well as managing your risks. [...]

The emergence of BIM strengthens the case for an Integrated Management System (IMS)

By |October 13th, 2016|Continual Improvement|

The requirements of the ISO Standards that concern construction specialists can be successfully combined to form an Integrated Management System (IMS). This is why almost all our specialist contractor clients successfully secure Certification to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety Management) at the same time by developing [...]

A Contractor’s ISO Journey

By |October 13th, 2016|Continual Improvement|

I have been asked what a typical ISO implementation and route to Certification looks like so below is a simple description – as you can imagine, I could go on all day! - of what happened with a typical specialist contractor client (who has given permission and whose case study appeared in his trade journal). [...]

Specialist Contractors and a Business Case for BIM?

By |October 13th, 2016|Continual Improvement|

Theoretically, any specialist contractor can harness the potential benefits of BIM – in the widest sense of a fusion of people, process and technology – given the will to do so.   Deciding to seek BIM enablement to level 2 maturity is a strategic decision and needs the same thought processes as any other high [...]

Quality Management has moved on!

By |October 13th, 2016|Continual Improvement|

Quality assurance was originally conceived to document a set of procedures aimed at ensuring that quality standards and processes were adhered to by a business; but has now moved beyond the tick box concept and can play an integral part in improving business performance.   Specialist contractors are increasingly expected to demonstrate independent certification to [...]