The most important benefit of implementing ISO Standards is instilling the processes that continually improve your business.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Other Changes

By |August 14th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

With regard to the 2015 changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards, there are some very strong proposed improvements which will make them even more relevant to Construction. Leadership, context and risk have been addressed separately; other changes and increased emphasises pertinent to construction, which have been raised and commented on during the [...]

Risks and Opportunities

By |August 10th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

With regard to the 2015 changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards, there are some very strong proposed improvements which will make them even more relevant to Construction. A vital addition to the planning and implementation of your management system is a new requirement to identify the risks and opportunities that can potentially [...]

Leadership and Context

By |August 7th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

The 2015 changes to 9001 and 14001 place a greater emphasis on a business’s “Leadership”. Leadership will involve understanding the “context” within which the organisation operates. The ‘context’ of an organization (or its ‘business environment’) refers to the combination of internal and external factors and conditions that can have an effect on an organization’s approach [...]