Media Spotlight

CCS Cape Town Charity Drive

The festive season is truly festive when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those that need it most.

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CCS Gulf at the 2019 Construction Week Awards

CCS Gulf Proudly sponsored the 2019 Construction Week Awards that took place at the JW Marriot Marquise on December 4, 2019. 

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CCS Long Service Awards 2019

CCS celebrates Long Service Employees for their continued commitment, dedication and contribution to the growth and success of the Company.

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CCS Gulf at the 2019 Big Project ME Awards

CCS Gulf proudly sponsored the 2019 edition of the Big Project ME Awards that took place on November 26, 2019 at The Oberoi Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai. 

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Stronger Together

CCS UK: Partnering for tomorrow with RIB.

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CCS Candy User Seminar – Nelspruit “The place where the sun rises”

On Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 CCS hosted a Candy User Seminar at the Southern Sun, Emnotweni. It was fantastic to meet the new Candy Users as well as reconnect with the Veteran Users.

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The 2019 Candy User Seminar in Dubai

CCS Gulf welcomed our UAE based Candy Users for the 2019 Candy User Seminar that took place on the 18th of November 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai.

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Big 5 Construct - Kenya

CCS Exhibited at the Big 5 Construct Exhibition in Kenya on the 5-7 November 2019 held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. 

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Taking Candy to the cloud

In keeping with our drive to stay ahead of our customers’ needs, we wanted to provision a version of Candy enabling a as-a-Service (aaS) offering. The new cloud-based solution needed to offer all of the benefits of the existing Windows application, while enabling Candy (Single and Multi-User) and QTO (2D & 3D – Navisworks) to be deployed online and accessed from any location around the world.  This is how we did it.

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Estimation essentials

Construction Computer Software Gulf LLC (CCS) General Manager, Rob Matheson, discusses why “real” project cost control must start right at the beginning by utilising purpose-built and best of breed estimation and planning tools.

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2019 BNC Construction Innovation Awards

CCS Gulf proudly sponsored the 2019 BNC Construction Innovation Awards that took place at Sofitel the Palm, Dubai on 15 October 2019.

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Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019

CCS's Fady Kobersy participated in the Panel discussion on Controlling Costs when Cash is King at the Construction Week: Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019, held at the Le Meridein Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 17 September. 

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In Praise of Programmers

If you did anything online today, thank a programmer.  September the 13th is Programmers’ Day, and here at CCS, we agree that it’s high time these unsung heroes and heroines are celebrated. 

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The technology behind successful projects

Rob Matheson, General Manager of CCS - Gulf , speaks to Big Projects about how the right level of insight helps contractors understand how project financing, payment terms and late payments may affect the profitability of a project. 

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Women in the SA Construction industry - CCS speaks to Babsie De Buys

In celebration of Woman's month in SA, CCS spoke to Babsie De Buys, Accountant for Aveng Grinaker LTA, and asked her advice for young women considering her profession and her experiences to date. 

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Women in the SA Construction industry - CCS speaks to Zandile Nkosi

In celebration of Woman's month in SA, CCS spoke to Zandile Nkosi, Site Agent for WBHO, and asked her advice for young women considering her profession and her experiences to date. 

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CCS & SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency) Seminar - August 2019

CCS proudly hosted a seminar for emerging contractors at the SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency) offices in Kempton Park on 7 August 2019.

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Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in SA government spending

South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government infrastructure spending, but they have also faced difficulties because of late or slow payment by their clients.

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Behind the curve

Middle Eastern construction companies should be looking for ways to use technology to drive higher productivity, achieve cost savings and improve project management, to weather a tumultuous time for the industry

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CCS - Market Leaders in MENA

BNC MENA speaks to Joanna Pollard about positioning CCS as Market Leaders in the industry, teamwork and CCS Gulf Objectives for 2019.

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CCS acquires UK Candy distributor

CCS has acquired Construction Computer Software Limited (CCS UK), a UK-based distribution partner for CCS, to strengthen the company’s presence in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

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Candy "We Built This City" 2019 roadshow in KZN & Western Cape, SA

This year CCS hosted our 2019 Candy User Seminar Roadshow in South Africa and attracted more than 400 Users of our Candy construction project management software.

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How Miners can plan for success during Volatile times.

Leading mining groups are looking for ways to use technology to gain better visibility into business performance and tighter control over their processes.  Joe de Klerk, MD of CCSMI, gives his top 5 tips for on choosing the right solution for you.

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Germany’s RIB Software acquires 70% stake in Construction Computer Software (CCS)

“We are very proud to be partnering with an industry leader like RIB, which will bring a wealth of opportunity to CCS, our Clients and our team". Andrew Skudder, CCS CEO.

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CONSTRUCTION Market advice: Best practices for tender and RFP submissions

Andrew Skudder, CEO, CCS, looks at South Africa; a complex, high-risk and low-margin market, with little room for error.

Here are some of our tips for positioning to win construction contracts against the backdrop of a hungry and competitive construction industry.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Emad Azmy, President of ASGC, #3 in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100

At the helm of the Dubai-based construction mammoth ASGC, its president Emad Azmy says that one of the company’s major goals when it comes to technology adoption in 2019, is to increase the application of technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and drones on its construction sites throughout the region.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, #2 in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, who is ranked No. 2 in 2019 Construction Week Power 100 List, for the 3rd year in a row.

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CCS partners with global technology giant, RIB Software

We're excited to announce that CCS has formed a strategic partnership with technology software company, RIB Software, where RIB will acquire a 70% shareholding in CCS. 

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, #1 in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100

Taking the top spot in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 for the 3rd year in a row, is Kez Taylor, CEO of Dubai-based engineering and contracting heavyweight ALEC. 

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Christmas in June

CCS Centurion annual team building event, fondly known as "Christmas in June", took place at Irene Country Club on Friday 21 of June. This year's theme was "Take me back to the 70s", everything from the decor, dress code, the prizes were from the 70's era.

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ME Construction News: Rebuilt Cathedral of Notre-Dame will be a monument to advances in construction technology

Andrew Skudder, CEO, CCS on how technology will help contractors streamline the restoration of the historic building.

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Biz Community: The rebuilt Cathedral of Notre Dame will be a monument to advances in construction technology

The world watched in horror in April as flames consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, gutting an 850-year old building considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant examples of the gothic architectural style. Thanks to the brave actions of the firefighters, most of the building was saved. Now, it's over to the craftsmen, builders and architects to restore it to its former glory.

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CCSMI at the MASUP

CCSMI sponsored the MASUP Last Thursday Event in May, which is a get together of the Mining Alumni of the University of Pretoria to discuss current events and to keep up to date with latest technologies. It was an enjoyable evening, thank you MASUP for inviting us.

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CCS Candy User Seminar - Gauteng, SA - May 2019

On Wednesday the 22nd of May 2019 CCS proudly hosted the inaugural Candy User Seminar in Gauteng. 

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CCS Gulf cares – Iftar meal distribution - 2019

The team at CCS Gulf raised funds to give 500 meals to labourers on behalf of CCS for Iftar during this Holy month of Ramadan.

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CCS at the SAICA - May 2019

CCS facilitated the Construction Masterclass at SAICA on the 17th of May 2019

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Mining Weekly - Sector focuses on cost, project control solutions

Joe de Klerk, MD at CCS Mining & Industrial shares his views on the importance of proper project control solutions.

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CCS Sponsors the Murray and Roberts Childwelfare Fund Golf Day

CCS sponsored a tee at the Murray and Roberts Childwelfare Fund Golf Day on the 10 May 2019.

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How can construction companies control building costs?

EXCLUSIVE: Experts say future-proofing feasibility studies can drive efficiencies for development teams.

With the mantra of ‘cash is king’ more pertinent than ever before in the region’s building sector, construction budgets and cost control remain of critical importance to all stakeholders across the supply chain.

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CW: Collaboration 'key' to feasibility success, says CEO of CCS

EXCLUSIVE: Open exchanges can help contractors accurately estimate construction budgets, Andrew Skudder (CEO, CCS) tells Construction Week.

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Big Project: The Evolution of the PM

Joe de Klerk, regional executive at CCS, explains to Big Project ME how technology will help in advancing project management methodologies and principles, and contribute to improving the built environment. 

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Big Project ME Golf Days 2019

Professionals from the industry met at the Trump International Golf club for a competitive day on the greens. 

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Big Project ME: Value Engineering Summit 2019

Big Project ME looks at the second annual VE Summit, which focused on value engineering in construction and infrastructure, and how technology will continue to affect this growing facet of the construction industry. 

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CCS Gulf Sponsored the Construction Innovation Forum 2019

CCS Gulf proudly sponsored the Construction Innovation Forum 2019 that took place on the 1st of May 2019 at the Fairmont the Palm Hotel. The forum saw over 150 attendees and 17 speaks take part in this event.

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Construction Business News: Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With the Middle East construction sector under growing pressure as a result of a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow management and tighten risk management. Those that sharpen internal processes and systems today will be best positioned for an upswing in government and private sector investment in the years to come.

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Construction Opportunities: Construction & Project Management Software

In an exclusive interview, Lalu Varghese, Director, CCS’s India operations speaks to Construction Opportunities about the latest trends in the PMs industry, the main challenges, strategies to overcome them and the future outlook.

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BuildSmart User Group Meeting- Dubai, April 2019

CCS Gulf proudly hosted this year’s first BuildSmart User Group Meeting in our training centre in Dubai on the 29th of April 2019. 

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TAYLOR STERLING: Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With the Middle East construction sector under growing pressure as a result of a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow management and tighten risk management. Those that sharpen internal processes and systems today will be best positioned for an upswing in government and private sector investment in the years to come. The sector faces numerous challenges – challenging economic growth, shrinking margins, skills shortages, rising resource and labour costs – which means it’s under pressure to start innovating.

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Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

Andrew Skudder, CEO. CCS, warns construction firms of the risks of not digitising operations.

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BIZCOMMUNITY: Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With South Africa's construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes, improve cash flow management and tighten risk management. Those that sharpen internal processes and systems today will be best positioned for an upswing in government and private sector investment in the years to come.

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BIZCommunity - Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into - and control over - project costs and performance.

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MINING WEEKLY: Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into - and control over - project costs and performance.

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LEADS 2 BUSINESS: Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into - and control over - project costs and performance.

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SME TECH GURU: Mind the Gap Between Finance and Engineering in Mining and Industrial Projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into – and control over – project costs and performance.

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AFRICAN MINING BRIEF: Mind the Gap Between Finance and Engineering in Mining and Industrial Projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into – and control over – project costs and performance.

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Adding Value - The impact of VAT on Construction Projects

The impact of VAT on construction projects - and contractors - can be better understood through the adoption of specialist software, as Andrew Skudder, CEO of building technology giant Construction Computer Software (CCS) explains

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Digital construction management can support VAT accounting

CCS's Andrew Skudder explains how specialist construction software can help building firms streamline VAT-related tasks. 

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CCS Gulf’s Fady Kobersy weighs in at the Value Engineering Summit in Dubai

CCS Gulf proudly sponsored the Big Project Middle East Value Engineering Summit that took place on Tuesday, 9th April 2019, at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai.

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CCS's Kabelo Sentsomedi Presenting at the Master Builders North Contractor’s Breakfast

Kabelo Sentsomedi presented “How to price your BOQ” this Monday the 8th of April at the Master Builders North Contractor’s Breakfast at the Emnotweni Conference Centre in Nelspruit.

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CROWN PUBLICATIONS: Mind the gap between finance and engineering

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into - and control over - project costs and performance.

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CCS Gulf Sponsors the Big Project ME Golf Days 2019

CCS Gulf co-sponsored the Big Project ME Contractors and Consultants Golf Day on 26 and 28 March 2019 at the Trump International  Golf Club in Dubai.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 19 - February 2019

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy users to our annual Candy User Seminars in Cairo, Beirut and Dubai on the 08th, 10th and 14th October 2018 respectively.

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CCS Exhibiting at the 2019 KZN Construction Expo

CCS exhibited at the KZN Construction Expo held on 20-21 February 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre. 

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Mining Weekly - Economic climate poses threat to effective project management

Although there is much room for growth and the implementation of effective project management tools in mines across  Africa, the current global economic climate has led companies to refrain from investigating in project management software., says mining software solution provider CCS Mining & Industrial (CCSMI) MD Joe de Klerk. 

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Big Project Contractors vs Consultants Cup 2018

Consultants win the first-ever competition pitting the best of the construction industry against each other for 18 holes. 

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Engineering News - Business Leader - Andrew Skudder, CCS

Andrew Skudder, CEO of CCS, sits down with Engineering News for an interesting interview including his personal and professional life. 

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Mining Indaba Preview – Mining weekly - Company aims to grow African footprint

Southern and North Africa hold immense potential for software company CCS Mining and Industrial (CCSMI) to expand its client base, and the company will use the Investing in African Mining Indaba as a platform to target companies in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says CCSMI MD Joe de Klerk.

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CCS Gulf Sponsors the Big Project ME Contractors VS Consultants Golf Day 2018

CCS Gulf co-sponsored the Big Project ME Contractors VS Consultants Golf Day on 12 December 2018 at the Montgomerie Golf Club in Dubai.

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BuildSmart VAT Workshop in Bahrain

CCS Gulf proudly hosted our very first BuildSmart VAT Workshop in Bahrain on Monday 10 December 2018. 

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CCS Gulf at the 2018 Construction Week Awards of Excellence

CCS Gulf proudly co-sponsored the 2018 edition of the Construction Week Awards that took place on December 4, 2018 at the JW Marriott Marquise Hotel, Dubai.

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CCS Gulf at the 2018 Big Project Middle East Awards

CCS Gulf proudly co-sponsored the 2018 edition of the Big Project Middle East Awards that took place on November 26, 2018 at the Double Tree Hilton in JBR, Dubai.

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Positive Disruption: Tech can redefine how Middle East construction spends and saves its money

Andrew Skudder, CEO, Construction Computer Software (CCS), Talks to Construction Week about Cost Management in the Construction Industry. 

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CCS Honours Long Service Employees

CCS celebrates Long Service Employees for their loyal contribution towards the growth and success of the Company. The ceremonies took place in Cape Town and Centurion on the 8th and 15th of November 2018.

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Candy Wins! "Estimation and Valuation Software" Category at the "Construction Computing Awards – The Hammers 2018”

Candy did it again! Winner of the "Estimation and Valuation Software" Category at the "Construction Computing Awards – The Hammers 2018”, for the 2nd year running. 

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CCSMI at the MASUP Presidential Dinner

CCSMI was a Proud Sponsor at the MASUP – Mining Alumni Society of the University of Pretoria’s Presidential Dinner, which is held annually and in aid of supporting student with specific needs in the Department of Mining Engineering.

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Construction Week: How CCS solutions helped construct Dubai's DXB Concourse A

Clearly, the benefits of project management software are fully understood at CCS Client ALEC, whose chief executive officer, Kez Taylor, was the number one entry on the 2018 Construction Week Power 100 list. Middle East construction contractors would do well to follow in the footsteps of the UAE contracting heavyweight.  

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The 2018 CCS Candy User Seminar & Showcase - Dubai, UAE

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy users to the Candy User Seminars in Dubai, UAE on the 14th October 2018. 

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The 2018 CCS Candy User Seminar and Showcase - Beirut, Lebanon

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy users to the first Candy User Seminars in Beirut, Lebanon on the 10th October 2018.

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The 2018 CCS Candy User Seminar and Showcase - Cairo, Egypt

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy users to the Candy User Seminars in Cairo, Egypt on the 08th October 2018.

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Big Project ME: 2018 Value Engineering Summit

Professional working in the built environment gathered to discuss how value engineering can improve efficiency and performance in the industry. 

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Master Builders learn about our Master Products

Kabelo Sentsomedi addressed emerging contractors this morning, at the Master Builders North Contractors Breakfast in South Africa, on how to effectively price and remain profitable using CCS Candy.

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CCS Gulf's Jayakishan G weighs in on "How technology is changing the Construction Sector"

Jayakishan G, Senior Consultant for CCS Gulf, attended the 'Construction Technology Forum 2018' in Dubai on the 25th and 26th of  September 2018, where he took part in a panel session discussing 'How Technology is Changing the Construction Sector'. 
 

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CCS Candy and the future generations

CCS's Partner in India, Lals Software Services (LSS India), was delighted to conduct a workshop hosting 130+ students and faculty of RICS Amity University in Panvel (Navi Mumbai) on Friday 21 September 2018.

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CCS Annual Charity Golf Day - Centurion, South Africa

On the 5th of September 2018, CCS held its Annual Charity Golf Day at Centurion Country Club, South Africa. 120 Construction Industry Professionals came to play a round of golf while also raising funds for our chosen charity. 

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Value at the Value Engineering Summit in Dubai

CCS Gulf participated at the Value Engineering Summit held at the Grand Habtoor in Dubai, with our very own Fady Kobersy presenting on  “Technology in Construction Value Engineering” as well as participating in a panel discussion on "With the growing demand to do more with less funds, project owners and managers are increasingly looking to adopt the best practices of Value Engineering to identify and eliminate unnecessary costs."

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Getting What You Paid For

Ian Hauptfleisch, GM - CCS Gulf, provides some tips about achieving quick results on construction projects by using the right software. 

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Construction Opportunities: The 2018 "First Fridays with CCS" High Tea - Mumbai, India

LSS presented its “First Fridays with CCS” High Tea event in Mumbai on the 6th of July 2018. The presentations focused extensively on recent developments in Candy & BuildSmart, future roadmap and industry practices from a global perspective. The event highlighted how the application of the CCS Solutions has transformed construction companies to take REAL-TIME COMPLETE CONTROL of their construction projects from estimate through to final account.

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CCS's Powerful word-of-mouth success in the Project Management Software arena makes them a force to be reckoned with.

With over 35 years’ experience in providing specialised software solutions for the construction & engineering industries, CCS has built an international reputation for excellence in doing just that. In a recent development, the company has brought advanced versions of its software. Ian Hauptfleisch, CCS Regional Head of MENA & India speaks about the company’s offerings, the recent development in the software, the growth of India as a market, and much more.

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How to manage variations and maintain profit

Graeme Braybrooke, CCS Business and Systems Analyst, examines how variations play a major role in the success or failure of a project.

  • how do leading contractors globally, deal with scope changes and variations?
  • How do we keep the client and consultant updated with changes and how do contractors prove the cost that has been incurred by completing these variations?
  • What about extensions of time claims and proving Indirect costs?
  • Many questions and scenarios that could possibly be disputed and invariably are.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 18 - August 2018

CCS hosted their 2nd Business Development Partner (BDP) Conference at the beautiful Sun City Resort in the North West of South Africa from the 20 – 26 May 2018. 

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ENI wins their first project on Candy

A huge congratulations to Eni Electrical, a ZEST WEG Group Africa Company who won their first tender using the Candy Estimating and Project Control Software.

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The 2018 "FIRST FRIDAYS WITH CCS" High Tea - Mumbai, INDIA

LSS, CCS Partner  in India, presented its “First Fridays with CCS” High Tea event in Mumbai on the 6th of July 2018. The event highlighted how the application of the CCS Solutions has transformed construction companies to take REAL-TIME COMPLETE CONTROL of their construction projects from estimate through to final account.  

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Hamish Tyrwhitt, CEO of Arabtec, #3 in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Mr. Hamish Tyrwhitt, CEO of Arabtec Holding, #3 in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, #2 in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, who is ranked No. 2 in 2018 Construction Week Power 100 List.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, #1 in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100

Taking the top spot in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100 for the 2nd year in a row, is Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC Engineering and Contracting. 

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The Importance of Workflow & Routing

Ian Hauptfleish, GM of CCS Gulf, outlines some key factors to consider when choosing construction software, with Big Project ME.

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8 out of the 2018 Top 10 Power 100 use CCS - why don't you?

A huge congratulations to CCS clients who were once again among the winners and we're extremely proud to be associated with these prestigious companies and professionals . We are proud to partner with them in the construction of so many landmark projects.

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CCS Gulf at the AIMS Seminar – June 2018, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

CCS Gulf proudly presented at the AIMS seminars on “Effective Cost Control Processes” which took place on the 18th and 27th of June 2018 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively.   

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The MEP sector should adopt software to manage cash flow, says expert

Andrew Skudder, CEO, Construction Computer Software (CCS), talks about managing cash flow through its software solutions Candy and BuildSmart.

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CCS Gulf cares – Iftar meal distribution - 2018

The team at CCS Gulf raised funds to give 400 meals to labourers on behalf of CCS for Iftar during this Holy month of Ramadan.

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Candy and Cash Flow

Andrew Skudder, CEO, Construction Computer Software (CCS), talks about managing cash flow through it's software solutions Candy & BuildSmart with MEP Middle East 

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Value for Money

Ian Hauptfleish, General Manager of Construction Computer Software (CCS) Gulf outlines how the right construction software can result in long-term cost and efficiency savings, for Construction Week magazine.

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African Construction Awards 2018

Congratulations to the winner of the Project Delivery Excellence Award at the African Construction Awards - Dokolwana Trading!   

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Local business gives back to Centurion school

A local business has recently donated computers Wierda Park Primary School to enhance learner experience. 
Principal Ntombi Mamakoko said in a statement she was grateful to Construction Computer Software (CCS) and its CEO Andrew Skudder, who came in person for the handover.

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CCS Cares

On the 2nd of May CCS Centurion donated the training room computers to Weirda Park Primary School.   

Weirda Park Primary School is a newly opened school in an area that has a shortage of schools. There are currently 1,000 pupils attending. They don’t have a hall yet, so we joined them in the morning for their assembly that was held in the quad.   

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Big Project ME: Out On The Green

Recapping the 2018 edition of the Big Project ME Golf Day - Contractors Cup, with the industry's finest golfers coming together for a day of friendly competition. 

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Tech Times: Special Focus: Construction & Project Management Software

With so much happening in the Indian construction industry, Lalu Varghese, Director, LSS, CCS Partner in India, weighs in on the issues at hand.

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CCS Providing leading edge software to the Indian Market

Lalu Varghese, Director of CCS India, speaks exclusively to Construction Opportunities Magazine about CCS's USPs, latest technology trends and the future outlook for the industry and region. 

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Intelligent Integration

Ian Hauptfleisch, GM of CCS Gulf, explains to Construction Business News ME, who really benefits from PM software and how choosing the right software can be vital in winning and managing projects."

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Venetia mine runs on Candy

The De Beers Group started excavation work on an underground extension to its Venetia Mine in South Africa in 2013.
The new development is expected to extend the life of the mine to 2046 and deliver about 96 million carats in diamonds.For the Venetia project, the Candy estimating and project control software from CCS Mining & Industrial (CCSMI) was chosen.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 17 - March 2018

New Year, New Look! 

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website and our refreshed corporate identity, designed to reflect our heritage, market position and most importantly the “essence of the CCS Family”.
 

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CCS Candy User Seminar | 19th December 2017 | Mumbai

CCS India proudly hosted its Candy User Seminar at BKC-Parinee Crescenzo in Mumbai on the 19th of December 2017.

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CCS Gulf at the 2017 Construction Week Awards of Excellence

CCS Gulf proudly co-sponsored the 2017 Construction Week Awards that took place at the Rixos Premium Dubai on 6 December 2017.

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CCS Gulf at the 2017 Big Project Middle East Awards of Excellence

CCS Gulf proudly co-sponsored the 2017 edition of the Big Project Middle East Awards that took place on November 27, 2017 at the Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection in JBR, Dubai.

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CCS Candy WINS!!

CCS CEO, Andrew Skudder, and the team from CCS UK, accepting the Construction Computing Award for Estimating & Valuation Product of the Year, for Candy, at The Hammers XII held in the UK on Thursday evening,16 November 2017. A very happy team indeed.

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US$ 2.1 Billion mining project runs on CCS Candy

The De Beers Group started excavation work on an underground extension to its Venetia Mine in South Africa in 2013.

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Software doesn’t make people work – people make software work, our software is merely a tool set… how you use it is essential

“Software doesn’t make people work – people make software work, our software is merely a tool set… how you use it is essential” says CCS Gulf GM, Ian Hauptfleisch in this weeks Construction Week article on MONEY MATTERS – Streamline with Technology.

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Using the right tool for the job & why it’s crucial for any construction project

“Using the right tool for the job & why it’s crucial for any construction project” – Ian Hauptflesich, GM for CCS Gulf’s contribution to this month’s Big Projects magazine.

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Congratulations to our recently published Poet, Mr. Rinu John, CCS Gulf’s Accounts & Training Controller

Congratulations to our recently published Poet, Mr. Rinu John, CCS Gulf’s Accounts & Training Controller, on your success at the Sharjah International Book Fair.

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Congratulations to the winners of the SAFCEC 2017 Photo Competition

SAFCEC have released the winners of the 2017 Photo Competition.

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78th SAFCEC Annual National Conference and Presidential Gala

CCS attended the 78th SAFCEC Annual National Conference and Presidential Gala on the 15 and 16 of October 2017 at Misty Hills in Johannesburg.

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Complete Construction Solution Seminar – 13 October 2017

On Friday 13 October 2017 CCS treated over 100 delegates to a brunch seminar on our Complete Construction Solution.

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5 Successful female journeys in the male-dominated construction sector

Construction Business News – Middle East spoke to 5 female marketing managers from reputed organisations in the Gulf to understand their successful journeys in the male-dominated construction sector.  CCS Gulf’s Marketing and PR Manager, Joanna Pollard, was one of these women.

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BuildSmart VAT Workshop Series – October & November 2017

CCS Gulf proudly hosted a series of BuildSmart VAT workshop in our training center in Dubai as well as KSA during October and November 2017.

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Construction Opportunities – Outlook for tall buildings in India is very good

Due to its twin products Candy and BuildSmart, CCS clients can recap a unique synergy between both products, something which no other software vendor in the construction sector has managed to achieve.

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EOH positive results proves the resilience of the technology sector

JOHANNESBURG – The technology sector remains resilient in a tough economic environment and this is evident in tech firm EOH’s annual results where the company reported a 16% increase in profits.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 16 – September 2017

CCS Gulf welcomed over 150 of our esteemed Candy Users to the first Candy User Seminar in Cairo, Egypt on the 8th of August 2017.

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CCS India is participating in “The Big 5 Construct India 2017”

CCS India is participating in “The Big 5 Construct India 2017” which is scheduled from September 14th -16th at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.

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Complete Construction Solution Seminar – 11 September 2017

CCS treated delegates to a morning brunch at the Oyster Box in Umhlanga.

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Leaders in Construction providing insight and vision for the future

“Leaders, irrespective of what industry or business they’re in, from their wealth of experience and expertise, provide essential and measured insights and visions for the current and future

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The 2017 Candy User Seminar, Cairo, Egypt

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy users to the Candy User Seminars in Cairo, Egypt on the 8th August 2017.

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CCS Gulf is Ready for VAT

Ian Hauptfleisch, General Manager, CCS Gulf advises contractors how it can help them implement better cost control and prepare for VAT and other changing market conditions in the GCC.

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Putting the ‘I’ in BIM

See what Peter Damhuis, CCS Business Analyst has to say on “Putting the ‘I’ in BIM”, in this July 2017 issue of Big Projects. Peter Damhuis, CCS business analyst, observes that a comprehensive BIM strategy requires all project and asset information to be shared to succeed.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Samer Khoury, President of CCC, #3 in the 2017 Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Mr. Samer Khoury, President of Engineering & Construction at Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), #3 in the 2017 Construction Week Power 100 List.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, #2 in the Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Mr. Yu Tao, President & CEO of CSCEC ME, who is ranked No. 2 in 2017 Construction Week Power 100 List.

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Congratulations to our client, Mr. Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, #1 in the Construction Week Power 100

A huge congratulations to our client, Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, who was recently awarded #1 in the Construction Week Power 100, their annual ranking of the most influential individuals currently working within the Middle East’s construction sector.

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9 out of the Top 10 Power 100 use CCS – why don’t you?

A huge congratulations to CCS clients who were once again among the winners and we’re extremely proud to be associated with these prestigious companies and professionals.

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CCS Gulf cares – Iftar meal distribution – 14 June 2017

CCS Iftar meal handout – The team at CCS Gulf raised funds to give 285 meals to labourers on behalf of CCS for Iftar during the Holy month of Ramadan

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CCS Gulf Sponsors the ELS for Autism Golf Day in Dubai

CCS Gulf proudly co-sponsored the ELS for Autism Golf Day which took place on 27th April 2017 at the Els Golf Club, Dubai.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 15 – April 2017

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy User base to the Candy User Seminars in Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain on the 20th, 22nd and 23rd of February 2017.

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Business Development Partners Conference – Cape Town, South Africa

The beautiful City of Cape Town in South Africa played host to the CCS International Business Development Partner Conference between the 25 March – 1 April 2017.

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After the Boom – now is the time for construction companies to get back control of their operations

Andrew Skudder, CEO, CCS, advises now is the time for construction companies to get back control of their operations. With the GCC construction industry enduring a tough economic climate following years of unprecedented growth, contractors are realising the value of greater control and transparency in their operations.

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The 2017 Candy User Seminar – Get TIME on your side – KSA & Bahrain

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy user base to the Candy User Seminars in Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain on the 20th, 22nd and 23rd of February 2017.

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BuildSmart User Group Meeting, Dubai – February 2017

CCS Gulf proudly hosted this year’s first BuildSmart User Group Meeting in our training centre in Dubai on the 05th of February 2017.

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Candy Technical Thursday – Dubai – January 2017

CCS Gulf held its first ever Candy Technical Thursday in our training center in Dubai for Al Naboodah on the 19th of January 2017.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 14 – January 2017

CCS Gulf proudly hosted a Business Breakfast for Executive Management at The Oryx Rotana in Doha, on the 13th of October 2016.

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The 2016 Candy User Seminar – Get TIME on your side – Qatar & Oman

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy user base to the Candy User Seminars in Qatar and Oman on the 14th and 16th of November 2016.

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EOH Achiever Awards 2016

The prestigious EOH High Achiever Awards took place at the magical Palace of the Lost City in South Africa from 28 – 30 October 2016.

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BuildSmart User Group Meeting, Dubai – September 2016

CCS Gulf proudly hosted this year’s third BuildSmart User Group Meeting in our training centre in Dubai on the 18th of September 2016

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 13 – September 2016

CCS Gulf proudly hosted this year’s third BuildSmart User Group Meeting in our training centre in Dubai on the 18th of September 2016.

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Big Project ME – Recession – Proof Your Business

Ian Hauptfleisch, General Manager of CCS Gulf, tells Big Project ME how his company’s cost control software can help contractors protect themselves in difficult economic times.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 12 – June 2016

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy user base to the Candy User Seminars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the 24th and 25th of May 2016.

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The 2016 Candy User Seminar – The Power of Candy Planning – Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE

CCS Gulf welcomed our Candy user base to the Candy User Seminars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the 24th and 25th of May 2016.

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The 2016 “TAKE CONTROL” Business Breakfast – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

CCS Gulf presented its “Take Control” Business Breakfasts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the 16th and 18th of May 2016.

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Western Cape ICMS – Another Great Success

CCS proudly hosted the second installment of the ICMS roadshow at the Radisson Blu hotel, Cape Town Waterfront, on the 22nd of April 2016.

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Gauteng ICMS Seminar a Great Success!

CCS proudly hosted the Gauteng instalment of the CCS ICMS 2016 seminar on 11th of March 2016.

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The 2016 “TAKE CONTROL” CCS India Business Breakfast – Mumbai, India

CCS India hosted a Business Breakfast in Mumbai,India on the 16th of February 2016.

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The 2016 “TAKE CONTROL” Business Breakfast, Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain

CCS Gulf proudly hosted a series of Business Breakfasts in Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain on the 15th, 17th and 18th of February 2016 respectively.

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The 2016 Candy User Seminar – We Built This City, Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain

CCS Gulf proudly hosted a series of its Candy User Seminar in Jeddah, Riyadh and Bahrain on the 15th, 17th and 18th of February 2016 respectively.

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CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 11 – February 2016

CCS Gulf proudly hosted its Candy User Seminar at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Muscat on the 16th of November 2015.

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Construction Week – Five minutes with: Peter Cheney, CCS

Peter Cheney, Managing Director of Construction Computer Software (CCS) talks to Construction Week about the Construction Software industry, its effect on the Construction industry and its future.

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Qatar gets match-ready

The World Cup announcement of 2 December 2010 has changed the way the country not only sees itself, but also its plans for expansion and social growth. Considering the well-established User base of construction companies in Qatar using CCS products, CCS definitely anticipates an integral role in the World Cup build-up.

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