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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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Master Builders learn about our Master Products

Kabelo Sentsomedi addressed emerging contractors this morning, at the 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 25 & 26 September, 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), were delighted to conduct a workshop to 130+ students and faculty of RICS Amity University at Panvel (Navi Mumbai), on Friday 21st 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

Value Engineering can make a considerable difference to the success of a project and a client’s bottom line. Value Engineering has emerged as a divisive issue in the regional construction industry, with advocates and doubters sparring over its effectiveness and viability in reducing costs, and improving efficiency and operations on projects. In order to gain a clear understanding about what Value Engineering actually entails, and how it can be best implemented, Big Project Middle East hosted a summit that will address key issues and topics around the subject. 

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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, Construction Computer Software (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- CCS BuildSmart and CCS Candy. On this occasion, IAN HAUPTFLEISCH, CCS REGIONAL HEAD (MENA, EUROPE AND CENTRAL, NORTH & SOUTH ASIA), (IH) and PAT COOPER, SENIOR BUILDSMART CONSULTANT, CCS, (PC) spoke to ROHAN AMBIKE 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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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 CCSUK, accepting the Construction Computing Award for Estimating & Valuation Product of the year, for Candy, at The Hammers XII held in 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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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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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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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 from 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 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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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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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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