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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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