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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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