QS’s as data scientists: will this improve margins in the construction industry? (EP 155)
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3d ago
 This week, Paul is joined by Tom Haley, Director and Founder at Quantik. Tom is a Construction Claims Specialist and Quantum Expert Witness Tom is a Commercial and procurement specialist with experience leading business units and significant projects in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong within main contractor, subcontractor and supplier businesses. He is an expert in commercial recovery, procuring for value and dispute resolution, with a track record of enhancing revenue, profit and cash.  In today’s show, we discuss the evolution of Contractor’s QSs as Tom reflects on 20 years in t ..read more
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A reflection on construction costs in 2023 and a look ahead to 2024 and Beyond (EP 154)
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by C-Link
1w ago
This week, Paul is joined by his close friend and QS, Chris Barber. Chris is a Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at C-Link and Prosper and a passionate advocate for subcontractors on his YouTube channel, School of Sub.  Today’s conversation centres on a piece of research and writing that Paul undertook for the RICS, reflecting on how construction labour and materials costs developed in 2023 and focusing on 2024 and 2025. The conversation turns to the growing concern that the construction labour shortage will lead to significantly increased costs for Subcontractors and Main Contractors. Paul ..read more
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Where is the data to decarbonise the built environment? (EP 153)
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by C-Link
2w ago
This week, Paul is joined by Anil Sawhney, Director of the Infrastructure Sector at the RICS.  Anil leads the emerging RICS initiative and strategy on placing and positioning the Institution within the field of excellent commercial management of projects globally with a primary focus on the (economic) Infrastructure sector, defined by the RICS as transport, utilities, energy and similar fields. In today’s show, we discuss the data behind decarbonising construction, focusing on shifting our mentalities to a whole-of-life worldview - something Anil feels we don’t currently have.  If ..read more
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The Future of Construction Payments (EP 152)
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by C-Link
3w ago
This week, Paul is joined by Louise Stewart, CEO and Founder at ProjectPay, a tech company revolutionising global payments in building and construction. Louise argues that the construction industry’s payment landscape is riddled with inefficiencies, delays, and non-payments, especially for smaller players, and she wants to change this. We talk about how ProjectPay is disrupting the world of construction payments and her vision for the industry’s future. Your free OTB download Looking for an Invitation to Tender template? We have created a document for you: Invitation to Tender Template Wan ..read more
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Financial Forecasting: A Construction Economist reviews 2023 and explains where we are heading in 2024. (EP 151)
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by C-Link
1M ago
This week, Paul is joined in the studio by Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, PhD in Applied Econometrics and Honorary Professor at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL. Noble has been making waves in the industry with his easily digestible insights into market indicators such as brick deliveries and mortgage approvals. His posts provide followers with invaluable perspectives, offering genuine insights into the trajectory of the construction market.  In this compelling conversation, Paul brings Noble’s insightful posts to life, cr ..read more
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How Main Contractors manage subbies today and how they will manage them tomorrow. (EP 150)
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by C-Link
1M ago
This week, Paul is joined by his close friend and QS, Chris Barber. Chris is a Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at C-Link and Prosper and a passionate advocate for subcontractors on his YouTube channel, School of Sub. In today’s conversation, Paul shares a recent conversation with a Tier 1 Main Contractor who explained all the “Pain Points” they had identified in their commercial department and how they wanted to remedy them. If you are a Director at a Contractor, manage Quantity Surveyors or just a QS, many issues here will resonate. Paul and Chris reflect on their experience leading and worki ..read more
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The Future of Contracting Series: How Main Contractors manage subbies today and how they will manage them tomorrow. (EP 150)
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by C-Link
1M ago
This week, Paul is joined by his close friend and QS, Chris Barber. Chris is a Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at C-Link and Prosper and a passionate advocate for subcontractors on his YouTube channel, School of Sub.  In today’s conversation, Paul shares a recent conversation with a Tier 1 Main Contractor who explained all the “Pain Points” they had identified in their commercial department and how they wanted to remedy them. If you are a Director at a Contractor, manage Quantity Surveyors or just a QS, many issues here will resonate. Paul and Chris reflect on their experience leading and ..read more
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Managing Risks in Tendering: What's a World-Class process when receiving a Tender? (EP 148)
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by C-Link
2M ago
This week, Paul is joined by Mike Wharton, Chief Executive Officer at Complete Roofing Systems, Allied Roofing and Roof Analytics. Mike is passionate about quality and standards in the delivery of construction and has had an exciting journey from Equity Analyst and Fund Manager to CEO at a roofing subcontractor. Today’s show discusses the current economic climate and how it impacts construction’s Supply Chain.  As a Subcontractor, what is your process when a tender lands? Do you say, “Wahey, we have a job to price! Let’s get on and do it?” Or do you hesitate and think, “This is a potent ..read more
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The Future of Contracting Series: Why QS’s shouldn’t only have margin as their KPI. (EP 146)
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by C-Link
2M ago
This week, Paul is joined by his close friend and QS, Chris Barber. Chris is a Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at C-Link and Prosper and a passionate advocate for subcontractors on his YouTube channel, School of Sub.  In today’s conversation, Paul hosts the second episode of a new 4-weekly series titled The Future of Contracting. In today’s episode, we explore the topic of measuring QS performance and Chris shares why companies have to move away from only measuring QSs’ on financial performance. This show will resonate if you are a QS or manage Quantity Surveyors. Paul and Chris reflect o ..read more
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Building Profits: Mastering Sub-contractor Payments, Applications, and Cashflow! (EP 145)
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by C-Link
3M ago
This week, Paul is joined by Gary Davies from SubPort, an Award-winning Quantity Surveying Consultancy supporting Sub-Contractors to increase profits, improve cash and eliminate risk. In today’s show, Paul and Gary discuss the art of the Application for Payment process, how to ensure you are always getting paid the right amount and on time and what to do if you are not. In today’s economic environment, never has there been a better time to focus on cash flow, and this episode gives you the grounding. -- Your free OTB download Looking for a Final Account Statement template to work with on y ..read more
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