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As Easy as 1 2 3

1. GET OVER THE SOFTWARE
When companies see the cost of the software as a barrier to CTH, it’s a typical sign that they don’t really understand what they’re taking on. The biggest investment is not going to be the CTH technologies themselves, but the change management you will have to put into effect throughout your organisation. CTH is about a process and that’s where the real cost will be.

2. WORK OUT WHERE YOU’RE STARTING FROM
A very important, but often overlooked, question is how exactly a firm is working in the first place. CTH is about taking the tools and workflows that people are using and adapting them to a more transparent and collaborative way of working,  Over the last five years many practices have become increasingly reliant on technology and It’s not just the programmes that the architects are using, but software for document control, HR and accounts.

3. LEARN ON YOUR OWN TIME
If you don’t tool up until your first live project, you’re not going to be popular with the rest of the team. Some firms hire CTH consultants to write very convincing statements to win tenders - which are not borne out once the work starts. In some instances firms are getting CTH consultants to fill out their prequalification questionnaires, but are only tooling up for CTH once they get the job.  Unfortunately this means that clients then suffers the cost of a company feeling their feet as they progress. It is much better to crack on with a pilot project. Select one with a reasonable timescale, or a friendly client who wants to explore CTH or you’ll be struggling on your first live project.

 

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