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Concerto Support Services becomes part of Bellrock Group

On August 29th 2016 Concerto Support Services Limited became part of the Bellrock Group. Bellrock is one of the UKs leading Facilities Management (FM) and Property Management (PM) businesses. Established in 2000 (as SGP) and backed by Lyceum Capital since 2013 their vision is to continue to provide their clients with market leading, technology driven, FM and Property Management services.

Bellrock has sought to differentiate from their competitors by offering a technology driven range of FM and PM services. Increasing market interest and client demand led to the need for a genuinely integrated suite of software solutions that clients could use across their estate.

Concerto have developed their offering to provide the exact fit for this requirement and the potential for clients and prospects of each business to access a broader range of services.

Concerto Support services will continue to trade in its own name and use its existing office in Frodsham.

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G Cloud reaps rewards for Concerto

Concerto has recently been accepted onto the new G Cloud 7 Framework and is now available via both the existing UK G Cloud 6 and the new G-Cloud 7 Government Digital Marketplace portal. Our comprehensive listing is categorised under the SaaS category.

With inclusion onto the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, Concerto has been able to extend its offerings within the public sector. With all necessary information available, perspective public sector clients can purchase any or all of the comprehensive Concerto software solutions directly from the Marketplace and bypass the tender process altogether.

“We are delighted with the results of our inclusion on G Cloud. We have been awarded a number of new public sector contracts over the past 12 months, and some existing clients have chosen to renew their contracts with us via the Marketplace too. This shows that it really works for both the client and supplier.”

Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto

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CONCERTO SOLUTIONS
Concerto is an integrated, highly configurable, web based software suite, which offers much more than expected from a standard Property Management and CAFM system. Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof, that can link your finance system, your project environment and your asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select from an array of components, which are easily configurable to their own internal practices. The advanced Concerto mobile technology is fully integrated allowing all authorised stakeholders, FM teams and contractors direct access wherever they are at no extra cost. The solution offers excellent value for money.

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9 Way in which the Concerto solution facilitates the delivery of BIM…

Concerto offers intuitive property project, asset and facilities management solutions which facilitate complete integration and successful delivery of the BIM environment throughout this process. With a robust framework in place ensuring everyone is on board with BIM, having the correct platform to capture and manage data and importantly validate it, will then facilitate its successful delivery long term.

The Concerto Solution:

1 Supports the automated implementation of BIM data captured during the property design and construction phase into the property asset management solution.

2 Defines a process/checklist which enables clients to understand what BIM actually means and also understand how the level of data to be captured during the design and build phase impacts on the building handover. In brief, helps a client become an ‘intelligent client’.

3 Aids the efficient hand-over of BIM related data to the end user of the building.

4 Allows a 360 degree approach to the managing and updating of BIM related data supporting the approach to updating/editing BIM data outside of the design environment, whilst updating the design environment automatically.

5 Allows the intelligent client the ability to define the BIM data required for operational use and automatically pushes the defined data into the operational management system.

6 Allows the end user of the building to leverage the collated BIM data, in both data table and visual forms, served via web technology for use within a facilities management environment.

7 Provides a software environment in which the engineering asset related BIM data can be linked to planned and reactive maintenance activities, enabling performance and financial analysis of the assets to be undertaken. This data can then be utilised for review against subsequent and/or similar property related projects, enabling lessons to be learned from project to project.

8 Enables engineering asset related BIM data to be directly associated with property condition surveys, enabling condition scores related to property related engineering assets be reportable as part of a property condition 5 year rolling programme.

9 Creates and presents a technology strategy in support of the requirement to adopt a modern technological infrastructure in order to leverage BIM as a whole regardless of building life cycle stage.

More about the Concerto BIM solution

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Digital Market place sales average £25 million per month

The Digital Marketplace G-Cloud sees sales now totalling £314m and averaging £25m a month

A month by month breakdown on the G-Cloud website shows that:

  • £314,226,293.11 – current total of reported G-Cloud sales, in September 2014
  • 53% of total sales by value and 61% by volume, from all reported G-Cloud sales to date, have been awarded to SMEs
  • 80% of total sales by value were through Central Government; 20% through the Wider Public Sector

Despite only 42% of total sales in September being awarded to SME’s, it seems that overall SME’s are performing well with 53% of total sales over time.

The Cloud Software as a Service category, in which Concerto’s web based solutions can be found, was responsible for sales of £1.96 million out of a total £26.5 million last month. There appears to be a general increasing trend in this category over time for SME’s which is promising.


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Building Owners in the US and UK increasing their involvement with BIM in the next two years

Building Owners in the US and UK increasing their involvement with BIM in the next two years

According to a report released by McGraw Hill Construction this month, building owners in both the US and the UK are increasing the use of BIM on their projects rapidly.

  • 40% of U.S. owners and 38% of U.K. owners expect that more than 75% of their projects will involve BIM in just two years, with a particularly high level of growth in the U.S.
  • Growth in the U.K. is being driven by the approaching implementation of a central government mandate requiring use of BIM on all national public projects by 2016, with over two thirds (67%) of U.K. owners reporting that the mandate has a high impact on their use of BIM

Phillip G. Bernstein, Vice President of Strategic Industry Relations at Autodesk comments on the report:

“The McGraw Hill Construction report clearly shows the most important driver of BIM use in Singapore and the U.K. has been their national BIM mandates,” he continues, “With these two governments continuing to make infrastructure development a high priority, the adoption of BIM has become a critically important step towards minimizing lifecycle building costs and improving the design quality of their built assets. The report makes evident that the desire to become an industry leader is an aspect of the BIM policies of Singapore and the U.K. To this end, a significant impact of these BIM mandates has been to ensure that construction sectors are becoming more globally competitive.”

The UK government mandate to introduce level 2 BIM to all Government property projects by 2016 has gone a long way to influence the involvement of BIM in the UK and the repert highlights several key areas:

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Concerto integrates BIM data validation and 3D modelling

Concerto integrates BIM data validation and 3D modelling.

The Concerto (common data environment) BIM functionality allows you to validate, share and collaborate all your BIM documentation and models in your own browser with no plugins required…

Concerto CDE - complete BIM software supporting the common data environment

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View your cad files within your browser with no plug-in required

 

Concerto is pleased to announce its latest CAD development, which allows for the viewing and control of CAD files within your browser without the need for plug-ins.

In line with the Concerto solution’s BIM functionality, this latest release also allows users to view essential COBie data by clicking on relevant areas of the plan.

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TEAM CONCERTO RAISE £450 FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Team Concerto raise £450 for Help for Heroes

Congratulations to the Concerto team for completing the Tough Mudder North West Challenge this weekend and raising £450 for this very worthy cause!

The course was 12 miles long with 25 obstacles to overcome, from ice baths, to electric shocks. Our team were delighted to all make it to the end, conquering every obstacle in their way.

“There were 25 obstacles and we all completed every single one – even Everest which was a huge achievement – just amazing team work!…”

Have a look at some of the photographs on our Facebook page here!

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Concerto .NET 4 version release

Concerto .NET 4 version release

Concerto has completed its latest technology upgrade to the new .NET 4 framework. The .NET 4 framework offers many simplifications, improvements, and expanded capabilities to technology applications including further improvements in startup time, working set sizes, and faster performance.

About Concerto

A specialist Property and Project Management software company, Concerto Support Services develops cutting edge solutions for both public and private sector clients across the UK and abroad. The Concerto team is particularly client focussed being one of the few to actively incorporate customer feedback into the on-going development of its solutions. In doing this, we achieve ‘fit for purpose’ solutions for our clients. Concerto maintains high quality relationships with all clients and carries out regular, on-going development updates to ensure our solutions will meet the future requirements of each organisation we work with.

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G-Cloud programme no longer considered at risk, say Government

G-Cloud programme no longer considered at risk, say Government
Just one month after the G-Cloud programme was flagged as ‘at risk’ by the cabinet office, it has been removed from the ‘Major Projects Authority’ at risk register. The implementation of an action plan to improve the programme following the MPA rating in September has been successful.

This is great news for the growing G-Cloud team of 25 people and budget of £3.9m.

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