CCS Gulf Newsletter Issue 01/16

Used in over 50 countries by more than 900 contracting, mining and consulting companies to minimise risk, increase accuracy and maximise profit, Construction Computer Software (CCS) provides essential software solutions to the construction industry and has been doing so for over 35 years. Our product offering, developed for contractors by contractors, includes BuildSmart, an Integrated Cost Management System and Candy, an Estimating and Project Control solution.  

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Welcome to the Family 

In addition to the 200+ contracting companies using CCS products across the MENA region, we’re extremely proud to welcome the following companies to the CCS family:

Feature Watch

Recent enhancements, feature releases and changes
Coming soon
  • Rate per unit on Level Headings – a quantity and unit can be entered against level headings which will flag the heading for “totaling”. The amounts below the heading, until an equal or higher hierarchical level number is found, will sum and divide by the quantity entered against the level header to provide a rate/unit for the section heading or “big item”, i.e. rate per km for a road or tunnel.
  • Enhanced Multi-user facilities – research, development and testing currently underway for enhancing the Multi-user experience in Candy to include, inter alia, a full bill of quantities for each user (not restricted to one page/user), ability to define and/or change a Global Variable and sending selected Subcontract rates to bill whilst in Multi-user
  • Bill Macro – a consolidated item or item that comprises of sub items of varying trades, i.e. a manhole, can be created on the bill of quantities as a “parent item” with associated “children” items below. Alternatively an existing Macro Worksheet can be converted to a Bill Macro. The children items belong to and sum up to the parent item. The children items can have different units of measure to the parent item and can be priced per “one-off” quantity in a similar way to using the Pricing Quantity of a Macro Worksheet. The children items can be subcontracted and/or linked to the program separately.        
Your BFF (BuildSmart Feature Flash) 
Don’t forget to run updates on Accounts, Procurement and Wages every Monday to ensure your are always on the latest version using latest functionality. 
  • Role added to disable the sent toggle on the Order Lists.
  • Added Report Configuration for Requisition updated with split by supplier.
  • LPOs awaiting Approval Report by Project - Project selection on Requisitions report.
  • Requisitions and Order list filters on Cost Allocations.
  • Requisition and Purchase Order show % in report column header for discount.
  • SubContract Remittance batch added a column with description: Order No.
  • Added Age to Invoice Recon capture screen.  
  • A Project filter has been added to the Income Statement by Attribute Report.
  • Attributes delete warning has been extended ti show how many lookup and captured values will be deleted, these are also now logged.

What's happening

New tower on the banks of dubai Creek to reflect both islamic and modern architecture 
Dubai: A new tower combining Islamic and modern architecture will soon be rising on the shores of the Dubai Creek.
On Saturday, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the engineering design of the yet-to-be-named tower, which will be built by Emaar.

1,200+ GCC workers say construction is 'stressful'
Up to 28% of 4,390 respondents to a survey claim construction is a stressful job. This group of 28% is based in the GCC. 
According to the findings of Top Industries Survey January 2016, 1,185 respondents (27%) claim construction jobs entail the longest working hours, followed by military and security (25%), and healthcare (22%).

Qatar to award $22bn worth of contracts in 2016
Qatar is set to award more than $22bn worth of new contracts during 2016 in preparation for FIFA 2022 World Cup. 
The value of contracts set to be awarded is 24% lower than the $29.3bn worth of deals secured in 2015.

The plummeting oil price is partly to blame, while a renewed focus on existing project delivery has taken precedence over new projects.


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Win with CCS Gulf
6x2 day Candy courses in Dubai, to be won, valued at $550 each. 
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CCS Gulf events

Take Control Business Breakfast
Muscat, Oman 16 Nov 2015

Candy User Seminar
Muscat, Oman 16 Nov 2015


Candy User Seminar
Doha, Qatar 18 Nov 2015

Take Control Business Breakfast
Doha, Qatar 19 Nov 2015

CCS Gulf supporting events
CNCF Golf Day, Dubai Dec 2015

CNCF Winter Wonderland Ball
Dubai, December 2015


Upcoming Events

Candy User Seminars
Jeddah 15 February 2016
Riyadh 17 February 2016
Bahrain 18 February 2016

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CCS Showcase
Jeddah 15 February 2016
Riyadh 17 February 2016
Bahrain 18 February 2016

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BuildSmart User  Meeting

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Version 2.01 b95 now available
(Released on 09.02.16)

Procurement: Version 16.0128
Accounts: Version 16.0201

Payroll: Version 16.1214
(Released on 09.02.16)

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Centre (off Sheikh Zayed Road)
Al Waha Street, Al Quoz.
Next to Oasis Centre.
P.O. BOX 34387
Dubai, UAE
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