Aspiro insights

Value Engineering

Greedy contractors…or failing supervision?

Greedy contractors…or failing supervision? 878 696 ASPIRO

Incentives for value engineering Commenting on one of my earlier insights, an associate argued that a major reason for infrastructure projects failing is the greediness of contractors. Greed however can be a good thing if managed properly. It is the lack of the appropriate greed management that makes it bad,…

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Radoslav Jaššo - Managing Director

Does a small company need a Managing Director?

Does a small company need a Managing Director? 749 561 ASPIRO

10 years in business – before the change  We sought to bring to the market consulting built on traditional values with dedication, flexibility and responsibility toward our clients. Our priority when founding Aspiro was to create a professional firm with unique team and culture which would translate into the results and impact we make through everyday…

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Cities fail to use even the easiest smart city solutions: our lessons learned

Cities fail to use even the easiest smart city solutions: our lessons learned 394 273 ASPIRO

Even before COVID 19, the agenda around so-called smart cities stood prominent in both public and private sectors. Progress in digitalization and communication technologies allowed for efficient city operations and urban services and improved connection to citizens, however only a few cities actually made use of the opportunity. Today, city…

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Assessment of Green Hydrogen Production

Assessment of Green Hydrogen Production 394 273 ASPIRO

The EU is dedicated to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Advancements in green hydrogen production prove to be one of the most viable paths to reach this goal. Jadrová energetická spoločnosť Slovenska (JESS), enlisting Aspiro, decided to assess its own potential in zero-emission fuels production, and thus contribute in low…

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Going really digital (not only due to COVID)

Going really digital (not only due to COVID) 394 273 ASPIRO

Going digital in 2 weeks (or 52 weeks) As we have seen in 2020, restrictive government regulations due to COVID pandemic, and consequent significant changes in customer behaviour, forced companies to shut down their physical branches and other traditional channels. Although some large retailers have managed to swiftly change their…

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Pitfalls of outdated practices in light of the ‘new normal’

Pitfalls of outdated practices in light of the ‘new normal’ 394 273 ASPIRO

Overrated “one building” model The world’s leading companies have spent billions to establish central headquarter office, or the “one building” model, where majority of employees share one roof with aim to increase collaborative potential. Google’s (and its parent company Alphabet Inc.) corporate headquarters Googleplex or Apple’s Apple Park are the…

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Trends that will stay regardless of how the COVID situation is resolved

Trends that will stay regardless of how the COVID situation is resolved 394 273 ASPIRO

Corporate view – Missing “employer & employee digital connector” Despite many years of digital reality in consumer world, companies have not progressed in digitizing employer & employee agenda. When, in the past few months 90% of staff was forced to work from home, many companies faced the hard truth –…

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Do not use Yellow FIDIC design-build contracts for utility networks, roads or railways – you will lose time and money

Do not use Yellow FIDIC design-build contracts for utility networks, roads or railways – you will lose time and money 394 273 ASPIRO

In construction sector, infrastructure has to be designed in detail before it is built. If the detailed designs are already prepared by an independent engineering team and the contractor only has to follow the designs and carry out the works, the form of contract follows FIDIC Red Book (template for…

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