Inspire a generation

‘We British are natural born pessimists. After some initial euphoria on winning the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games in 2005, the “British Disease” kicked in and we reverted to type. “Waste of money”, “it will be late”, “it will be rubbish like the Millennium Dome” etc. When construction contracts were being tendered some … Continue reading “Inspire a generation”

Follow all the action at the #CE2016 National Awards

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Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and data can provide evidence to support sustainable decision making.  BIM (Building Information Modelling) was a key … Continue reading “Delivering Sustainability Digitally”

Top 10 Tips for Collaborative Working

The Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Champions have outlined the top 10 most important issues that define collaborative working and make it work, in terms of delivering superior outcomes for clients, suppliers and stakeholders. Encourage the culture, and reward the behaviours, that support a collaborative approach. Focus on outturn value not just cost Select on merit: … Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Collaborative Working”

Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight and tips from construction clients and supply chains

Report from the Constructing Excellence Asset Management group summarises an approach to delivering more value during the operational phase of buildings.  It is based on lessons learnt, insights and tips shared by major construction clients and CE members with the CE Asset Management Group since 2012. The report examines how clients and their supply chains … Continue reading “Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight and tips from construction clients and supply chains”

Study a University of Hertfordshire part time BA (Hons) Construction Management

This programme aims to provide the education and skills to enable employers to develop a suitably qualified workforce of construction site managers. Students will also be provided with a Professional Mentor to support them in the process of applying for CIOB professional recognition (with the CIOB e portfolio). The programme has been developed in close … Continue reading “Study a University of Hertfordshire part time BA (Hons) Construction Management”

How can open data help to develop the construction industry?

The risks associated with the current UK planning process are still believed to be one of the major barriers preventing investors from selecting construction over other opportunities. Planning was pinpointed by the government’s Construction 2025 industrial strategy as requiring reform, and it was suggested that the process needs to be streamlined. With this in mind, … Continue reading “How can open data help to develop the construction industry?”