In addition to the core parts of the Movement (national, regional, local), key partners for our work include:
We have a Collaborative Agreement with MBS for the Centre for Infrastructure Development, which is now led by the Emeritus Dean Professor Michael Luger. Our partnership provides CE members with access to knowledge and activities, deliverables have included discussion dinners, workshops, executive education units, and reviews (management research) of best practice at BAA, ODA and Crossrail inter alia.
Our Construction Clients’ Group is the lead client voice on the pan-sector Strategic Forum,which brings together the umbrella bodies of the industry’s trade associations and professional institutions to liaise with government and support the work of the Construction Leadership Council.
Our delivery partners for KPI data collection, they have secured funding from CITB to support this work and the 2013 data was released in November 2014. Salford University remain our preferred partner for dissemination and benchmarking services based on this data.
Our partner for delivery of BIM training.
We sit on the board of the Chartered Building Company scheme, and also liaise regarding overseas work via CE International.
We also liaise closely and seek to collaborate with many other industry bodies including the Construction Products Association, Construction Industry Council, CITB, Lean Construction Institute (UK), UK Green Building Council, BuildOffsite, BuildingSmart UK. We also have excellent links with a number of universities and FE colleges, which we seek to formalise through the “CEHE” network (see below).
An inaugural event with universities in June 2013 was attended by 20 HE institutions and demonstrated much enthusiasm for working together. The shared vision is of a future culture of innovation in the sector, realised in a ready interchange of access, knowledge and ideas for and from university research, modern fit-for-purpose curriculum content focused on leading edge thinking, and a quality pool of graduate talent for the industry. Ideas proposed include
- free ‘individual membership’ to academics and (higher?) degree students to enable access to all CE data and guidance including the back catalogue of publications, KPI and demonstrations data
- a joint manifesto for government and other decision-makers to set out our vision and what we would like to see from government in terms of education policy, research funding etc
- more generally, collaboration in the areas of research, teaching, employment and enterprise.