Clear for take-off, CIBSE covers WLP+ project

Whole Life Performance Plus (WLP+), an Innovate UK project led by LCMB in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, King’s College London, Emcor UK, Argent, Constructing Excellence and British Council for Offices was covered in the January 2017 edition of the The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) journal. The WLP+ project aims to improve … Continue reading “Clear for take-off, CIBSE covers WLP+ project”

Delivering built asset operational excellence

Built assets are typically the largest investments made by both public and private sector clients. In the past Constructing Excellence (CE) has made a priority of examining how outcome-value can be locked into the briefing, design, construction and commissioning of buildings and infrastructure. We have now published our report “Delivering built asset operational excellence – Insight … Continue reading “Delivering built asset operational excellence”

New Report: Delivering built asset operational excellence

Built assets are typically the largest investments made by both public- and private-sector clients. In the past Constructing Excellence (CE) has made a priority of examining how outcome-value can be locked into the briefing, design, construction and commissioning of buildings and infrastructure. We have now published our report “Delivering built- asset operational excellence – Insight and … Continue reading “New Report: Delivering built asset operational excellence”

Improving built asset performance – Constructing Excellence’s next steps

Over the last few years, Constructing Excellence’s asset management group has been working with organisations that use large built assets and our CE membership to share learning and lessons learnt in how to design, procure and operate these assets to deliver better outcomes and value. This phase of our work is soon coming to an … Continue reading “Improving built asset performance – Constructing Excellence’s next steps”

Constructing Excellence supports new work to provide healthier happier offices

We spend 90% of our lives in buildings. Little wonder then, that the types of buildings we occupy and the conditions maintained within them, have a significant impact on our health, well-being and productivity. A new project underway with backing from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK1 and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)2, … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence supports new work to provide healthier happier offices”

LCMB asset management facilities management value infographic

John O’Brien reflects on lessons from the Constructing Excellence Asset Group

How can organisations ensure they have productive, cost effective and sustainable buildings that work for them now and in the future? LCMB have been members of Constructing Excellence since our foundation in 2009 and support their aim to improve construction industry performance to produce a better built environment.  As part of our commitment to advancing … Continue reading “John O’Brien reflects on lessons from the Constructing Excellence Asset Group”

Clever classrooms

Salford University led by Professor Peter Barrett have published the final reports of their study of the effect of built environment quality on educational outcomes in primary schools. The very readable Clever Classrooms is available here and the more academic report is here.