Qualifications in “Constructing Excellence”

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This article sets out our thinking about Constructing Excellence qualifications. As the sector emerges from recession, the CE Vision work building on Construction 2025 recognises the need for major advances in the quality of people capable of leading and managing the delivery of best practice in the sector, from clients and supply side alike. We see […]

CW Champions Chairman’s Blog

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We had a CW Champions meeting last Thursday with some very interesting presentations and discussions. We heard about Behaviours4Collaboration a developing initiative to identify, define and present a framework which can be used to monitor and develop collaborative capability in individuals. Then we heard about the successes of BS11000, the standard which certifies the collaborative […]

Alliancing, BS11000 and Behaviours4Collaboration

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Behaviours4Collaboration At the London offices of multi-disciplinary consultant Pick Everard yesterday, the Collaborative Working Champions held their quarterly meeting, and the agenda stimulated a lot of conversation about collaborative behaviours. I talked to the group about the Behaviours4Collaboration group (see my December 2014 post), updating my presentation a bit to include an example page from […]

Green Construction Board – “Three Years On”

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The Green Construction Board launched their ‘Three Years On’ report yesterday at Ecobuild outlining the progress of the construction industry towards the green construction targets. For those of you that have not come across the Green Construction Board, it is the forum set up in 2011 by government and the UK design, construction, property and infrastructure industry […]

The new Constructing Excellence website is now live

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As you may have already noticed our new website went live over the weekend. While there is still plenty of work to do, even in its current “beta” state it is still better than its predecessor, as good as that was at one point. In any case the plan is now to continuously improve the website […]

CE Members’ Forum on Procurement 11th February 2015

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The theme of the first Constructing Excellence Members’ Forum of the year was “Procurement” to tie in with the launch of our new Procurement Theme Group. Don Ward kicked off proceedings with a refreshed version of his standard introduction to Constructing Excellence which is now available to view on YouTube: The Procurement Theme Group The […]

British Standard BS 8534 on construction procurement

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One of the less well known but most useful British Standards for our sector is BS 8534:2011, “Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice”. It gives recommendations and guidance on the development of policies, strategies and procedures for the procurement of construction in the built environment. Figure 1 shows the procurement framework set […]

Construction innovation: does it matter?

View image | gettyimages.com Yes. Construction innovation is becoming essential for transformation of the UK industry, delivering value throughout the supply chain and delighting the end customer with the final outcome. In times of rapidly changing markets, technologies and communications, construction firms have become increasingly reliant upon innovations and improvement. The focus of attention on […]

CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014

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The engines that power our work to develop and promote excellence in the built environment supply chain are our members’ theme groups. At any time we have 7-8 theme groups, typically meeting every 2-3 months to keep up-to-date with relevant developments, decide how Constructing Excellence needs to make a difference, and then deliver or oversee […]

Constructing Excellence Annual Convention and National Awards 2014

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Annual Convention On Friday 14th November, ahead of the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2014, G4C curated this year’s Constructing Excellence Annual Convention focussing on the image of the industry and the digitisation of construction. The Annual Convention brings together all parts of the movement, including national, club, regional and G4C members. As well as representatives […]