How does construction embrace innovation? Members Forum 10/06/2015


Don Ward started the day by paying tribute to David Bucknall OBE who had sadly died over the weekend. David had been a driving force for collaboration in the industry both through his own company Bucknall Austin/Rider Levett Bucknall and his involvement in Constructing Excellence as Chair of our Midlands branch and will be hugely […]

G4C launch “Data + Construction” project

Open data in construction

Over the last 12 months G4C, in collaboration with BRE have undertaken a research project on the topic of big data. This has involved interviewing a range of industry professionals on different aspect of open data and construction from angles such as housing, planning and energy. This work is being launched at an event at the […]

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?


With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in […]

Reflections on the Building Awards 2015

Value of outcomes in use for clients always greatly exceeds capex (and opex)

It was the Building Awards earlier this month at the Grosvenor, the usual glittering black tie affair with David Walliams taking the mickey out of everyone. Three things stand out for me from the excellent edition of Building which covered the event: It was fantastic to see Tony Giddings of Argent honoured as Personality of the […]

Ron Edmondson talks about Constructing Excellence membership


At Constructing Excellence we think the best people to explain the benefits of membership are the members themselves. With this in mind, here is a video of Ron Edmondson, Managing Director of long standing members Waterloo Air Products, explaining what he and his organisation have gained by being involved with Constructing Excellence. Many thanks to Ron for […]

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

LCMB asset management facilities management value infographic

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 […]

BIM4Champagne – a new initiative from John Lorimer


Everyone wants BIM case studies but coaxing them out of members is proving to be a real challenge. The BIM Theme Group has worked tirelessly to develop a simple proforma which can be used at all stages of a project or programme. The aim is to build a library of relevant and helpful examples. John Lorimer, […]

Nuclear Theme Group meeting 11th March


We had an interesting session at the Nuclear Theme Group meeting on 11 March, with a number of very informative presentations, followed by some lively discussion and debate. Our first speaker was Philip Isgar from Sunbeam Management Solutions on ‘Building Information Modelling & Data Management Nuclear Strategy – An alignment between Client and the Supply […]