Procurement: Prepare for the best

Successful procurement depends on the client understanding whether the evaluation methodologies it uses are likely to produce the desired results. Here’s some advice on getting it right. The UK public sector expenditure was more than £735bn in 2014. A significant amount of that money will have been spent via regulated procurements for public contracts, run … Continue reading “Procurement: Prepare for the best”

Is profit a dirty word in Construction? (What Latham missed and Egan did not have the answer for)

Both the Latham and Egan reports identified areas where the Construction Industry could make improvements in the way that it worked. Both of these had one eye on the clients’ satisfaction as a driver behind their implementation and the other on bringing better processes and practices into the sector. With varying degrees of success, most … Continue reading “Is profit a dirty word in Construction? (What Latham missed and Egan did not have the answer for)”

Andrew Wolstenholme

Inspirational brain food served at the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference

Constructing Excellence welcomed its National members, regional centres, local Clubs and members of the Generation for Change (G4C) network to its annual conference on November 11. Thank you to main sponsors Waterloo Air Products. Beyond the built environment The conference was entitled “Beyond the Built Environment”, and an inspirational and enervating day followed, thanks to … Continue reading “Inspirational brain food served at the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference”

Have we wasted a good crisis?

Apparently Winston Churchill first declared, in 1934, that we should “never let a good crisis go to waste”. And in 2009 Constructing Excellence published their report “Never Waste A Good Crisis”. This report argued for innovative responses to the economic downturn from the construction industry to improve performance in the longer term.  Andrew Wolstenholme, the … Continue reading “Have we wasted a good crisis?”

6 Steps to Significant Behavioural Change for Sustainable Construction

Behavioural change for sustainable construction – how to achieve it

The October meeting of Constructing Excellence’s Sustainability Theme Group covered the critical issue of achieving behavioural change for sustainable construction. Three speakers shared their experiences and passed on some invaluable insight into what leads to successful and maintained behaviour change. The Speakers Martin Hunt, Built Environment and Infrastructure Specialist from Forum for the Future presented … Continue reading “Behavioural change for sustainable construction – how to achieve it”

2014 Bid Cost Survey

It has been my mission over many years to help construction organisations to be more effective in their work-winning activities and enhance their win rates, which play a significant role in improving win work efficiencies. In 2003 MarketingWorks undertook research assessing how the bid cost investment affects work winning within the construction industry. In 2014 … Continue reading “2014 Bid Cost Survey”

Constructing Excellence in Nuclear #CEnuclear

The latest meeting of our sector-specific theme group was hosted at the world-leading Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Rotherham on September 23rd. Our hosts are the world’s biggest specialist R&D facility of its kind, and they specialise in working with the UK supply chain to improve their performance and readiness to supply to the nuclear … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence in Nuclear #CEnuclear”