New Book: Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects

Without clients, there would be no architecture and no design teams. Without brave and able clients our civilisation would be a poor place.  To be effective, clients need a wide variety of skills and acumen, which conjoined with those of the design and construction teams produce good buildings.  Why is it that Clients have been … Continue reading “New Book: Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects”

The capability gap

The Construction Industry Summit this week flagged up skills shortages again, but I worry that the focus is too short-term and addresses today’s skills, not what we need in the future. The skills we need are those that will allow us to transform the industry and deliver on the targets in the industrial strategy Construction … Continue reading “The capability gap”

Waterloo Air Products plc to sponsor “Beyond the Built Environment”

Constructing Excellence is delighted to announce that Waterloo Air Products plc have agreed to be the first lead sponsor of “Beyond the Built Environment”,  our 2015 Annual Conference at Lords Cricket Ground on 11th November. For over 100 years Waterloo have earned and maintained an enviable reputation for ventilation system design, engineering and manufacture. They … Continue reading “Waterloo Air Products plc to sponsor “Beyond the Built Environment””

Beyond the Built Environment – the 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference

Event Details The 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference is taking place on 11 November at Lords Cricket ground, and will consider a wide range of issues facing construction while looking ‘beyond the built environment’. This year’s conference aims to show how other industries are tackling a number of the key issues that are facing our … Continue reading “Beyond the Built Environment – the 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference”

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 … Continue reading “How does construction embrace innovation? Members Forum 10/06/2015”

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 … Continue reading “Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?”