Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working The decisions made in the procurement of projects have the ability to make, or break, collaboration. A procurement process which recognises and focuses on outcomes and which is used as a tool to bring together parties who complement … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 2: What’s Wrong with the Traditional Process?

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working Every report that has investigated performance of the UK construction industry in the last 30 years or so, has concluded pretty much the same thing.  Most projects are late or overspent or both.  When the 2001 National Audit … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 2: What’s Wrong with the Traditional Process?”

Modern Collaborative Working: The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 1: Understanding the Need

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working What is the purpose of the construction industry? Assuming of course you can actually separate construction from property and property from functional performance?  Is construction there to just satisfy the desires of the commissioning customer or perhaps the … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working: The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 1: Understanding the Need”

Ward’s Words: Looking forward to our new chairmanship

I am excited about next week’s members forum, not only because it provocatively challenges whether collaboration remains our raison d’etre in the view of members, and because we will hear the latest update about the trial of the Integrated Project Insurance model at Dudley College, but because we will announce the new chairmanship of Constructing … Continue reading “Ward’s Words: Looking forward to our new chairmanship”

Ward’s Words: Don’t use the C word unless you mean it!

Please don’t use the C word when you don’t mean it. The CIOB’s Construction Manager and the RICS’ Construction Journal recently published articles from me on modern procurement. As the government’s new industrial strategy consultation paper says: “…we must use strategic government procurement to drive innovation and enable the development of UK supply chains.” Both journals singled … Continue reading “Ward’s Words: Don’t use the C word unless you mean it!”

Constructing Excellence welcomes Farmer Review

(first published 18th October 2016, updated 5th January 2017) We welcome the publication of the Farmer report (#FarmerReview) – and congratulate the team on excellent coverage in the Guardian and Telegraph amongst others. Construction News had a particularly good analysis. Ten industry symptoms: low productivity; low predictability; structural fragmentation; leadership fragmentation; low margins, adversarial pricing … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence welcomes Farmer Review”