Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding

Businesses are invited to bid in 2 competitions worth up to £36 million, funding collaborative R&D and demonstrator projects as part of the Transforming Construction Challenge.  The competitions will open on 28 August and close on 30 October. Competition 1: Transforming UK construction – Collaborative R&D Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will … Continue reading “Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding”

Understanding R&D Tax Credits

We are delighted to be working with our members RIFT R&D to ensure that our industry fully understands the support they are currently missing out on. RIFT Research & Development is committed to bringing the benefits of R&D Tax Credits to the UK’s most innovative businesses. As part of that commitment, we’re delighted to announce … Continue reading “Understanding R&D Tax Credits”

Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient

The construction sector’s brightest young minds gather today in Leeds to explore how their generation is embracing new technologies to make the construction industry better, faster and stronger. This year’s Generation for Change (G4C) conference, themed Generation4Tech, is being delivered in partnership with the recently launched Construction Innovation Hub, which brings together the world-class construction sector expertise of … Continue reading “Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient”

Constructing Excellence welcomes Industrial Strategy announcement

We are delighted with the Government’s announcement of £170 million investment in transforming our sector through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  The money will go towards supporting innovation and productivity improvement across the construction sector, this long been at the heart of the Constructing Excellence agenda and we whole heartedly support the initiative.  We look … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence welcomes Industrial Strategy announcement”

Three fantastic innovations we’ll be exploring on 4 May

The Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group is teaming up with Innovation Gateway to bring you a session on innovative and sustainable solutions and how these are specified. The workshop taking place at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford will look at some best practice examples of where innovative solutions have been trialled and implemented on … Continue reading “Three fantastic innovations we’ll be exploring on 4 May”

Hammersmith Flyover Constructing Excellence Innovation in Practice Case Studies published

The Hammersmith Flyover was constructed in the early 1960’s and is situated in West London. In December 2011, the post tensioning tendons that run through the structure were found to have been deteriorating at a significant rate, and in December 2011 the Hammersmith flyover was closed under emergency conditions. The first ‘initial strengthening’ phase of … Continue reading “Hammersmith Flyover Constructing Excellence Innovation in Practice Case Studies published”

Collaboration is Key to Successful Research

Collaboration between construction and academia is vital if the industry is to successfully address customer needs, Tim Embley will tell a Constructing Excellence Members Forum on 8 June. Tim, Group Innovation & Knowledge Manager at Costain, has been invited by Constructing Excellence to talk about how Costain’s ‘Engineering A Sustainable Tomorrow’ * strategy is helping Costain … Continue reading “Collaboration is Key to Successful Research”

Marginal Gains in Construction – Improved Productivity through Micro-Ideas

Introduction UK productivity still lags that of other developed nations as repeated ONs reports continue to show. The problem is complex and successive attempts have made progress but failed to drive the UK to the front of the pack. A recent Constructing Excellence survey Unlocking Productivity confirms a majority of people in the construction industry … Continue reading “Marginal Gains in Construction – Improved Productivity through Micro-Ideas”

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 … Continue reading “Construction innovation: does it matter?”