CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SCHOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – HAILED AS TRAILBLAZER FOR TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION The results of a pioneering new consortium which set out to transform the way primary schools are designed, procured and built have been unveiled at a launch event in London and have been hailed as a trailblazer for transforming construction. … Continue reading “CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative”

Client Commitments

The Clients’ Charter allows construction industry clients to make a clear statement of their commitment to performance improvement. Participants measure their progress against an agreed programme with increasingly demanding targets. A complete review and feedback process took place during 2007/2008 which indicated that the Charter needed some development to improve its usability and robustness and … Continue reading “Client Commitments”

Taking Advantage How SMEs can become successful framework contractors

‘Transforming Local Government Construction – The Power of Framework Agreements’, commissioned in 2006 by the East Midlands Centre of Excellence, showcased current examples of local authority construction frameworks covering housing, general building and highways. It showed the contribution that frameworks can make to the drive for increased efficiency in local government construction procurement, and what the leaders in the field are doing to derive … Continue reading “Taking Advantage How SMEs can become successful framework contractors”

Supply chain integration, logistics and e-trading – Action learning project

CITB-ConstructionSkills is keen to support the industry in adopting integrated working. In 2003, it approved funding to run a two year action learning project on supply chain integration, logistics and e-trading. Introduction This action learning project aimed to accelerate the take up of integrated supply chains and logistics within the construction industry. It was funded … Continue reading “Supply chain integration, logistics and e-trading – Action learning project”

Building Down Barriers Toolkit

Building Down Barriers Toolkit Objectives Listed below are those tools from the Building Down Barriers Toolkit which are cross-referenced by the Strategic Forum’s Integration Toolkit. These are made available free of charge as part of Constructing Excellence’s commitment to pan-industry change. Building Down Barriers Toolkit Description In late 1999 the then Design Build Foundation (now … Continue reading “Building Down Barriers Toolkit”