CPA Call for Evidence on Product Information

Since the publication of the Hackitt Review in Spring 2018, the construction industry has, as you know, been working hard to meet the various challenges set for it. The Construction Products Association has been involved with several critical elements of this activity, and has established its own Marketing Integrity Group (“MIG”) to specifically address Chapter … Continue reading “CPA Call for Evidence on Product Information”

Construction Innovation Hub – Board Announced

The Construction Innovation Hub (formerly the Transforming Construction Alliance) announces the creation of a powerful new Industry Board to ensure key industry decision makers and leaders help to shape its programme of work. The £72 million Construction Innovation Hub, funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, will transform the UK … Continue reading “Construction Innovation Hub – Board Announced”

Why is Asset Management such a simple concept, but so difficult to deliver?

After six and a bit years I am stepping down as chair of Constructing Excellence’s Asset Management Theme Group. My day to day work commitments at LCMB are making it increasingly difficult to carve out the time and resource to manage and deliver a quality programme for CE’s members.  What is Asset Management? Asset Management … Continue reading “Why is Asset Management such a simple concept, but so difficult to deliver?”

Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building

Constructing Excellence fully supports the move to a platform approach to building and we welcome this opportunity to have an impact on the process.  Using government procurement to drive a platform approach has the potential to transform our industry and overcome some of the current market reluctance that exists. We particularly welcome the launch of … Continue reading “Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building”

Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure

Constructing Excellence Board Member and Development Procurement Director at Heathrow, David Ferroussat, discusses the outputs of an Infrastructure Forum working group that he has been chairing on Sustainable Procurement.  The report has highlighted the importance of a clearly defined and robust pipeline of projects to enable procurement behaviour that is sustainable in the long-term. Less than … Continue reading “Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure”

Transforming Construction Network Plus Round 1 Funding Open

Constructing Excellence is delighted to support the Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+)  .  The partnership between UCL, Imperial College and WMG, University of Warwick will unite academic researchers with industry and policy representatives through networking and skills-building events, creating a new community and body of knowledge to inform future construction policy and practice. Professor Jacqui … Continue reading “Transforming Construction Network Plus Round 1 Funding Open”

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”