Collaboration & Insurance – Outputs from our recent Insurance Roundtable

Insurance has a key role to play in industry change.  We’ve been working with our insurance specialist Marcus Saunders of Stackhouse Poland to create a common dialogue between the insurance and construction sectors.  See the initial findings from our Insurance Roundtable here:   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXxVNDx_w9Q]

New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs

On 20 September the Constructing Excellence Client Forum held a webinar on the topic of New Models of Procurement.  The session chaired by Phil Wilbraham had 2 excellent presentations from Prof David Mosey, Kings College London on Two Stage Open Book and Supply Chain Collaboration and Martin Davis from IP Initiatives on Insurance Backed Alliancing. … Continue reading “New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs”

Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision

Constructing Excellence was delighted to see the announcement of the Construction Sector Deal earlier this month.  The deal clearly reflects the important role that the sector plays in underpinning economic growth across the entire economy.  After all the delays in getting it published we need to now get on with the implementing the deal. The … Continue reading “Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision”

Client’s Perspective on Integrated Project Insurance

On 22nd May the Constructing Excellence Client’s Forum were given a unique insight into the client side of delivering an Integrated Project Insurance project.  Steve Johnson, the Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects at Dudley College, provided a client perspective on the Dudley Advance II trial project of the Integrated Project Insurance Model (now … Continue reading “Client’s Perspective on Integrated Project Insurance”

Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered – Event Report

On 21st February 2018 over 60 high level representatives of ECI were joined by colleagues at CII at the offices of Fluor in Amsterdam to debate Existential Crisis – Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered. Delegates were welcomed by John Fotherby, Chair of ECI and Arne Siewertsen, DM Project Controls & Estimating, Fluor our hosts … Continue reading “Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered – Event Report”

How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains

At the February Construction Excellence Client Forum, myConsole’s presentation showed how the leadership in construction industry clients could now experience the immense potential of hosting end-to-end digitisation of entire infrastructure programmes across vertical value chains and functions such as concept & feasibility, procurement, construction, handover and asset management. Digital environments can also integrate horizontal value chains … Continue reading “How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains”

Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing: Constructing Excellence Members Forum January 2018

Forty Constructing Excellence members gathered at the London offices of Burges Salmon to take an in-depth look at the relationship between Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing. Charles Mills, Chair of the Constructing Excellence Procurement Theme Group, provided an overview of the importance of procurement in influencing every aspect of project delivery.  He identified some … Continue reading “Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing: Constructing Excellence Members Forum January 2018”

The Constructing Excellence Procurement Theme Group announces a new Work Winning Pre-Construction Sub-Group

Constructing Excellence is seeking members for their new sub-group tasked with researching where efficiency gains can be found across pre-construction and tendering activities. The sub group aims to uncover where there are opportunities for productivity improvements within the annual £3bn bid cost spend. The research will seek out insights on behaviours, approaches and bidding processes. … Continue reading “The Constructing Excellence Procurement Theme Group announces a new Work Winning Pre-Construction Sub-Group”

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!”