Top 10 Ways to Kill Off Collaborative Working

In this guide, the Collaborative Working Champions of Constructing Excellence have been looking at the things people do that either act as a break on Collaborative Working or stop Collaborative Working dead in its tracks before it has a chance to get established. Top 10 Ways to Kill Off Collaborative Working_Final

The Payments Minefield – A review of payment practices within the UK Construction industry

The construction industry has a history of delayed payment and late payment. The way in which the industry has evolved over a number of decades so that prime contractors sub-contract the majority of their work, the highly fragmented nature of the industry and the disproportionately small size of many of the market participants means that … Continue reading “The Payments Minefield – A review of payment practices within the UK Construction industry”

The Payments Minefield – A review of payment practices within the UK Construction industry

The construction industry has a history of delayed payment and late payment. The way in which the industry has evolved over a number of decades so that prime contractors sub-contract the majority of their work, the highly fragmented nature of the industry and the disproportionately small size of many of the market participants means that … Continue reading “The Payments Minefield – A review of payment practices within the UK Construction industry”

Top 10 Benefits of Collaborative Working

In this document, the Collaborative Working Champions have outlined the top 10 most important benefits that arise from successful implementation of collaborative working, in terms of delivering superior outcomes for clients, suppliers and stakeholders…. Top-10-Benefits-of-Collaborative Working_Final_131015

Outcome led procurement – A common sense approach to construction procurement

This guide has been produced by Constructing Excellence South West’s Procurement Forum led by their drafting team of Martin Howe of Keystone Law, Robert Knight of igloo Regeneration, Stewart Pitteway of Capita, Ian Dacre of Rider Levitt Bucknell, and Martyn Jones of CESW. CESW Outcome Led Procurement June 2015

Clever classrooms

Salford University led by Professor Peter Barrett have published the final reports of their study of the effect of built environment quality on educational outcomes in primary schools. The very readable Clever Classrooms is available here and the more academic report is here.

Key Industry Publications

Introduction Over the years, the construction industry has faced many calls for change. Clients have voiced concerns about the impact of inefficient processes and waste on their commercial performance. Health and safety has emerged as a major concern, and climate change and the need for buildings to be more environmentally friendly has challenged the industry to change once … Continue reading “Key Industry Publications”

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”