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”

Avanti

Avanti was a project from 2001-5, which became the basis of the BIM British Standard BS1192. In July 2006, the Avanti DTI Project documentation and brand ownership was transferred to Constructing Excellence. Avanti is an approach to collaborative working that enables construction project partners to work together effectively. The principles of collaborative working the Avanti way are … Continue reading “Avanti”

Best Practice Explorer Themes

This page provides all of the Business Improvement Themes available through the Constructing Excellence Gateway. Your Business Processes Benchmarking Benchmarking is a method of improving performance in a systematic and logical way by measuring and comparing your performance against others, and then using lessons learned from the best to make targeted improvements. It involves answering … Continue reading “Best Practice Explorer Themes”

Be Valuable – A guide to creating value in the built environment

‘Be Valuable’ was born from a workshop held by Be’s predecessor the Reading Construction Forum in 2002 on the subject of ‘Designing the Future’. Richard Saxon became a most articulate and convincing champion of ‘value’ and ‘integrated solution providers’ and carried the themes forward into Be. When nCRISP were looking for a champion to run … Continue reading “Be Valuable – A guide to creating value in the built environment”

Rethinking Construction in Local Government: ten key issues and how to address them

The LGTF has produced this suite of documents to help local authorities rise to the challenges they face as a result of the Government’s Public Sector Efficiency Review. The documents describe how to address the issues involved and how authorities can achieve the full benefits of the new way of working. The pack is aimed … Continue reading “Rethinking Construction in Local Government: ten key issues and how to address them”