Constructing Excellence Annual Review released

We would like to thank all those involved in Constructing Excellence for their continued support. 2019 has been a year of re-balancing for Constructing Excellence and this provides an excellent foundation for our movement to grow in 2020.

We passionately believe that a more productive sector will deliver long term value and sustainability for the society that it serves. Construction and the built environment have a critical role to play in creating social value and tackling the climate crisis, Constructing Excellence has a critical role in helping the industry deliver this.

Early in 2019 we focussed on the core elements of our vision and strategy. We have consolidated our theme groups accordingly, looking at Procurement, Digital, Offsite Manufacturing & Technology and Performance Measurement, underpinned by the invaluable work of our Collaborative Working Mentors. Our sector groups in Engineering Construction, Nuclear and Sustainable Infrastructure explore how these themes can be applied in specific sector contexts and in 2020 we will be seeking to expand these across other critical sectors. Our revised strategy, detailed later in this document outlines the key elements that will unleash the potential of the Constructing Excellence movement and drive transformation in 2020 and beyond.

To realise its full potential our industry needs to attract and develop a new generation of dynamic leaders. Developing our industry’s future leaders through Generation4Change (G4C) is at the very core of Constructing Excellence we encourage all of our members to get their brightest future talent involved in G4C.

In November we became a delivery partner for the Construction Innovation Hub. This places the Constructing Excellence movement at the very centre of the drive to transform the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment. We have a key role to play in ensuring these solutions can be and are adopted. Everyone in the Constructing Excellence movement has a crucial role to engage in this agenda and support the development of solutions that we can take forward and implement and will genuinely positively disrupt our industry.
In May this year Alison Nicholl took over as Head of Constructing Excellence. We would like to thank Don Ward for the leadership and commitment he has provided Constructing Excellence for over 18 years and wish him well as he moves to his new role driving the Constructing Excellence International activities.

Finally, thank you to all our members, theme groups, ECI members, G4C national and regional groups, regional centres, local clubs, international partners and many other stakeholders and collaborators for your continued support of our organisation. We hope this report does justice to your work, and we look forward to working with you in 2020 to deliver excellence.

Mark Farmer, CEO, Cast
Phil Wilbraham, Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport
David Whysall, Managing Director, Turner & Townsend

Constructing Excellence 2020