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CE Annual Conference – 20 Years of Rethinking Construction

12 December @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

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This year’s Constructing Excellence Annual Conference marks 20 years since the release of Sir John Egan’s Rethinking Construction.  This report combined with Sir Michael Latham’s Constructing the Team provided the foundations for the Constructing Excellence Movement, aiming to deliver Excellence through Collaboration.

In 1998 we were industry characterised by low margins, poor investment in capital and R&D and a skills shortage due to our inability to attract the best talent.  Moreover, procurement was led by price, not value, projects were unpredictable on time, cost and quality and much of the sector was extremely fragmented.

So how much has changed?  On the surface that characterisation of the industry remains valid.  However, the Constructing Excellence movement is leading the way, demonstrating tangible the tangible benefits of working collaboratively.  This year’s conference will take an in-depth look at how the core Constructing Excellence values of clients procuring for value, standardisation and pre-manufactured value and digitally-enabled collaboration can be applied at a broader level across the industry.

The Construction Sector Deal is seeing unprecedented government investment and support for change in the sector and is in complete alignment with our vision.  Join us on 12 December to find out how we can build on 20 years of industry leadership and maximise this unique opportunity for change.

Agenda

09:15  Registration and Networking

10:00  Introduction & Overview of Constructing Excellence in 2018

10:15  Clients Procuring for Value

  • The need to change – Phil Wilbraham, Co-Chair Constructing Excellence
  • Dudley College – Integrated Project Insurance – Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects, Dudley College
  • Enhancing construction delivery in Qatar with Constructing Excellence – Eng Ahmad Al Ansari, Head of the Technical Office, Ashghal (Public Works Authority), Qatar, and Chair of Constructing Excellence in Qatar

11:20  Coffee and Networking

11:50  Standardisation & Pre-Manufactured Value

  • The need to change – Mark Farmer, Co-Chair Constructing Excellence
  • Alan Clucas, Director, Explore Manufacturing – Laing O’Rourke
  • Rosie Toogood, CEO, Legal & General Modular Homes

13:00  Lunch and Networking

14:00  Digitally Enabled

  • The need to change – David Whysall, Co-Chair Constructing Excellence
  • Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado
  • Deirdre Fox, Director Strategic Business Development, Tata Steel

15:15  Coffee and Networking

15:40  Better perceptions, better talent, better performance – A new direction for G4C, Robin Lapish and Caroline Key

15:55  Panel discussion How will we achieve our vision in 2019?

  • Dr David Hancock, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Marcus Harling, Partner, Burges Salmon
  • Ann Bentley, Global Board Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • G4C

15:50  Summary and next steps

17:00  Close

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Speakers

Phil Wilbraham

Heathrow Airport (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
Phil Wilbraham

Heathrow Airport (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)

Phil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017 accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it. Previously as Development Director, Phil was accountable for all the Capital works at Heathrow. As Eastern Campus Programme Director, Phil, was accountable for the delivery of the airport’s new Terminal 2. This £2.5bn programme has provided passengers with a new, ‘state of the art’, terminal.

Before Terminal 2, Phil led the completion of the £4.3bn construction of Terminal 5 and prior to that he led the £350 million Terminal 5 Landside Development Project which included the successful completion of the Twin Rivers Diversion and M25 Spur ahead of programme and under budget.

Phil was previously Director of Civil Engineering with TPS Consult, where he was involved in private and public sector schemes from feasibility stage through to design, construction and completion. This included working for BAA on Terminal 5 and many other projects at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as with many other clients. Phil has also worked both overseas and in the UK as a civil engineer for DHV and Mott MacDonald.

Mark Farmer

CEO Cast Consultancy (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
Mark Farmer

CEO Cast Consultancy (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)

Mark has 28 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors, 15 of those served as a partner of EC Harris / Arcadis. In 2016, he established Cast, a specialist real estate and construction consultancy. He is a member of the RICS, and is a Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council and a member of the BPF Build to Rent committee.

Mark is the author of the October 2016 independent review of the UK Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’ jointly sponsored by BEIS and CLG and published via the Construction Leadership Council. On the back of this report, Mark is championing a gradual move in the UK towards more pre-manufacture led construction delivery to improve productivity and predictability for clients. In this regard, his work includes supporting the evolution of central and regional government policy as well as direct involvement with clients deploying market leading innovation in the UK.

Alan Clucas

Director, Explore Manufacturing - Laing O'Rourke
Alan Clucas

Director, Explore Manufacturing - Laing O'Rourke

Rosie Toogood

CEO Legal & General Modular Homes
Rosie Toogood

CEO Legal & General Modular Homes

Paul Clarke

Chief Technology Officer at Ocado Limited
Paul Clarke

Chief Technology Officer at Ocado Limited

Deirdre Fox

Director Strategic Business Development, Tata Steel
Deirdre Fox

Director Strategic Business Development, Tata Steel

Dr David Hancock

Construction Director at Infrastructure Projects Authority
Dr David Hancock

Construction Director at Infrastructure Projects Authority

Ahmad Al Ansari

Lead Advisor - Contracts & Project Management, Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’
Ahmad Al Ansari

Lead Advisor - Contracts & Project Management, Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’

Marcus Harling

Partner, Burges Salmon
Marcus Harling

Partner, Burges Salmon

David Whysall

Turner & Townsend (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)
David Whysall

Turner & Townsend (Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence)

David is the UK Infrastructure Managing Director within Turner & Townsend. David has spent 14 years with the business since joining as a graduate in 2004. During that time he has designed and implemented commercial strategies, assurance functions and managed major programme delivery teams for some of the most high profile capital investment programmes in the UK, including at Heathrow Airport, Anglian Water, High Speed 2 and Crossrail. David was previously Head of Cost & Commercial Services across the UK. He is also a member of the firms UK Board and Global Infrastructure Board.

David is passionate about industry performance improvement and has led research into effective commercial performance and assurance on major projects and programmes. Throughout his time with Turner & Townsend, David has actively contributed to industry improvement initiatives, including helping author the UK industry report, Never Waste a Good Crisis. David has sat on UK Government task groups forming a 2050 carbon strategy, chaired the industry collaboration group, Generation for Change and is now Co-Chair of the industry improvement movement, Constructing Excellence.

Caroline Key

CITB (G4C Co-Chair)
Caroline Key

CITB (G4C Co-Chair)

Robin Lapish

HS2 (G4C Co-Chair)
Robin Lapish

HS2 (G4C Co-Chair)

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Details

Date:
12 December
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

The Tower of London
St Katharine's & Wapping
London, EC3N 4AB
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