Case Study: Project Integrator Kier embraces DfMA and digital at the £253m new build Wellingborough prison

Overview   On 17th May 2019 Kier commenced work on site at the new build resettlement prison in Wellingborough, after being awarded the £253m contract by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The project is the first in a series of schemes to be undertaken as part of the MoJ’s wider Change, Strategy and Planning (CSP) Directorate … Continue reading “Case Study: Project Integrator Kier embraces DfMA and digital at the £253m new build Wellingborough prison”

A14 – Pre-cast solution for the River Great Ouse Viaduct

Innovative and efficient use of a pre-cast solution made Skanska’s River Ouse Viaduct the Offsite Project of the Year 2018. As part of the A14  Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme, the new road alignment required crossing the river Great Ouse and surrounding floodplain. The surrounding area is a Country Wildlife Site, meaning the £1.5bn project … Continue reading “A14 – Pre-cast solution for the River Great Ouse Viaduct”

Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory

Check out The Choice Factory from our members Kier.  It looks at the psychological, behavioural and cultural factors that need to be addressed to achieve sustainable change with regards to the uptake of MMC.  It presents a unique review that draws from behavioural science, marketing and different fields to present options of choice architecture. This … Continue reading “Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory”

CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SCHOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – HAILED AS TRAILBLAZER FOR TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION The results of a pioneering new consortium which set out to transform the way primary schools are designed, procured and built have been unveiled at a launch event in London and have been hailed as a trailblazer for transforming construction. … Continue reading “CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative”

This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!

‘Not your average construction crowd’ was our instant reaction when we saw the photos from the G4C Conference Generation4Tech, Bigger, Faster, Stronger.  An amazing line up of speakers and panellists provided the focal point for an afternoon of stimulating discussions and debate.  It re-enforced our view that the future of construction is bright we just … Continue reading “This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!”

7 things to consider to maximise the value of manufacturing based construction

On 26 March Tata Steel hosted the Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Theme Group at their offices on Millbank.  The theme for the day was how do we engage better with the expertise, knowledge and innovation from the manufacturing sector.  The scene was set by a roundtable discussion including input from Adam Turk (Baxi Commercial), Rob … Continue reading “7 things to consider to maximise the value of manufacturing based construction”

Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building

Constructing Excellence fully supports the move to a platform approach to building and we welcome this opportunity to have an impact on the process.  Using government procurement to drive a platform approach has the potential to transform our industry and overcome some of the current market reluctance that exists. We particularly welcome the launch of … Continue reading “Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building”

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in a reordered world

Burges Salmon will be launching their latest report at the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference on 12 December.  Burges Salmon gives a view on how the perfect storm of sector restructure and the advance of MMC will combine to reshape construction. The organisations who lead construction, including funders and developers, will have very different roles by … Continue reading “Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in a reordered world”

Explore Manufacturing – Excellent example of manufacturing in construction

On 27 September our Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group were delighted to visit the Explore Manufacturing Centre near Worksop. This pioneering facility has been at the forefront of the application of manufacturing principles in the construction sector. The group were certainly not disappointed by what they saw! The 215 acre site, the most modern concrete … Continue reading “Explore Manufacturing – Excellent example of manufacturing in construction”