Government backs industry guidance to avoid disputes

The UK Government today offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the COVID-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled in costly and long-running disputes over the effects of the pandemic on projects if it … Continue reading “Government backs industry guidance to avoid disputes”

Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler

We are pleased to launch the fourth volume in our series on Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler . Lead author Adam Newbould has worked with an amazing team of co-writers to produce this document that clearly sets out how procurement influences productivity in nuclear projects and … Continue reading “Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler”

How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?

The Sustainable Infrastructure Forum took place virtually on 20 April and focussed on how procurement and culture can influence sustainable outcomes.  With presentations from David Riley at Anglian Water and Mohammad Rickaby at Lower Thames Crossing and input from Ruth Carins G4C co-chair. For many working on major infrastructure projects sustainability can seem too abstract.  … Continue reading “How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?”

10 Takeaways from our visit to JLR – What can construction learn from automotive?

The Constructing Excellence Offsite Manufacturing and Technology Group were delighted to visit to the Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich Facility on 10th March – just before the current crisis hit!  The visit provided an excellent opportunity to get behind the scenes at one of the most advanced automotive plants in Europe. Automotive is widely recognised … Continue reading “10 Takeaways from our visit to JLR – What can construction learn from automotive?”

An industry fit for the future? – G4C Virtual Project 2020 

The built environment underpins society and its importance in providing shelter and essential infrastructure. It has been cast under the spotlight more than ever.  Our society is currently facing extraordinary times, turning everyday life on its head. This crisis is highlighting at a national level the current practices that need to change in the sector, including negative perceptions of the industry.  G4C have long been crying … Continue reading “An industry fit for the future? – G4C Virtual Project 2020 “

Integrated Project Insurance case studies: Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making

Derby Museums commissioned exhibition specialist Leach and architects Bauman Lyons with a design team to develop their vision for the Silk Mill as a “museum of making” for the 21st Century. Heritage Lottery and Arts Council funding was eventually secured, supplemented by funds from Derby City and local communities. Inevitably the brief for the extension … Continue reading “Integrated Project Insurance case studies: Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making”

Modern Collaborative Working – summary report and webinar 28 April

Over the course of 2019 the Constructing Excellence Collaborative Working Mentors blogged about the 10 most important themes for achieving collaborative working in the modern environment. As we publish a summary of the 10 blogs we are offering you the chance to ask the chair of the group Kevin Thomas of IPInitiatives all the questions … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working – summary report and webinar 28 April”