2014 Bid Cost Survey

It has been my mission over many years to help construction organisations to be more effective in their work-winning activities and enhance their win rates, which play a significant role in improving win work efficiencies. In 2003 MarketingWorks undertook research assessing how the bid cost investment affects work winning within the construction industry. In 2014 … Continue reading “2014 Bid Cost Survey”

Constructing Excellence in Nuclear #CEnuclear

The latest meeting of our sector-specific theme group was hosted at the world-leading Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Rotherham on September 23rd. Our hosts are the world’s biggest specialist R&D facility of its kind, and they specialise in working with the UK supply chain to improve their performance and readiness to supply to the nuclear … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence in Nuclear #CEnuclear”

New Book: Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects

Without clients, there would be no architecture and no design teams. Without brave and able clients our civilisation would be a poor place.  To be effective, clients need a wide variety of skills and acumen, which conjoined with those of the design and construction teams produce good buildings.  Why is it that Clients have been … Continue reading “New Book: Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects”

The capability gap

The Construction Industry Summit this week flagged up skills shortages again, but I worry that the focus is too short-term and addresses today’s skills, not what we need in the future. The skills we need are those that will allow us to transform the industry and deliver on the targets in the industrial strategy Construction … Continue reading “The capability gap”

Waterloo Air Products plc to sponsor “Beyond the Built Environment”

Constructing Excellence is delighted to announce that Waterloo Air Products plc have agreed to be the first lead sponsor of “Beyond the Built Environment”,  our 2015 Annual Conference at Lords Cricket Ground on 11th November. For over 100 years Waterloo have earned and maintained an enviable reputation for ventilation system design, engineering and manufacture. They … Continue reading “Waterloo Air Products plc to sponsor “Beyond the Built Environment””

Beyond the Built Environment – the 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference

Event Details The 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference is taking place on 11 November at Lords Cricket ground, and will consider a wide range of issues facing construction while looking ‘beyond the built environment’. This year’s conference aims to show how other industries are tackling a number of the key issues that are facing our … Continue reading “Beyond the Built Environment – the 2015 Constructing Excellence Annual Conference”