CW Champions Chairman’s Blog

We had a CW Champions meeting last Thursday with some very interesting presentations and discussions. We heard about Behaviours4Collaboration a developing initiative to identify, define and present a framework which can be used to monitor and develop collaborative capability in individuals. Then we heard about the successes of BS11000, the standard which certifies the collaborative … Continue reading “CW Champions Chairman’s Blog”

Alliancing Diagram

Alliancing, BS11000 and Behaviours4Collaboration

Behaviours4Collaboration At the London offices of multi-disciplinary consultant Pick Everard yesterday, the Collaborative Working Champions held their quarterly meeting, and the agenda stimulated a lot of conversation about collaborative behaviours. I talked to the group about the Behaviours4Collaboration group (see my December 2014 post), updating my presentation a bit to include an example page from … Continue reading “Alliancing, BS11000 and Behaviours4Collaboration”

Green Constructing Board 3 years on event

Green Construction Board – “Three Years On”

The Green Construction Board launched their ‘Three Years On’ report yesterday at Ecobuild outlining the progress of the construction industry towards the green construction targets. For those of you that have not come across the Green Construction Board, it is the forum set up in 2011 by government and the UK design, construction, property and infrastructure industry … Continue reading “Green Construction Board – “Three Years On””

British Standard BS 8534 procurement framework

British Standard BS 8534 on construction procurement

One of the less well known but most useful British Standards for our sector is BS 8534:2011, “Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice”. It gives recommendations and guidance on the development of policies, strategies and procedures for the procurement of construction in the built environment. Figure 1 shows the procurement framework set … Continue reading “British Standard BS 8534 on construction procurement”

Construction innovation: does it matter?

View image | gettyimages.com Yes. Construction innovation is becoming essential for transformation of the UK industry, delivering value throughout the supply chain and delighting the end customer with the final outcome. In times of rapidly changing markets, technologies and communications, construction firms have become increasingly reliant upon innovations and improvement. The focus of attention on … Continue reading “Construction innovation: does it matter?”

CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014

The engines that power our work to develop and promote excellence in the built environment supply chain are our members’ theme groups. At any time we have 7-8 theme groups, typically meeting every 2-3 months to keep up-to-date with relevant developments, decide how Constructing Excellence needs to make a difference, and then deliver or oversee … Continue reading “CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014”