Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in … Continue reading “Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?”

Meadow Road Innovation in Practice project: BIM interim report available to download

BIM: Residential New Build – Meadow Road is a Constructing Excellence Innovation in Practice project. Meadow Road is a design and build scheme for 12 houses in three blocks and host to a research project funded by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board). The primary objective of the research project is to explore the changes … Continue reading “Meadow Road Innovation in Practice project: BIM interim report available to download”

Are You Ready For BIM? Notes From Practical BIM 2015 Event

A  Storify transcipt with notes and presentations from the Constructing Excellence Lancashire Practical BIM event can be found here. Constructing Excellence Lancashire would welcome your feedback on the event and suggestions for the next topic for their BIM half day workshop sessions. To keep in touch with news of future events follow @CELancashire on Twitter.

Constructing Excellence and BIM

At Constructing Excellence, we love BIM because you can’t use BIM effectively without adopting integrated working. At Constructing Excellence we have 12 years’ worth of evidence that shows that integrated working produces a better end result than traditional, sequential design-bid-build procurement, too often procured using lowest price. In late 2009 the membership of Constructing Excellence … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence and BIM”

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”

BIM standard – free to download (PAS 1192-2 – Building Information Modelling)

New standard for BIM to help meet 2016 Government savings target Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is considered invaluable to the delivery of a construction project since it provides a common single and coordinated source of structured information throughout the lifecycle of a project. The Government has mandated that all construction companies tendering for Government … Continue reading “BIM standard – free to download (PAS 1192-2 – Building Information Modelling)”


Avanti was a project from 2001-5, which became the basis of the BIM British Standard BS1192. In July 2006, the Avanti DTI Project documentation and brand ownership was transferred to Constructing Excellence. Avanti is an approach to collaborative working that enables construction project partners to work together effectively. The principles of collaborative working the Avanti way are … Continue reading “Avanti”