Our series of case studies look at the key learning points from our 2019 award winners. The Foss Barrier – Road to Recovery won Project of the Year Civils and exemplifies how collaboration and effective use of technology can deliver better outcomes, faster delivery and lower environmental impacts.
Coronavirus has overtaken us all and is unique as a phenomenon having a simultaneous blanket impact on everyone. For many of us in infrastructure, the financial crisis of 2008 did not affect us until the fiscal stimulus had worked its way through the system. It was not until much later that the full consequences were … Continue reading “The Grand National – runners and riders in our new context”
Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop
Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop 23rd January 2020, Arup, 8-13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ Background On the 23rd January, the Sustainable Infrastructure Forum gathered for its second quarterly meeting, with a focus on sharing & discussing best practice and lessons learned supporting the integration of the Sustainable … Continue reading “Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop”
Constructing Excellence is delighted to launch a new Sustainable Infrastructure Group in partnership with CEEQUAL and the ICE. CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects. It was established by the ICE and now sits as part of the BREEAM family of sustainability rating … Continue reading “Sustainable Infrastructure Group”
For the last six months Constructing Excellence has been the fortunate beneficiary of a Simon Industrial Fellowship from the University of Manchester, to enable me to work with Professor Graham Winch of the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Along with his colleague Nuno Gil, Graham will be well known to many of our members. I … Continue reading “Ward’s Words: Supporting the Northern Powerhouse”
Here is a quick and personal SWOT assessment of where the circular economy approach sits in infrastructure delivery right now: Strength Weakness Readily builds on pre-existing LEAN and materials efficiency work Wow! Factor and lots of momentum for implementation Unifying concept that can align all aspects of people, planet, profit strategies Driver for programme-level visibility … Continue reading “Some quick thoughts on Infrastructure and the Circular Economy”