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?”

Constructing Excellence statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In light on the unfolding COVID-19 situation we are following Government advice closely, taking all necessary precautions and will continue to monitor the situation. The health and wellbeing of our team and members is our top priority. Our team is now working from home and are fully operational. Constructing Excellence has converted all our national … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”

Working with supply chains to deliver sustainability

See the first in our series of outputs from our Sustainable Infrastructure Forum looking at the value of effective supply chain engagement to drive sustainability and innovation through project delivery. This output details some tips for effective engagement to drive sustainability and better outcomes, including the value of smaller organisations, the importance of behaviours, the … Continue reading “Working with supply chains to deliver sustainability”

Roadmap for Change – a vision for a more inclusive sector

Constructing Excellence is delighted to support the CIC Roadmap for Change. As we celebrate International Womens Day and the brilliant things women are doing across the sector this roadmap is incredibly timely as it provides tangible guidance and examples to move towards a more diverse and inclusive industry. The Roadmap for Change is a digital … Continue reading “Roadmap for Change – a vision for a more inclusive sector”

New Digest explores Platform Thinking for Construction

We are really pleased to support the Transforming Construction Network Plus. N+ is an academic network bringing together experts from a range of disciplines. Platform Thinking for Construction  This digest aims to clarify the ongoing conversation around platform thinking in construction, and organise how we consider the benefits of adopting a platform strategy. It begins … Continue reading “New Digest explores Platform Thinking for Construction”