There are two reasons why is culture causes problems in international construction: time and money. Cultural misunderstandings waste time. You have to take time to understand what’s gone wrong, what the issues are and how to resolve them. Then you actually have to do something about it. Take the M1 joint venture between a British … Continue reading “Culture and International Construction”
Don Ward reflected on the Fukushima disaster in Construction News. You can read the article on their website here.
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”
We had an interesting session at the Nuclear Theme Group meeting on 11 March, with a number of very informative presentations, followed by some lively discussion and debate. Our first speaker was Philip Isgar from Sunbeam Management Solutions on ‘Building Information Modelling & Data Management Nuclear Strategy – An alignment between Client and the Supply … Continue reading “Nuclear Theme Group meeting 11th March”
The NIA Nuclear New Build 2015 (NNB15) conference and exhibition will be held over two days in the heart of Westminster, showcasing the best of the best of new build in the nuclear sector. The conference will be held on Tuesday 30 June – Wednesday 1 July at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The NIA’s NNB15 is the leading … Continue reading “NIA Nuclear New Build Conference 2015”
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”
Published 03rd September 2012 by Constructing Excellence The Nuclear Task Group formed in 2009 under the chairmanship of Sion Edwards. It was to focus on the nuclear construction sector and, like all of Constructing Excellence’s activity, to engage clients, constructors, suppliers and professional services from all interested sectors. This report describes what has been accomplished over 2011-12 and plans for … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence Nuclear Task Group Chair’s Report 2011-12”
Published 01st March 2011 by Constructing Excellence, The Nuclear Industry Association The UK is at the forefront of the global nuclear renaissance, with plans for up to 16 GW of new nuclear reactors by 2025. Civil engineering construction activities will form a major part of this newbuild programme, ranging from construction management and design through … Continue reading “Japan’s nuclear construction industry – Report of the UK study tour March 2011”