Construction Innovation Hub launches Construction Quality Planning consultation

The Construction Innovation Hub is inviting clients and businesses to input into the first of a series of new processes which could spark a game-change in the sector’s approach to quality planning.   The Hub’s Construction Quality Planning (CQP) process is inspired by Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), which is already used widely across leading … Continue reading “Construction Innovation Hub launches Construction Quality Planning consultation”

How will COVID19 impact Offsite Manufacturing & Technology?

Output from the Constructing Excellence Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group Online Discussion 30 April 2020 We are dealing with a new normal. Changes in lifestyle, increased home working and a massive increase in uptake of digital tools and platforms are having profound impacts. Social distancing is not going away soon so how can we go … Continue reading “How will COVID19 impact Offsite Manufacturing & Technology?”

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?”

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”

Presentations and Poll results from #CE2020Focus

Introduction Alison Nicholl Constructing Excellence Clients Procuring for Value Phil Wilbraham Heathrow Keith Waller CIH Anne Bentley RLB Isolda Agusti CIH Performance David Whysall Turner & Townsend Becky Dodds Agri-TechE Nick Leach Sir Robert McAlpine New Delivery & Funding Structures Marcus Harling Burges Salmon Manufacturing & Technology Mark Farmer Cast Lorraine McMorrow McAvoy Group Prof … Continue reading “Presentations and Poll results from #CE2020Focus”

Case Study: Project Integrator Kier embraces DfMA and digital at the £253m new build Wellingborough prison

Overview   On 17th May 2019 Kier commenced work on site at the new build resettlement prison in Wellingborough, after being awarded the £253m contract by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The project is the first in a series of schemes to be undertaken as part of the MoJ’s wider Change, Strategy and Planning (CSP) Directorate … Continue reading “Case Study: Project Integrator Kier embraces DfMA and digital at the £253m new build Wellingborough prison”

Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory

Check out The Choice Factory from our members Kier.  It looks at the psychological, behavioural and cultural factors that need to be addressed to achieve sustainable change with regards to the uptake of MMC.  It presents a unique review that draws from behavioural science, marketing and different fields to present options of choice architecture. This … Continue reading “Implementing MMC – practical ways forward through The Choice Factory”

Excellent insight into business models from TCN+

We thoroughly recommend you read this short digest from the team at Transforming Construction Network Plus.  We at Constructing Excellence are all about transforming delivery models to improve performance and this short digest looks at the implications of changing business models for the construction industry. The digest is designed to act as a starting point … Continue reading “Excellent insight into business models from TCN+”

Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding

Businesses are invited to bid in 2 competitions worth up to £36 million, funding collaborative R&D and demonstrator projects as part of the Transforming Construction Challenge.  The competitions will open on 28 August and close on 30 October. Competition 1: Transforming UK construction – Collaborative R&D Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will … Continue reading “Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding”