Integrated Project Insurance case studies: Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making

Derby Museums commissioned exhibition specialist Leach and architects Bauman Lyons with a design team to develop their vision for the Silk Mill as a “museum of making” for the 21st Century. Heritage Lottery and Arts Council funding was eventually secured, supplemented by funds from Derby City and local communities. Inevitably the brief for the extension … Continue reading “Integrated Project Insurance case studies: Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making”

Fine Margins – Delivering financial sustainability in UK construction

Strong alignment with the core Constructing Excellence messages around collaborative procurement, engagement with supply chains, procuring for value and a focus on long term planning.  Great to see reference to our KPIs as we kick off our programme around performance measurement and work through the Construction Innovation Hub to look at long term value-based metrics. … Continue reading “Fine Margins – Delivering financial sustainability in UK 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”

Procurement Update – The key to transforming construction

As those of you involved in our procurement group will know there is so much activity in this space.  With the Procuring for Value tool being developed through the Construction Innovation Hub, there has never been more focus on the Constructing Excellence vision of ‘clients procuring for long-term value’. As Constructing Excellence we are right … Continue reading “Procurement Update – The key to transforming construction”

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+”

SCF – Intelligent Supply Chain Management

SCF’s core motivation is to increase value to the public sector through intelligent and responsible management of construction projects. During the four generations of the framework, we’ve made and exceeded progressively ambitious targets for employment and skills, apprentices, trades and graduates, but more recently we’ve concentrated on being closer to our supply chain, to support … Continue reading “SCF – Intelligent Supply Chain Management”

Update on Constructing Excellence Procurement Group

At the Constructing Excellence Procurement Group Meeting on 19 March there was considerable debate on the blockers and potential solutions to procuring for value. The following 3 areas were identified as the key enablers: Value based procurement (behaviours) – removing cost as a main driver Giving industry momentum, voice and backing Robust metrics in a … Continue reading “Update on Constructing Excellence Procurement Group”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working The decisions made in the procurement of projects have the ability to make, or break, collaboration. A procurement process which recognises and focuses on outcomes and which is used as a tool to bring together parties who complement … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement”

New Models of Construction Procurement – 2019 annual report to the Cabinet Office

The New Models of Construction Procurement Working Group was tasked in the Government Construction Strategy 2016-2020 to monitor and report on the impact of three new models of procurement which all feature early supplier engagement, transparency of cost, and collaborative working to deliver a value for money outcome: Cost Led Procurement; Two Stage Open Book; … Continue reading “New Models of Construction Procurement – 2019 annual report to the Cabinet Office”