Cabinet Office trial projects

Constructing Excellence worked with the Cabinet Office from 2011 to monitor and report on trials of three modern models of procurement designed to deliver the Government Construction Strategy’s target 15-20% reduction in capital costs through collaborative approaches: Cost Led Procurement Integrated Project Insurance Two Stage Open Book Guidance on the the models is available below. … Continue reading “Cabinet Office trial projects”

Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure

Constructing Excellence Board Member and Development Procurement Director at Heathrow, David Ferroussat, discusses the outputs of an Infrastructure Forum working group that he has been chairing on Sustainable Procurement.  The report has highlighted the importance of a clearly defined and robust pipeline of projects to enable procurement behaviour that is sustainable in the long-term. Less than … Continue reading “Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure”

Collaboration & Insurance – Outputs from our recent Insurance Roundtable

Insurance has a key role to play in industry change.  We’ve been working with our insurance specialist Marcus Saunders of Stackhouse Poland to create a common dialogue between the insurance and construction sectors.  See the initial findings from our Insurance Roundtable here:   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXxVNDx_w9Q]

New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs

On 20 September the Constructing Excellence Client Forum held a webinar on the topic of New Models of Procurement.  The session chaired by Phil Wilbraham had 2 excellent presentations from Prof David Mosey, Kings College London on Two Stage Open Book and Supply Chain Collaboration and Martin Davis from IP Initiatives on Insurance Backed Alliancing. … Continue reading “New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs”

Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision

Constructing Excellence was delighted to see the announcement of the Construction Sector Deal earlier this month.  The deal clearly reflects the important role that the sector plays in underpinning economic growth across the entire economy.  After all the delays in getting it published we need to now get on with the implementing the deal. The … Continue reading “Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision”

Client’s Perspective on Integrated Project Insurance

On 22nd May the Constructing Excellence Client’s Forum were given a unique insight into the client side of delivering an Integrated Project Insurance project.  Steve Johnson, the Executive Director of Estates and Capital Projects at Dudley College, provided a client perspective on the Dudley Advance II trial project of the Integrated Project Insurance Model (now … Continue reading “Client’s Perspective on Integrated Project Insurance”

Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered – Event Report

On 21st February 2018 over 60 high level representatives of ECI were joined by colleagues at CII at the offices of Fluor in Amsterdam to debate Existential Crisis – Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered. Delegates were welcomed by John Fotherby, Chair of ECI and Arne Siewertsen, DM Project Controls & Estimating, Fluor our hosts … Continue reading “Rethinking how capital programmes are delivered – Event Report”

How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains

At the February Construction Excellence Client Forum, myConsole’s presentation showed how the leadership in construction industry clients could now experience the immense potential of hosting end-to-end digitisation of entire infrastructure programmes across vertical value chains and functions such as concept & feasibility, procurement, construction, handover and asset management. Digital environments can also integrate horizontal value chains … Continue reading “How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains”

Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing: Constructing Excellence Members Forum January 2018

Forty Constructing Excellence members gathered at the London offices of Burges Salmon to take an in-depth look at the relationship between Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing. Charles Mills, Chair of the Constructing Excellence Procurement Theme Group, provided an overview of the importance of procurement in influencing every aspect of project delivery.  He identified some … Continue reading “Procurement, Social Value & Responsible Sourcing: Constructing Excellence Members Forum January 2018”