Why innovation must lead the response to the Roadmap to Recovery

Julie Barry from our member company RIFT R&D Tax Credits discusses the importance of innovation and taking advantage of available support such as tax credits in the Roadmap to recovery. In light of the Covid 19 crisis and resulting economic downturn, the Construction Leadership Council has released a ‘Roadmap to Recovery’  to drive the revival … Continue reading “Why innovation must lead the response to the Roadmap to Recovery”

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”

Understanding R&D Tax Credits

We are delighted to be working with our members RIFT R&D to ensure that our industry fully understands the support they are currently missing out on. RIFT Research & Development is committed to bringing the benefits of R&D Tax Credits to the UK’s most innovative businesses. As part of that commitment, we’re delighted to announce … Continue reading “Understanding R&D Tax Credits”

CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SCHOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – HAILED AS TRAILBLAZER FOR TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION The results of a pioneering new consortium which set out to transform the way primary schools are designed, procured and built have been unveiled at a launch event in London and have been hailed as a trailblazer for transforming construction. … Continue reading “CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative”

Transforming Construction Network Plus Round 1 Funding Open

Constructing Excellence is delighted to support the Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+)  .  The partnership between UCL, Imperial College and WMG, University of Warwick will unite academic researchers with industry and policy representatives through networking and skills-building events, creating a new community and body of knowledge to inform future construction policy and practice. Professor Jacqui … Continue reading “Transforming Construction Network Plus Round 1 Funding Open”

AMRC Factory 2050 Tour

The Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Theme Group visited Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield, to find out how their approach to manufacturing innovation is being applied to the construction sector.  The group were particularly impressed by the AMRC’s approach to industrial digitalization and driving profitability through productivity, in particular the approach … Continue reading “AMRC Factory 2050 Tour”

Dissertation topics on the subject of project interdependencies

A sub-group of the Constructing Excellence Higher Education theme group have been exploring the issue of project interdependencies as highlighted at our research brokerage workshop. It was agreed to focus on on MSc dissertations as this would give greater time for collaboration with industry. Different types of questions were discussed and a number were identified … Continue reading “Dissertation topics on the subject of project interdependencies”

R&D Mythbusting with RIFT

With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to step back and check exactly where we are. The good news is that word is continuing to get out about Research and Development Tax Credits. More claims are being made and the amounts are going up. What’s not so great is that, even though more companies … Continue reading “R&D Mythbusting with RIFT”