The business case for lowest price tendering?

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Constructing Excellence Members’ Economic Group – final report

The Constructing Excellence Economic Task Group, chaired by Steve Vickers of Birmingham City Council, identified that in the current market conditions there is a significant risk of subcontractor and supplier insolvency, especially amongst SME businesses (and that this risk could worsen when the upturn comes due to subeconomic bidding and rising labour and material costs). … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence Members’ Economic Group – final report”

Never Waste A Good Crisis

Since Sir John Egan’s Task Force published its report Rethinking Construction in 1998, there has been some progress, but nowhere near enough. Few of the Egan targets has been met in full, while most have fallen considerably short. Where improvement has been achieved, too often the commitment to Egan’s principles has been skin-deep. In some … Continue reading “Never Waste A Good Crisis”

Collaborative Working Champions Survival Guide

Since the Latham and Egan reports of the 1990s, the industry has been on a journey of improvement. The Constructing Excellence Key Performance Indicators show that the industry performs around 30% better today than it did ten years ago. Collaborative Working has been at the heart of this improvement, although there is a long way to go. However, construction … Continue reading “Collaborative Working Champions Survival Guide”

A guide to value propositions

In 2007, the core members of Constructing Excellence carried out a review of futures reports to decide on priorities for new guidance for our members who remain committed to a collaborative future. Six themes emerged and task groups were established to review existing material and produce a guide to help members stay one step ahead: … Continue reading “A guide to value propositions”

Introductory guide to environmental sustainability

In 2007, the core members of Constructing Excellence carried out a review of futures reports to decide on priorities for new guidance for our members who remain committed to a collaborative future. Six themes emerged and task groups were established to review existing material and produce a guide to help members stay one step ahead: Collaborative procurement Collaborative cost … Continue reading “Introductory guide to environmental sustainability”

Demonstrations of sustainability in construction

The case studies found within this document are part of a growing evidence base that indicates how construction businesses can best engage with the sustainability agenda. Much of that evidence base sits within the Constructing Excellence Demonstration programme. That programme has been operating since 1998 and, from the outset, we have seen a commitment to sustainability … Continue reading “Demonstrations of sustainability in construction”