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”

Equal Partners Customer and supplier alignment in private sector construction

Building on the foundation of the previous Equal Partners studies exploring private sector procurement, Business Vantage embarked on this project with the Construction Clients’ Group in early 2008. At that time, economic conditions were changing but the market was still buoyant – who could have anticipated what has happened since and during the process of this … Continue reading “Equal Partners Customer and supplier alignment in private sector construction”

Taking Advantage How SMEs can become successful framework contractors

‘Transforming Local Government Construction – The Power of Framework Agreements’, commissioned in 2006 by the East Midlands Centre of Excellence, showcased current examples of local authority construction frameworks covering housing, general building and highways. It showed the contribution that frameworks can make to the drive for increased efficiency in local government construction procurement, and what the leaders in the field are doing to derive … Continue reading “Taking Advantage How SMEs can become successful framework contractors”


Avanti was a project from 2001-5, which became the basis of the BIM British Standard BS1192. In July 2006, the Avanti DTI Project documentation and brand ownership was transferred to Constructing Excellence. Avanti is an approach to collaborative working that enables construction project partners to work together effectively. The principles of collaborative working the Avanti way are … Continue reading “Avanti”