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”

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”