Winner Sustainability Award: The Catalyst – Key Learning Points

Our series of case studies look at the key learning points from our 2020 award winners and highly commended.  The Catalyst is a highly sustainable building, fully committed to climate change and Net Zero. Fun fact, at some point during the delivery of the project, works on-site have stopped to allow safe passage of a swarm … Continue reading “Winner Sustainability Award: The Catalyst – Key Learning Points”

Environmental Audit Committee publishes its fourth report

This week the Environmental Audit Committee today published its fourth report on the Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes. Recommendations for government in the report, which quotes extensively from the English Housing Survey, include: Address the “chronic shortage of skills” in retrofit by funding a dedicated training programme for green jobs. Review its cost projections for … Continue reading “Environmental Audit Committee publishes its fourth report”

How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?

The Sustainable Infrastructure Forum took place virtually on 20 April and focussed on how procurement and culture can influence sustainable outcomes.  With presentations from David Riley at Anglian Water and Mohammad Rickaby at Lower Thames Crossing and input from Ruth Carins G4C co-chair. For many working on major infrastructure projects sustainability can seem too abstract.  … Continue reading “How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?”

Working with supply chains to deliver sustainability

See the first in our series of outputs from our Sustainable Infrastructure Forum looking at the value of effective supply chain engagement to drive sustainability and innovation through project delivery. This output details some tips for effective engagement to drive sustainability and better outcomes, including the value of smaller organisations, the importance of behaviours, the … Continue reading “Working with supply chains to deliver sustainability”

Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop

Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop 23rd January 2020, Arup, 8-13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ Background On the 23rd January, the Sustainable Infrastructure Forum gathered for its second quarterly meeting, with a focus on sharing & discussing best practice and lessons learned supporting the integration of the Sustainable … Continue reading “Briefing note: Constructing Excellence Sustainable Infrastructure Forum – Sustainable Development Goals workshop”

Presentations and Poll results from #CE2020Focus

Introduction Alison Nicholl Constructing Excellence Clients Procuring for Value Phil Wilbraham Heathrow Keith Waller CIH Anne Bentley RLB Isolda Agusti CIH Performance David Whysall Turner & Townsend Becky Dodds Agri-TechE Nick Leach Sir Robert McAlpine New Delivery & Funding Structures Marcus Harling Burges Salmon Manufacturing & Technology Mark Farmer Cast Lorraine McMorrow McAvoy Group Prof … Continue reading “Presentations and Poll results from #CE2020Focus”