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Green Construction Board – “Three Years On”

The Green Construction Board launched their ‘Three Years On’ report yesterday at Ecobuild outlining the progress of the construction industry towards the green construction targets. For those of you that have not come across the Green Construction Board, it is the forum set up in 2011 by government and the UK design, construction, property and infrastructure industry … Continue reading “Green Construction Board – “Three Years On””

Paul Toyne on Carbon and Construction

Dr Paul Toyne has given an end of year report on construction’’s progress in lowering carbon emissions to Infrastructure Intelligence. As well as being the Director of Sustainability for Balfour Beatty, Paul is the Chair of the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group. The full article can be read here

CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014

The engines that power our work to develop and promote excellence in the built environment supply chain are our members’ theme groups. At any time we have 7-8 theme groups, typically meeting every 2-3 months to keep up-to-date with relevant developments, decide how Constructing Excellence needs to make a difference, and then deliver or oversee … Continue reading “CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014”

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Perfect storm or burning platform? Better together – excellence in 2014 and beyond

Last week was the annual gathering of the 50+ national, regional, local and younger generation organisations that make up the UK Constructing Excellence movement. Peter Hansford, the government’s chief construction advisor, presented the joint government-industry Construction 2025 vision, but it emerged in the convention hall that for CE and the leading edge of the industry, … Continue reading “Perfect storm or burning platform? Better together – excellence in 2014 and beyond”

The SME’’s Quick Guide to Sustainability

Constructing Excellence has published “The SME’s Quick Guide to Sustainability”. The guide was written by the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Task Group as a simple way to create more understanding of the broader ideas of sustainable construction within SMEs. It is also intended to enable SMEs to engage with the sustainability agenda through construction, identify business … Continue reading “The SME’’s Quick Guide to Sustainability”

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”

Key issues in Sustainable Construction

Published 22nd May 2008 by Constructing Excellence This section details the key issues currently facing the construction industry surrounding sustainability. Follow the links below for more information on what each issue is and why they’re important. Corporate Responsibility The construction industry has been slow to respond to the Corporate Responsibility but increasing regulation in areas … Continue reading “Key issues in Sustainable Construction”

Sustainable Construction Checklist

Published 31st December 2005 by Constructing Excellence This checklist has been developed to help the construction industry improve in terms of its sustainability with regard to planning, design, the construction process and the finished product. Sustainability has been divided in the following manner: Economic Planning – Economic Design – Economic Construction Process – Economic Finished Product … Continue reading “Sustainable Construction Checklist”