Hello and welcome to the January edition of our Constructing Excellence newsletter. Its certainly been an interesting start to 2021 with many opportunities emerging to drive positive change in the construction sector. This month we are focusing on our awards, a true celebration of what our industry can achieve. This Friday we will be bringing together all of our finalists to showcase the very best of the construction industry. We hope you will be able to join us to end the week, and indeed the month, on a positive note!
I want to say a huge thank you to all those who have entered our awards for their hard work and determination, our judges who have had an unenviable task to decide the winners, our sponsors without whom we cannot put on the awards and our regional partners who have responded so brilliantly to the challenges of running awards in 2020. A special thanks to Catriona, Leanne and the team at Constructing Excellence North East for the great job they do managing our National Awards. You will see below that many of our 2021 regional awards are now open or opening soon, so please get involved!
So tune in on Friday and help us celebrate that innovation and collaboration can deliver! #CEAwards
Head of Constructing Excellence
We are delighted to invite you to the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2020 virtually on 29 January 2021. Now in their 14th year, these prestigious Constructing Excellence National Awards 2020 are seen as one of the highlights of the industry’s calendar and will be attended by over 500 built environment professionals from across the UK.
This special online event will bring together over 100 finalists in 14 different categories as well as a panel of expert judges with significant experience in driving and implementing innovation and positive change across the sector.
The CE Awards play an important role to recognise and inspire high performance in the industry. They paint an impressive picture of excellence and continued improvement in the UK Construction.
Register for the event now to find out who are the National Awards WINNERS 2020!
Constructing Excellence National Awards 2020 – finalists, sponsors & Awards programme
For those of you joining us on 29th January for our CE National Awards – download the Awards Brochure below or on our website blog Finalists, Sponsors & Awards Programme, so you can follow along with all the action on the day!
News & insights
Research shows project bank accounts making inroads into construction payment abuse
Research carried out by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group and Constructing Excellence has revealed that PBAs are gaining traction across the whole of UK construction. With the publication of the Government’s Construction Playbook – which will be the best practice manual for public sector construction – both organisations believe that this amounts to a significant booster to improving supply chain performance and promoting building safety. PBA Report will be published shortly on the CE website share d with you in the next CE Newsletter issue in February.
Digital drop-in December – event report
In December we were joined by Dan Rossiter MCIAT, Sector Lead at BSI Group, taking us through the established practices as well as some of the lesser-known standards which support productivity improvements and the wider digitalisation of organisational processes in construction.
Download presentation follow to the event report
Performance measurement forum & SmatrSite KPIs tool workshop – event report
At our first Performance measurement forum & SmartSite KPIs tool workshop on 20 January 2021, we looked closely at the SmartSite KPIs tool as well as specific performance measures, such as collaboration, Digital and MMC.
Download SmartSite KPIs Guidance/Tutorial in the event report.
Digital drop-in January – Cyber security & protection of national infrastructure in construction sector – event report
At our Digital drop-in January we focused on cyber security in the construction sector. As the sector increases its use of digital technologies the issues surrounding cyber security in the sector are becoming ever-more apparent.
From our members
The UK BIM Alliance – State of the nation annual survey
The UK BIM Alliance are looking to measure the understanding and adoption of information management using Building Information Modelling (BIM)* across the UK built environment, to get a reliable indication of the progression to a business as usual state for project delivery and asset management using the standards, tools and guidance provided under the UK BIM Framework. Find out more and complete the survey.
Upcoming G4C events
G4C – Generation for Change – hold regular digital drop-in sessions on the last Wednesday of the month. For us it is important that all young people get the opportunity to meet one another, influence decision-makers and develop their careers in construction. So [email protected] now!
27 January, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Google Meet
24 February, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Google Meet
The ‘Next Generation’ Construction Podcast
Jack Cook, Demi McCoid and Lydia McGuinness all from G4C, bring to you a podcast where the next generation of the construction and built environment talk about all things construction and talk about their stories within the industry so far.
Meetings & events
These meetings are open to national members of Constructing Excellence and invited guests. Contact [email protected] for more detail. Please register your interest by using the links provided below or directly on our website here.
29 January 2021 @ 18:30 pm – 23:30 pm GMT, Online
Digital drop-in February – AI in Construction Industry
19 February @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am BST, Online
23 February @ 14:00 pm – 16:00 pm BST, Online
19 March @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm BST, Online
Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group– March 2021
23 March @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm BST, Online
31 March 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am BST, Online
From our regions
We are pleased to announce the opening entry process for the Constructing Excellence Awards 2021 programme. Join us for the official launch of our Awards 2021 in the following Regions:
Interested in becoming a national member of Constructing Excellence?
Get in touch with us on [email protected] and find out more.