2019 brings us tremendous opportunities to drive genuine change across the construction industry. The Sector Deal and the launch of the Construction Innovation Hub are aligning to provide the conditions that will enable real change. Constructing Excellence has a real opportunity to be at the forefront of this change, however in order to maximise our potential we need to focus on the activities and areas that are going to create genuine impact and align with our vision.
The core elements of our vision are as follows:
- A client-led transformation by procuring for outcomes and value
- Increased standardisation and pre-manufactured content
- Digitally enabled integrated teams working collaboratively with long-term relationships and aligned commercial arrangements
To this end we will be implementing a new structure with theme groups (and sub-groups) to drive progress across our core themes. Member-led sector groups will look at how those core themes are being applied across specific sectors. Member-led champions will consider cross-cutting areas that impact across our key themes, these will operate as virtual groups, interacting with the core theme groups. As ever, oversight of this strategy resides with the members steering group and the themes and activities will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Our theme groups look at the core elements that are needed to drive excellence in the sector.
- Offsite manufacturing & technology
- Social Value
- Responsible Sourcing
- Funding Finance & Insurance
- New models of procurement
- Performance Measurement
Member-led sector groups apply our core principles and themes to specific sectors.
- ECI (engineering construction)
Virtual groups of champions that provide mutual support to peers and champion cross-cutting themes that relate to our core themes. Constructing Excellence will facilitate face-to-face meetings for member-led activities.
- Client Forum
- Collaborative working
- Research, innovation & skills
To enable our virtual (and other) groups to function more effectively we are learning from our colleagues in Generation4Change and using Slack, the online workspace that G4C have successfully piloted. We will shortly be sending out invitations to relevant group participants.
We hope these changes will provide greater clarity and focus for Constructing Excellence. As a member-led organisation our role is to support you in driving the change you want to see in the sector. Please actively engage in our work and encourage your colleagues to get involved, it is our role to support you.