This year’s Constructing Excellence Annual Conference marks 20 years since the release of Sir John Egan’s Rethinking Construction. This report combined with Sir Michael Latham’s Constructing the Team provided the foundations for the Constructing Excellence Movement, aiming to deliver Excellence through Collaboration.
In 1998 we were industry characterised by low margins, poor investment in capital and R&D and a skills shortage due to our inability to attract the best talent. Moreover, procurement was led by price, not value, projects were unpredictable on time, cost and quality and much of the sector was extremely fragmented.
So how much has changed? On the surface that characterisation of the industry remains valid. However, the Constructing Excellence movement is leading the way, demonstrating tangible the tangible benefits of working collaboratively. This year’s conference will take an in-depth look at how the core Constructing Excellence values of clients procuring for value, standardisation and pre-manufactured value and digitally-enabled collaboration can be applied at a broader level across the industry.
The Construction Sector Deal is seeing unprecedented government investment and support for change in the sector and is in complete alignment with our vision. Join us on 12 December to find out how we can build on 20 years of industry leadership and maximise this unique opportunity for change.
09:15 Registration and Networking
10:00 Introduction & Overview of Constructing Excellence in 2018
10:15 Clients Procuring for Value
11:20 Coffee and Networking
11:50 Standardisation & Pre-Manufactured Value
13:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00 Digitally Enabled
15:15 Coffee and Networking
15:35 Transforming Construction Alliance – Keith Waller, Senior Adviser, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
15:50 Better perceptions, better talent, better performance – A new direction for G4C, Robin Lapish and Caroline Key
16:05 Panel discussion How will we achieve our vision in 2019?
16:50 Summary and next steps
Phil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017 accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it. Previously as Development Director, Phil was accountable for all the Capital works at Heathrow. As Eastern Campus Programme Director, Phil, was accountable for the delivery of the airport’s new Terminal 2. This £2.5bn programme has provided passengers with a new, ‘state of the art’, terminal.
Before Terminal 2, Phil led the completion of the £4.3bn construction of Terminal 5 and prior to that he led the £350 million Terminal 5 Landside Development Project which included the successful completion of the Twin Rivers Diversion and M25 Spur ahead of programme and under budget.
Phil was previously Director of Civil Engineering with TPS Consult, where he was involved in private and public sector schemes from feasibility stage through to design, construction and completion. This included working for BAA on Terminal 5 and many other projects at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as with many other clients. Phil has also worked both overseas and in the UK as a civil engineer for DHV and Mott MacDonald.
Mark has 28 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors, 15 of those served as a partner of EC Harris / Arcadis. In 2016, he established Cast, a specialist real estate and construction consultancy. He is a member of the RICS, and is a Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council and a member of the BPF Build to Rent committee.
Mark is the author of the October 2016 independent review of the UK Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’ jointly sponsored by BEIS and CLG and published via the Construction Leadership Council. On the back of this report, Mark is championing a gradual move in the UK towards more pre-manufacture led construction delivery to improve productivity and predictability for clients. In this regard, his work includes supporting the evolution of central and regional government policy as well as direct involvement with clients deploying market leading innovation in the UK.
David is the UK Infrastructure Managing Director within Turner & Townsend. David has spent 14 years with the business since joining as a graduate in 2004. During that time he has designed and implemented commercial strategies, assurance functions and managed major programme delivery teams for some of the most high profile capital investment programmes in the UK, including at Heathrow Airport, Anglian Water, High Speed 2 and Crossrail. David was previously Head of Cost & Commercial Services across the UK. He is also a member of the firms UK Board and Global Infrastructure Board.
David is passionate about industry performance improvement and has led research into effective commercial performance and assurance on major projects and programmes. Throughout his time with Turner & Townsend, David has actively contributed to industry improvement initiatives, including helping author the UK industry report, Never Waste a Good Crisis. David has sat on UK Government task groups forming a 2050 carbon strategy, chaired the industry collaboration group, Generation for Change and is now Co-Chair of the industry improvement movement, Constructing Excellence.