For 20 years Constructing Excellence has been the go-to place for what and how to benchmark since the construction industry KPIs were launched, wallcharts and an annual industry performance report were published, and masterclasses were run.
Around 2004 we worked with Salford University to make available an online portal for collecting, analysing and reporting KPIs to enable people to measure and compare their own performance on the basis of ‘apples with apples’, as a basis for prioritising improvements.
We have now launched a major upgrade to that portal, our new SmartSite KPIs tool. This has been developed in collaboration with BRE under the strategic direction of our cross-industry membership. It is a critical tool for comparing any project or portfolio with a) others in peer group, b) CE members c) national performance, d) other sectors, e) international performance.
Our national members have privileged access to the tool, as well as the ability to influence the future direction of this critical stream of our work through our new Performance Measurement Forum. The Performance Measurement Forum will review the current core set of KPIs in the context of right measures for the Construction Sector Deal, productivity, social value, and demonstrating the benefits and business case from transformational approaches such as offsite, BIM.