Technologies are changing the traditional approaches to building projects. But Business systems and processes are ripe for change, especially in the pre-construction sector. A recent survey discovered that construction businesses expect to gain over 3% per annum in cost reductions over the next three years by implementing a digital strategy. The investment of time and money into digitisation is essential.
Roger Burton, chair of Constructing Excellence, explains how only a modernised and efficient construction sector can deliver the public estate of the future.
Manchester’s ambition is to become one of the leading green cities in Europe. Following a series of consultation events, those ambitions will be debated at the Mayor’s Green Summit this week, more details here. Housing is responsible for 27% of our carbon emissions and by 2050 Manchester wishes to see all our new and existing stock with very low or zero output and running on clean energy.
The Farmer Review highlighted the issue of workforce and skill shortages, recently echoed by the Federation of Master Builders who expressed particular concerns about Brexit.
If we are to deliver the housing target of 300,000 pa with the same or reduced workforce and skills we need to make radical changes in what and how we deliver. The adoption of Lean Construction is going to be essential.
Our speakers will explain the challenges and opportunities this represents, discussing both the supporting evidence and the practical solutions to achieving this on a large scale.
Retrofit of existing housing – the key to Manchester’s Carbon Challenge
Constructing Excellence in the Northwest, The School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford and the Centre for Construction Innovation are delighted to announce that the applications process for the North West Regional Construction Awards 2018 is officially now open. Now in their 12th successful year, the Awards provide an exclusive opportunity for the North … Continue reading “Entries now open for the 12th Annual North West Regional Construction Awards.”
MC Construction is celebrating victory at a national awards ceremony for its approach to staff training and development. The Salford-based company, which has 70 staff, won the Commitment to People Development honour at the British Chambers of Commerce’s 2017 Chamber Business Awards. The judges said MC Construction has shown impressive commitment to the training and … Continue reading “MC Construction Wins National Business Award”
The awards are Constructing Excellence’s annual showcase for excellence in the built environment sector across England and Wales, and bring together the nine regional winners in each of thirteen categories to celebrate the very best of the best. There were a number of successes for the North West throughout the night: Integration & Collaborative Working – … Continue reading “North West successes at the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2017”
New Models of Construction Procurement – latest developments in integrated and collaborative approaches
We team up with the CIOB for this presentation by Don Ward, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence and Colin Harding, past President of the CIOB. Both our speakers are no newcomers to working to develop integrated and collaborative ways of working. The Government Construction Strategy identifies three new models of construction procurement: two-stage open book, cost-led … Continue reading “New Models of Construction Procurement – latest developments in integrated and collaborative approaches”
Now in its fourth year, the largest property and construction event of its kind outside of London will connect 400 delegates with some of the biggest names in the industry and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the region and across the UK construction sector. Organised by Greater Manchester Chamber … Continue reading “4th Annual Construction Summit North”