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The Constructing Excellence Midland and South West regions have recently launched an updated Clients Best Practice Guide, the first update since 2014.

The Clients Best Practice Guide can be downloaded HERE

This update like its predecessor has been developed by clients for clients and is aligned to goals and aspirations of the wider construction industry, such as the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and the Governments Construction Playbook. Consequently, we are seeking the views of the wider Constructing Excellence community on how they currently procure construction services in relation to the updated best practice guidance.

The survey can be found HERE

Please follow the link to complete the survey, which is completely anonymous and will only take only 10 minutes of your time. This will enable us to gain an understanding of the pattern of procurement throughout the membership and help us to develop knowledge and tools for the future.

As the United Kingdom recovers from the pandemic, it is more important than ever that construction clients are ready to engage with industry in a meaningful way to bring about change.

Thank you for helping us to improve construction.

The Construction Clients Group is looking for an enthusiastic chair to lead and promote Constructing Excellence within the Midlands.  This position is well suited to an individual that is looking to bring their experience or advance their networking opportunities and career development by supporting a thriving and productive Constructing Excellent Clients group.

We comprise of 51 members from 36 organisations and have the opportunity to link in with other CE thought leadership groups.  Strong foundations have been laid to continue the promotion of digitalisation, offsite manufacture/MMC quality/compliance and develop the knowledge sharing opportunities to meet both COVID and Brexit challenges and ensuring we become informed clients.

That drive to become an informed client doesn’t stop there.  Group presentations on delay analysis, social value investment, alongside engagement with the competency group for building safety standards, innovation through MMC, the development of a Diploma in Smart Collaboration and the review and re-launch of the Clients Commitments Best Practice Guide, all provide an exceptional vehicle to influence construction on a local, regional and national level.

Having had an exceptionally rewarding tenure as chair, I would encourage you to contact Andrew Carpenter at: andrew.carpenter@cemidlands.org directly to express an interest in this role going forward.

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If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

If you are a member and would like to attend this meeting please email info@cemidlands.org for joining details

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

Theme Group Meetings are for members only.

Members please make sure you are logged in to download the agenda below with the Zoom link for the meeting on

If you would like to become a CE Midlands members please visit our joining page

 

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We had an excellent Summit this year with some exemplary presentations

If you would like to watch or rewatch the recording of this online event or see the individual presentations as PDF please CLICK HERE

List of Speakers

Welcome & Introduction: Uma Shanker, Chair CE Midlands

Keynote Presentation: Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State for HS2

Andrew Stephenson was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 13 February 2020.

He was previously Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development from 25 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. He was first elected as Conservative MP for Pendle in May 2010.

He was a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 4 April 2019 to 25 July 2019. He was also a Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, from January 2018 to April 2019, and served as an Assistant Government Whip from June 2017 to January 2018.

As Minister of State Andrew Stephenson has responsibility for: HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transpennine route upgrade, Skills

The CLC’s Roadmap to Recovery: Simon Rawlinson, Arcadis

Back in June a task group led by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) launched the construction sector’s recovery plan.

Simon Rawlinson, a member of the CLC Task Group, highlights how we can all get involved.

“The plan has three main aims.  Firstly, it sets out to support the widest possible restart of work consistent with safety guidelines – maximising employment across the supply chain.

Secondly, it aims to reset the work pipeline – combining measures to increase demand for construction with steps to improve productivity, safety and the professionalism of the sector.

Finally, the plan must drive the reinvention of the way that we work – consistent with the priorities set out in the construction sector deal.  This will involve wider adoption of the digital and manufacturing technologies, together with new practice in procurement and project management to deliver better value and whole life performance.

For businesses like Arcadis, that have been investing in a digital and product-based future, this is confirmation that our long-term planning will position us well for the other side of the pandemic.”

Nightingale Hospital, Birmingham Case Study: Vince Kesterton, Interserve

This was an emergency facility, designed to increase the capacity in the Midlands region and more specifically for the UHB Trust. The initial brief was to create a minimum of 4000 beds in 11 Halls at the NEC.

The initial Phase was to provide 500 beds in 9 days. This increased in number as the scope changed and there was a requirement for a 100 bed ICU in Hall 8. Phase 1 became 804 beds, together with X-ray rooms, ultrasound rooms, dirty utilities, staff and patient toilets, all fully pumped to the outside, fully piped medigas, back-up generators and UPS.

Phase 2a was an additional 484 beds creating a total of 1288 beds, and included similar additional facilities. This was delivered for two weeks after the delivery of phase 1 in 9 days.

In addition to the beds and all associated ancillary rooms, Interserve’s contract included an Ambulance drop off facility, a Mortuary, a drive through Covid testing centre and a Covid referral doctor’s surgery based of 36 consulting rooms and all the ancillary rooms.

Sponsors Address: Ian Griffiths, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau

 

Theme Group Presentations

The Clients’ Commitment Best Practice Guide: Richard Whittaker, Citizen Housing

The ‘How to Guide to Mental Health & Wellbeing’: Paul Chatwin, Cundall

The ‘How to guide to Best Practice Procurement’: Dr Amrit Sagoo

Innovation and Sustainabilty and an introduction to ‘The Grid’: Noel Street, 3D Reid

Our Future City Plan – Central Birmingham 2040: Simon Delahunty-Forrest, Birmingham City Council

The plan contains a set of principles that will guide investment in transport so that it is able to serve a future Birmingham that is home to more people and that is a better environment in which to live and work for everyone irrespective of age, disability or income.

These measures are designed to:

 

Closing remarks: Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive CE Midlands

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