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First Friday Club07/09/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 07/09/18
Time: 12:30 - 2:00
Speaker: NC Insurance
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead
Cost: Free of Charge
Type: Networking
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

**Please note there is no First Friday Club in August**

Watson Burton in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East and our sponsors NC Insurance would like to welcome you to First Friday Club. FFC is a networking event for people in the construction industry or for those with an interest in the built environment.

The event will take place in the restaurant area and light refreshments will be provided. Discounted parking is available at the venue if you present your ticket to the Hilton reception on leaving the event.

To register, please click contact Amy on 0191 500 7880 or email amy@cene.org.uk 

Terminating a Contract11/09/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 11/09/18
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Adam Jason, Associate at DAC Beachcroft
Venue: DAC Beachcroft
Cost: £25+VAT for members of CENE, £35+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Legal

Constructing Excellence in the North East in association with DAC Beachcroft LLP are delighted to be holding a series of CPD seminars across 2018 covering a range of Contract Law topics. This one entitled ‘Terminating a Contract’ covered by Adam Jason, Associate at DAC Beachcroft. This session will cover:

  • Termination of Construction Contracts
  • Why to terminate
  • How to terminate
  • What happens on and after termination

To register for this event, please contact Amy at amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880

**48 hours notice must be given for all cancellations**

G4C Tees Valley Launch12/09/18

Organisation: G4C
Date: 12/09/18
Time:
Speaker: G4C Co-Chairs
Venue: The Georgian Theatre
Cost: £0
Type: Launch
Contact: Leanne Conaway at leanne@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Tees Valley: Tees Valley
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Networking

We’re Looking to Connect the Future Leaders of the Built Environment in the Tees Valley

Date: TO BE CONFIRMED, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: TBC
Cost: Free of Charge

G4C (Generation 4 Change) is the National Young Professional body of Constructing Excellence. Following CE’s lead in collaborative practice, we seek to harness the power of new people in the industry to make changes for the better and improve the way we work together.

Our vision is to create a platform to connect the next generation of leaders within the Tees Valley Built Environment sector to unlock the potential to drive forward the industry within the region. We currently have a strong committee within the North East including contractors, clients, architects, engineers, planners and more – and we want to encourage individuals who are passionate about driving change within the Built Environment to become involved with our new G4C Tees Valley network.

If you are interested in hearing more about G4C Tees Valley, we would like to invite you to our Launch event to tell you who we are and what we want to achieve within Built Environment across the Tees Valley.

Generation4Change are there to support: 

– Network and relationship building – a platform to connect the leaders of tomorrow
– A voice within the built environment for young professionals
– Promoting and investigating the very best local opportunities throughout our industry
– Celebrating the achievements of young professionals across the region
– Continuous Professional Development

We are delighted to have support from Faithful+Gould to launch Generation4Change in the region.

Please encourage your upcoming professionals to register by contacting leanne@cene.org.uk or 0191 5007880. You can also learn more about G4C by visiting our website at: www.cene.org.uk/G4C
**Cancellation Notice must be given within 48 Hours**

Access to Funding18/09/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 18/09/18
Time: 8:00 - 10:30
Speaker: Dawn Coker, Adam Wood
Venue: e.volve Business Centre
Cost: Free for members of CENE, £25+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Sunderland
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Venue: Offices of CENE, E.Volve Business Centre
Cost: Free for Members, £25+VAT for Non-Members

With over £75 billion in unclaimed tax relief, have you accessed your share? Find out how you can claim your work costs back at the breakfast seminar we are hosting in conjunction with T4C, presented by Head of Funding – Andrew Wood and Proposals Manager – John Hesketh.

T4C’s access to funding presentation will show you how some of your day to day jobs qualify for cashback to your company. With the construction sector being one of the lowest claiming sectors, yet the one with potentially the highest returns, this is a great opportunity to ensure construction leads the way in obtaining tax rebates and funding!

Don’t assume your projects won’t qualify…A ground construction company received £30,643 and a building contractor has received £34,042 in cashback!

To register your place, please contact Amy at amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880

*Cancellation Notice must be given up to 48 hours prior to the event**

Case Law Review19/09/18

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 19/09/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Stephen McLellan
Venue: DAC Beachcroft
Cost: £10+VAT
Type: Seminar
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Legal

The law is always changing, with clarification of everyday key issues constantly being provided by caselaw.  This seminar is intended to help you stay on top of some notable developments from the Courts, focussing on the following issues from recent decisions:

– Design obligations – fitness for purpose;
– BIM update – the first reported case;
– Contractual limitations of liability;
– The importance of notices; and
– Concurrent delay – the current position.

We are delighted to be hosting this seminar in conjunction with international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP.  The seminar will be presented by Stephen McLellan (Partner) and Victoria Nelson (Associate), who are members of DAC Beachcroft LLP’s market-leading Construction and Engineering team in Newcastle.

To book, please contact Amy at amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
*Cancellation notice must be given up to 48 hours prior to the event*

Newcastle Development Plans – Breakfast Seminar20/09/18

Organisation: FBE
Date: 20/09/18
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Speaker: Tom Warburton - Newcastle City Council
Venue: Northern Counties Club, 1 Hood St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6LH
Cost: Members Free
Type: Breakfast Seminar
Contact: gerard,hosford@patrickparsons.co,uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

Tom Warburton, of Newcastle City Council will be presenting on the councils development plans for 2020 and beyond.

Tom Warburton is the Director of Place at Newcastle City Council. In this role he manages the City Council’s Capital Programme and manage their planning and housing functions. Newcastle has an ambitious economic growth and housing growth programmes and aims to significantly accelerate delivery over future years. Tom joined Newcastle from the Homes and Communities Agency where he worked for four years delivering complex property projects in Lancashire and Cumbria. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at the North East’s Regional Development Agency based in Newcastle.

This promises to be an excellent presentation.

Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

Timings;

7.30 – 8.00am – breakfast/networking
8.00 – 8.05am – Welcome
8.05 – 8.40am – Newcastle Development Plans Presentation
8.40 – 8.55am – Q&A
8.55-9.00am – Close

Members price = Free

No-member price = £25.

Booking essential, To book visit the FBE website.

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NEC: Easy as A.B.C…D.E.F25/09/18

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 25/09/18
Time: 8:30 - 10:30
Speaker: Martin Newman
Venue: Ward Hadaway
Cost: £10+VAT
Type: Seminar
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Legal

So many Options but which is right for you? Approved Thomas Telford NEC3 trainer Martin Newman of Turner & Townsend will be delivering an insight into the NEC Engineering & Construction Contract Main Options and when and where they should be considered.

He will be highlighting the main differences across all the Main Options and how the different risk positions of each impacts time, cost and quality. Helping you understand common pitfalls and the importance of procuring the right contract in relation to the project circumstances.

To book, please contact Amy at amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880

*Cancellation notice must be given 48 hours prior to the event**

Young Professionals Summer BBQ27/09/18

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 27/09/18
Time: 5:30 - 9:30
Speaker: n/a
Venue: Tyne Bar
Cost: £10+VAT
Type: Networking
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Back to work blues….

Come along and join in the fun at our Summer BBQ in conjunction with the RTPI Young Professionals Group. This popular event is being held at the Tyne Bar and is expected to be a great night out, you can catch the last of the sun, enjoy some amazing food and meet up with friends, colleagues and like minded people.

Spaces are expected to go fast so book early to avoid disappointment. There will be a vegetarian option available if required.

If you would like to sponsor this event and get your logo listed here with a link back to your website and 2 free places please get in touch!

For more information and to register for this event, please contact Amy at amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880

**Cancellation notice must be given 48 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend**

CENE 15th Anniversary Crystal Ball29/09/18

Organisation: ACE
Date: 29/09/18
Time: 19:00 - 00:00
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead
Cost: £75+VAT
Type: Ball
Contact: Leanne Conaway at leanne@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

Join us in Celebrating Constructing Excellence in the North East turning 15!

Constructing Excellence in the North East are getting ready to celebrate this year, as 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of CENE being in existence.

In March 2003 Rethinking Construction North East was launched which then merged with the Best Practice Programme to become CENE in 2004. Over the past fifteen years, CENE has been through some challenging times but with the support of the industry, our members and the team we have all pulled together and become stronger.

Join us for a 3 course meal plus live entertainment and more! We will be showcasing the North East Construction Industry over the last 15 years, highlighting some of our previous winners and projects too!

To book your tickets please contact Leanne Conaway on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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CEEQUAL  – Improving Sustainability through Best Practice02/10/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 02/10/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Ian Nicholson
Venue: DAC Beachcroft
Cost: TBC
Type: Seminar
Contact: Amy Holmes on amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Date: 2nd October 2018
Time: 8.30am – 11.00am
Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle upon Tyne

CEEQUAL assists in designing and constructing more sustainable infrastructure projects

CEEQUAL is the international evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and works in public spaces. CEEQUAL encourages and promotes the attainment of high economic, environmental and social performance in all forms of civil engineering through identifying and applying best practice. It aims to assist clients, designers and contractors to deliver improved sustainability performance and strategy in a project or contract, during specification, design and construction.

Clients/Designers/Contractors benefit from the CEEQUAL scheme as it:
– Stimulates strategic sustainable thinking
– Encourages project improvement and innovation through adoption of best practice
– Publicly demonstrates sustainability achievements with evidence-based certification
– Recognises excellent performance and enhance team spirit
– Influences project outcomes and realise cost savings
– CEEQUAL (2018) will continue to raise the standard of sustainability best practice for infrastructure projects with the new updated scheme in early 2019
This seminar will be delivered by Ian Nicholson, Director, CEEQUAL and Infrastructure at BRE Global Ltd

To register for this event please contact Amy Holmes on 0191 5007880 or amy@cene.org.uk
**Cancellation Notice must be given up to 48 hours prior to the event**