Unlocking Construction’s Digital Future31/01/19

Organisation: CENE
Date: 31/01/19
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: County Hotel Newcastle
Cost: 0
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Modern technologies will be the cornerstone of construction sector reform to increase productivity, efficiency and quality of delivery. However, for change to happen, new cultures and ways of working need to be driven from the top; leaders of companies large and small need to ‘think digital’ in everything they do.

Join the Construction Industry Training Board, Constructing Excellence in the North East and Generation for Change to hear about the opportunities and challenges of digital construction technologies. Speakers will include CITB, BIM Strategy, Kier and Space.

  • Increase your awareness of digital construction techniques.
  • Find out about future digital construction technologies.
  • Understand the implications for construction skills and training.
  • Find out about funding available to digitally upskill your workforce.

The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

To register for this event please contact Grace Collinson on 0191 5007880 or grace@cene.org.uk

Procuring for Value05/12/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 05/12/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: Ward Hadaway
Cost: £20+VAT for members of CENE, £35+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Design and Build is coming under increasing pressure.  It has been questioned in terms of how it creates rather than transfers risk, the quality of the housing and infrastructure it delivers and the construction sector culture it creates.  In addition, the construction sector has some very significant structural issues, not least productivity.  Bringing construction productivity up to the national average would deliver an extra £15bn of value each year.

But what is the alternative, how does this change?  The Construction Leadership Council are proposingProcuring for Value, and are creating a methodology to underpin this work.  Procuring for Value brings together clients, suppliers, assets and procurement in a structure that focusses on outcomes over the long term.  This is seen as critical carrier for change; by creating the space for innovation and productivity, investment in capacity and quality becomes a significantly more sensible and secure proposition for industry.  This in turn means quality and performance for clients – if they are prepared to step outside business as usual…

Speakers;
Ann Bentley, Global Director, RLB, and Procuring for Value lead, Construction Leadership Council
Rob Charlton, CEO, Space Group

Apprenticeships – The Levy, the experience and the benefits03/12/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 03/12/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: DAC Beachcroft
Cost: Free for members of CENE, £25+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Constructing Excellence in the North East are delighted to be holding this breakfast seminar looking at the Apprenticeship Levy, What Support is available and the benefits to the organisation as well as employees.

The seminar will discuss:
– The skills challenge facing the construction sector in the North East
– Applying a collaborative approach;
– Supporting Apprenticeships – The CITB Grants Scheme;
– The advantages to colleges working with employers
– Social Corporate Responsibilities

The speakers will include Jeremy Wright, CITB, John Cartwright & Gary Riches of Hartlepool College, Susan Dawson of Northumbria University and Paula Merifield from The Government Education Department.

Big Quiz Night08/11/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 08/11/18
Time: 18:30 - 22:30
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: Centre for Life
Cost: £60+VAT per team
Type: Networking
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Networking

Big Quiz Night 2018

We are delighted to be holding our annual quiz night and we would be delighted if you were able to join us for a fun filled evening with a variety of themed rounds to test everyone’s ability.

We are delighted to be raising funds for The Chronicles Sunshine Fund.

A raffle will be held during the evening and would appreciate your support with donations. If you would like to donate a prize please email Grace.

There is no objection to entering more than one team so please encourage your clients and work colleagues to join in!

**No more than 5 in a team**.

Preserving Heritage07/11/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 07/11/18
Time: 8:00 - 11:00
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: Watson Burton
Cost: Free for members of CENE, £25+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Preserving historic buildings is vital to understanding our nation’s heritage. In addition, it is an environmentally responsible practice. Existing buildings can often be energy efficient through their use of good ventilation, durable materials, and spatial relationships. Some practical benefits of historic preservation include retention of history & authenticity, economic benefits, retention of building materials and reuse of infrastructure.

Through this, we are delighted to welcome along to this breakfast briefing, Sunderland City Council, Datim Building Contractors.

We will hear from:
– Ian Smithwhite at Sunderland City Council who will give an overview of Roker Pier, the restoration work which has being carried out and the operation of it as a whole including visitor attraction space.
– Tim Barrett at Datim Building Contractors who will present on the Award winning Lindisfarne Castle plus some general issues of working on a heritage building project
– Case study on the Darlington Hippodrome

**Cancellation within 48 hours notice**

Indemnities, Bonds and Guarantees13/11/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 13/11/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: DAC Beachcroft
Cost: £25+VAT for members of CENE, £35+VAT for non-members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Legal
 
Constructing Excellence in the North East are delighted to be holding this breakfast seminar looking at Indemnities, Bonds and Guarantees in conjunction with DAC Beachcroft.

The Seminar will cover:

– An explanation of what these terms refer to and the differences
– ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ when it comes to accepting or providing an indemnity, bond or guarantee
– Drafting Points
To register for this event please contact Grace by email at grace@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
**Cancellation within 48 hours notice**

Construction Sector Deal08/11/18

Organisation: CENE
Date: 08/11/18
Time: 8.30am - 11am
Speaker: Constructing Excellence in the North East
Venue: Jurys Inn Gateshead Quays
Cost: £20+vat
Type: Seminar
Contact: Grace Collinson on grace@cene.org.uk or Call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

What  will the Construction Sector Deal bring to the North East?

We are pleased to be holding a seminar discussing The Construction Sector Deal and how it links to the Transforming Construction fund, which commits £170m of Innovate UK funding alongside £250m from industry over the next 4 years.

Between them, the Construction Sector Deal and Transforming Construction aim to create a modern, dynamic, productive construction sector. The outcomes of this policy and funding aim to create skilled jobs, deliver energy efficient and affordable homes.

The speakers will explain what the CSD and Transforming Construction fund are, and their aims and objectives.  Find out how to access Transforming Construction, and what the CSD and funding could mean for all members of the construction sector, including clients, in the North East.

We are delighted to announce the speakers for the event:

Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Construction Team, Infrastructure and Materials, BEIS will look at the Construction Sector Deal and what benefits this will have for the North East. Following this Tom Jarman from the Construction Leadership Council and Newcastle City Council will discuss the Transforming Construction Fund and the advantages.

Finally Peter Watson, Partnership Director at Ilke Homes will look at what could Transforming Construction Fund mean to an business?

To register for this event please contact Grace on 0191 5007880 or grace@cene.org.uk

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**

Don’t be Led Up the Critical Path17/10/18

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 17/10/18
Time: 8:30 - 10:30
Speaker: Michael Foster & Stephen Lowsley
Venue: Thirteen Group, Hudson Quay
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: Other

Michael Foster and Stephen Lowsley of Driver Group will be exploring the problems with delay analysis and what an Adjudicator needs. This seminar will help you to gain an understanding of the following:

  • The main recognised delay analysis techniques;
  • Pros and cons of each;
  • What the courts require;
  • What is helpful to an Adjudicator; and
  • What is not particularly helpful to an Adjudicator.

 Michael Foster: Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in commercial and planning issues in construction, heavy engineering, process, petrochem and power generation. Expert in valuation issues, disputed final accounts, prolongation, claims for direct loss and expense and damages claims.

Stephen Lowsley: Over 45 years’ experience in the construction industry involved with the management and programming of projects in the UK and overseas. Expert delay analyst and co-author of ‘About Time – Delay Analysis in Construction’.

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**