Behavioural Safety03/05/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 03/05/17
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Harry Gallagher and Shaun Curry
Venue: Emirates International Cricket Ground, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham
Cost: £20 - £40
Type: Seminar
Contact: amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Durham
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Constructing Excellence in association with Macnaughton McGregor are delighted to bring you this very interactive session looking at Behavioural Safety.

Macnaughton McGregor lead a highly engaging and thought provoking session, addressing what lies behind people being hurt – or worse – at work; and what we can all do to improve our safety cultures.

The session – using 2macs’ famous blend of drama, backed up by solid and proven theory – focuses in on why people put themselves in harm’s way and what we can do in real life to improve this.

Harry Gallagher, Joint Head of Behavioural Safety, Macnaughton McGregor
Harry has been using drama as an interactive training tool since 1999 and has developed and delivered programmes in many parts of the world, including Germany, Norway, Spain, Holland, Qatar and Kazakhstan, as well as offshore on oil & gas platforms. Harry works with clients to design innovative training courses that use a myriad of drama techniques to explore and improve influencing, coaching and leadership skills.  Harry specialises in behavioural safety, customer service, managing performance and courageous conversations, particularly enjoying the challenge of responding quickly and effectively to the changing needs of a training room.  Using his early career experience as a works manager in the steel industry and an area manager in financial services, Harry delivers realistic courses dealing with real situations in order to bring about lasting learning.

Shaun Curry, Joint Head of Behavioural Safety, Macnaughton McGregor
Shaun is a highly experienced Behavioural Safety Practitioner.  Shaun has spent over 20 years heavily involved in Behavioural Safety Coaching, focusing on Leadership, Worker Engagement and Building Interdependent Cultures, as well as in Incident Investigation Root Cause Analysis, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.

He has developed and delivered training for most of the World’s leading Oil & Gas Companies throughout Europe, The Middle East, The Far East, Africa and America.  He has also delivered programmes offshore in Dutch, British, Norwegian and UAE waters.

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First Friday Club07/04/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 07/04/17
Time: 12:30pm - 2pm
Speaker: Catriona Lingwood and Ruth Shepherd
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Bottlebank, Gateshead
Cost: Free
Type: Networking
Contact: leanne@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Watson Burton LLP in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East is delighted to be holding April’s First Friday Club at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead Hotel and we are proud to announce our sponsors are the National Association of Women in Construction North East.

The event will be held in the restaurant area of the hotel and light refreshments will be provided.

About our sponsor:
The National Association of Women in Construction is one of the longest running organisations for women in construction in the world. Our growing membership, which reflects the range of roles available within the built environment, shares the teamwork spirit which is embedded in the industry’s DNA.
NAWIC UK and Ireland is a diverse and inclusive Not-For-Profit National Association with presence in eight separate regions: Ireland, London and South East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland and Southwest.

The National Association of Women in Construction is committed to encouraging individuals to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers in the Construction Industry through encouraging opportunities to access inside knowledge, share best practice, develop personal and professional skills and to grow professional networks.
We aim to promote the positives in the Construction Industry as a whole and to highlight the fantastic work carried out by professionals working within.

The committee from the North East are made up of professionals from the Built Environment led by Chair Ruth Shepherd of Results Communications.

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Local Authorities and Planning Policies; Options and Opportunities05/04/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 05/04/17
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Stuart Andrews, Bobby Chakravarthy, Tom Jarman, Kerry Mashford
Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Seminar
Contact: amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

Constructing Excellence in the North East in association with Newcastle City Council are delighted to invite you along to this free seminar looking at local authorities and planning policies: the options and opportunities available.

We will hear from:
– Legislative Overview by Stuart Andrews, Eversheds
– A developers perspective on engagement; incentives and barriers by Bobby Chakravarthy, Arcus
– Planning Policy and Making it ‘Operational’ by Tom Jarman, Newcastle City Council
– The Role of ‘Performance Processes’; Quality and Opportunity by Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive, NEF

A panel discussion with all speakers will follow the presentations. 

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Opportunities for the Young Proffessionals – Plugging the Skills Gap for the Leaders of Tomorrow30/03/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 30/03/17
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Speaker: Mark Crosby and Ivan Jepson
Venue: Offices of Ryder Architecture, Cooper Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Seminar
Contact: amy@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

What do young professionals in the region need to do to ensure the skill demands are met for the leaders of tomorrow?
As the Built Environment evolves, how can we be sure we have the right skills and education in place? To discuss and raise awareness of the need for business and education to collaborate more closely, we welcome our panel from CBI, Gateshead College and CITB.
Alongside a valuable networking opportunity and questions from the floor, this event aims to fully inform and engage young professionals in future opportunities and overcoming challenges.
Places are limited, please register to avoid disappointment. Register at:

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Managing Archaeology and Built Heritage as part of Successful Development Projects – Processes and Planning16/03/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 16/03/17
Time: 8.30am - 11.00am
Speaker: Various
Venue: NLP Offices, St Nicholas Building, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RF
Cost: £15.00+VAT CENE Members / £30+VAT Non Members
Type: Seminar
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Planning

Constructing Excellence and Generation4Change North East in association with AB Heritage are delighted to invite you along to this seminar focussing on processes and planning encompassing archaeology and the built heritage.

When Heritage aspects of a development are not managed properly, it can cost significant sums in time and money and often, this is avoidable. Drawing upon years of practical experience of managing commercial archaeology across a wide range of development types, Daniel Dodds  of AB Heritage will focus on the key tips and techniques, that every developer can use to cost-effectively manage project risks related to historic environments.  The session will be informal, interactive and draw upon real-life examples.

It will cover: Archaeology and Heritage: a phased approach to risk management Greenfield and brownfield archaeology: why what you see is not what you get Incorporating archaeology into the design and development process: Why current practice could be failing developers, and how to avoid pitfalls Archaeology or related disciplines – ensuring the right skills are in place How to work with your Consultant – top tips, dos and don’ts

Over 95% of all archaeological assets are discovered because a development is proposed. The NPPF requires protection for the best and most valuable heritage assets.  This session will cover all the main policies that cover heritage protection covering below ground assets, and built heritage: Designated and non-designated forms.

It will cover in more detail some of the regional and local planning policies that developers may encounter and what this may mean in practice.  The North-East region: a brief introduction of local policies Recent Changes in Legislation and Guidance Section 106 Agreements Listed Building Planning Consents Where to find more detail

This will be covered by Isobel Jackson, Senior Planner & Heritage Consultant at NLP as well as Antonia Murillo, Associate at Bond Dickinson.

To register your place please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 500 7880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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D&B contracts – Contractor Design, Novation and Insurance23/03/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 23/03/17
Time: 8.00am - 10.00
Speaker: Roddy Gordon, Partner of Construction & Engineering, DAC Beachcroft
Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft LLP, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £15.00+VAT CENE Members / £30+VAT Non Members
Type: Law Seminar
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
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 2017 covering a range of Contract Law topics including employment. The first one of the series is entitled D&B Contracts – Contractor Design, Novation and Insurance.

Roddy Gordon, Partner in the Construction & Engineering department of DAC Beachcroft will cover the following issues:

  1. What is ‘design’?
  2. Who decides what is to be designed?
  3. Who carries out the design?
  4. What standards do they design to?
  5. Who is legally responsible (contractually or otherwise) for the design?
  6. What is the contractor’s role?
    – ‘Traditional’ form of contract?
    – Design & Build form?
  7. Novation
    – What is ‘novation’?
    – How does it differ from assignment?
    – What are the requirements to ‘protect’ a D&B contractor?
  8. Insurance
    – Professional indemnity
    – Is it different for contractors?
    – How does Novation impact it or vice versa?

To register please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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Making the Most From Your Budget16/02/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 16/02/17
Time: 8.30 - 10.30am
Speaker: Jason Jones and Claire Colgan
Venue: DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £25+VAT
Type: Seminar
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

With the success of the first seminar discussing managing capital programmes, Constructing Excellence in the North East in conjunction with Turner & Townsend are delighted to be inviting you along to the second in the series of events with this one entitled ‘Making the most from your budget’.

This seminar will use local authority case studies to demonstrate approaches for driving significant improvement into capital delivery which achieve revenue and capital savings whilst at the same time increasing delivery reliability and improved levels of service.

We will also provide an overview of the Cabinet Office ‘One Public Estate’ programme, and will use local examples to demonstrate how local authorities are collaborating to maximise the value of land and property assets to help to reduce the funding gap, improve the delivery of council services, create new jobs and deliver new homes.

The presentation will be delivered by:

Jason Jones – Director. Jason has over 20 asset management and capital programme delivery experience across a variety of sectors, including local authorities. He has led a large number of asset performance reviews that have driven improved efficiency and effectiveness and resulted in savings for clients of over £0.5 billion in the last three years.

Claire Colgan – Associate Director. Claire has over 10 years’ experience as a property consultant and programme manager. She has extensive experience across the full property asset life–cycle, and has particular experience of working with public sector clients to drive increased performance of their property portfolios. This includes Education, local authorities, health and housing organisations.

To register your interest please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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G4C 2017 Awards – Open for Applications!28/04/17

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 28/04/17
Time: 19.00-12.00
Speaker: TBC
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead
Cost: £50+VAT per individual ticket (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Awards Dinner
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

 Generation 4 Change North East 2017 Awards – Categories

To download this year’s application form and how to enter please click on the below links. The 2017 Application forms are linked underneath each category criteria.

2017 Application Brochure

Student of the Year (this category will be split between Higher and Further Education)

Higher Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed Higher or Further Education courses within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Higher Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

HE Student of the Year

Further Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed a Further Education (FE) within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Further Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

FE Student of the Year

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Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

Judges are looking for candidates who are currently undertaking or have completed (within the past 12 months) construction & the built environment work related training. Training can include short courses, industry recognised training and personal development. Judges are looking for exemplars that stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievements and commitment to training & development showing self motivation. Judges will look at how applicants have progressed through their career and adapted to industry change. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Trainee within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

Trainee of the Year

Apprentice of the Year                                                   
Sponsored by Northumbrian Water Group 

Judges will be looking to award apprentices who are working towards or have recently completed their apprenticeship. Judges will look for:
– Exemplars who showcase the difference they have made in the industry and organisations they work in.

– Demonstrating commitment to personal development and progression through contributions in the workplace.

– To be a shining example to other individuals looking to follow a career in construction.

Applicants must demonstrate how they aim to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

Apprentice of the Year

New Professional of The Year

Judges are looking for candidates who have completed professional studies within the construction and the built environment sector within the past 36 months. Applicants should demonstrate how they have excelled in the industry striving to make great contributions to the industry while demonstrating exemplary performance in their field of expertise standing out from their peers. This can be demonstrated through high technical ability, client & customer focus, projects or engaging and responding to the demands faced by clients and the industry. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any New Professional within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

New Professional of the Year

Commitment to Training & Development                     Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

This award is open for organisations with fewer than 50 employees who have demonstrated and sustained a commitment to employee development. Judges will be looking for a company who have a strategic plan that includes driving performance via professional development. Judges will be looking for companies who invest time and resources into their employees and set clear targets providing staff with regular appraisals and feedback. Organisations should promote development providing opportunities across the company. Organisations should best define and demonstrate improvements resulting from targeted training and development, whether driven by strategic leadership of an enlightened client or a supplier, entries should show and win particular respect from the workforce and community through workforce development, skills and training. Organisations should be striving to work towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any organisation within the construction & the built environment sector with fewer than 250 employees.

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Young Achiever – G4C Award                                            NCBF
Sponsored by NCBF

This award looks to recognise a young achiever in our industry.  The category is dedicated to, but not restricted to, the Generation for Change (G4C) movement within Constructing Excellence.  G4C aims to be the organisation that is the driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of the future industry leaders.

Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and the wider industry, against current G4C priority areas of people development, sustainability and innovation.

The winner will be an exemplary future leader, evidenced by:

  1. Their personal achievements within their organisation.
  2. Their contribution toward furthering G4C themes of people development, sustainability and innovation.
  3. Their personal achievements and exemplar behaviours in the wider industry and their community.
  4. The added value their contribution brings to Client’s projects.
  5. Their potential to be a future industry leader.

Young Achiever

To discuss your entry or nomination please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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CENE 2017 Awards Open for Applications!16/06/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 16/06/17
Time: 7.00pm - 1.00am
Speaker: TBC
Venue: Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, NE3 5HN
Cost: £100+VAT CENE Members / £120+VAT Non Members (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Dinner - Awards Ceremony
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE IN THE NORTH EAST 2017 AWARDS – CATEGORIES 

To download this year’s application form and how to enter please click on the below links. The 2017 Application forms are linked underneath each category criteria. 

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Young Achiever – G4C                                       NCBF
Sponsored by Northern Counties Builders Federation

** Please refer to the Generation 4 Change North East 2017 Awards page for further information on how to enter for this category. Please note the deadline for this category is Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 5.00pm with the Awards being held on Friday 28th April 2017**

Integration & Collaborative Working           ciob-logo
Sponsored by CIOB North East

Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive to evidence excellence in construction.  It is most likely to manifest in the delivery of specific projects, however those who can demonstrate a culture across a series or programme of projects show leadership in sustaining the approach.  Integration of the supply chain, the client and end users will normally lead to a better outcome satisfying all stakeholders.

The judges will be looking for entries where collaborative working has delivered outstanding results and significant benefits for the whole supply chain/partnership involved.  Specifically, submissions will demonstrate:
1. Early involvement of the supply chain, client and end users – possibly underpinned by a soft landings approach.
2. Selection of supply chain on quality and value not lowest cost.
3. Common processes and tools to assist in collaborative working such as BIM and Lean.
4. Modern commercial arrangements and fair payment.
5. Evidence of improved results achieved through the collaborative approach and value engineering, and evidenced by performance measures (KPIs).

Integration & Collab Working

People Development                                      esh construction CMYK
Sponsored by Esh Group

People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that have really captured the full value of their human resource.   Agents for change, those who proactively cascade education throughout their team, develop highly motivated movers and shakers, can make a significant impact on the future of the construction industry.

Judges are looking for an organisation that is leading edge in the way they develop their existing team and attract new entrants into the industry. Exemplary people developers will be able show judges how they:
1. Invest in training and upskilling their workforce.
2. Encourage new talent and entrants, possibly working in collaboration with other organisations.
3. Encourage their employees and supply chain to be more aware of local communities, the environment and the image of the industry.
4. Put equal opportunity and diversity in the mix for their development planning.
5. Can evidence a development strategy with monitoring and measurement of achievement and effect.

People Development

Sustainability                                                    
Sponsored by Metnor Construction 

Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance and social responsibility – and contributes to the greatest extent when architectural quality, technical innovation and transferability are included.

Judges are looking for organisations or projects whose achievements, in relation to the legacy their work leaves, have made a positive impact on society and demonstrated best practice in triple bottom line effects and social value.

Exemplary sustainability legacies will be evidenced by:
1. Reduction in greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions through design and construction measures, leading to reductions both in the build and operation phases of assets.
2. Waste and carbon emissions reduction during construction, through design and construction innovation.
3. Economic feasibility and sustainable commercial viability and their long term impact.
4. Construction having a social value impact on its neighbouring business, residential, educational and voluntary communities so that the industry’s image is improved.
5. Assets which evidence their performance matches or exceeds the design modelling and ratings.

Sustainability

Digital Construction                              turner-and-townsend-jpeg
Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

Digital Construction embraces BIM, GIS, Big Data and other evolving technological advancements.  Technology has transformed the world we live in and has potential to revolutionise the construction industry. This category rewards organisations, projects or initiatives that have adopted, advanced and achieved excellence in Digital Construction.

Judges will be looking for examples of how the adoption of collaborative digital processes has dramatically improved the planning, design, fabrication, construction and operation of built facilities or infrastructure:

Great examples of transformational digital construction will evidence:
1. Integrated and collaborative teams, with early engagement of the supply chain.
2. Sharing of information through common data environments and system integration.
3. Innovative new tools, methods and processes that capture, manipulate and exploit data across the entire project team and through construction phase and into the in-use operational phase.
4. Evidence of improved performance and better outcomes compared to traditional methods through submission of objective measurement data.
5. Demonstrable benefits to stakeholders over the lifecycle of the asset.

Digital Construction

Innovation                                                   DACB_Beachcroft_standalonelogo_CMYK green - Copy
Sponsored by
DAC Beachcroft

Innovation is widely recognised as the critical factor for increased and sustained productivity and growth. It demonstrates an organisation’s confidence, capacity and appetite for improved performance and productivity gains.  Innovation is most effective as a holistic approach that identifies both demand and ideas and is most successful when supported by collaboration between customers and the supply chain.

Judges are looking for an organisation or project that has developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges.  Winners may have developed a demonstrably new and different technique or process or may have harnessed emerging or existing technologies to create new or improved products, tools or services leading to better built outcomes.

The exemplar winner will show judges how they have:
1. Defined the challenge, identified possible solutions and secured agreement from key stakeholders.
2. Focused their outcomes on constructor needs and user or occupier benefits, leading to more work on subsequent projects.
3. Been able to demonstrate improvements compared to previous or 3rd party performance through objective measurement data, such as KPIs.
4. Created a solution that can be used or applied elsewhere in their organisation or their industry sector.
5. Taken the lessons learned and the new best practice benchmark to the industry and shared them so others can benefit.

Innovation

Health, Safety & Wellbeing                               APS Black logo 2015
Sponsored by APS

Health and Safety is of paramount importance and a culture of ‘safety first’ is crucial to performance. Overarching health and safety management systems, clear demonstration of sustainable and effective risk management, and evidencing of health initiatives are fundamental to reducing or eliminating all types of incident, and to promote health and wellbeing across the supply chain.

The winner must be able to demonstrate consideration of either project Health and Safety at pre-construction and/or construction phases or an organisational initiative impacting on multiple projects or their workforce.  Judges will be looking for you to demonstrate:
1. An overarching health and safety management system and culture.
2. Leadership and innovation leading to new health and safety schemes, tools, processes or actions which ensure protection and improvements occur.
3. Clear risk management that provides sustainable and effective risk management.
4. How workplace health has been given equal status to safety in your initiatives.
5. Real benefits for all parties, evidenced by objective measurement criteria such as KPIs, AIR, AFR and RIDDOR performance.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Preservation & Rejuvenation                         
Sponsored by Ascent Homes

Clients entrust their historic and listed buildings to the construction industry’s care for preservation, conservation and rejuvenation.  Rewarding their trust with excellent outcomes is what the judges are looking for.  Judges will be looking to recognise the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

Exemplary projects will be able to demonstrate:
1. Evidence of research and investigation into replacing, repairing and matching traditional methods and materials encountered with evaluation of alternative options.
2. Choice of appropriate procurement that reflects the risks in such work.
3. Application of well-considered and sympathetic technical solutions, both traditional and innovative.
4. Delivery of customer satisfying quality and enduring outcomes.
5. A clear commitment to the development of heritage skills and training opportunities to sustain heritage related works.

Preservation & Rejuvenation

Value                                                                          
Sponsored by Watson Burton Law Firm 

Judges are looking for an initiative, project or series of projects that has focused on the value of facilities in use and the outcomes for owners and users. Good facilities add value by enabling owners and/or users to live or work better in them.

Winners will demonstrate how whole life cost and value have been considered from the outset; combining capital costs of construction with maintenance, operational and occupiers’ costs.  The most important factor will have been the outcomes for the owners and users of the facilities, and these should have been a key driver throughout the design and construction process.

Entrants should be able to evidence the balance of expenditure between design, construction and operation, and must provide evidence or forecasts for the improvement in outcomes for owners and/or users.  Such outcomes may be financial, social or environmental. Winning exemplars of Value will demonstrate how they have:
1. Placed value for owners and/or users a key driver throughout both the design and the construction process.
2. Increased value for owners and/or users and helped them achieve better outcomes.
3. Been able to quantify the anticipated benefits from the point of view of the owners and/or users, i.e. the balance of expenditure on design, construction and operation compared with the value of outcomes derived by owners’ and/or users.
4. Benchmarked their performance and results against others to evidence their achievements. These KPIs and benchmarks may be forecast or proven in use.
5. How the subject of their submission has delivered lessons for sharing and impacts on their team, their organisation and the wider industry and/or the owners and end users, e.g. addressing fuel poverty, reducing time in health care, higher education results, etc.

Value
Client of the Year                                          wh-logo-colour-rgb-jpeg
Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

The industry’s customers have an important role to play in transforming the way construction operates.  How projects come to market has a significant impact on the ability of the construction industry to provide innovative, whole life value-for-money solutions.

Much waste in construction is driven through approach to risk across the supply chain and judges are looking for a construction client that has been actively involved in enabling the construction programme and developed strategies for encouraging and rewarding excellence. A winning approach will demonstrate:
1. Clear and consistent leadership of the supply chain.
2. A commitment to procurement based on quality, value and collaboration not just price.
3. Real benefits for all parties, evidenced by objective measurement criteria such as KPIs.
4. The tools they have used to assist them and the supply chain on this journey.
5. The positive impact their work has had on their organisation, the industry and the wider community and which might be used elsewhere to support continuous improvement.

Client of the Year

SME of the Year                                             Muckle LLP 2015
Sponsored by Muckle LLP

SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.  Department for Business Innovation and Skills suggest that 99.9% of UK construction contracting businesses are SMEs1 and some of the greatest innovation and best practice can be identified in this sector.

Judges are looking for an exemplary organisation, with 249 or less employees and with turnover less than £42 million.    An outstanding SME will display the following organisational attributes:
1. Evidence of growth through engaging with and developing best practice in construction and organisational management.
2. Demonstrate how investment is made in employees, through training, growth and organisational culture.
3. Taking action to improve their productivity and work smarter.
4. Showing how they have engaged with their supply chain, both upward to their clients and downwards to their suppliers, to add value to their involvement in projects.
5. Evidence that they have development and performance targets in place and show monitoring and management of performance to improve on their set goals.

1 (ref BIS UK CONSTRUCTION)

SME of the Year

Outstanding Achievement                            BD_Logo_Blk_300dpi
Sponsored by Bond Dickinson

This award recognises outstanding performance or influence by an individual who has been inspirational in the opinion of the sector peer group during their lifetime in the industry. The winner’s exemplary actions will have changed the behaviour and performance of others and delivered disproportionate benefits for, and left a legacy in, the outputs of the built environment sector. The award winner will naturally show all the hallmarks championed by Constructing Excellence, such as best practice and a wholehearted commitment to the Construction Strategy.

The key is that this commitment needs to be visible – i.e. adopted and adapted to make a real difference within the sphere of the applicant’s own operation, influence and community. The character of the nominee is crucial – we are looking for leaders, opinion formers and champions of change. Submissions from third parties are encouraged and this is an award open to individuals of any age, discipline, or sector.

Outstanding Achievement

Project of the Year                                               Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

Project of the Year delivers outstanding outcomes for all those involved in a construction project.  It showcases the benefits achieved through the application of many of the principles described in the other award categories.  Because of the diversity of potential projects, this category is split into two awards:  Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year.

The winner is as likely to be an outstanding local project as a high profile landmark, but whatever it is all parties will be proud of and inspired by it: the designers, constructors and clients. To impress the judges enough to win this award your entry will evidence an outstanding project that:
1. Demonstrates great team working between the client and entire supply chain; employing collaborative working tools.
2. Was delivered on or before the programmed completion date within approved cost plan and to quality exceeding expectation whilst delivering the highest of health and safety standards.
3. Achieved the lowest environmental impacts.
4. Must have delivered outstanding customer satisfaction and may have also received praise from other stakeholders.
5.Can demonstrate the highest levels of the application of best practice, innovation and technical achievement to overcome the project’s challenges.

Project of the Year

If you would like to discuss your project or nomination with the CENE team please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880/07792690426 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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First Friday Club03/02/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 03/02/17
Time: 12.30-2.30pm
Speaker: N/A
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Networking
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Constructing Excellence in the North East in conjunction with Watson Burton LLP would like to welcome you to the First Friday Club for 2017.

Our February event will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SA.

The event will take place in the restaurant area and light refreshments will be provided. A big thank you to our sponsors Knauf, for sponsoring February’s First Friday Club.

Spaces are limited so reserve your place now by clicking on this link – https://www.watsonburton.com/knowledge/article.cfm?COSITENAVIGATION_ARTICLEID=2337&ARTICLEID=2337

To discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities for 2017 please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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