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07 Feb 2018

5 things construction can learn from automotive

On 25 January the Constructing Excellence were hosted by Tata Steel at their distribution and processing centre at Wednesfield, West Midlands, the largest in the UK.   Tata Steel have invested heavily in the facility including over £12 million in a dedicated Automotive Service...
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21 Sep 2017

Big data exposes a widening construction knowledge gap

Analysis of 6 million pieces of data has revealed that the knowledge framework underpinning the construction industry is no longer fit for purpose. Practitioners do not have easy access to critical knowledge, and so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made. Designing Buildings...
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12 May 2017

Specifying Innovative & Sustainable Systems

Collaboration was the order of the day at the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group Meeting on Specifying Innovative and Sustainable Systems.  The workshop, delivered in partnership with the Innovation Gateway and hosted at the BRE Innovation Park, looked at how...
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26 Jan 2017

12 ways you can engage with higher education

The construction industry is keen to ensure that education and training is as relevant as possible to industry needs and based the latest industry practice, whilst academia need support basing assignments and projects on real projects and current industry experience. This blog...
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19 Dec 2016

Santa Claus signs up as Constructing Excellence Member

We are delighted to announce Constructing Excellence’s latest member Santa Claus Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of toys by volume.  Santa is about to embark on a major redevelopment of his toy  manufacturing and logistics centre at the North Pole and took...
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06 Dec 2016

The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration

Key players in the construction sector recently met with leading construction insurers to discuss current trends and debate the future outlook for their industries. The meeting of minds was organised following a discussion between Lucas Fettes & Partners and Constructing...
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24 Nov 2016

See all the action from On Your Marks, Set, Build the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference

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21 Nov 2016

New models for our new world order

‘Our recent Brexit experience in the UK and Trump experience in the US reminds us that unexpected changes in political and economic models are set to have a huge impact on our lives. The same is true of unexpected change or innovation in business models. All around us are...
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07 Nov 2016

Follow all the action at the #CE2016 National Awards

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19 Oct 2016

Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and...
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