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Professional Doctorate in Engineering starting Feb 2017

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In the coming academic year, the Leeds Sustainability Institute (Leeds Beckett University) is able to offer selected companies the opportunity to register eligible members of staff for a part time Professional Doctorate in Engineering (D.Eng.) degree, starting in February 2017. The benefits to companies include:

  • Development of staff to doctoral level
  • Enhancement of in-house research capability via staff training in research techniques
  • Development of research projects of specific company interest
  • Staff retention via investment in personal development
  • Low-cost student fees
  • Flexible learning taking account of other professional commitments

Minimum entry requirements are a 2:1 Honours degree or Master’s degree (or equivalent). Students on our part-time D.Eng program are expected to complete their doctoral study within 4-5 years. We are aware that professional doctoral candidates are able to draw on considerable professional expertise and experience, but may have grown out of touch with formal academic study, so the program seeks to offer substantial initial support in developing key academic skills.

The deadline for applications for a February start is end of September 2016 and early applications are advised. We are always happy to help with developing draft proposals for applications, especially in the areas of Built Environment, Energy or Sustainability.

For more information, or to discuss potential applications, please contact Dr Anne Stafford, a.stafford@leedsbeckett.ac.uk .

Subject Benchmark Statements: consultation on the revised Statement for Land, Construction, Real Estate and Surveying

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Thank you for your support and investment in our many CKE activities including thinkBIM, CE and Greenvision.  As part of our work, we always engage with our students and try to ensure the best practices CKE gather can be integrated into teaching delivery.  The QAA benchmark statement acts as a template for all undergraduate awards in the built environment across the UK.  Recently, this statement has been revised.  Personally, I have asked to integrate aspects such as sustainability and BIM into the statement which ultimately shapes the skills set of graduates who enter our sector.  The statement itself in somewhat retrograde in my view and should be encouraged to be more in line with the changing practices in industry.

The document below is calling for consultation from particularly the industry sector.  To date nationally, this has only generated a small number of replies.    I am sure you will all have something to say.  Even if this is a one line comment, that comment will be of great value.

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There is a link to the consultation survey in the actual document but for ease you can also link to the survey here

Many thanks for your time.

 

Tackling the Skills Gap at CEYH May Breakfast seminar

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 Julie Deeley, Futureworks Yorkshire

On 25th May we held the second of our Hull based Constructing Excellence breakfasts at Gosschalks Solicitors, this time tackling one of the most prevalent issues in the industry at the moment, the skills shortage. It has been predicted that the industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but the growing fear is that the talent will not be there to fill those posts. At our event we heard from Futureworks Yorkshire and Wates Group on how they are working to create apprenticeships and encourage new entrants to our industry in order to try and tackle this deificit.

Debbie Hall, Business Reporter at Hull Daily Mail has done a summary of the main points in her  article dated 31st May (link here). The article has also been reproduced below for ease.

 

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 L-R Angie Eardley (Wates), Janet Mulcrone (Leeds Beckett), Tom Oulton (CEYH), Liz Schofield (CEYH), Matthew Fletcher (Gosschalks)

Construction firms urged to help tackle impending shortage in talent

COMPANIES are being urged to help tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry. The issue was the focus of an “excellence breakfast” hosted by Hull law firm Gosschalks. The event, organised by Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber (CEYH), was held amid growing fears there will not be sufficient talent within the country to fill the predicted 190,000 new jobs that will be created in construction by the end of 2018. The industry is seen as one of the leading pillars of the UK economy and the lack of required skills could have a huge impact on economic recovery, according to CEYH. The event saw more than 30 delegates from a range of contractors, councils, training groups and construction consultancies, in attendance.

Steve Savage, Development Director at Gosschalks, opened the proceedings and Tom Oulton, chairman of CEYH, gave an introduction in which he spoke about the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016 to 2020, which sets out to increase productivity in government construction to deliver £1.7bn efficiencies and support 20,000 apprenticeships over the period.

One of the speakers was Julie Deeley, operations manager for Futureworks Yorkshire, one of the organisations working to tackle the skills deficit and nurture homegrown talent. She offered insight into how Futureworks is working with construction companies, local organisations and communities across Yorkshire to offer increased apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. Ms Deeley said: “It is not about providing all the answers today, it is about opening your mind to what your company can do about meeting this skills shortage.” Futureworks is based in Hull and Rotherham and delivers the award- winning YORfuture scheme across the Yorkshire and Humber region. It provides apprenticeships within the sector, including technical, trades, administration and manufacturing/distribution roles.

Ms Deeley told delegates that the YORfuture shared apprenticeship scheme provided a solution to apprenticeship recruitment when employers may not have the resources to take apprentices on a full-time basis. Asked about the difficulty of encouraging schools to see the opportunities that exist in the industry, Ms Deeley said: “What we need to do is get out there as much as possible and put out the word on construction and what a good career it is. We need, as a sector, to get the message out that there are many different careers you can have in construction, in particular for females. ”

Another speaker was Angie Eardley, community investment adviser at Wates Group, a family-owned construction company that is currently helping to create an £80m housing development in Hull for people with care needs. She spoke to the audience about the group’s community investment commitments and it’s supply chain and social enterprise engagement. The delegates heard the CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK, has reported that another 230,000 workers will be needed in the construction sector in the next five years – a figure that equates to 3,230 people each year in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

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Julie and Angie’s presentations along with a storify of the best tweets/images from the morning can be viewed at the links below.

 Click below for full Presentations from 25th May 2016

Industry leaders crowned at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards

Well, what can we say but thank you for an an incredible night!

Last Friday saw the culmination of six months of meticulous planning by the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber team to bring you this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards 2016 (#ceyh2016) and what an amazing night it was.

Held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, CEYH welcomed a record attendance of over 460 construction professionals representing the full spectrum of the industry to our spectacular “Swinging from the rooftops” themed awards evening to highlight, reward and promote the very best examples of constructing excellence and achievement the regional built environment have displayed in the last twelve months.

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Sponsored by Atlas Cloud and hosted by BBC Look North’s Business Correspondent, Danni Hewson, attendees were treated to a networking drinks reception (sponsored by Interserve), a gourmet three course meal, a fantastic “New York” themed sound and vision AV show and live swing music from our four piece jazz band, “Uptown Swing”. Fifteen different awards were handed out, each representing the core themes of the Constructing Excellence strategy. In addition, attendees were also encouraged to share images from their tables to social media with prizes being awarded for the best “selfie” of the night (something Danni was only too happy to join in with!)

Danni opened proceedings with an industry overview and delivered a positive message on the important of collaboration, building relationships and working together, particularly in the light of “Brexit” and what that might mean for the industry going forward. Other presentations were given by headline sponsor, Atlas Cloud, and Dr Andrew Mooney from inspiring local charity, Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund for whom the evening raised a magnificent £3242.

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Interserve secured the biggest prize haul of the night walking away with three awards for Integration and Collaborative Working, Achiever of the Year and the much coveted Project of the Year award for Factory 2050 ARMC at the University of Sheffield. Other winners included East Riding of Yorkshire Council, BAM Morgan Sindall and Ebsford Environmental. The winners now go on to compete at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in London in November this year. The full list of our regional winners & highly commended can be found below.

However the real winner on the evening was the industry itself. The sheer diversity of projects from local regeneration schemes to multi-million facilities demonstrates once again that the Yorkshire and Humber region is at the forefront of pushing boundaries, driving up standards and finding new ways to work innovatively for cross sector benefit. When it comes to construction, the only way is Yorkshire!

So all we have left to do is extend a huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors, supporters, entrants and participants who have once again raised the bar to make this year’s #ceyh2016 the best one yet – we look forward to celebrating with you again in 2017!

If you are interested in being involved in CEYH 2017 (sponsoring, entering or assisting) please contact Liz Schofield on 0113 812 1902 or via email to e.a.schofield@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

2016 WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED

 

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Achiever of the Year (Sponsored by Lovell)

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Winner, John Gittins, Interserve

Highly Commended: Katherine Speyer, Balfour Beatty and Sam Mooney, Keepmoat

 

 

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BIM Project of the Year (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

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Winner: East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Highly Commended: A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme, submitted by Costain

 

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Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

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Winner: TPP, Nominated by ISG

Winner: Doncaster Borough Council, Nominated by Willmott Dixon Construction

 

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Health and Safety (sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

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Winner: bmJV M1 Jn 39-42 Smart Motorway, submitted by BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint Venture

Highly Commended: Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited

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Heritage (Sponsored by Leeds Sustainability Institute)

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Winner: The Half-moon Reservoir De-Silting works, submitted by Ebsford Environmental Ltd

Highly Commended: Oakwood Clock Restoration project, submitted by OTRA (Oakwood Trader’s Residents Association)

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Innovation (Sponsored by Bay Construct)

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Winner: ARC T-Barrier, submitted by Arc Building Solutions

Highly Commended: Vickers Oils, Leeds, submitted by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

 

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Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

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Winner: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, submitted by Interserve Construction

Highly Commended: The rebuilding of the Airedale International Air Conditioning factory, submitted by BAM Construction

 

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Leadership and People Development (Sponsored by Kier Group)

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Winner: Costain – M1 Smart Motorway J28-31

Highly Commended: bmJV (BAM Morgan Sindall Joint Venture)

 

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This year we will be awarding two Project of the Year accolades. Both categories are sponsored by Gosschalks Solicitors.

Project of the Year – Infrastructure

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Winner: Great Yorkshire Way, submitted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Highly Commended: Beverley Integrated Transport Plan, submitted by Balfour Beatty

 

Project of the Year – Building

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Winner:Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited

Highly Commended: Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE), submitted by Mott MacDonald Ltd

 

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Sustainability (Sponsored by Costain)

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Winner: Lovell Partnerships (organisational entry)

Highly Commended: A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement, submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall JV

 

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SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORhub)

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Winner: CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) – Harrogate Office (organisational entry)

Highly Commended: McLeod + Aitken (organisational entry

 

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Value (Sponsored by Henry Boot Construction)

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Winner: National Major Projects Framework West Yorkshire Smart Motorways Team, submitted by Bam Morgan Sindall

Highly Commended: Dean Clough A & B Mills, Halifax submitted by WGL Stoneclean Ltd

 

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Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by A1L2B – a carillion morgan sindall joint venture)

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Winner: Ged Ayres, Arup

Highly Commended: Luke Groom, Carillion

 

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Best of the Best (sponsored by Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club)

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“SELFIE” of the night

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Stop! Collaborate and Listen! – Next #ceyh2016 breakfast on 29th June 2016

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At our last CE breakfast event before our summer break, we will be tackling one of the key principles of the Constructing Excellence movement and 2025 strategy; collaboration, collaboration, collaboration. Collaborative approaches have been shown to deliver a wide range of benefits which enhance competitiveness and performance (better cost management, improved time, resource utilisation and innovation to name but a few!).

We will hear from Kier Construction, last year’s Integration and Collaborative Working Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards champions who will be talking about their winning project, a unique 12 year long collaboration with York NHS teaching hospitals. This presentation will cover how and what makes it a success and the continued and ongoing development of the relationship.

We will also here from Teal Consulting who will present on the BS11000 standard which provides a framework for full supply chain collaboration ensuring relationships are effective and optimised. BS 11000 shows how to eliminate the known pitfalls of poor communication by defining roles and responsibilities, and creating partnerships that do nothing but add value to your business.

So come along and find out how you can work better together!

Details of our speakers for the event can be found here

To get involved join us at

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ

(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)

29th June 2016 08:00-09:30

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CETEC Presentation 10th June 2016

CETEC have been evaluating and remediating “sick” buildings for the last 30 years and formally evaluating IEQ and occupant performance for the last 10 years, especially using the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) protocol.   For the last decade they have been developing the IEQ for Quantifying Productivity protocols and examining how the validated data could be incorporated into BIM for FM management.

A presentation by Vyt Garnys from CETEC is being held at Leeds Beckett University, Queen Square House, Leeds on 10th June 2016 from 11-12pm.

Please see link here for more information.

If you would like to attend this presentation please email the Knowledge Exchange Events team at CKEEvents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Shortlist announced for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2016

An advanced manufacturing facility, several road improvement schemes and a community clock restoration project, just a sample of some of the wonderfully diverse schemes that have been shortlisted for this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber awards (#ceyh2016).

Organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett University, these awards recognise and celebrate the organisations, companies and project teams involved in delivering “excellence in construction” across 13 different categories, each one representing the core themes underpinning the Constructing Excellence movement & improvement agenda. Sponsored by Atlas Cloud, categories include integration & collaborative working, leadership and people development and BIM Project of the Year.

Leading the way with nominations are Carillion Morgan Sindall and Henry Boot Construction with six, Costain with five and A-one+ Integrated Services, Interserve and Kier Group with four. We are also thrilled to see lots of new entrants to this year’s awards such as Arup, Ebsford Environmental and Aecom, and are particularly proud to see the excellent work done at subcontract level represented in our SME of the Year category by four new companies, Central Alliance, CGL, Towndoor and McLeod + Aitken. The full shortlist can be viewed below.

All the winners will be revealed at our gala presentation evening on Friday 1st July. Following on from our spectacular 2015 ceremony in York, this year we will be getting a little musical, providing our guests in Leeds with cocktails, dancing and live music from our enigmatic swing band set against a Manhattan themed backdrop. Over the last eight years the CEYH awards have grown to be one of the highlights of the regional construction calendar & this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 400 construction professionals in attendance, representing a broad cross section of the industry, enjoying our winning blend of professional awards hosting with delicious food, drink and first class hospitality. Pete Watson, CEO of Atlas Cloud, says

 “We are delighted to sponsor the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year. We have seen a huge shift in technology enhancement in the regions with mobile teams working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country such as HS2, MAG, Crossrail 2 and Hinkley Point. This region has superb talent and is working on some of the best projects and we really need to be shouting about it”.

Tables & individual places at the event can be booked at the following link http://onlinestore.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=18&catid=41&prodid=496 or from Liz Schofield, 0113 812 1902.

Our charity partner for this year will be the Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund, a charity that supports and promotes research to improve the lives of adults and children suffering from a variety of kidney disorders. The charity relies solely on donations and volunteers to support everything they do. Please find out more about how they are changing lives for the better at http://www.ykrf.co.uk/

With thanks to our main sponsors, Atlas Cloud and Drinks Reception Sponsor, Interserve.

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THESHORTLIST


 

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Achiever of the Year (Sponsored by Lovell)

  • John Gittins, Interserve
  • Jenna Strover, Sweett Group / Leeds Civic Trust
  • Katherine Hill, Kier Construction
  • Katherine Speyer, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • Richard Jefferson, Jefferson Building Ltd
  • Sam Mooney, Keepmoat
  • Stefanie Harris, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

 

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BIM Project of the Year (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

  • Leeds Station Southern Entrance, submitted by AHR Architects
  • A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme, submitted by Costain
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

 

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Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

  • Doncaster Borough Council, Nominated by Willmott Dixon Construction
  • TPP, Nominated by ISG
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Nominated by Kier Group

 

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Health and Safety (sponsored by Turner and Townsend)

  • Henry Boot Construction (Organisational Entry)
  • bmJV M1 Jn 39-42 Smart Motorway, submitted by BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Organisational Entry)
  • A-one+ MAC 12, submitted by A-One+ (Area 12)
  • Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited
  • Kier Construction – Yorkshire (Organisational Entry)

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Heritage (Sponsored by Leeds Sustainability Institute)

  • The Half-moon Reservoir De-Silting works, submitted by Ebsford Environmental Ltd
  • Oakwood Clock Restoration project, submitted by OTRA (Oakwood Trader’s Residents Association)
  • Doncaster Mansion House, submitted by Doncaster MBC Construction Services / William Anelay Ltd
  • Ampleforth Park House Farm Restoration, Henry Boot Construction
  • Tower Works Towers, Leeds, submitted by WGL Stoneclean Ltd

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Innovation (Sponsored by Bay Construct)

  • Vickers Oils, Leeds, submitted by WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • ARC T-Barrier, submitted by Arc Building Solutions
  • A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvement – Pin-less Road Construction by Machine Guidance, submitted by Carillion \ Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • A160 Port of Immingham Improvements Project Bridge Slide submitted by Costain
  • The PSBP Yorkshire Schools, submitted by Atkins / Laing O’Rourke
  • M180 Gantries SCULPline LED Lighting, submitted by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services
  • Innovative Use of BIM, submitted by Carillion/Morgan Sindall Joint Venture (CMSJV)

 

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Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

  • The rebuilding of the Airedale International Air Conditioning factory, submitted by BAM Construction
  • Yeadon Extra Care Housing, submitted by Henry Boot Construction
  • Flamborough Head SPS relocation, submitted by Mott MacDonald Bentley Ltd
  • National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster Project Team, submitted by Willmott Dixon Construction
  • Confidence Based Assurance at Yorkshire Water, submitted by Turner & Townsend
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvement, submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, submitted by Interserve Construction
  • Sheffield Custody Suite, submitted by SES Engineering Services Ltd
  • Sheffield City Council Capital Delivery Partnership Framework, submitted by Turner & Townsend

 

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Leadership and People Development (Sponsored by Kier Group)

  • Lovell Partnerships Ltd Eastern Region – People Development Strategy
  • bmJV (BAM Morgan Sindall Joint Venture)
  • A1l2B (A1 Leeming to Barton Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture)
  • CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) – Harrogate Office (organisational entry)
  • Henry Boot Construction Ltd
  • Costain – M1 Smart Motorway J28-31

 

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This year we will be awarding a Project of the Year accolade each for both  infrastructure and  build. Both categories are sponsored by Gosschalks Solicitors.

Project of the Year – Infrastructure

  • Beverley Integrated Transport Plan, submitted by Balfour Beatty
  • A1 Leeming to Barton , submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • Great Yorkshire Way, submitted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
  • A160 Rosper Road Bridge, submitted by Costain
  • M1 Smart Motorway J28-31, submitted by Costain
  • Blackburn Meadows WwTW (Fresh Water Fish Directive) & Bio Energy Digestion Plant, submitted by Aecom & Galliford Try Joint Venture
  • Area 12 MAC (Yorkshire & Humber), submitted by A-one Integrated Highway Services

 

Project of the Year – Building

  • The Hiscox Building, York, submitted by BAM Construction
  • Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE), submitted by Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • The Diamond, University of Sheffield, submitted by Arup
  • Newlands Gardens Development, submitted by WDH Homebuilder
  • Airedale International Air Conditioning, submitted by DarntonB3 Architecture
  • Princes Gate, Catterick, submitted by Kier Construction
  • Leeds Housing Regeneration Project, submitted by Keepmoat
  • Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited
  • TPP New Headquarters, submitted by ISG

 

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Sustainability (Sponsored by Costain)

  • The Bright Building submitted by University of Bradford, Department of Estates and Facilities is association with Faithful+Gould
  • Lovell Partnerships (organisational entry)
  • Sustainability Business Strategy, submitted by Henry Boot Construction (organisational entry)
  • A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement, submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall JV
  • M18 Potteric Carr Habitat Connectivity, submitted by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services

 

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SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORhub)

  • The Dyeworks, submitted by Towndoor Ltd
  • CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) – Harrogate Office (organisational entry)
  • McLeod + Aitken (organisational entry)
  • Central Alliance (organisational entry)

 

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Value (Sponsored by Henry Boot Construction)

  • National Major Projects Framework West Yorkshire Smart Motorways Team, submitted by Bam Morgan Sindall
  • Hensall Barrier Bank Modifications, submitted by Turner & Townsend
  • Dean Clough A & B Mills, Halifax submitted by WGL Stoneclean Ltd

 

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Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by A1L2B – a carillion morgan sindall joint venture)

  • Celeste Armitage, submitted by ESH Group
  • Robert Young, Henry Boot Construction
  • Luke Groom, Carillion
  • Hazel Short, Arup
  • Samuel O’Sullivan, Pell Frischmann
  • Ged Ayres, Arup

 

Skills Excellence: Closing the Gap – join us on 25th May 2016 for our next CEYH breakfast event

Building Futures Sponsored by Wates

The skills shortage in construction has been widely reported by much of our media and with good reason. It has been predicted that the industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but there is a growing fear that there will not be the talent within the country to fill them. The construction industry is one of leading pillars of the UK economy and therefore lack of required skills could have a huge impact on our economic recovery.

At our breakfast event at the end of May we will hear from Futureworks Yorkshire, one of the organisations who are trying to tackle this deficit. Julie Deeley, Operations Manager, will be giving examples of how they work with construction companies, local organisations and communities across Yorkshire to offer increased apprenticeships and work experience opportunities.

We will also hear from Angie Eardley, Regional Community Investment Advisor and Richard Vause, Project Manager both from Wates Group who will give practical examples of the positive steps Wates are taking on their projects/sites to encourage new entrants into our industry.

Find out how you and your organisation can do more at this FREE breakfast event. Booking via the link below.

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To get involved join us at Gosschalks Solicitors

Queens Gardens, Dock Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3DZ

09:30-10:30 (registration from 09:00)

Click here to book your FREE place!

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Planning and the Future of Retail

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Thursday 12th May 2016, 17:30 to 19:30, Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS2 9EN

 

Where is the retail market going now, in location, development and acquisition, what market trends are identified for new developments or retail opportunities, what is the impact on the high street, and the future for the independent retailer?

 

Chair: 

Cathy Barnes –  Director and Professor of Retail Innovation, The Retail Institute, Leeds Beckett University
Panel:
Gerald Jennings –  President Leeds Chamber and York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, formerly Portfolio Director, Land Securities (North & Scotland)
New Speaker:-
Will Smith - Vice President of Property and Market Development, Asda Walmart
Julian Dobson -  Director Urban Pollinators Ltd, author of ‘How to Save Our Town Centres: a radical agenda for the future of High Streets’ published by Policy Press 2015
 
Followed by Q & A with the Panel

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#CEYH2016 Awards: Proud to be different!

As I write this post we are now just under five days to go until we close for this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards and we are very excited to see what you have all been up to in the last 12 months. We are really heartened by the response of local companies so far and can’t wait to get stuck into the judging process and organising the rest of the evening. There is still time to get your entries in – follow the links below or visit our dedicated awards page here

Not just your average awards ceremony

Here at the CKE, we take the responsibility of providing the best possible platform to showcase your projects, organisations and individuals extremely seriously, which is why you will never see us run the same event twice! Just like our entrants we aim for our awards ceremony to represent the common themes of our awards in being innovative, collaborative and dynamic.

For instance, at last year’s awards we were the only region to run a selfie competition, which was so successful that it was adopted at the nationals. Not just an excuse to take silly pictures (although that is always welcome), the selfie competition helped to raise the profile of the awards across social media giving extra coverage to the companies involved. We will be running it again this year so don’t forget to bring those phones and snap away!

If you are still undecided, here are just three more reasons why our awards are different and how your business will benefit from being involved,

  • Our dynamic team are all from construction/engineering backgrounds. With over twenty years combined industry experience, we know how to sell what the industry does best
  • Our awards are an experience as well as a ceremony. Every year the team try to do something different on the night itself to ensure the event is memorable for all the right reasons and is a real reward for the individuals and teams who take part. With this year’s Swinging from the Rooftops theme, this year is no exception! We have a number of surprises planned for you on the night – we can’t wait for you to see them!
  • Our added value with our relationships to the National Constructing Excellence network, Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Sustainability Institute and our thinkBIM, Green Vision networks. Going forward there will be plenty of opportunities for our entrants to showcase their work at our breakfast and twilight seminars, our half day conferences and through site visits.

How to enter

Fully inclusive and completely free to enter, we welcome submissions from any organisations, companies &/or project teams involved in delivering building & civil engineering projects in our region over the last 12 months. With 13 categories to choose from we are sure there is one for you! The closing date for entries is 29th April 2016 and all the forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Achiever of the Year

BIM Project of the Year

Client of the Year

Health and Safety

Heritage

Innovation

Integration & Collaborative Working

Leadership & People Development

Project of the Year

SME of the Year

Sustainability

Value

Young Achiever of the Year

We look forward to reading your entries!

With thanks to our sponsors

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