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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)

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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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“Look North” – Construction and Infrastructure Opportunities on your doorstep

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UKTI Yorkshire and Humber and Leeds Beckett University invite you to a morning seminar on Friday 20th May to examine construction and infrastructure opportunities in Sweden.

Over the next 10 years there will be major infrastructure and construction opportunities in Sweden as a result of the £150bn investment in the combined Gothenburg and Stockholm expansion projects. This includes major investments in public transport systems and railways, including Sweden’s first high-speed rail lines. We want to share with you export opportunities for Civil Engineering companies, Construction companies, Property Developers, Modular Building Companies, Architects, specialist construction service providers such as engineering design companies, programme management, project management, cost management and other specialist consultants.

At the event you will meet David Cairns, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden who will outline the opportunities for UK companies in this important export market.
There will also be a chance to hear from representatives from Gothenburg city, Stockholm city and Trafikverket the Swedish Transport Administration, as well as UKTI commercial officers to learn more.

Programme

09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Welcome by David Cairns, British Ambassador to Sweden
09:45 Presentations from Trafikverket the Swedish Transport Administration, and the Gothenburg and Stockholm City regions
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 1-2-1 meetings
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:00 1-2-1 meetings
14:00 Event closure

Booking Details

Friday 20th May 2016

Old Broadcasting House, Leeds Beckett University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

09:00 to 14:00

Click here to book your FREE place

Contact Details

Centre for Knowledge Exchange
Leeds Beckett University
ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
0113 812 1902

Neil Brown
International Trade Adviser
UKTI Yorkshire and Humber
neil.brown@mobile.ukti.gov.uk
T: +44 (0)786 075 3085

Sabine Kauer
Senior Trade Adviser
UKTI Sweden
sabine.kauer@mobile.ukti.gov.uk
T: +46 (0)8 671 3046

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Turning neighbourhood visions into reality

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Planning lecturers and students from Leeds Beckett’s School of the Built Environment and Engineering helped communities come up with imaginative solutions to local problems at another successful neighbourhood planning workshop on Saturday 16 April.

Thirty people from communities around Leeds took part in the workshop on writing planning policy with specialist groups focused on the issues of student housing, what support is available for neighbourhood planning, and how plans can shape development in the local area.

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Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing said: “This was our third workshop for neighbourhood planning groups and the feedback says it was our best yet.  This was a chance for groups to share their experiences, identify common problems, devise joint solutions, and get some ideas down on paper with the help of planning experts”.

With over 60 neighbourhood planning groups in the city, Leeds Beckett’s Planning Network is providing much needed support to local groups. A key principle for the workshops is the importance of dialogue and learning from experience. Speakers provide examples of effective neighbourhood plan-writing and then small groups work on specific issues to bring local ideas into reality.

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The final event in the current neighbourhood planning programme will be held on 11 June and will feature a presentation from Inner East Preston, the first northern inner city area to make a neighbourhood plan, reflecting on the impact on their community.

All the presentations from Saturday’s event can be viewed at the link below along with our storify of the best tweets from the event. You can follow these events on the hashtag #lpnleeds.

 

Planning and the Future of Retail – Leeds Planning Network Masterclass

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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 & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, formerly Portfolio Director, Land Securities (North & Scotland)

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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Getting Paid in the Construction Industry – key issues and is it easy money? – YHCE Club/Bond Dickinson Event

The rise of the smash and grab adjudication

YHCE Club would like to invite you to a seminar regarding payment issues within the construction industry and, in particular, payment and pay less notice regimes. We will be holding this seminar in Leeds on Thursday 14 April.

The seminar will cover

  • Tales from the battlefield – an adjudicator’s perspective on payment notice obligations, presenting your case to the Adjudicator
  • Payment Notice opportunities and pitfalls – review of rights to iterim payment and protecting your position on overstated applications
  • Latest smash and grab adjudication case law – where are we now?
  • What to watch out for – practical advice on prompt payment, payment notice, pay less notices and applications

The seminar will run from 8.30am to 10.00am. Please click here for the full invitation.

Leeds Seminar

Thursday 14 April 2016

08.30 – 10.00 (08.00 for 08.30 start)

Bond Dickinson Leeds Office

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BOOKING INFORMATION

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