Let’s get Quizzical this Christmas!

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Date: Tuesday 10th December 2019
Time: 17:30 onwards
Venue: Head of Steam | Park Row, Leeds * *there are two Head of Steam pubs in Leeds, please make sure you come to the one which is situated on the corner of Park Row and Bond Street.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber, thinkBIM, G4C Yorkshire, YHCE Club and CIOB Leeds have joined forces this December to bring you a special Christmas Quiz Extravaganza!

 

Come and test your knowledge at our festive quiz in Leeds which will feature general knowledge questions on anything and everything set by our very own Father Quizmas, Tom Oulton.

 

How it works

 

We are inviting organisations to bring teams of between 4-6 individuals at a cost of £20 per team, payable in cash on the night. We will have several rounds of quizzing with prizes being awarded throughout the night!

 

Festive attire is optional but definately encouraged!

 

Please note, there is no food and drink provided but these can all be purchased from the Head of Steam.

Crash a practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, creating places that care for people.

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR TEAM

In order for us to keep an eye on numbers, please register your team using the eventbrite link below.

IMPORTANTYou only need to register the name of your team, not all the individual members. 1 TICKET = 1 TEAM

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Kirkstall Forge Development Update Event with CEG

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On 18th September we partnered with developers, CEG, to deliver an update on progress at Kirkstall Forge, a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space.

Located on a former engineering site with an industrial heritage going back to the 12th Century, Kirkstall Forge is one of the most ambitious projects currently underway in northern England aiming to create not just physical spaces but an entire sustainable community with almost 10,000 people living and working on site within the next decade. CEG have already overseen £40million works in the area including flood defence works, decontamination of the site, infrastructure, office space and the first new railway station in West Yorkshire for decades, connecting the site to Leeds City Station in minutes.

We had two speakers at the event; Paul Richardson, Investment Manager at CEG and Gareth Chambers from Pierre Angulaire who provided overall project management services for the scheme. Gareth has been involved in the Kirkstall Forge project for over 10 years and his passion and ambitions for the area were plain to see. It is clear that there has been an emphasis on creating a community from the start with employees based at Number One Kirkstall Forge, the first commercial space in the scheme, benefitting from planned social activities, fitness initiatives such as yoga and running sessions, modern and light spaces to work and cycle schemes to name a few.

As well as creating a sustainable community, the scheme also creates jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities throughout the build processes through their Forging Futures Campus programme in partnership with I Consult Yorkshire, Leeds College of Building, EN:Able Futures and Leeds City Council. The programme provides vocational training, site visits and work experience for local people, students and young people not in education, employment or training and has recently welcomed the first 11 recruits to a two year apprenticeship programme. More about the Forging Futures programme here.

As well as outlining challenges and successes to date, our speakers also gave an overview of developments yet to come including 2 Kirkstall Forge office block, a school, leisure facilities and prototype houses that the design team will live in temporarily to roadtest – a great idea! The presenters did make an interesting point about the need to balance the ambitions of the scheme with the need to attract businesses and residents to the area in the early stages; for instance allowing the first houses to have space for cars weighed up against the drive towards active and more sustainable travel options. However, as Gareth pointed out, these things are a step change and it is clear from the employees at Number One Kirkstall Forge, that they are already seeing positive changes in their working patterns and work life balance as a result.

CEG kindly provided us with some links to the videos that were shown at the event, please see below

We would like to thank Laura Kenny and Aisling Ramshaw from CEG for all their help in organising the event and we look forward to returning for another visit soon!

Planning and Building for our future environment: Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber breakfast event

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There is growing concern regarding climate change and the effects of adversely inclement weather resulting in severe flooding and the rise in sea levels.  Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber are pleased to showcase two award winning projects in our region that will improve the environment & protect residents homes including a flood defence protection scheme and a coastal erosion scheme.

Join us at our next breakfast event where we will hear from our CEYH Civil Engineering Project of the Year winners talking about ‘The Foss Barrier’ project in York.  We will also hear from our Innovation category winners talking about the ‘Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme’ in North Yorkshire.

The Foss Barrier: Road to Recovery, JBA Bentley and the Environment Agency

In December 2015, the most severe floods in a generation hit the city of York. As water levels rose to the highest recorded on the River Foss, they entered the main control building at the Foss Barrier, which forms an important part of the city’s flood defences, rendering the facility inoperable.  The Foss Barrier and pumping station were built in the 1980s in response to severe flooding five years previous. In flood conditions, a mechanical gate can be closed to stop rising waters in the River Ouse from backing up into the River Foss, preventing flooding to a large part of the city. When the barrier is down, the facility relies on eight pumps to transfer flow (up to 30m3/s prior to the refurbishment works) from the River Foss around the barrier into the River Ouse.

After significant involvement in the initial emergency flood response, JBA Bentley were engaged to deliver the high-profile upgrade to the site, with the key objective being to enhance the resilience and capacity of the site, whilst critically ensuring the pump station remained operational throughout.

Working in challenging conditions on a constrained site – with extremely tight timescales – clever civil engineering and an innovative approach to temporary works has been pivotal to the success of the scheme. Although some elements of work are still outstanding, the pumping station is now fully operational from the new building and provides enhanced flood protection and peace of mind to the residents of York.

“Judges acknowledged the collaborative working approach and commitment in delivering a technically challenging scheme in a very public and sensitive environment. The innovative use of modular components to reduce the amount of temporary works was key in delivering the scheme to keep the people of York safe and makes this a very worthy winner”

Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme, Esh Construction

The historic seawall at Runswick Bay had reached the end of its serviceable life with a failure predicted within the next 10 years. The coastal defence scheme involved concrete repairs to the toe prior to the placement of 9,500 tonnes of high-density rock armour to form a new revetment totalling 250m length. This combats the effects of degradation to the toe of the seawall by preventing undermining and scouring while combating the effects of sea level rise and increased storminess predicted as a result of climate change. Ecological enhancement also factored highly in the scheme and represented leading-edge coastal engineering practice.

This innovative award-winning coastal defence scheme involved collaboration between ecologists, engineers and coastal managers and will give 100 years of improved protection to homes and businesses and safeguard the village’s main income stream of tourism.

“Judges were impressed by the scale of this scheme, its longevity and attention to detail. The innovation shown in the project has been independently verified and showcases a great collaboration between engineers and ecologists. The knowledge will be shared within the industry and the team should be rightly proud of a really forward thinking engineering solution” 

 

Event Details

Thursday 7th November 2019 

08:30 to 10:00 (registration & networking breakfast from 08:00)

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER

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Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2019: Winners and Highly Commended

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Congratulations to all the companies who walked away with accolades at last Thursday’s 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (#CEYH2019). Held at New Dock Hall, part of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the CEYH2019 Awards brought together the biggest construction firms in the country to recognise and reward the organisations demonstrating best practice in construction over the last twelve months across seventeen different categories, each representing some of the most important issues in the sector.

The standard was extremely high and the judges were once again faced with some very difficult decisions – the calibre of the projects that didn’t win only serving to illustrate the depth of industry talent in our region.

The winners of each category now go on to represent the Yorkshire and Humber region at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in London in Autumn. The CEYH2019 team are sure you will join them in wishing all the organisations the best of luck!

If you are interested in being involved in the 2020 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards, please contact the organisers, Liz or Donna at the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at the School of Built Environment and Engineering, on 0113 812 1902 or via email to ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

 

WINNERS

Integration and Collaborative Working

Sponsored by Esh Construction

Winner: Springwell Leeds SEMH Schools and Interserve. Entry submitted by Interserve Construction.

Highly Commended: Galliford Try JV Syngenta.

Client of the Year

Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard

Winner: RNN Group, nominated by Bond Bryan.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors

Winner: A-one+ Area 12 Wellbeing, Improvement, Safety, Health and Environment (WISHES). Entry submitted by A-one+.

Highly Commended: Applebridge Construction.

Value Award

Sponsored by Shulmans

Winner: Springwell Leeds SEMH Schools and Interserve. Entry submitted by Interserve Construction.

Highly Commended: Riverside (SEN) School (Phase 1), Goole. Entry submitted by Faithful+Gould, Geo Houlton and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Offsite Award

Sponsored by PwC UK 

Winner:  Hawthorne Avenue Development in Hull – Offsite Volumetric Housing. Entry submitted by ilke Homes.

Highly Commended: Manchester EBN School Programme of Works. Entry submitted by Premier Modular Limited.

Preservation and Rejuvenation

Sponsored by Faithful+Gould

Winner: St Vincent’s Place, Sheffield. Entry submitted by Bowmer + Kirkland Ltd.

Highly Commended: Sandhurst Block, Bourlon Barracks, Catterick. Entry submitted by Ministry of Defence (Army).

SME of the Year

Sponsored by YORhub.

Winner: BIM-UK Ltd

Highly Commended 1: Adept Consulting Engineering Limited

Highly Commended 2: Priestley Construction

Sustainability

Sponsored by Leeds Sustainability Institute

Winner: Thermal Upgrading Works – Easton Road Estate Bridlington. Entry submitted by Hobson & Porter.

Highly Commended: Springwell Leeds SEMH Schools and Interserve. Entry submitted by Interserve Construction.

 

Digital Construction

Sponsored by Trimble Tekla.

Winner: Adept’s success through BIM. Entry submitted by Adept Consulting Engineers Ltd

Highly Commended: Mount Oswald, Durham University. Entry submitted by Curtins

 

People Development

Sponsored by Applebridge Construction Ltd

Winner: ENGIE (Learning and Development). Entry submitted by ENGIE.

Highly Commended: Innovation Fire Engineering Ltd

Innovation

Sponsored by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Winner: Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme. Entry submitted by Scarborough Borough Council.

Highly Commended: ARC Eaves Insulator. Entry submitted by ARC Building Solutions.

Project of the Year – Civil Engineering

Sponsored by Gosschalks

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (CIVIL ENGINEERING) UNDER £10MILLION

Winner: A-one+ M1 J39 Noise Reduction Project. Entry submitted by A-one+

Highly Commended: West Yorkshire-plus Transport fund – A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill. Entry submitted by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (CIVIL ENGINEERING) £10MILLION AND OVER

Winner: The Foss Barrier: Road to Recovery. Entry submitted by JBA Bentley.

Highly Commended: Hornsea Onshore Substation – HOW01. Entry submitted by Balfour Beatty.

 

Project of the Year – Buildings

Sponsored by Innovation Fire Engineering

 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (BUILDINGS) UNDER £10MILLION

Winner: St John’s Market, Scunthorpe. Entry submitted by Interserve Construction.

Highly Commended: University Centre, Rotherham. Entry submitted by Bond Bryan.

 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR (BUILDINGS) £10MILLION AND OVER

Winner: University of Huddersfield Barbara Hepworth Building. Entry submitted by Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure.

Highly Commended: Symons House Leeds. Entry submitted by Faithful+Gould.

Best of the Best

Sponsored by the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club.

Winner: Springwell Leeds SEMH Schools and Interserve. Entry submitted by Interserve Construction.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award was presented to John Lorimer, Director of JLO Innovation and long time member of Constructing Excellence sitting on numerous boards and working groups.

Mental Health Awareness in Construction

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Tuesday 14th May 2019 | 09:00 to 11:00 (registration from 08:30)

Clarion, Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW

During Mental Health Awareness week, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber will be joining forces with Leeds law firm Clarion to deliver this very important event looking at mental health in the construction industry and what companies can and are doing to try and reverse the industry’s shocking statistics in this area (data from the Office of National Statistics found that between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 in-work suicides recorded, those within the skilled construction and building trades made up 13.2% – despite construction accounting for little over seven per cent of the UK workforce).

THE PANEL

Clare King, Legal Director, Private Client, Clarion

As a trained Mental Health First Aider Clare will share the importance of being aware of mental health issues and the benefit to the workplace. Clare will demonstrate how you can create a more inclusive culture and the initiatives Clarion has put in place.

Joanna Dodd, Senior Associate, Employment, Clarion

Joanna often advises on issues around employees’ mental ill-health and will explain when mental health conditions might be classed as a disability in law and what the employer’s obligations are in this area. Joanna will also discuss the practicalities of managing absence linked to mental health issues, what adjustments might be necessary and appropriate, and how performance/conduct issues (which are or may be linked to an underlying mental health condition) should be dealt with.

Eddie Murphy, Founder of Ollio Consult

Eddie will talk about the need for healthy buildings and the emerging concepts around biophilia in the workplace which incorporate design that promotes mental and physical wellbeing leading to happier, healthier and more focused work teams.

BOOKING

FREE TO ATTEND – CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

 

CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019

Are you a mental health champion?

Clarion are also sponsoring the Health, Safety and Wellbeing category at this year’s awards ceremony which is a topic of particular importance to the firm given the work of its private client and employment teams who are very knowledgeable in this area and are often called on to provide specialist advice.

Entries are particularly encouraged from organisations who are placing employee wellbeing and mental health at the forefront of their health and safety strategy. The forms can be downloaded from the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber website here .

International Women’s Week 2019: Leeds Beckett University call to “Cite Women” !

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Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber is proud to be supporting this event promoting women’s visability in built environment research.

Each year, IWD (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Throughout this week, there will be IWD events across the University and elsewhere in the city including this one organised by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster based at the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.

CITE WOMEN 2019​

Have you read a woman’s writing today?

Have you cited a woman’s writing today?

Reading and citing women’s work is a simple way to make universities better, fairer places for women students and staff.

Join us on Monday 4th March in the Rose Bowl Atrium for a ‘cite-in’

  • pick up a free book
  • cake-cite-swap: get a cake for pledging to cite women in a specific assignment, module seminar readings, lecture reading list, article.​​
  • sit with us for an hour and cite women in your work
  • share books that have inspired you
  • chat with your librarians, lecturers, students

Supported by: Women & the Built Environment Research Cluster; PsyCen Gender & Sexualities Stream, School of Social Sciences; Leeds Business School.

Location: Rose Bowl Atrium by Beckett Kitchen, 10am to 4pm

Leeds Beckett School of Built Environment and Engineering Launch New MSc in Construction Management

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The construction world is witnessing a transformation to become a smart and technologically innovative industry. The challenge is to deploy such innovations when the new industry dynamics is changing traditional roles and practices. This is happening when there are greater pressures from government and clients demanding a significant improvement in the industry performance and the delivery of better quality and value.

In response to this innovation intensive environment Leeds Beckett University has launched a new MSc course in Construction Management. This course provides the knowledge and skills to deliver effective innovation and successfully manage projects in this ever-evolving field.

Course Director for the new MSc, Professor Mohammad Dulaimi states;

“The construction industry is facing a significant challenge to align its culture, management practices and tools, as well as its technology and products, with that of an economy that is increasingly smart and innovative. Such an industry requires leadership that is able to accelerate the pace of innovation. Our course will ensure that future professionals have the skills, knowledge and contacts to be able to lead their future businesses and be part of creating real industry change”

You could already be working as a construction professional and be aiming to enhance your knowledge, or you could be from a technical background, including engineering or architectural technology, and want to build your business acumen and management skills. This course will help you gain the expertise to manage smart construction and innovation, project procurement and the commercial and financial management of construction. It will also enable you to play a key role in shaping the future of a smart and innovative industry.

You will be able to use your experiences in the workplace to enhance your learning and in turn, you will be encouraged to reflect on challenges and problems with your course peers and learn how theory can help you to improve your practice.

This course offers a range of option modules allowing you to study a broad spectrum of construction management topics in areas such as project management, construction law and dispute resolution and smart construction. It also provides the opportunity to focus on one of these areas as part of the degree.

For further information, please  visit the online prospectus at the following link https://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/construction-management-msc/

 

M.Dulaimi@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professor Mohammed Dulaimi has worked in universities in the UK, Singapore and UAE leading the development and delivery of teaching and research in construction management and project management (construction and generic).  He is a chartered construction manager (CIOB) and a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow Caledonian. Mohammed advised and led the research and innovation effort at Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce (UAE). He has provided consultancies and training in project management and construction management in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UAE. Since joining Leeds Beckett University, he has formed a new research group focused on developing new knowledge that would support the effort of accelerating the pace of innovation to meet the challenges of the “Smart” agenda.


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International Women’s Week – Industry Skills Panel Discussion

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Thursday 7th March 2019 

12:00 to 13:30 (registration from 11:30)

Shulmans Solictors, 10 Wellington Pl, Leeds LS1 4AP

For International Women’s Week 2019, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber are delighted to be bringing you a lunchtime discussion on the highly topical issue of future skills for the industry lead by a panel of senior sector professionals.

Topics covered will include (but not limited to) sub-sector specific future requirements, the skills shortage and how companies/organisations can attract, recruit and support new talent, mentoring, retention and diversity, digital and technical skills and new models of education (i.e. degree apprenticeships).

THE FORMAT

Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes on skills from their perspective, followed by an open discussion and Q and A – so come with questions!

THE PANEL

Caroline Fattorini, Director of Building Consultancy, Bowman Riley

Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer, Asset Management & Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Nahim Ruhi-Khan, Head of Responsive Repairs, Voids, Disrepair and Corporate Property Management Services, Leeds City Council

Lisa Molloy, Commercial Director, Southbay Civil Engineering Ltd

Josie Rothera, Course Director, MSc Civil Engineering, School of Built Environment and Engineering, Leeds Beckett University and Company Director at Steer Support and Mentoring CIC

CHAIR

Sarah Wilson, Partner, Head of Construction, Shulmans LLP

TIMINGS

11:30 – registration and refreshments

12:00 to 13:30 – Intro, Discussion, Q and A

13:30 – close & networking until 14:00

BOOKING

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With thanks to Shulmans for supporting our event.

Malham Dissertation Fieldtrip – One of a kind ‘writing retreat’ for Leeds Beckett final year Human Geography and Planning Students

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In January, final year students studying BA Human Geography and BA Human Geography & Planning spent three days in Malham, a small village in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Each year staff accompany students on this fieldtrip and although it is known colloquially as the ‘Dissertation Boot Camp’, students always have a great time. The trip is actually an innovative ‘writing retreat’, the only one of its kind in our university. It is run by Dr Bronwen Edwards, who is a trained academic writing retreat facilitator. Indeed, several of the staff are actively engaged in research on student fieldtrips and writing, and we have drawn on this experience to create a writing retreat that really works for our students as they embark on writing up their dissertation research.

We have a busy programme of activities. Students can choose to attend communal writing sessions, dissertation workshops, and specialist group tutorials on ‘troubleshooting your methodology’ or ‘making a start with your content chapters’ and so on. This year’s exciting addition was a new workshop led by Dr Karen Horwood ‘Serious play lego!’ where students were encouraged to explore where they were at with their dissertations and how to move forward, by making lego models. We are really lucky that several of the staff are experienced walkers and lead country walks for all the students in the spectacular countryside. The rural setting is great for relieving stress, clearing the head, and encouraging the creative flow.
Students have lots of opportunities for support and advice In Malham, but the main aim is to create time and space to write, away from the usual distractions of city life. We help students learn strategies for writing productively when they return to normal student life in Leeds, for example how to break through writer’s block and how to establish a routine of regular writing. So many students find this trip game-changing for their dissertations, building their academic confidence and renewing their enthusiasm for their dissertation topics.

Article by Dr Andre Pusey, Course Director, Master of Planning / BA Housing Studies / BA Human Geography

a.pusey@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

More about our Human Geography, Housing and Planning Courses on the School of Built Environment and Engineering Website

Grant and Funding workshop with the CITB

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When: Wednesday 13th February 2019 | 08:00 for registration, 08:30 to 09:30 for the seminar.

Where: Room 221, School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, Northern Terrace Building, Queen Square Court Road, off Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8AG

For their next event, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and the Humber are delighted to bring you this practical workshop in conjunction with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) looking at the various funding streams available to SMEs in the construction industry and how to access them.

Delivered by Monica Costelloe and John Long, Regional CITB Advisors for Yorkshire, the event is an opportunity to learn about the CITB Training Model, including the Training Directory, Training Register and how to claim grants. Monica and John will also be running through the process for claiming up to £10,000 through the Skills and Training Fund. The skills and training fund currently assesses applications at six points throughout the year and with the next date being on 1st March 2019 there is a real opportunity to secure funds for upskilling your workforce in a matter of weeks.

In addition the workshop will also outline the other ways in which the CITB can support your business as well as answering any questions you may have and giving you advice and guidance on how to apply.

CEYH realises how important SME’s time is so we have deliberately organised this event for an early morning start and are throwing in tea, coffee and breakfast too!

Please note: The funding is available to CITB registered employees with between 1 to 99 employees. Even if you are not yet CITB registered, please do come along and find out how to get registered and the benefits of joining.

Please note the session is due to end at 9:30 although our advisors will be around until 10:00 for any additional questions.

Booking

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE

 

 

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