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Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2020 & COVID-19

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We are sure that many of you are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are no doubt aware of government restrictions currently in place on gatherings and events.

The safety of our guests is paramount and we have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The awards will now take place on the evening of Wednesday 7th October 2020 (put it in the diary folks!). The timings, venue, theme are all the same as before and all current bookings will be transferred over to the new date.

The CEYH team are absolutely committed to delivering these awards which we know are a highlight for many of our network and an opportunity to shine a spotlight on what our industry does well and reward our hard working teams for delivering these often critical build and infrastructure projects. We feel that by October we hope to be through the worst of the impact and will welcome the opportunity to bring our network together for a celebration of the built environment’s contribution.

If for any reason we are unable to deliver a physical ceremony on the 7th, we will still be doing a full judging process and allocating regional winners so please do keep those entries coming in . We have also decided to extend the entry period to give people sufficient time to complete a submission.

The new deadline for entries will be Tuesday 26th May 2020.

 

THE CATEGORIES (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORMS)

Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Conservation & Regeneration 2020   **available to sponsor**

Digital Construction 2020   (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020   **available to sponsor**

Innovation 2020   (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020   (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Offsite 2020   (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

People Development 2020   (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)

Sustainability 2020   (Sponsored by SFS)

SME of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by YORhub)

Value 2020   (Sponsored by Shulmans)

 

KEY DATES

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Shortlist Announced: w/c 22nd June 2020

Gala Awards Dinner:  Wednesday 7th October 2020, New Dock, Leeds

Visit our awards pages for further information or download our awards brochure

POSTPONED: The Good, The Clad and the Ugly: Join us for our fire safety/fire engineering seminar in March

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***Due to ongoing situation with COVID19 this seminar has been postponed – details of a new date in the Autumn will be shared soon***

Our next event will be looking at the incredibly important topic of fire safety and will make particular reference to both legal and contractual requirements relating to fire regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations with speakers from Turner and Townsend and Clarion Solicitors.

We will also cover the recommendations from the Hackitt Review and its wider implications on the industry. There will be particular reference to cladding and what contractors need to do with regard to mitigating fire risk (do’s and don’ts) as well as the responsibilities that the respective parties have in relation to cladding that doesn’t comply with the fire regulations.

We will also be hearing from a from Innovation Fire, a fire engineering consultancy, on the practical and technical aspects of planning, designing and delivering fire engineering solutions to meet the function requirements of the Building Regulations – Performance Based vs Prescriptive Approach. The presentation will include a case study of a fire engineered building.
SPEAKERS

Paul Lane, Director of Fire Consultancy Services, Turner & Townsend
Phil Morrison, Partner and Head of Construction, Clarion Solicitors
Ayyappa Mohan, Fire Engineer, Innovation Fire
BOOKINGS

Please note this event is chargeable at £15 to cover administrative and catering costs. If you are a Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club member you can attend this event for FREE.

Please book your place via the Leeds Beckett University Online Store

 

International Women’s Week Panel Discussion: Apprenticeship Pathways and Promoting Diversity

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

10:00 to 11:30 (registration from 09:30)

Gosschalks Solicitors, Hull | Queens Gardens, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3DZ

For International Women’s Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics.

 

ABOUT

We are delighted to have secured several apprenticeship students to talk about their particular journey into construction, including challenges faced, why they have chosen their careers, current experiences and their hopes and ambitions for the future.

We will also have an engineering company represented on the panel who will talk about the issue of diversity and apprenticeships from an employer’s perspective.

 

THE FORMAT

Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes from their perspective including experiences, their particular journey, thoughts on diversity e.t.c. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q and A with the audience – so please do come armed with questions!

 

THE PANEL

Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Construction Management Apprentice, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Daniel Roche, Roche Civil Engineering (Employer Perspective)

Anne Benson, Gas Supervisor, Mears

Tilly Priestley, Trade Apprentice, Mears

Emma Luckman, Degree Apprenticeship Student, Leeds Beckett University

 

CHAIR

Abigail Milner, Associate, Gosschalks Solicitors

 

TIMINGS

09:30 – registration and refreshments

10:00 to 11:30 – Intro, Discussion, Q and A

11:30 – close & networking until 12:00

 

BOOKING

Book my FREE ticket for Apprenticeship Pathways & Diversity Event in Hull

 

Many thanks to Gosschalks for their support;

 

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2020 Awards – Official Launch Event

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Get the inside scoop on what makes a great awards submission!

Wednesday 29th January 2020 – 18:00 to 20:00 (registration from 17:30) | Addleshaw Goddard | 3 Sovereign Square | Sovereign Street | Leeds | LS1 4ER

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (#CEYH2020) awards are back for a new decade!

Please join us for our official launch event where we will be outlining some key changes for the 2020 awards followed by a question and answer session with a selection of our judges.

The judges will be there to give tips and advice on what they look for in a winning entry as well as providing hints, tips and tricks for ensuring a successful submission.

The awards organising team will also be on hand to answer any practical questions about the awards processes as well as provide details of the evening itself.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE PLACE

 

THE 2020 CATEGORIES (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORMS)

Building Project of the Year 2020

Civil Engineering 2020

Client of the Year 2020

Conservation & Regeneration 2020

Digital Construction 2020

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020

Innovation 2020

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020

Offsite 2020

People Development 2020

Sustainability 2020

SME of the Year 2020

Value 2020

 

KEY DATES

Closing Date:Friday 24th April 2020

Shortlist Announced:Tuesday 26th May 2020

Gala Awards Dinner: Thursday 9th July 2020, Royal Armouries, Leeds

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ENTRY AND SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

 

VISIT OUR AWARDS PAGE

 

£350 raised for Crash Charity at the CEYH Christmas Quiz!

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On Tuesday 10th December, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber along with G4C Yorkshire, CIOB Yorkshire and thinkBIM hosted their inaugural festive quiz at the Head of Steam pub on Park Row in Leeds. There were thirteen teams in attendance who participated in eight rounds of quizzing with sections on Christmas movies, music, capital cities, Christmas-themed dingbats and a whole round dedicated to Die Hard (the greatest christmas movie of all time*). The quiz was eventually won by a team from Watson Batty Architects who took away the CEYH Quiz official trophy along with a bottle of prosecco and some drinks vouchers. A team representing CIOB Yorkshire were this year’s runners up.

Thanks to the generosity of those in attendance, the event raised a fantastic £350 for Crash – the construction charity. Crash are a practical charity that assist homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, creating places that care for people. Their work is nationwide and you can find out more about their projects and activities on their website  http://www.crash.org.uk/.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported the event and congratulations to our winners!

Just for a bit of fun, here are the Christmas dingbats – answers to follow soon!

 

 

*according to  CEYH Chair, Tom Oulton.

Legal Takeaways – key points from our legal update seminar with Gosschalks

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On Thursday 21st November we partnered with Gosschalks Solicitors in Hull to provide a construction law update to over 60 sector professionals assembled. Many thanks to Gosschalks for giving us such an interesting overview of some key cases as well as covering the topics of Practical Completion, “Smash & grab”, Oral Modification and drafting strategies. Here are some key takeaways from the event;

  • Termination has a significant impact on Liquidated Damages – and you need to ensure your contact is carefully drafted with express wording to achieve the outcome you desire. Amendments to even the standard forms will often be necessary.
  • Make sure your contract is joined up when it comes to Practical Completion. Are any material requirements linked to Completion, and is that linked to Termination? Is PC linked to a third party, and do your requirements line up with those in any subcontracts?
  • Smash and Grab adjudication remains alive and kicking – make sure your payment provisions are carefully drafted, and your practices in order, to protect you from paying over the odds.

A PDF of the presentation can be download here

Thanks to everyone who attended and CEYH will be returning to Hull in the new year!

 

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

CLICK TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

 

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.

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