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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

 

 

Wood for Good – Timber construction to be showcased in month long Sheffield festival

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WoodFest comes to Sheffield throughout February with a focus on health and wellbeing; low carbon; circular economy; building performance; offsite construction; and modular design.

The month-long event will feature wood in design and construction in Sheffield and Yorkshire and the programme includes an exciting line-up of events, seminars, exhibitions and challenges celebrating the versatility and sustainability of building with wood, organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good.

Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good campaign director, said:

“WoodFest Sheffield promises to offer a fantastic opportunity to bring all those involved with the built environment to explore what can be achieved when we work together. Each event is a chance to learn and share about the use of timber in architecture, particularly around health and wellbeing and offsite construction. It provides a platform to discover what’s happening in the region and to be inspired by timber design.”

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber and Leeds Beckett University are pleased to support this event along with several other high profile partners including Arnold Laver; Sheffield University; Paul Testa Architecture; PEFC UK and TRADA.

PROGRAMME

Small Project / Big Challenge

WoodFest kicks off on 7 February with Small Project / Big Challenge, an evening seminar with sustainability-focused Sheffield architects Paul Testa Architecture and Jon Carr Structural Design along with Sheffield University. They will discuss design and structural challenges with examples including the multi-award-winning Hen House.

48-hour Student Challenge

On 8 and 9 February TRADA will run its annual student challenge at Sheffield University for students of engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying and landscape architecture. Judged by high profile engineers, architects and quantity surveyors, multi-disciplinary teams will compete in an intense 48-hour challenge to design an exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber.

Healthy Buildings

On 21 February, health and wellbeing are top of the agenda at an evening event with Edward Murphy from Ollio Consult, and further experts. The talks and panel discussion are followed by a networking and drinks reception at Kollider.

Modern joinery production – factory tour

A tour of timber door, window and stair manufacturer JELD-WEN’s production facilities will take place at 10am on 28 February. This will offer the chance to see first-hand how timber doors are made in the company’s Sheffield factory, from the timber arriving on-site through to the finished product leaving for distribution. The tour will include a presentation followed by a drinks reception for all attendees.

Sustainable procurement

Managing forests in a sustainable way is vital to protect these important ecosystems, reduce the impact of climate change and to preserve plant and animal species for the future. On 28 February, the PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) will deliver a lunchtime CPD to explain how to procure sustainable timber and timber from sustainably managed forests.

More CPDs, site visits and behind-the-scenes tours

Further events include window-specialist Bereco hosting a CPD session on noise and health in the build environment at their Sheffield showroom.  There will be a behind-the-scenes tour with Sheffield timber merchant Arnold Laver including a networking lunch, followed by an afternoon CPD. Visitors will have the opportunity to see their production facilities including roof truss manufacturing and its treatment plant.

Striking examples of great architecture and design, such as the Hunt House – featured in The Modern Timber House in the UK book, will offer visits focussed on sustainability and wellbeing within the Sheffield region. Modern timber design can be explored more centrally in an exhibition at The Arts Tower and a further evening event on offsite construction and modular design.

Keep checking the WoodFest Sheffield web page to book your place, find out more details, confirm dates and see further added events.

Partners include: Arnold LaverBerecoConstructing Excellence Yorkshire & HumberHalliday Clark ArchitectsIstructE YorkshireJELD-WENPaul Testa ArchitecturePEFC UKSheffield University and TRADA.

Book your place for any of the WoodFest Sheffield events here.

 

 

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2019 – Invitation to the official launch

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When? Thursday 24th January 2019 | 18:00 to 19:30 (registration from 17:30)

Where? Addleshaw Goddard | 3 Sovereign Square | Sovereign Street | Leeds | LS1 4ER

Who? Anyone interested in submitting an entry or being involved in the 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards. Whether you are an awards pro or a first time entrant, this event is your opportunity to speak to a selection of our judges as well as the organising team – ask anything you like!

About

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards are back!

Please join us for our official launch event where we will be outlining key changes for the 2019 awards followed by a question and answer session with a selection of our judges and networking.

The judges will be there to give tips and advice on what they look for in a winning entry as well as tips and tricks for ensuring your submission stands out!

The CEYH 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.

Booking (free to attend)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE via Eventbrite

Further info

Further info about our awards, including links to the forms to download can be found on our awards page here

With thanks to our sponsors

 

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2019

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ARE YOU READY TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) are delighted to announce the return of our annual awards spectacular! Organised by the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, the CEYH awards focus attention on some of the most important issues in the construction sector. They recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.

All types of organisations enter our awards each year; private and public sector, micro, SME and large contractors, designers, consultants, clients and suppliers – in fact anyone and everyone that is part of construction’s extended family.

From all those entrants our judges select the very best projects, schemes and teams to go forward to represent the Yorkshire and Humber region at the national Constructing Excellence Awards in November.

KEY DATES

Launch Event: Thursday 24th January 2019
Closing Date: Thursday 18th April 2019
Shortlist Announced: Monday 20th May 2019
Gala Awards Dinner: Thursday 11th July 2019 (Leeds)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS YEAR’S ENTRY & SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

or visit the dedicated CEYH Awards page for the latest @ http://ckegroup.org/cexcellenceyh/ceyh-awards-2019/

ENTRY FORMS

Please ensure you have downloaded and read the 2019 Entry/Sponsorship brochure (in particular the Entry Guidelines section) as these will help you to understand what is required in terms of an entry.

Building Project of the Year 2019

Civils Project of the Year 2019

Client of the Year 2019

Digital Construction 2019

Health, Safety and Wellbeing 2019

Innovation 2019

Integration & Collaborative Working 2019

Offsite Award 2019

People Development 2019

Preservation & Rejuvenation 2019

SME of the Year 2019

Sustainability 2019

Value 2019

Best of the Best: the judges will award out of all the individual category winners, the submission they feel best represents excellence in construction making reference to the new mission statement; “Positively disrupting the industry delivery processes to transform performance.”

HEADLINE SPONSOR

Many thanks to Galliford Try for being our headline sponsor again for the 2019 awards! If you are interested in being one of our category sponsors, please contact us for more info!

Legal Awareness Month – FREE seminar in Hull!

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8am registration & networking breakfast, 8.30am – 9.30am seminar
Gosschalks, Queens Gardens, Hull, HU1 3DZ*

*please note, similar sessions for Sheffield and York have now been cancelled. Any attendees booked on those sessions will have been contacted. Please contact ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any further questions. In the meantime booking for Hull is still open at the link below.

HOW TO WIN AN ADJUDICATION

Gosschalks construction law department presents a practical and commercial guide to maximising your prospects of achieving a successful outcome in an adjudication. Topics will include:

• Risk assessment
• Drafting notices & submissions
• Jurisdictional pitfalls
• Effective enforcement
• Negotiation strategies
• Making your contracts adjudication bombproof

This seminar is aimed at: employers, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, public authorities, surveyors/consultants and anybody else who is involved in pursuing or defending adjudications.

BOOKING

Click here to book your place

SPEAKERS


Matthew Fletcher, Head of Construction Litigation

Matthew specialises in resolving disputes in the construction
and property sectors. He is well known for his forceful and dynamic approach.
He acts for a number of the leading construction and development companies in the Yorkshire region and regularly deals with adjudications, arbitrations, TCC litigation, mediations and professional negligence claims.


William Buckenham, Partner, Construction Litigation

Will is an experienced contentious construction lawyer who specialises in adjudications where he has an excellent track record of
achieving successful outcomes for his clients. He also deals with TCC litigation and mediations and is a regular speaker at events advising on
construction law.

Abigail Milner, Associate, Construction

Abigail deals with both non-contentious and contentious construction instructions. Abigail specialises in reviewing,negotiating and drafting building contracts, appointments and collateral warranties. She is known for her excellent client communication skills and pragmatic approach.She also deals with resolving a broad range of construction disputes.

 

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