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Panel Debate: Learning the lessons from the collapse of Carillion

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Wednesday 25th April 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds

The collapse of #Carillion earlier this year continues to send reverberations around the sector, prompting renewed calls for a fundamental shift in the way contracts are procured, planned and delivered. Yes – we’ve been hear before with Egan/Latham but how can we ensure this time things are different? Join our lively debate next week and have YOUR say on how the industry needs to change and crucially how do we go about it. This is sure to be a very lively and opinionated session so please do join us if you can!

Outcomes

Following this session we will produce a summary report of the main discussion to feedback to Constructing Excellence. It is important that all regional voices are heard, hence similar events are being run across the country over the next few months.

Speakers

Tim Whitehall, Project Five Consulting and author of the Constructing Excellence report; “Organisational Resilience event – Are we built on a house of cards?” – Tim will cover the CE National Perspective.

Steve Baker, Group Manager, Construction Management Services at East Riding of Yorkshire – Steve will cover public sector legislation, awarding contractors and mitigation measures.

Joe WilkinsonKatie Milner and Sophie Christodoulou from the Construction, Engineering & Environment Disputes at Addleshaw Goddard – they will cover proactive and reactive mechanisms to protect against contractor insolvency.

Format

Each speaker will do a short introduction to the topic from their respective angles before the debate is opened up to the floor. The debate will be chaired by Tom Oulton, Chair of Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber.

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Wednesday 25th April 2018

08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

£35 per person or FREE to YHCE Club Members  (please contact yhceclub@gmail.com to secure your place)

Book now for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber BIG Breakfasts! #CEYH2018 returns!

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We are delighted to announce the return of Constructing Excellence breakfasts with not one but three events scheduled for the next couple of months. So join us in Sheffield, Leeds and Hull for three very different yet pertinent events serving up discussion, debate and case studies with your bacon butties!

Friday 16th February 2018, 07:30 for breakfast and registration, 08:00 to 09:30

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,1 S Quay Dr, Sheffield S2 5SY

BREXIT: Implications for the Construction Industry

Join us for our panel discussion on Brexit where you will hear presentations from two key figures involved in researching implications from a skills, labour and procurement point of view. Our speakers for this event will be  Simon Collingwood, Director for Quatro and Kristofer Hudson, Economist at Turner and Townsend.

This event is a joint event with CMS and FBE Sheffield.

YHCE Club Members should book via Carole yhceclub@gmail.com

FBE members and non-members should book at the following link

FBE Member / Non-Member Link

 

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds

Offsite Construction

At this event we will be hearing three different perspectives on offsite construction. There will be an an overview from the new Offsite Construction theme group as well as methods, benefits and efficiencies from both commercial and residential perspectives.

We will also be covering the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018 new offsite excellence category; identifying what the judges of this award are looking for and what types of things you should cover in your entry.

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£35 per person

YHCE Club Members – FREE

 

Wednesday 21st March 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

Gosschalks Solicitors, Hull

Breakfast Seminar: Construction Law Update

Gosschalks Solicitors’ Construction Team will provide a concise and informative overview of the key recent case law developments and the practical implications of the same for companies and professionals working in the construction industry. Topics to be covered will include Construction Act payment issues, contractual risk allocation and adjudication.

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FREE to attend

Final Year Students – Are you employment ready? CIOB NOVUS / G4C Yorkshire Joint Event

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Wednesday 21 February 2018 | 17:30 – 19:30

About the event:

The Employment Ready Evening is run by the Leeds Novus Group and G4C Yorkshire and Humber, aimed at students preparing to move into the working world. It is a great way for students to gain experience, knowledge and confidence before they leave education.

The evening will consist of an informational session, with industry experts including Hays Recruitment, giving information and advice on preparing your CV and yourself for a job interview. We will have industry experts giving you their advice and experience on entering the working world.

Speakers:

Michael Cranswick, Senior Consultant, Hays Recruitment
Specialising in Quantity Surveyor / Estimator Roles

Tony Stevens, Director, Construction and Property, Hays Recruitment
Specialising in Site and Project Management

This event is free but booking is essential.

The event will take place at Room BPA 104, Broadcasting Place Humanities Building, Leeds Beckett University.

Registration and refreshments: 17.30

Start of event: 18.00

Close: 19.30

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Generation 4 Change invites you to the G4C Awards 2018

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The Generation 4 Change Awards Yorkshire & Humber are delighted to be back for a 4th Year! These Awards provide an exclusive opportunity for the Yorkshire & Humber to celebrate outstanding examples of excellence and best practice within our sector. G4C is passionate about focusing on our future leaders and showcasing the talent in our industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of our future leaders and the organisations supporting and shaping the future of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of a high standard so let’s prove it!

The awards focus attention on some of the most important areas of our industry recognising the best in individuals, companies and collaboration. The awards are totally inclusive, open to the whole sector from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the supply and demand chain, all disciplines, professions, trades and levels.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available at the awards including Headline Sponsorship and category sponsorship. For more information and booking forms click on the links below.

G4C Sponsorship Booking Form 2018

G4C Sponsorship Opportunities 2018

Table Bookings

G4C Table Booking Form 2018

Awards Categories & Entry Forms 

Entry Guidelines Criteria 2018

Trade Apprentice Of the Year

Technical Apprentice Of the Year

Further Education Student Of the Year

Higher Education Student Of the Year

Trainee Of the Year

New Professional Of the Year

Mentor Of the Year

Commitment to Employee Training & Development

G4C Future Leader Award

Closing Date: Friday 9th February 2018

Date of Awards: Friday 9th March 2018  at Leeds Hilton City.

For further information please contact caroline.key@citb.co.uk

 

Heritage and Conservation dilemmas considered at Neighbourhood Planning Master Class

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On Thursday 16th Leeds Planning School’s masterclass on 16 November addressed the dilemmas for planners in making local character, heritage and sense of place central to their policies. The three speakers provided lots inspiration and ideas on heritage, design and articulating public concern to an audience of over 30 neighbourhood planning group members and built environment professionals.

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Postgraduate & Professional Courses 2018 – School of Built Environment and Engineering

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Are you thinking of upskilling and investing in your workforce over the next year? Or maybe you are looking for ways to develop your own career or possibly start a new one?

The School of Built Environment and Engineering is pleased to announce that our new 2018 Postgraduate & Professional Prospectus is now available to order from Leeds Beckett University website. The prospectus contains more details on the following selection of courses, including modules, hours, dates and study options.

**Flexible Study available

Many of our courses offer part-time or distance learning options allowing you the flexibility to fit around your working lives.

**Professionally Accredited

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies allowing you and your employees to develop the hands-on practical experience that is so valued by the industry. The quality of the experience and expertise of the staff in the School, along with the unique industry links and connections they facilitate, helps students to forge a meaningful understanding of how to plan, design, construct, protect and maintain the world around us.

**Order your prospectus

You can order your prospectus here (redirects to Leeds Beckett University website – Please select “Postgraduate Prospectus – Computing, Engineering & Built Environment”)

3rd International Green Heritage Conference 6-8th March 2018

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Leeds Beckett University are delighted to be partnering on the Green Heritage conference at The British University in Egypt along with other leading Universities.

Sustainable development is based on four defined pillars Environment, Economics, Society and Culture.  The conference focuses  on discussing heritage sustainability.  The conference aims to present and discuss the ideas of green heritage and initiatives.  Call for papers is now open with the Abstract deadline 1st November 2017.

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Latest Developments in Neighbourhood Planning – September’s RTPI Yorkshire and Leeds Beckett University Conference

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At our recent conference in collaboration with RTPI Yorkshire we welcomed six fantastic speakers to discuss the latest developments in Neighbourhood planning.   Opening the conference was Steve Hoey, Head of Neighbourhood Planning & Housing at Locality, who delivered a national overview of local planning uptake, what neighbourhood plans can achieve on the ground and why people should get involved.

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Just Published: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell

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Not what anyone wanted: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell

Christopher Gorse and John Sturges: Construction Research and Innovation, Issue 3

Abstract

While many factors will have contributed to the catastrophe at Grenfell Tower, it is clear that the structure itself behaved in a way that no one could possibly have intended. In this article the authors sample the bewildering and sometimes apparently contradictory directions provided by building regulations, and review how fire safety precautions, while seeming adequate on paper, can be undermined on contact with observed on-site practice.

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Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise leaders crowned at Leeds Sustainability Institute annual awards

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The winners of Leeds Beckett University’s annual RISE Awards, that celebrate research, innovation, sustainability and enterprise have been announced by the School of Built Environment and Engineering.

The RISE awards (#RISE2017 for the social media savvy!), organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute were established in 2015 as a means of bringing together both industry and academia to highlight new sustainable initiatives, schemes, technologies and products being developed or in use today. Presented by Gaynor Barnes from ITV Calendar and sponsored by CITU UK, a leading low carbon homes developer, eighteen awards were handed out in front of an audience of over one hundred and twenty individuals at the Marriott hotel in Leeds last Thursday night. Winners came from a vast array of environments, specialisms and backgrounds with accolades awarded for best research, sustainable developments, social value, enterprise, collaboration and education and training amongst others. All entrants, highly commended and winners displayed the passion and dedication to do things better and to elevate the spaces around us to being fit for twenty-first century living.

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