Category: Asset Management

Constructing Excellence Members’ Forum – Autumn 2015

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Details have just been released about this year’s members forum event which is taking place on 14th October at Pinsent Masons LLP in London.

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Venue: Pinsent Masons LLP, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES
Timing: 12.30 – 4.30pm (including lunch)

This Members’ Forum will focus on our members’ theme groups and aims to help members get more value from these. Last year we held a similar event to showcase the groups and consult on any new topics which members felt should be theme groups. This year we again want to showcase the groups’ work, and attendees will hear about new outputs being launched from the Asset Management, Procurement and Collaborative Working groups. Other themes currently include Sustainability, BIM, Funding & Finance, and the Nuclear sector. Our objective is to improve members’ engagement with these themes, and to ask whether these are the right topics for 2016. We look forward to an interesting afternoon and hope as many members as possible will be able to attend.

Please note that, as usual, in the morning we will have a meeting of our members steering group. Each member is entitled to nominate a rep to attend these meetings, they are not a closed shop and new people are welcome at any time. The meetings are always in the morning of the forums (i.e. 3 per year), take 2 hours or so, and are where we develop and direct our work programme to add value for members. Please contact the office if you would like to attend or to be included in the distribution list for future meetings.

Please also note that our Annual Conference will take place at Lord’s cricket ground on 11 November. Each national member is entitled to two free places (additional places and non-members attract a fee). The theme will be learning from other industries, with speakers from IT and aerospace amongst others. You can book for the Annual Conference on EventBrite.


1. Welcome and Introductions Don Ward, Chief Executive
2. Innovation in Practice Demo project Öppen – John Rich, SRA Architects
3. New outputs from our theme groups; 3.1. Asset management John O’Brien, LCMB 3.2. Collaborative working Kevin Thomas, Visionality
4. Breakout session and plenary feedback See below for details
5. Glenigan – KPI findings Tom Crane, Glenigan
6. Close Murray Rowden, CE Chairman


Prior to the afternoon’s breakout session, attendees will be invited to add their thoughts to flipcharts on what is important to them about Asset Management, BIM, Collaborative Working, Funding & Finance, Nuclear, Sustainability and Procurement.During the breakout session, the Theme Group Chairs will each facilitate an individual session during which they give a brief update on their group, and use the flipchart data to prompt further discussion/ideas, and help to prioritise and shape the work plans for the next year. Attendees will be free to move amongst as many tables as they wish during the course of the session. There will also be a table for “Missing Theme Groups/New topics” for those who want to discuss or at least propose new topics for CE attention. To book onto the event, please contact Deborah Hynes on 07968 206 115 or


Sustainability Theme Group Meeting – 8th October

Members Steering Group – 14th October

Members’ Forum – 14th October

National Awards – 23rd October

Annual Conference – 11th November

BIM Theme Group meeting- 2nd December

Collaborative Working Champions Meeting – 3rd December

Nuclear Theme Group Meeting – 10th December

Parliamentary Reception – 15th December


Responding to the FM Challenge – Lessons from Constructing Excellence Asset Group

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In February earlier this year we hosted a Responding to the FM Challenge constructing excellence breakfast event where we welcomed John O’Brien, Chair of the constructing excellence asset management theme group to Leeds to give an overview of the task group’s work on maximising operational excellence in buildings. At the seminar John outlined how built assets can be more effectively procured and operated to help organisations deliver their vision, strategy and objectives. John mentioned that 2015 will see the publication of a guide summarising lessons learnt through the theme group & it’s associates. & provide examples of case studies and best practice modules for FM that companies could take forward into their own organisations.

Following on from this session John published the following article for Constructing Excellence in May reflecting on that work so far. The full article, reproduced below, originally appeared on the Constructing Excellence website here



John O’Brien reflects on lessons from the Constructing Excellence Asset Group – Constructing Excellence

Responding to the #FM challenge in 2015

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On 28th January 2015,  we welcomed over 40 built environment professionals to our first Constructing Excellence breakfast event of the year which explored FM, asset management & the challenges of managing buildings in today’s ever changing workplace environments.

For this event we welcomed two speakers, Hedia Delly who gave a frank account of the challenges of managing FM at a rapidly expanding local company, Callcredit, and John O’Brien, Chair of CE Asset Management task group who presented on the group’s recent work on how to achieve operational excellence.

A summary of the presentations & discussion is detailed in our event storify below

#Savethedate Our next Constructing Excellence seminar will be a twilight event on 25th February 2015 focusing on the new CDM regulations.


Join us for a #CEYH2015 Asset Excellence breakfast

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We are pleased to announce the details of our first #CEYH2015 breakfast seminar which will focus on facilities management, building management and asset excellence.

This seminar, held at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds on 28th Jan, will feature presentations from two highly knowledgeable speakers in the sector,


Hedia Delly, Group Head of Facilities & H&S for Call Credit Information Group

“The challenges of managing buildings in a growing business”

Hedia is group head of facilities and health and safety at Call Credit Information Group, a fast growing information group. Hedia will give an overview of the challenges she has experienced in managing buildings and their facilities to respond to the fast growing and fast paced environment at Call credit over the last few years.


John O’BrienFM and Asset Optimisation task group chair, CE

“How to deliver operational excellence in buildings – lessons learnt by CE’s asset management group”

Over the last two years John has chaired CE’s review of the lessons learnt by major clients across sectors including retail, health, commercial, industrial, education and infrastructure into how to procure, build and manage built assets to deliver operational excellence. John will summarise the conclusion of the groups work.