Category: Breakfasts

Factory 2050: “The Factory of the Future”

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Thursday 30th March 2017

 

AMRC Factory 2050, Sheffield – S9 1ZA

08:30 for registration, 09:00-10:30 

Refreshments provided!


Factory 2050 is a smart factory and arguably the world’s most advanced production facility.

Completed in late 2015 it is a joint venture between the University of Sheffield and Boeing and has been a catalyst for future investment within South Yorkshire’s buoyant advanced manufacturing district.

It is the UK’s first totally reconfigurable, digital factory for collaborative research and provides a world class environment for robotics and automation, integrated large volume metrology, digitally assisted assembly and manufacturing informatics.

 

It was also a game changer project for Interserve within Yorkshire, their first project for the University of Sheffield and their first advanced manufacturing project within the region.

The project has been a huge success; it was delivered safely, on time and within budget whilst overcoming a number of challenges associated with a circular building and a logistically complex site.

The excellence of the outcomes achieved along with the collaborative approach adopted, recognised by the project being crowned the National Constructing Excellence ‘Building Project of the Year’ in 2016.

Please join us on Thursday 30th March at Factory 2050, where the Interserve project team will present a case study on the project and provide a tour of the facility.

             


To get involved join us at

AMCR Factory 2050, Sheffield S9 1ZA

Thursday 30th March 2017 08:30-10:30

Click here to book your place for this not to be missed event!


CEYH Excellence Breakfast Series -25th January 2017

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Can you spare some time to help Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund?

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This year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Charity, Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising activities. Can you spare a few hours a week to help?

VOLUNTEER TO HELP CHANGE LIVES

Can you help arrange and/or support 1-3 fundraising events a year to support our charity?

Why Volunteer?

  • Meet new people (we are a friendly and enthusiastic bunch!)
  • Gain valuable skills
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

CONTACT MO (mo@ykrf.co.uk 01484 400430) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR GET INVOVLED IN YKRF.

Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund | Mill 2 | St Peg’s Mill | Thornhill Becks Lane | Brighouse | HD6 4AH | www.ykrf.co.uk

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD A POSTER TO PRINT OUT AND DISPLAY.

 

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Tackling the Skills Gap at CEYH May Breakfast seminar

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 Julie Deeley, Futureworks Yorkshire

On 25th May we held the second of our Hull based Constructing Excellence breakfasts at Gosschalks Solicitors, this time tackling one of the most prevalent issues in the industry at the moment, the skills shortage. It has been predicted that the industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but the growing fear is that the talent will not be there to fill those posts. At our event we heard from Futureworks Yorkshire and Wates Group on how they are working to create apprenticeships and encourage new entrants to our industry in order to try and tackle this deificit.

Debbie Hall, Business Reporter at Hull Daily Mail has done a summary of the main points in her  article dated 31st May (link here). The article has also been reproduced below for ease.

 

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 L-R Angie Eardley (Wates), Janet Mulcrone (Leeds Beckett), Tom Oulton (CEYH), Liz Schofield (CEYH), Matthew Fletcher (Gosschalks)

Construction firms urged to help tackle impending shortage in talent

COMPANIES are being urged to help tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry. The issue was the focus of an “excellence breakfast” hosted by Hull law firm Gosschalks. The event, organised by Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber (CEYH), was held amid growing fears there will not be sufficient talent within the country to fill the predicted 190,000 new jobs that will be created in construction by the end of 2018. The industry is seen as one of the leading pillars of the UK economy and the lack of required skills could have a huge impact on economic recovery, according to CEYH. The event saw more than 30 delegates from a range of contractors, councils, training groups and construction consultancies, in attendance.

Steve Savage, Development Director at Gosschalks, opened the proceedings and Tom Oulton, chairman of CEYH, gave an introduction in which he spoke about the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016 to 2020, which sets out to increase productivity in government construction to deliver £1.7bn efficiencies and support 20,000 apprenticeships over the period.

One of the speakers was Julie Deeley, operations manager for Futureworks Yorkshire, one of the organisations working to tackle the skills deficit and nurture homegrown talent. She offered insight into how Futureworks is working with construction companies, local organisations and communities across Yorkshire to offer increased apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. Ms Deeley said: “It is not about providing all the answers today, it is about opening your mind to what your company can do about meeting this skills shortage.” Futureworks is based in Hull and Rotherham and delivers the award- winning YORfuture scheme across the Yorkshire and Humber region. It provides apprenticeships within the sector, including technical, trades, administration and manufacturing/distribution roles.

Ms Deeley told delegates that the YORfuture shared apprenticeship scheme provided a solution to apprenticeship recruitment when employers may not have the resources to take apprentices on a full-time basis. Asked about the difficulty of encouraging schools to see the opportunities that exist in the industry, Ms Deeley said: “What we need to do is get out there as much as possible and put out the word on construction and what a good career it is. We need, as a sector, to get the message out that there are many different careers you can have in construction, in particular for females. ”

Another speaker was Angie Eardley, community investment adviser at Wates Group, a family-owned construction company that is currently helping to create an £80m housing development in Hull for people with care needs. She spoke to the audience about the group’s community investment commitments and it’s supply chain and social enterprise engagement. The delegates heard the CITB, the national training organisation for construction in the UK, has reported that another 230,000 workers will be needed in the construction sector in the next five years – a figure that equates to 3,230 people each year in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

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Julie and Angie’s presentations along with a storify of the best tweets/images from the morning can be viewed at the links below.

 Click below for full Presentations from 25th May 2016

The RIBA Plan of Work and the role of the client

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After July’s hugely successful #ceyhawards , we are pleased to be returning from our summer break at the end of September to bring you our next set of ‘excellence’ breakfasts. This Autumn we will be facilitating a number of sessions exploring the different stages of the RIBA Plan of Work (PoW) through the lens of the key players involved.

First developed in 1963, the RIBA Plan of Work is the definitive UK model for the building design and construction process. The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing, maintaining, operating and using building projects into a number of key stages, 0 through to 7 (8 stages in total).

Our first event in the series on 30th September will focus Stage 0 – Strategic Definition. We will open with CEYH Chair Tom Oulton who will deliver an overview of why the PoW empowers the client.This will be followed by Daving Hemming, Head of Estates for Leeds Beckett University, who will explain how the client benefits from identifying their requirements before the design process begins.

 

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The role of the client and in particular the ‘intelligent’ client is cropping up more and more in discussions as we move towards a more collaborative working model and digitisation. How can we educate our clients and does the RIBA PoW help drive this? Are you are client wanting to understand more about your requirements and how they can be practically applied? Then come along on the 30th and join our discussion.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ
(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)
  08:00-09:30
£35

 

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Subsequent breakfast events will explore the CE themes of BIM, Collaborative Working, Funding and Finance, Procurement and Asset Management with our event in October looking at Sustainability.

 

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