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Clever Procurement – What it means for Clients and the Industry

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Wednesday 26th April 2017, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Leeds

08:00 for registration, 8:30-9:30 with networking until 10:00

Breakfast provided!

Cliff Jones is Head of the Construction Procurement Team within the Commercial Division at the Department of Health (DH),UK.  He has been involved with the development & implementation of the DH ProCure21 & DH ProCure21+ Frameworks. Cliff is also a member of the Construction Clients Group Board at Constructing Excellence.

Cliff will provide some thoughts on the following and what it means for all.

  • Realistic budgets and programmes and what Clients and the Industry need to consider
  • Industry collaboration throughout supply chains,selection of contractors and supply chains
  • What is expected when problems/risks arise

Cliff will also cover the development of the Construction Clients Leadership Group which is currently evolving to replace the CE Construction Clients Group.

Philip Collard has been Managing Director of Marketing Works Training and Consultancy Ltd, a specialist construction industry management consultancy, for over 25 years. During that time he has helped over 2000 firms improve their market and client facing behaviours. Now also CEO of myConsole, a digital platform that drives certainty in bidding through increasing win rates and lowering bid costs, he focuses on implementing cloud based solutions to the biggest challenges facing pre-construction teams.

For our April Breakfast, we welcome Philip to discuss how to align behaviours to become more client centric, now and in the future. He will share insights into managing and organising processes and individual and team behaviours that firstly, uncover client’s needs and objectives and then secondly, how to leverage this valuable knowledge to innovate win themes and bid strategies. Thirdly, he will take us on a journey into the future to show the profound changes afoot through digitalisation, which will impact client centricity at all stages.”

To get involved join us at

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4ER

Wednesday 26th April 2017 08:00-09:30

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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

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CEYH Excellence Breakfast Series -25th January 2017

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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

Stop! Collaborate and Listen! – Next #ceyh2016 breakfast on 29th June 2016

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At our last CE breakfast event before our summer break, we will be tackling one of the key principles of the Constructing Excellence movement and 2025 strategy; collaboration, collaboration, collaboration. Collaborative approaches have been shown to deliver a wide range of benefits which enhance competitiveness and performance (better cost management, improved time, resource utilisation and innovation to name but a few!).

We will hear from Kier Construction, last year’s Integration and Collaborative Working Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards champions who will be talking about their winning project, a unique 12 year long collaboration with York NHS teaching hospitals. This presentation will cover how and what makes it a success and the continued and ongoing development of the relationship.

We will also here from Teal Consulting who will present on the BS11000 standard which provides a framework for full supply chain collaboration ensuring relationships are effective and optimised. BS 11000 shows how to eliminate the known pitfalls of poor communication by defining roles and responsibilities, and creating partnerships that do nothing but add value to your business.

So come along and find out how you can work better together!

Details of our speakers for the event can be found here

To get involved join us at

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ

(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)

29th June 2016 08:00-09:30

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Shortlist announced for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2016

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An advanced manufacturing facility, several road improvement schemes and a community clock restoration project, just a sample of some of the wonderfully diverse schemes that have been shortlisted for this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber awards (#ceyh2016).

Organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett University, these awards recognise and celebrate the organisations, companies and project teams involved in delivering “excellence in construction” across 13 different categories, each one representing the core themes underpinning the Constructing Excellence movement & improvement agenda. Sponsored by Atlas Cloud, categories include integration & collaborative working, leadership and people development and BIM Project of the Year.

Leading the way with nominations are Carillion Morgan Sindall and Henry Boot Construction with six, Costain with five and A-one+ Integrated Services, Interserve and Kier Group with four. We are also thrilled to see lots of new entrants to this year’s awards such as Arup, Ebsford Environmental and Aecom, and are particularly proud to see the excellent work done at subcontract level represented in our SME of the Year category by four new companies, Central Alliance, CGL, Towndoor and McLeod + Aitken. The full shortlist can be viewed below.

All the winners will be revealed at our gala presentation evening on Friday 1st July. Following on from our spectacular 2015 ceremony in York, this year we will be getting a little musical, providing our guests in Leeds with cocktails, dancing and live music from our enigmatic swing band set against a Manhattan themed backdrop. Over the last eight years the CEYH awards have grown to be one of the highlights of the regional construction calendar & this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 400 construction professionals in attendance, representing a broad cross section of the industry, enjoying our winning blend of professional awards hosting with delicious food, drink and first class hospitality. Pete Watson, CEO of Atlas Cloud, says

 “We are delighted to sponsor the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year. We have seen a huge shift in technology enhancement in the regions with mobile teams working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country such as HS2, MAG, Crossrail 2 and Hinkley Point. This region has superb talent and is working on some of the best projects and we really need to be shouting about it”.

Tables & individual places at the event can be booked at the following link http://onlinestore.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=18&catid=41&prodid=496 or from Liz Schofield, 0113 812 1902.

Our charity partner for this year will be the Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund, a charity that supports and promotes research to improve the lives of adults and children suffering from a variety of kidney disorders. The charity relies solely on donations and volunteers to support everything they do. Please find out more about how they are changing lives for the better at http://www.ykrf.co.uk/

With thanks to our main sponsors, Atlas Cloud and Drinks Reception Sponsor, Interserve.

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Achiever of the Year (Sponsored by Lovell)

  • John Gittins, Interserve
  • Jenna Strover, Sweett Group / Leeds Civic Trust
  • Katherine Hill, Kier Construction
  • Katherine Speyer, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • Richard Jefferson, Jefferson Building Ltd
  • Sam Mooney, Keepmoat
  • Stefanie Harris, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

 

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BIM Project of the Year (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

  • Leeds Station Southern Entrance, submitted by AHR Architects
  • A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme, submitted by Costain
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

 

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Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

  • Doncaster Borough Council, Nominated by Willmott Dixon Construction
  • TPP, Nominated by ISG
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Nominated by Kier Group

 

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Health and Safety (sponsored by Turner and Townsend)

  • Henry Boot Construction (Organisational Entry)
  • bmJV M1 Jn 39-42 Smart Motorway, submitted by BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Organisational Entry)
  • A-one+ MAC 12, submitted by A-One+ (Area 12)
  • Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited
  • Kier Construction – Yorkshire (Organisational Entry)

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Heritage (Sponsored by Leeds Sustainability Institute)

  • The Half-moon Reservoir De-Silting works, submitted by Ebsford Environmental Ltd
  • Oakwood Clock Restoration project, submitted by OTRA (Oakwood Trader’s Residents Association)
  • Doncaster Mansion House, submitted by Doncaster MBC Construction Services / William Anelay Ltd
  • Ampleforth Park House Farm Restoration, Henry Boot Construction
  • Tower Works Towers, Leeds, submitted by WGL Stoneclean Ltd

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Innovation (Sponsored by Bay Construct)

  • Vickers Oils, Leeds, submitted by WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • ARC T-Barrier, submitted by Arc Building Solutions
  • A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvement – Pin-less Road Construction by Machine Guidance, submitted by Carillion \ Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • A160 Port of Immingham Improvements Project Bridge Slide submitted by Costain
  • The PSBP Yorkshire Schools, submitted by Atkins / Laing O’Rourke
  • M180 Gantries SCULPline LED Lighting, submitted by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services
  • Innovative Use of BIM, submitted by Carillion/Morgan Sindall Joint Venture (CMSJV)

 

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Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

  • The rebuilding of the Airedale International Air Conditioning factory, submitted by BAM Construction
  • Yeadon Extra Care Housing, submitted by Henry Boot Construction
  • Flamborough Head SPS relocation, submitted by Mott MacDonald Bentley Ltd
  • National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster Project Team, submitted by Willmott Dixon Construction
  • Confidence Based Assurance at Yorkshire Water, submitted by Turner & Townsend
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • A1(M) Leeming to Barton Improvement, submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, submitted by Interserve Construction
  • Sheffield Custody Suite, submitted by SES Engineering Services Ltd
  • Sheffield City Council Capital Delivery Partnership Framework, submitted by Turner & Townsend

 

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Leadership and People Development (Sponsored by Kier Group)

  • Lovell Partnerships Ltd Eastern Region – People Development Strategy
  • bmJV (BAM Morgan Sindall Joint Venture)
  • A1l2B (A1 Leeming to Barton Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture)
  • CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) – Harrogate Office (organisational entry)
  • Henry Boot Construction Ltd
  • Costain – M1 Smart Motorway J28-31

 

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This year we will be awarding a Project of the Year accolade each for both  infrastructure and  build. Both categories are sponsored by Gosschalks Solicitors.

Project of the Year – Infrastructure

  • Beverley Integrated Transport Plan, submitted by Balfour Beatty
  • A1 Leeming to Barton , submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture
  • Great Yorkshire Way, submitted by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
  • A160 Rosper Road Bridge, submitted by Costain
  • M1 Smart Motorway J28-31, submitted by Costain
  • Blackburn Meadows WwTW (Fresh Water Fish Directive) & Bio Energy Digestion Plant, submitted by Aecom & Galliford Try Joint Venture
  • Area 12 MAC (Yorkshire & Humber), submitted by A-one Integrated Highway Services

 

Project of the Year – Building

  • The Hiscox Building, York, submitted by BAM Construction
  • Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE), submitted by Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • East Riding Leisure Bridlington, submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • The Diamond, University of Sheffield, submitted by Arup
  • Newlands Gardens Development, submitted by WDH Homebuilder
  • Airedale International Air Conditioning, submitted by DarntonB3 Architecture
  • Princes Gate, Catterick, submitted by Kier Construction
  • Leeds Housing Regeneration Project, submitted by Keepmoat
  • Factory 2050, submitted by Interserve Construction Limited
  • TPP New Headquarters, submitted by ISG

 

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Sustainability (Sponsored by Costain)

  • The Bright Building submitted by University of Bradford, Department of Estates and Facilities is association with Faithful+Gould
  • Lovell Partnerships (organisational entry)
  • Sustainability Business Strategy, submitted by Henry Boot Construction (organisational entry)
  • A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement, submitted by Carillion Morgan Sindall JV
  • M18 Potteric Carr Habitat Connectivity, submitted by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services

 

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SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORhub)

  • The Dyeworks, submitted by Towndoor Ltd
  • CGL (Card Geotechnics Limited) – Harrogate Office (organisational entry)
  • McLeod + Aitken (organisational entry)
  • Central Alliance (organisational entry)

 

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Value (Sponsored by Henry Boot Construction)

  • National Major Projects Framework West Yorkshire Smart Motorways Team, submitted by Bam Morgan Sindall
  • Hensall Barrier Bank Modifications, submitted by Turner & Townsend
  • Dean Clough A & B Mills, Halifax submitted by WGL Stoneclean Ltd

 

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Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by A1L2B – a carillion morgan sindall joint venture)

  • Celeste Armitage, submitted by ESH Group
  • Robert Young, Henry Boot Construction
  • Luke Groom, Carillion
  • Hazel Short, Arup
  • Samuel O’Sullivan, Pell Frischmann
  • Ged Ayres, Arup

 

Skills Excellence: Closing the Gap – join us on 25th May 2016 for our next CEYH breakfast event

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The skills shortage in construction has been widely reported by much of our media and with good reason. It has been predicted that the industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but there is a growing fear that there will not be the talent within the country to fill them. The construction industry is one of leading pillars of the UK economy and therefore lack of required skills could have a huge impact on our economic recovery.

At our breakfast event at the end of May we will hear from Futureworks Yorkshire, one of the organisations who are trying to tackle this deficit. Julie Deeley, Operations Manager, will be giving examples of how they work with construction companies, local organisations and communities across Yorkshire to offer increased apprenticeships and work experience opportunities.

We will also hear from Angie Eardley, Regional Community Investment Advisor and Richard Vause, Project Manager both from Wates Group who will give practical examples of the positive steps Wates are taking on their projects/sites to encourage new entrants into our industry.

Find out how you and your organisation can do more at this FREE breakfast event. Booking via the link below.

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To get involved join us at Gosschalks Solicitors

Queens Gardens, Dock Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3DZ

09:30-10:30 (registration from 09:00)

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Unlocking your BIM specifications with Assa Abloy at our #ceyh2016 breakfast event

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On the 21st January 2016 we welcomed around 30 individuals from across the regional construction sector back to Addleshaw Goddard’s offices in Leeds for the first of our 2016 constructing excellence breakfast events. Our alliteratively titled “Starting to specify the specifics of your specification” (CEYH Chair, Tom Oulton, was especially proud of that title!) event explored the RIBA Plan of Works Stage 2 from the viewpoint of BIM and product specifications.

Our main speaker for this event was Andy Stolworthy, BIM Manager at Assa Abloy. Assa Abloy are a global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions formed 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Andy joined ASSA ABLOY UK in September 2003 working in a number of technical and product management roles. In his current role, Andy is the Technical and Commercial lead on BIM for the company as well as being a member of the BIM4M2 Data Templates group working to develop a useable platform that can support BIM adoption with a number of industry bodies such as CIBSE. A twitter summary of the key points from Andy’s presentation along with images can be found in the storify below.

Following Andy’s presentation, CEYH Chair Tom Oulton gave an overview of some of the CE supported events happening in our region over the next few months including thinkBIM’s much anticipated 23rd March conference, headlined by David Philp and this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards. Further details at the booking links below.

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In the meantime we look forward to seeing you at our next breakfast event on 24th February which will cover CDM from a Client’s perspective with speakers from Turner & Townsend and Addleshaw Goddard. Details here

 

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Getting our Construction Act together – First Humber region breakfast event of 2015/2016 hailed a success!

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The Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber seminar held in Hull on Thursday 12th November 2015 was hailed a success by attendees as they left Gosschalks’s offices with plenty to think about. Over 60 construction industry professionals from the region registered for a place at the seminar, which was presented by Gosschalks’s contentious and non-contentious construction law team. The seminar covered complex issues surrounding payment and Pay Less Notices, and the recent case law developments that affect payment under the Construction Act.

This sparked a lively Q&A discussion among the attendees about the requirements for effective notices, and was described afterwards by one delegate as “an eye opener!”

Matthew Fletcher, Partner and Head of Construction and Litigation at Gosschalks, said: “We were delighted to deliver this event with the Constructing Excellence team and play host to their first East Yorkshire event in a number of years, and we were thrilled by the positive feedback the event generated. Our aim was to get those who deal with payments under construction contracts thinking and to understand the potentially heavy financial implications if they fail to issue timely notices. We provided up an update on several key cases where it has been necessary for the Technology & Construction Court to interpret the revised payment procedures contained in the Construction Act. Construction companies really don’t want to be caught in the Act!”

Chris Groves, Partner and non-contentious and construction contracts expert at Gosschalks, commented:  “We addressed many of the consequences encountered when failing to issue time sensitive payment notices. This is a major issue for a lot of construction businesses and is something on which we are happy to share our expertise and advice. We’ve already been approached by a couple of individual companies who would like us to present this briefing at their premises.”

Liz Schofield, from  Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber added, “We are really pleased to be bringing events back to the Humber region for the first time in over a year and were delighted to see a sixty plus audience comprising of an impressive mix of key people from the construction industry based in and around Hull and East Yorkshire. We are very much looking forward to partnering with Gosschalks to hold more events in this region in the New Year”.

A summary of the tweets and images from the breakfast event can be found in our storify summary below. Our next Constructing Excellence event will be on 21st January in Leeds and will focus on RIBA Stage 2, Specifications and BIM in Manufacturing – details and Booking here. Any questions, contact Liz and the CEYH team on +44 (0)113 812 1902 or ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

For further information about Gosschalks events and services, please contact Claire Hill on +44(0)1482 590204 or clh@gosschalks.co.uk

RIBA Stage 2: Starting to specify the specifics of your spec

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At our breakfast event on 21st January 2016 we will hear from Andy Stolworthy, BIM Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, the authority in true specification providing a simplified approach to opening solutions.  Andy will talk about ‘A Manufacturers Journey’ with a look back on ASSA ABLOY’s adoption of BIM with an honest view on what they may have done differently given what they know now.  Andy will also provide a view on the current BIM landscape and how they see manufacturer’s involvement growing.

We will also hear from Pete Foster, Technical Consultant for the Plant, Power and Process team in EMEA who joined Autodesk in July 2015.  Pete will talk about his experience in manufacturing and with building product manufacturers, ranging from his work and solutions for BIM in the offsite construction industry and examples of ROI.  He will also discuss his work with the MFG4BIM and PPP teams within Autodesk, including the work with connecting the Manufacturing and AEC communities using common tools and datasets.

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To get involved join us on 21st January 2016 at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ

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(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)

08:00-09:30

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