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Legal Takeaways – key points from our legal update seminar with Gosschalks

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On Thursday 21st November we partnered with Gosschalks Solicitors in Hull to provide a construction law update to over 60 sector professionals assembled. Many thanks to Gosschalks for giving us such an interesting overview of some key cases as well as covering the topics of Practical Completion, “Smash & grab”, Oral Modification and drafting strategies. Here are some key takeaways from the event;

  • Termination has a significant impact on Liquidated Damages – and you need to ensure your contact is carefully drafted with express wording to achieve the outcome you desire. Amendments to even the standard forms will often be necessary.
  • Make sure your contract is joined up when it comes to Practical Completion. Are any material requirements linked to Completion, and is that linked to Termination? Is PC linked to a third party, and do your requirements line up with those in any subcontracts?
  • Smash and Grab adjudication remains alive and kicking – make sure your payment provisions are carefully drafted, and your practices in order, to protect you from paying over the odds.

A PDF of the presentation can be download here

Thanks to everyone who attended and CEYH will be returning to Hull in the new year!

 

Let’s get Quizzical this Christmas!

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Date: Tuesday 10th December 2019
Time: 17:30 onwards
Venue: Head of Steam | Park Row, Leeds * *there are two Head of Steam pubs in Leeds, please make sure you come to the one which is situated on the corner of Park Row and Bond Street.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber, thinkBIM, G4C Yorkshire, YHCE Club and CIOB Leeds have joined forces this December to bring you a special Christmas Quiz Extravaganza!

 

Come and test your knowledge at our festive quiz in Leeds which will feature general knowledge questions on anything and everything set by our very own Father Quizmas, Tom Oulton.

 

How it works

 

We are inviting organisations to bring teams of between 4-6 individuals at a cost of £20 per team, payable in cash on the night. We will have several rounds of quizzing with prizes being awarded throughout the night!

 

Festive attire is optional but definately encouraged!

 

Please note, there is no food and drink provided but these can all be purchased from the Head of Steam.

Crash a practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects, creating places that care for people.

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR TEAM

In order for us to keep an eye on numbers, please register your team using the eventbrite link below.

IMPORTANTYou only need to register the name of your team, not all the individual members. 1 TICKET = 1 TEAM

CLICK TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

 

Kirkstall Forge Development Update Event with CEG

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On 18th September we partnered with developers, CEG, to deliver an update on progress at Kirkstall Forge, a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space.

Located on a former engineering site with an industrial heritage going back to the 12th Century, Kirkstall Forge is one of the most ambitious projects currently underway in northern England aiming to create not just physical spaces but an entire sustainable community with almost 10,000 people living and working on site within the next decade. CEG have already overseen £40million works in the area including flood defence works, decontamination of the site, infrastructure, office space and the first new railway station in West Yorkshire for decades, connecting the site to Leeds City Station in minutes.

We had two speakers at the event; Paul Richardson, Investment Manager at CEG and Gareth Chambers from Pierre Angulaire who provided overall project management services for the scheme. Gareth has been involved in the Kirkstall Forge project for over 10 years and his passion and ambitions for the area were plain to see. It is clear that there has been an emphasis on creating a community from the start with employees based at Number One Kirkstall Forge, the first commercial space in the scheme, benefitting from planned social activities, fitness initiatives such as yoga and running sessions, modern and light spaces to work and cycle schemes to name a few.

As well as creating a sustainable community, the scheme also creates jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities throughout the build processes through their Forging Futures Campus programme in partnership with I Consult Yorkshire, Leeds College of Building, EN:Able Futures and Leeds City Council. The programme provides vocational training, site visits and work experience for local people, students and young people not in education, employment or training and has recently welcomed the first 11 recruits to a two year apprenticeship programme. More about the Forging Futures programme here.

As well as outlining challenges and successes to date, our speakers also gave an overview of developments yet to come including 2 Kirkstall Forge office block, a school, leisure facilities and prototype houses that the design team will live in temporarily to roadtest – a great idea! The presenters did make an interesting point about the need to balance the ambitions of the scheme with the need to attract businesses and residents to the area in the early stages; for instance allowing the first houses to have space for cars weighed up against the drive towards active and more sustainable travel options. However, as Gareth pointed out, these things are a step change and it is clear from the employees at Number One Kirkstall Forge, that they are already seeing positive changes in their working patterns and work life balance as a result.

CEG kindly provided us with some links to the videos that were shown at the event, please see below

We would like to thank Laura Kenny and Aisling Ramshaw from CEG for all their help in organising the event and we look forward to returning for another visit soon!

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

Click here to book

With thanks to Shulmans for supporting our event.

Planning for Green Space – A Leeds Planning Network Master Class

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Thursday 27 September 2018, 17:30 for registration, 18:00 to 20:00

Leeds Beckett City Campus

About

How do we balance the benefits of green space against the demands of development? Green space is vital for health and wellbeing. Do we need new planning tools to protect and enhance our green future?

Planning policy implies a balance between environmental and economic sustainability but is this balance actually being achieved in practice? If not, then what tools does the planning system provide us to redress this balance?

Speakers

Yassamin Sheel

Save Greater Manchester Green Belt

How can we harness public opinion, how do we campaign for green space, what impact can we have through lobbying and protest?

 

Victoria Bankes Price

Planning Adviser, Woodland Trust

How do we strengthen the case for green space in planning policy?

 

Andrew Wood and Jackie Copley

Planning Managers, Campaign to Protect Rural England Yorkshire & Lancashire

How far has the balance shifted away from environmental sustainability and what planning tools are available to redress it? Are these sufficient? What more do we need?

Booking

£25 per head or £15 for members of neighbourhood planning groups*

*This event is FREE to members of the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club. Please email yhceclub@gmail.com to secure your place.

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Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018: Presenting our Winners and Highly Commended!

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Congratulations to all the companies who walked away with accolades at last Thursday’s 2018 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (#CEYH2018). Held at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds, the standard was extremely high once again and there were certainly no easy categories to judge – the calibre of the projects that didn’t win only serving to illustrate the many examples of construction best practice taking place in our region.

The organisers are in the process of contacting all the entrants with comments and feedback about their specific projects but in the meantime please view the full list of winners and highly commended below.

The winners now go on to represent the Yorkshire and Humber region at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in London in Autumn. The CEYH team hope you will join them in wishing all the companies the best of luck and hoping they bring it home for the region!

Further information about this year’s awards and how to get involved in #CEYH2019 can be found at http://ckegroup.org/cexcellenceyh/ceyh-awards-2018/.

WINNERS

Integration and Collaborative Working

Sponsored by thinkBIM (BIM Region for Yorkshire and Humber).

Winner: Interserve Construction in association with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Highly Commended: SES Engineering, in association with Galliford Try for School of Chemical and Process Engineering at Leeds University.

 

Client of the Year

Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard.

Winner: Yorkshire Water, nominated by Turner & Townsend.

Highly Commended: Merrion House, a Town Centre Securities/Leeds City Council initiative, nominated by BAM Construction.

 

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Sponsored by School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.

Winner: JN Bentley Ltd.

Highly Commended: Interserve Construction for the Piazza Learning Centre at the University of York.

 

Value Award

Sponsored by NPS Group.

Winner: Farrell and Clark Architects for the Brownlee Centre at the University of Leeds.

Highly Commended: A-one+ Integrated Highways Services for A64 Askham Bryan Ultrigrip Pavement Solution.

 

The Offsite Award

Sponsored by Faithful+Gould

Winner:  NG Bailey UK for the Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University*. *This project was built offsite in Yorkshire.

Highly Commended: East Riding of Yorkshire Council for Bridlington Beach Chalets.

Preservation and Rejuvenation

Sponsored by the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Beckett University.

Winner: A-one+ Integrated Highways Services for M180 Inglis Bridge Preservation scheme.

Highly Commended: NPS Barnsley for Cannon Hall Entrance restoration.

 

SME of the Year

Sponsored by YORhub.

Winner: Innovation Fire Ltd.

Highly Commended 1: Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA).

Highly Commended 2: McLeod and Aitken.

 

Sustainability

Sponsored by BAM Construction.

Winner: Interserve for the Piazza Learning Centre at the University of York.

Highly Commended 1: Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) for William’s Den Play Area restoration, East Yorkshire.

Highly Commended 2: Farrell and Clark for Harrogate Civic Centre.

 

Digital Construction

Sponsored by Trimble Tekla.

Winner: Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) for Gouthwaite Reservoir Spillway.

Highly Commended: NG Bailey for Piazza Learning Centre at the University of York.

 

People Development

Sponsored by Interserve.

Winner: Curtins.

 

Innovation

Sponsored by SES Engineering Services

Winner: Interserve for their Visual Sound Indicator.

Highly Commended: NG Bailey for their Near Miss / Observation Online Capture System

 

Project of the Year – Civils

Sponsored by Gosschalks.

Winner: Balfour Beatty for the Tadcaster Bridge restoration in association with North Yorkshire Council.

Highly Commended: A-one Integrated Highways Services for A63 South Cave Project.

Project of the Year – Buildings

Sponsored by Shulmans LLP.

Winner: Willmott Dixon for the National High Speed Rail College in Doncaster.

Highly Commended: Interserve for the Allam Medical Building at the University of Hull

 

Best of the Best

Sponsored by the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club.

Winner: Willmott Dixon for the National High Speed Rail College in Doncaster.

 

The Andrew Platten Award

Winner: Lydia McGuinness, Henry Boot Construction. Award collected by Caroline Key on behalf of G4C Yorkshire.

 

 

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 and 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!

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Industry leaders crowned at Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2017

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Last Friday saw the culmination of six months of meticulous planning by the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber team based at Leeds Beckett University to bring you this year’s #CEYH2017 awards and what an incredible night it was! Held at the Queen’s Hotel in central Leeds, we welcomed over 350 of the region’s construction and property professionals to our 10th Anniversary celebration of the best examples of industry achievement in the last twelve months.

 

Sponsored by Galliford Try and once again hosted by Danni Hewson, BBC Look North’s business correspondent and industry champion, attendees were treated to networking drinks and a three course summer themed meal, set against our spectacular Yorkshire and Humber AV backdrop of Burnsall Village. We also welcomed Rosie Millard, Chair of Hull City of Culture as our keynote speaker for the evening who gave a captivating presentation on everything Hull has been up to this year so far and a taster of what is still to come. Rosie’s speech definitely went down a storm with our Humber contingent who are rightly proud of their home city! Continuing the Yorkshire theme was our awards playlist featuring only bands from the region; Def Leppard, the Cult and Chumbawumba to name a few; and our Yorkshire coast themed fun photobooth where attendees posed with hats, ice creams and even an inflatable seagull against a picture of Scarborough.

Our host for the evening, Danni Hewson from BBC Look North with an opening address on security

However the real regional stars were the outstanding projects, schemes and organisations who made up the CEYH2017 finalists. Fourteen awards were handed out in total covering the key best practice themes of Constructing Excellence as well as the much coveted and fiercely contested “Selfie of the night”. A special Chair’s award was also handed out posthumously to Dr Andrew Platten, former Associate Dean of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Beckett University who was tragically killed in a cycling incident last July. In honour of Andrew, this year’s chosen charity was Brake and the team were thrilled to raise over £2500 through donations and raffle entries. Many thanks to Keelham Farm Shop, Queen’s Hotel, Snap Recipe Box and East 59th for their generous prize donations. 

(Left: Lisa Kendall from Brake UK collecting their cheque, Right: Our lit up bike in tribute to Dr Andrew Platten who sadly passed away in a cycle incident in July 2016)

However the real winner on the evening was the industry itself. The sheer diversity of projects from local regeneration schemes to multi-million facilities demonstrates once again that the Yorkshire and Humber region is at the forefront of pushing boundaries, driving up standards and finding new ways to work collaboratively to achieve mutual cross sector benefit. So all we have left to do is extend a huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors, supporters, entrants, judges and participants. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

If you are interested in being involved in #CEYH2018 (sponsoring, entering or assisting) please contact Liz or Donna on 0113 812 1902 or via email to ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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CEYH Awards 2017 - Official Photos

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FULL LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED

Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Winner – Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Nominated by Interserve Construction

Highly Commended: The University of Sheffield, Nominated by Faithful+Gould

 

Digital Construction (Sponsored by Shulmans LLP)

Winner – National College for High Speed Rail – Rail Training Academy, Willmott Dixon Construction

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (Sponsored by SES Engineering Services)

Winner – East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Highly Commended – Sheffield Retail Quarter Phase 1, Turner & Townsend

Innovation (Sponsored by Henry Boot Construction)

Winner – The Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Highly Commended – M62 J22-25 Lighting – Energy Saving, A-one+ Integrated Services

Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Trimble Solutions)

Winner – A1(M) Leeming to Barton improvements, Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture

Highly Commended – Edward Boyle Library Refurbishment, Galliford Try Building Ltd

People Development (Sponsored by Kier Northern)

Winner – Engage for Success Programme, A-one+ Integrated Services

Highly Commended – Attracting and developing early talent, NG Bailey

Preservation and Rejuvenation (Sponsored by Leeds Beckett University)

Winner – Leeds Kirkgate Market Refurbishment, Interserve Construction

Highly Commended – Edward Boyle Library Refurbishment, Galliford Try Building Ltd

Highly Commended – Victoria Quarter Conservation, Aura Conservation Ltd

Project of the Year Buildings (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Winner – Leeds Kirkgate Market Refurbishment, Interserve Construction

Highly Commended – Leeds City Council Housing PFI Regeneration Project (Little London, Beeston and Holbeck)

Project of the Year Civils (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Winner – Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, BAM / MottMacDonald Joint Venture

Highly Commended – Sandsend Road Coastal Protection Scheme, Balfour Beatty

SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORHub)

Winner – Anderson Green Ltd

Highly Commended – Britcon Ltd

Sustainability (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Winner – Central Square, DLA Design

Highly Commended – East Riding of Yorkshire Council Civil Engineering Services

Value (Sponsored by Britcon)

Winner – Yorkshire Water in collaboration with Turner & Townsend

Highly Commended – Gatecrasher Apartments, Cartwright Pickard

Best of the Best (Sponsored by Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club)

Finalists announced for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2017

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A hospital helipad, several flood protection schemes and a former nightclub redevelopment are amongst the diverse and creative schemes that have made the final at this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (#CEYH2017).

Organised by Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH), part of the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, the awards are now in their 10th year. They aim to recognise and reward the groundbreaking teams, projects and organisations in the region that are driving innovation and elevating standards in the construction industry.

From L-R, (1) Edward Boyle Library redevelopment (2) Yorkshire water (3) Gatecrasher Appartments (4) Helipad on Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, (5) Scarborough Market

Sponsored by Galliford Try, awards are available in 12 different categories, each representing one of the core themes of the government industry improvement agenda. These include: collaboration, people development, value and digital construction. For the first time, in 2017, there are also prizes for both Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year, in recognition of the differing challenges (and opportunities) they present for those involved. All the category finalists can be viewed here. Professor Akin Akintoye, Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett, said

 

“Our awards are the perfect platform to celebrate the contribution the built environment makes to our region’s prosperity, from forward thinking clients and considerate contractors to educational institutions who support the next generation of industry professionals. We wish all the finalists the best of luck!”

 

The winners will be revealed at a gala presentation evening on Friday 7 July at the Queen’s hotel in Leeds. This year, the CEYH team will be paying homage to all that is great about the region, from innovative art and architecture and vibrant communities to picture postcard scenery and cutting edge music! There will be a keynote speech from Rosie Millard, Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017, alongside food, entertainment and the presentation of the awards, with more than 300 industry decision-makers in attendance. Tables and individual places at the event can be booked here or by phoning 0113 812 1902.

 

with thanks to our sponsors

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

Click here to book your place

 

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