Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber

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G4C Yorkshire – Get Involved!

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Would you like to be involved with Generation 4 Change Yorkshire & Humber? 

Would you like to help develop the future leaders of the industry driving forward change?

Would you like to become better connected in the industry?

If the answer if yes to any of these, come along to our G4C Awareness event and have the chance to be involved in G4C

At this event you will see a short presentation on the key element of G4C:

– Who we are

– What we Do

– How you can get involved

– Our future events

After our short presentation you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and students. We will also be holding our committee meeting inviting new (and existing members) to stay for our G4C Committee meeting to discuss how we can best drive forward change in the industry as a organisation and plan our future events.

We would like to see you there and welcome your ideas into our committee. If you would like to know any further information prior to the event please Caroline Key, G4C Yorkshire via caroline.key@citb.co.uk

We hope to see you there!

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Sheffield Hallam University, Surrey building, Howard 5533 (Floor 5)

Please book via eventbrite here

Building Pathways event in association with G4C Yorkshire

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18th March 2015

12pm to 4pm

The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

 

On behalf of Youthbuild UK, I would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to our Building Pathways event, which examines how to unleash the potential of disengaged, disaffected young people to fill the construction industry skills gap.

 

The issues we are facing are: –

  • There is, currently, a 200,000 shortfall in the construction workforce
  • There are, as reported by HMG on 21st August 2014, 955,000 young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) in England

 

The potential solution is to: –

  • Give / create opportunities for disaffected / disadvantaged young people to train for and / or become employed in the construction industry

 

Does it work?

  • Hear from young people who have transformed their lives by entering the construction industry
  • Hear from public, private and third sector organisations that work with and / or create opportunities for disaffected / disadvantaged young people

 

Could you help to create the “workforce of the future”?

 

Programme for the Day

12:15 Arrival & Buffet Luncheon
13:00 Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks
13:15 How we do it – practitioner’s stories
14:30 Break
14:45 Young People’s stories
15:15 Keynote speech
15:40 Chair’s closing remarks
15:45 Departures

 

If you would like to attend, please download & fill in the booking form and send to Howard Platts, howard@ybuk.org

 

We would be delighted if you could join us, alternatively, if you cannot attend, and would like to nominate another person from your organisation, please submit their details on the reply form.

 

 

Future built environment leaders celebrated in inugural #G4Cawards

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On Friday 13th February, the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield was the venue for the first ever G4C Yorkshire & Humber awards, a dazzling ceremony bringing together over 170 construction professionals from across the sector to recognise, reward & celebrate the built environment leaders of tomorrow & the companies who support them.

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G4C (Generation for Change) was established in 1998 as the junior brunch of Constructing Excellence with the aims of harnessing the power of the up and coming construction professionals to drive industry change for the better. Sponsored by Capita, the #G4CAwards, the first of their kind in any of the Constructing Excellence sub-regions, awarded winners across six different categories, each representing the principle areas of work by G4C, culminating in the G4C Award which was won by Mark Lee from EC Harris. Mark said “I am honoured to have been awarded the G4C Award. Having not followed a traditional route into the industry I hope my achievement will inspire others who had not previously considered a career in the construction industry to enter the sector

Ian Buckley, Divisional Operations Director Capita commented: “We are proud to be a sponsor of Constructing Excellence’s Generation for Change – G4C Awards. We take great pride in having some of the best training schemes around for young graduates and will continue to support Constructing Excellence’s superb work.”

Other winners on the night included CGL who triumphed in the Commitment to Employee Development Award for their extensive employee training framework & ambitious goal of being one of the top 100 small businesses to work for in 2016. A full list of the winners can be found below.

The awards were the vision of G4C Yorkshire & Humber Co-ordinator, Caroline Key and supported in their delivery by Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber (CEYH) based at Leeds Beckett University. The winners in each category will now go on to compete in the Young Achiever of the Year category at CEYH Awards 2015 to be held at National Railway Museum in York on 17th July (more details here)

2015 Winners

Efficiency-North

Trainee of the Year (sponsored by Efficiency North)

Danielle Kirk, Henry Boot

FutureWorks-Yorkshire

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Futureworks Yorkshire)

Kwami Thompson, Constructing Housing Yorkshire & CITB

 

WD

Student of the Year (sponsored by Willmott Dixon)

Nyall Lee, M3 Ltd

 

Henryboot

New Professional of the Year (sponsored by Henry Boot Construction)

Mohammad Jariwala, WSP

 

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Commitment to Employee Development (sponsored by Yorkshire & Humber Best Practice Club)

CGL (Card Geotechnics Ltd)

 

SSE

G4C Award (Sponsored by SSE)

Mark Lee, EC Harris

Showcasing the next generation of industry talent – G4C Awards 2015

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G4C – Generation for Change – was established in 1998 as the junior branch of Constructing Excellence and, following Constructing Excellence’s lead in collaborative best practice, G4C seeks to engage and inspire the next generation of construction professionals across disciplines.  The group holds events and initiatives to provide members with opportunities both for networking and access to the latest innovative thinking to equip them with the necessary skills to drive continual improvement throughout the industry.

G4C Yorkshire & Humber are holding the first annual G4C Awards 2015 in Sheffield. These brand new awards aim to showcase excellence and celebrate the achievements of up and coming young construction professionals in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the companies who support and train the future leaders of the industry.

There are 6 categories to compete for, which will be judged by a panel of local industry leaders and experts:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • New Professional of the Year
  • Commitment to Employee Development
  • G4C Award for Young Achiever

Please note shortlisting has now been completed on these awards

The inaugural G4C Awards winners will be presented with their awards at a special ceremony to be held at 6.00pm on Friday 13 February 2015 at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel in Sheffield city centre.

Please find below details of entry requirements, entry forms, sponsorship opportunities & tabe booking forms.

If you have any queries about any of the above or just want to discuss the awards further, please contact caroline.key@citb.co.uk

2014 has been a successful year for CEYH – more to come in 2015 !!

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Yesterday over 20 guests and CE members came together to hear about the CEYH centres activities over the last year and to be invited to get involved in our CEYH 2015 awards on July 17th 2015 at York Railway Museum .

The  morning was a bit of a treat and an opportunity to launch our forthcoming awards , invite judges and sponsors to be involved and also let members know about  a couple of funding opportunities for organisations in the YH region .

Before jumping into the awards I took  a moment to celebrate and share some of the successes CEYH has achieved since starting back in September 2013 .

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1. Collaboration with the CE club

As one of Constructing Excellence’s nine regional partners we have forged excellent working relationships with our CE club to deliver a consistently well attended programme of monthly breakfast events here in Leeds , Sheffield and Hull – striving to promote work done through our CE national member task groups on changes to CDM regulations , new models of procurement , passiv haus and green building excellence, BIM and many other topics . All events have received good to excellent ratings in feedback showing we are doing something right and meeting the needs of construction organisations big and small within the region .

2. Exciting Membership offer

Aside from our programme of events we have worked with the club to develop a membership offering which is appetising and spiralling offering a wide range of activities to get involved in at a modest rate including attendance at our sister networks thinkBIM and green vision free of charge .

3. New Regional Board

We continue to develop our regional centre and in January will commence our CEYH board meetings which will drive and shape our agenda over the year to come . More of this to be announced in the New Year !….

4. Engaging the Young Professionals

Not only have we developed and strengthened our relationship with our club and national members but we have also worked closely with our young professionals group G4C supporting them with events marketing and most recently their G4C awards which are now open for submissions and will take place on Feb 13 in Sheffield . The winners of the G4C awards will form the short list for our young achiever award at the regional awards next year .

5. Celebrating Success at the CEYH Awards

Our regional CE awards have gone from strength to strength with our most recent awards attracting Peter Hansford, Chief Construction advisor to the government , as the keynote speaker and over 350 construction sector professionals coming together to celebrate success across the region. Further to this  Yorkshire and Humber took  home two awards for Innovation and Client of the year at the national CE awards in London .(see great blog write up by our very own @lizschofieldmay here )

Our relevance and effective dissemination of national activity at regional level is excellent and we are continually striving to improve our offering to members developing publications such as our winners brochure which is produced annually from our awards ceremony .

6. Communicating our message

Liz Schofield  is working hard to develop our blog and communication channels so that our members and winners get great publicity for all of their work and now have a following of over 1000 on our twitter account and articles from our events being published on the national website and other leading sites such as BIM crunch and UKGBC pinpoint .. All achievements we  are very proud of .

7. Coordination and collaboration

Our new project coordinator Donna organises and liaises with our guests , speakers and members and who above all keeps me on my toes and ensures we are reaching out to new partners and collaborating across the disciplines and sector .

8. Striving for excellence

We strive for cross disciplinary excellence in construction  advocating collaborative working and digital construction and aim to provide the same excellence for our members with a regular , enjoyable and informative home / network that is inclusive and provides a platform for open knowledge exchange and networking .

We have come a long way in just over a year and look forward to what we may be able to achieve in 2015 with an established supportive board who will drive and direct the centre to provide events and networking and sharing of lessons learnt in projects and from task groups in an open way

If you would like to be more actively involved in the region by becoming a member please do call our team on 0113 8127601. As members you get full access to all of our events and opportunities to promote your organisation and projects via our blogs and social media platforms . We are always looking for case studies and thought pieces by members to share on our national platform and our regional blog – you can write for us , be interviewed by us for a tweet chat or speak at one of our events … There are no barriers to entry – we just want to join up the region and collaborate and form long standing relationships which bring benefits to us all .

 

This success is down to a few peeps :

John LORIMER – for being a supporter of what we do and believing that we could make a success of a now very strong regional centre

 Tom Oulton for tweeting furiously – speaking at events and acting as a CE and BIM ambassador in his role as CIC regional BIM champion

Steph and Will at Addelshaws for supporting and hosting our excellence breakfasts on a monthly basis

Duncan Reed for leading our BIM implementation training and consultancy with construction smes across the uk and for his continued support and dedication to thinkBIM

Thanks to Andrew Arundel for  supporting the development and growth of the regional centre .

Last but not least to the regional professional bodies who continue to work closely with us to ensure we avoid clashes and collaborate where possible – thanks to Mark Conner and Simon Owen at CIBSE , Mark Wilson at CIAT and Fiona Evans at CIOB for their active support .

 

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After I gave a round of CEYH activity in the region Kirsty Oldroyd introduced the EU Funding available for training and skills of construction employees within SMEs in the Sheffield City Region – here is the LRF Construction Oview  . For more information regarding this funding offer please make direct contact :

 

For further information:

Kirsty Oldroyd – LRF Programme Manager Ingeus

Koldroyd@ingeus.co.uk

07785 620823

Ian Price – Skills Broker Ingeus / Account Manager Skills Made Easy

Ian.Price@sheffield.gov.uk

T: (0114) 2296183

M: 07827 236805

 

Showcasing the next generation of construction professionals, the G4C Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2015

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G4C – Generation for Change – was established in 1998 as the junior branch of Constructing Excellence and, following Constructing Excellence’s lead in collaborative best practice, G4C seeks to engage and inspire the next generation of construction professionals across disciplines.  The group holds events and initiatives to provide members with opportunities both for networking and access to the latest innovative thinking to equip them with the necessary skills to drive continual improvement throughout the industry.

G4C Yorkshire & Humber are holding the first annual G4C Awards 2015 in Sheffield. These brand new awards aim to showcase excellence and celebrate the achievements of up and coming young construction professionals in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the companies who support and train the future leaders of the industry.

There are 6 categories to compete for, which will be judged by a panel of local industry leaders and experts:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • New Professional of the Year
  • Commitment to Employee Development
  • G4C Award for Young Achiever

The inaugural G4C Awards winners will be presented with their awards at a special ceremony to be held at 6.00pm on Friday 13 February 2015 at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel in Sheffield city centre.

If you have any queries about any of the above or just want to discuss the awards further, please contact caroline.key@citb.co.uk

Do you know what BIM is?

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On 18th November around 30 students & construction professionals gathered at Sheffield Hallam University to hear from four well known BIM advocates to introduce BIM and offer advice and guidance from three different perspectives, architect, engineer & contractor. A summary of what was discussed is detailed in the event storify below.