Category: Infrastructure

Dark and true and technological is the North: Digitising the region

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At a recent Constructing Excellence breakfast event we held, we were particularly struck by a statistic from a recent McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) study which proposed that in terms of digitisation, the construction industry lags dramatically behind those in other classically undigitalised sectors and in fact ranks only above farming and agriculture. Having been heavily involved in promoting digital construction across the region and beyond we felt that in light of this statistic it was important to explore our impression of where the industry is and specifically where Yorkshire and Humber currently places in order to meet the demands of the future.

Screen shot from MyConsole presentation at Constructing Excellence breakfast event on 26th April 2017.

We at Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH), part of the Leeds Beckett University School of Built Environment and Engineering have been running digitally focussed events through our thinkBIM network for over five years now and have overseen a massive growth in digital uptake across the region. Originally set up as a network to promote the advancement of BIM (Building Information Modelling) our remit has broadened to highlight new technologies and digital processes and their current and future uses.

When we started, the events were definitely for the innovators and early adopters, particularly in larger companies with SMEs being a little unsure of dipping their toe in the water; early problems being the choices of software available, balancing the cost of adoption with business needs and lack of clarity in contractual BIM requirements – all issues which we have had to address through events and targeted 1:1 support. As the network has expanded though, so has the industry’s understanding of the benefits of digital adoption, and this along with the publishing of the Digital Built Britain strategy in 2015 has helped to demystify some of the processes and improved knowledge and uptake of digital tools and processes across the region.

Even in these early days of digital adoption we saw how local organisations were at the cutting edge of the technological innovation that was unfolding. Not always on the large and prestigious projects but on smaller schemes like the laser scanning of the Orangery in Wakefield by DLA Design which showed what was possible already. We also witnessed the great work done by BAM at First Direct Arena working with their designers, structural steelworkers and precast concrete manufacturers who collaborated together using coordinated models form each organisation to resolve issues with the design, create and more effective design and improve the outcomes for the site team. By working together the team delivered an innovative and award winning venue for the city of Leeds.

Federated model image submitted by A1L2B, a Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture, as part of their winning entry in CEYH Awards 2015

The region has also seen the digitisation of infrastructure schemes too. The award winning A1 Improvement scheme from Leeming to Barton, a Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture demonstrated many new and innovative ways to use digital data to assist with stakeholder engagement as well as collecting real time digital quality records during the course of the works too. Over at Immingham, Costain used the combined, federated, model of their scheme to accurately and successfully plan a 76 hour possession over Christmas 2015 where the team jacked a 5000 tonne bridge into place under the busiest freight railway line in the UK. All this was achieved by creating a digital programme that was meticulously planned, checked and reviewed by the project team, Highways England and Network Rail.

Solius Group virtual reality demonstration at thinkBIM conference in April 2017

More recently the thinkBIM network has been able to lift the lid on the future with demonstrations of Augmented Realities and Virtual Realities. These technologies are actually starting to become widespread too as more and more businesses start to see ways to use gaming technology for customer engagement, construction rehearsals and health and safety briefings as well as for operations teams to better understand the assets that they are maintaining with a level of efficiency previously unheard of. #itsBIMupNorth not just a hashtag but proof that Yorkshire really is a centre of excellence for the digital delivery of projects.

But the key thing here is not the technology, but the people behind it. As Steve Jobs once said “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them”. From a niche group of technically minded people the thinkBIM network has grown to reflect and support a much wider community focussed on working more efficiently and who adopt a whole lifecycle approach not just procuring data for the physical asset alone. And here-in lies the challenge going forward, ensuring the industry is constantly recruiting and upskilling the individuals and teams who are able to exploit the opportunity technology offers.

Let us know your thoughts of where the industry is and where it needs to be and where you see the future of digital technologies for construction.

 

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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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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THESHORTLIST


 

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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

 

#CEYH2016 Awards: Proud to be different!

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As I write this post we are now just under five days to go until we close for this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards and we are very excited to see what you have all been up to in the last 12 months. We are really heartened by the response of local companies so far and can’t wait to get stuck into the judging process and organising the rest of the evening. There is still time to get your entries in – follow the links below or visit our dedicated awards page here

Not just your average awards ceremony

Here at the CKE, we take the responsibility of providing the best possible platform to showcase your projects, organisations and individuals extremely seriously, which is why you will never see us run the same event twice! Just like our entrants we aim for our awards ceremony to represent the common themes of our awards in being innovative, collaborative and dynamic.

For instance, at last year’s awards we were the only region to run a selfie competition, which was so successful that it was adopted at the nationals. Not just an excuse to take silly pictures (although that is always welcome), the selfie competition helped to raise the profile of the awards across social media giving extra coverage to the companies involved. We will be running it again this year so don’t forget to bring those phones and snap away!

If you are still undecided, here are just three more reasons why our awards are different and how your business will benefit from being involved,

  • Our dynamic team are all from construction/engineering backgrounds. With over twenty years combined industry experience, we know how to sell what the industry does best
  • Our awards are an experience as well as a ceremony. Every year the team try to do something different on the night itself to ensure the event is memorable for all the right reasons and is a real reward for the individuals and teams who take part. With this year’s Swinging from the Rooftops theme, this year is no exception! We have a number of surprises planned for you on the night – we can’t wait for you to see them!
  • Our added value with our relationships to the National Constructing Excellence network, Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Sustainability Institute and our thinkBIM, Green Vision networks. Going forward there will be plenty of opportunities for our entrants to showcase their work at our breakfast and twilight seminars, our half day conferences and through site visits.

How to enter

Fully inclusive and completely free to enter, we welcome submissions from any organisations, companies &/or project teams involved in delivering building & civil engineering projects in our region over the last 12 months. With 13 categories to choose from we are sure there is one for you! The closing date for entries is 29th April 2016 and all the forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Achiever of the Year

BIM Project of the Year

Client of the Year

Health and Safety

Heritage

Innovation

Integration & Collaborative Working

Leadership & People Development

Project of the Year

SME of the Year

Sustainability

Value

Young Achiever of the Year

We look forward to reading your entries!

With thanks to our sponsors

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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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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Is this the Future of Infrastructure in Yorkshire?

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Guest Post by Stefanie Stead, Chair of Constructing Industry Council Yorkshire and Humber

The Northern Powerhouse is everywhere.  It even has its own Minister, seeking to address the North-South divide which is as strong as ever in our post-recession construction economy.  However, the government’s focus appears to be rather Manchester-centric, which is all well and good, but many do believe that what is great for Manchester is not necessarily the right thing for Yorkshire and the Humber.

So what does this mean?  Are we talking about Manchester as a capital of the North, or is it about the North working together, akin to the Northern Way of the Blairite era?  Some people argue that the Northern Powerhouse is little more than a concept, but it is a concept that is gaining momentum and encouraging spending across the region.

The thing is, Northern cities are disparate.  It’s all very well encouraging the cities of Leeds and Manchester to band together and collaborate, but have you ever been on the Transpennine Express at 5.30?  It’s all very well encouraging businesses to invest across the region when high speed broadband is still a dream for far too many.

We can all agree that whilst London attracts 4 times as much spending on infrastructure, but the North cannot attract the investment it needs when there is a lack of serious infrastructure spending in the region.  And many believe that HS2 is not the answer.  There are just too many questions.

But it finally feels like Westminster is starting to listen and has announced at least £6.4 billion of transport investment in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.   However, how joined up is this investment?  You can make it to Leeds Station, but trying to get to Leeds Bradford Airport is an adventure in itself.  Connectivity through infrastructure is critical to the growth and strength of the large geographical area covered by the Yorkshire and Humber Region.  But how do we ensure appropriate development in our rail, road, airports and bus transport, as well as sustainable green transport options (including cycling and pedestrian routes)? And has there been enough joined up thinking on integrated transport plans, public transport, effective utilisation of airports and clear consideration as to how region to region connectivity can be improved?

This raises a further question.  The need for new housing and greater transport links undoubtedly results in a greater demand for public services such as hospitals and schools, but it is debatable as to whether there has been enough investment in this social infrastructure. Centralisation of resources has advantages for both industry and public services but does this have a negative impact on communities with increased traffic, costs, and loss of time travelling long distances for work, schools, and healthcare?  Does the high speed internet compensate for this or does it fragment communities and isolate people further?

Investment in both these sides of infrastructure is, quite frankly, brilliant, but by the time new roads, trains and HS2 have been delivered, will the needs of the region have moved on?  In the same way that we are educating children for jobs that do not exist yet, are we designing infrastructure to serve jobs and lifestyles that have yet to be invented.  And if this is the case, is it all a waste of money? Although the internet of things, artificial intelligence and the collaborative economy sound like fringe ideas, the fact that the Chancellor has allocated £40million to the idea reinforces the fact that  this is very much the future.  But how does this new infrastructure affect the construction industry and the communities we build?  How does this affect our homes, our carbon footprint and our future workforce?

This in turn raises yet another question.  What about the ghosts of infrastructure past?  Our roads follow the routes of drovers paths, airports are former RAF bases and railways rattle on Victorian routes.  But is it more sustainable to start again, replace what is there or just give up altogether?  The impact infrastructure has on the environment, whether we are considering roads, railways, power stations, wind farms, waterworks, heating systems, flood barriers or hospitals, is huge. What are the environmental costs of decommissioning past endeavours?  What are the implications of future needs?

So, going back to the Northern Powerhouse and the investment in the infrastructure – the economic skeleton, so to speak, of the region,  Hull is a brilliant example of how a city can use its backbone to re-invent itself to face the future with a wonderful sense of confidence.  Since the 12th century, Hull owes its existence to its port and its prominent position facing Northern Europe. By first exporting monastic wool, the port expanded in response to Yorkshire’s industrial revolution. And when Hull was not exporting Yorkshire’s goods, it was feeding the nation with fish from the North Sea.  Automation of shipping and the Cod Wars put paid Hull’s fortunes in the 1970s and by the 1990s it was considered one of the poorest towns in the UK.  However, Hull’s ‘old’ infrastructure is having a rebirth, with the port city becoming the centre for green industries, energy imports and remains a key gateway to Europe.  Can such a rebirth be a lesson to other post-industrial cities of the North and what does this mean to Yorkshire?

I realise that I have piled question upon question, but at the Construction Industry Council, we believe that it is necessary to encourage a debate and pose questions that get us all thinking. Come join us at our fifth annual conference on the 12th November at the Yorkshire Air Museum to explore these questions with a range of experts and – hopefully – come out a bit more informed about what infrastructure investment means to Yorkshire and the Humber.

For more details, please go to http://cic.org.uk/events/event.php?event=2015-11-12-trains-planes-and-automobiles

And for our speakers, please got to http://cicyh.co.uk/planes-trains-and-automobiles-speaker-announcement/

I look forward to seeing you there amongst the planes of the Yorkshire Air Museum.

Stefanie Stead

Chair of the Construction Industry Council Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire & Humber Infrastructure Alliance launches its Manifesto

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The Yorkshire & Humber Infrastructure Alliance (YHIA) launches its Manifesto “Preparing for Growth” on Friday 27 February at Leeds Town Hall.

The Yorkshire & Humber Infrastructure Alliance (YHIA) is a coalition of seven Professional and Membership Associations created to promote investment & infrastructure in the region:

• The Association for Consultancy  & Engineering (ACE), Northern Region
• The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
• The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
• Constructing Excellence (CE)
• The Construction Industry Council (CIC)
• Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
• The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

We would like to invite you to the launch of our Manifesto and Panel Debate on the importance of a coordinated regional approach to Infrastructure investment against the backdrop of devolved economic powers, and the impact on growth and job creation within the area.

The event will be hosted by Harry Gration, and participating in the debate will be a panel of leading decision makers from across the Region. They will cover key issues such as connectivity, resilience and skills.

To book your place at this prestigious event, please email yhialliance@gmail.com