Category: Leeds Beckett

Disrupting Construction – an evening of dynamic presentations with drinks, networking and lively discussion

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Addleshaw Goddard,  Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4ER

Wednesday 10th October 2018 | 17:30 for registration, 18:00 to 20:00

Drinks and nibbles provided throughout the evening!

It has been a turbulent 12 months in construction with systematic failures at all levels forcing the industry to take a long hard look at how it operates. As a response, Constructing Excellence has launched its new mission statement, “Positively disrupting the industry delivery processes to transform performance”.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber are pleased to bring you our first event along this theme, an evening networking event exploring some of the key drivers for change; including offsite, lean, digital and much more!

FORMAT

8-12 quick fire presentations (no more than 5 minutes each) interspersed with networking, discussion and refreshments.

SCHEDULE

1730    Reception/Networking

1800    Welcome and first set of Presentations (5 talks followed by 15 minute Q and A)

1845    20 min, Networking Break

1905    Second set of Presentations (5 talks followed by 15 minute Q and A)

1945    Networking

2000    End

PRESENTATIONS

Currently confirmed to present are as follows;

Andrew Dodsworth, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK – Andy will present on Process Digitisation at the heart of business transformation, what has been achieved at Balfour Beatty and the underlying principles to make the transformation sustainable. The talk will also cover what process digitisation does for a business and the intelligence that can be derived.

Michael Belcher, Projects Director, TSP Projects Ltd Mick will share how a change in leadership is required to raise performance of our projects.

Josie Rothera, Leeds Beckett University and Steer Group – Josie will talk about the importance of mentoring in supporting the next generation as they transition from study to the workplace.

Emma Hooper, Digital Information Specialist, Bond Bryan Architects  – Insurance Backed Alliancing, such as the Integrated Project Insurance model has the potential to provide a project framework which will allow new ideas to thrive and drive real change in the industry. Emma will give a brief introduction to these collaborative procurement models and how they can improve productivity.

Aaron Penwill, Head of Performance, MSP-Leadership LtdAaron will share a practice of Short Interval Control. The practice involves routines and actions that drive interactions. They will share the human benefits this practice enables and how this connects to project success.

Caroline Key, G4C National Co-Chair – Caroline will present on G4C (Generation for Change) on their new strategy to recruit young professionals to the industry via the #77campaign.

Marc Jordan, Constructing Excellence Director, Balfour Beatty, Construction Services UK  – Marc will discuss how a structured Lean Daily Management process can give rise to confidence and collaborative mind-sets. He will draw from experience and share how this concept can be applied to any project and what the many benefits are of doing so.

Rob Wolfe, Managing Director at CHY Consultancy  – Rob will present on  “CSR is dead?”

Steph Brady, Director, Innovation Fire Engineering – Steph will discuss innovative approaches to creating a culture of work-life balance and the benefits for business.

Professor Mohammed Dulaimi, Leeds Beckett University – Mohammed will talk about the need to accelerate innovation in construction through effective diffusion of new ideas and capability building.

BOOKING

£25 per person*

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*FREE to Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club members. Please email Carole at  yhceclub@gmail.com  to secure your place.

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.

 

 

Representatives from local authorities, housing associations and private developers wanted for Good Homes Alliance Event

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The Good Homes Alliance are seeking interest for local authorities, housing associations and private developers who are interested in the newly launched Vanguard Campaign and wish to attend an exclusive invite only event in Leeds.

Aims of the campaign

Many local authority housing departments and progressive developers are keen Campaign partners to develop housing to “better than minimum” or “enhanced” standards, as this
will lead to better health and well-being for occupants, help reduce fuel poverty, and create better neighbourhoods and long-term local value.

The Vanguard Campaign will showcase the work of Good Homes Alliance members and partners who are working at the cutting-edge to deliver housing to enhanced sustainability standards. These Vanguards will demonstrate what is possible and how they achieved it, with the aim of inspiring others to do the same. The Leeds launch event provides a fantastic opportunity to hear from developers, architects and housing providers about their experiences of delivering to enhanced standards, to raise questions and to network with colleagues.

Leeds Event, 15th May 2018 2018, TIME: 13:30-17:00, VENUE: The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ

This afternoon seminar is the second of the GHA Vanguard Campaign’s free, invitation-only events. It provides the opportunity for local authority housing delivery arms, housing associations and developers in the region to hear from colleagues about their experiences of delivering to enhanced standards, to raise questions and to network.

Enquries

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Liz in the first instance via e.a.schofield@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or via phone to (T) 0113 812 1902.

The Programme

 

Just Published: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell

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Not what anyone wanted: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell

Christopher Gorse and John Sturges: Construction Research and Innovation, Issue 3

Abstract

While many factors will have contributed to the catastrophe at Grenfell Tower, it is clear that the structure itself behaved in a way that no one could possibly have intended. In this article the authors sample the bewildering and sometimes apparently contradictory directions provided by building regulations, and review how fire safety precautions, while seeming adequate on paper, can be undermined on contact with observed on-site practice.

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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

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


Planning and Housing Strategies in the Combined Authorities – Leeds Planning Network Master Class 16 February

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Planning and housing strategies are essential for economic growth in the Combined Authorities and delegates at the Leeds Planning Network event in February had the opportunity to study three different approaches.
Speakers from Greater Manchester Combined Authority, South Yorkshire and Leeds City Regions provided much needed insight into the impact on planning and housing strategies on the city devolution agenda. They were ably chaired by consultant and researcher Jane Kettle, and addressed an audience of around 50 practitioners. Identifying a choice of strategies, the three speakers shared a vision that links housing growth to rising prosperity.

Anne Morgan, Planning Strategy Manager for Greater Manchester set out the benefits and challenges of the Combined Authority. The ability to produce a Greater Manchester spatial framework has made it possible to identify strategic growth areas, and plan collectively and consistently across ten local government areas. The spatial framework is supported by Mayoral compulsory purchase powers, and benefits from the potential to create Mayoral development companies. It has enabled the authorities to identify priorities, not only for economic growth but for the enhancement of green infrastructure. But it has also entangled the Combined Authority in public controversy over the loss of green belt land as tough decisions on housing allocations are made.
You can look at Anne Morgan’s  presentation here: Anne Morgan – GMSF Leeds .

While the route to becoming a Combined Authority has not been smooth in South Yorkshire, a collective approach to planning and housing has emerged from the bottom-up. A housing compact agreed between registered providers in South Yorkshire was hailed by Tony Stacy, chief executive of South Yorkshire Housing Association, a leap forward in co-operation and joint planning. The compact between local authorities and housing associations demonstrates a willingness to work collaboratively in meeting housing need. It has resulted in a joint bid for housing investment and plans to radically expand the number of new homes built. Housing – once excluded from the priorities of the city region – is now seen as a key part of the infrastructure of economic growth.
 You can look at Tony Stacy’s presentation here: Tony Stacey – Devolution, housing and Planning

An infrastructure investment framework has enabled the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to co-ordinate strategic planning in the Leeds city region and neighbouring areas. Colin Blackburn, Head of Infrastructure, stressed the need for a shared approach to planning and placemaking. While political structures evolve slowly, it is co-operation between authorities on development frameworks, land acquisition, site selection that makes combination possible. Significant challenges to housing delivery persist, and the Government White Paper provided few solutions, but agreement on strategy and consistency in approach are key achievements for West Yorkshire authorities.
You can find Colin Blackburn’s presentation here: Colin Blackburn RTPI – Planning and Housing Under Devo

 

By  Quintin Bradley

 

 

CEYH Excellence Breakfast Series -25th January 2017

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Planning Network Master Class: Planning and housing strategies in the combined authorities -16th February, Leeds

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Thursday 16th February 2017
17:30 – 19:30
The Rose Bowl (5th floor), Lecture Theatre RB538,
Leeds Beckett University,  Woodhouse Lane,
Leeds LS1 3HB

Master Class pic 16th Feb
What has been the impact of city devolution on planning and housing strategies? What new approaches have been taken by the combined authorities and what benefits have they seen?
 
Chair: Jane Kettle, Housing Consultant and Researcher
Our Panel:
 
Colin Blackburn, Head of Infrastructure & Investment, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Anne Morgan, Planning Strategy Manager, Greater Manchester Planning & Housing Team
Tony Stacey, Chief Executive, South Yorkshire Housing Association
Followed by Q & A with the Panel

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Professional Doctorate in Engineering starting Feb 2017

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In the coming academic year, the Leeds Sustainability Institute (Leeds Beckett University) is able to offer selected companies the opportunity to register eligible members of staff for a part time Professional Doctorate in Engineering (D.Eng.) degree, starting in February 2017. The benefits to companies include:

  • Development of staff to doctoral level
  • Enhancement of in-house research capability via staff training in research techniques
  • Development of research projects of specific company interest
  • Staff retention via investment in personal development
  • Low-cost student fees
  • Flexible learning taking account of other professional commitments

Minimum entry requirements are a 2:1 Honours degree or Master’s degree (or equivalent). Students on our part-time D.Eng program are expected to complete their doctoral study within 4-5 years. We are aware that professional doctoral candidates are able to draw on considerable professional expertise and experience, but may have grown out of touch with formal academic study, so the program seeks to offer substantial initial support in developing key academic skills.

The deadline for applications for a February start is end of September 2016 and early applications are advised. We are always happy to help with developing draft proposals for applications, especially in the areas of Built Environment, Energy or Sustainability.

For more information, or to discuss potential applications, please contact Dr Anne Stafford, a.stafford@leedsbeckett.ac.uk .