Every year we use the evening of our Constructing Excellence awards dinner to raise funds for a regional charity. Unfortunately as we are now moving our ceremony online due to COVID19, we have lost the opportunity to collect much needed funds in the room.
We are therefore launching an online campaign with the hope of raising the same, if not more, for this year’s charity, Wheatfields Hospice.
Many charities are suffering at the moment having had their shops closed and traditional fundraising activities curtailed so it is now even more important to support them to keep going. Hospices have had a signficant role to play in the pandemic, providing dignity, care, compassion and bereavement support to families, all while working under some very challenging conditions.
We have our own personal reasons for choosing Wheatfields, please visit our page to hear our story.
To donate, just click on the button above or at the link below. Donations can be made anonymously if you would prefer. Please add gift aid as it doesn’t cost you anything more and will add to the charity’s overall total.
We know that giving to charity is very much a personal decision but if everyone who has ever attended our dinner donated what they would normally do on the evening then we know we could reach our target. Every year we are always blown away by our network’s generosity. We thank you in advance for your support.
We are sure that many of you are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are no doubt aware of government restrictions currently in place on gatherings and events.
The safety of our guests is paramount and we have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.
The awards will now take place on the evening of Wednesday 7th October 2020 (put it in the diary folks!). The timings, venue, theme are all the same as before and all current bookings will be transferred over to the new date.
The CEYH team are absolutely committed to delivering these awards which we know are a highlight for many of our network and an opportunity to shine a spotlight on what our industry does well and reward our hard working teams for delivering these often critical build and infrastructure projects. We feel that by October we hope to be through the worst of the impact and will welcome the opportunity to bring our network together for a celebration of the built environment’s contribution.
If for any reason we are unable to deliver a physical ceremony on the 7th, we will still be doing a full judging process and allocating regional winners so please do keep those entries coming in . We have also decided to extend the entry period to give people sufficient time to complete a submission.
The new deadline for entries will be Tuesday 26th May 2020.
THE CATEGORIES (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FORMS)
Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)
Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Gosschalks)
Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)
Conservation & Regeneration 2020 **available to sponsor**
Digital Construction 2020 (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)
Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020 **available to sponsor**
Innovation 2020 (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)
Integration & Collaborative Working 2020 (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)
Offsite 2020 (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)
People Development 2020 (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)
Sustainability 2020 (Sponsored by SFS)
SME of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by YORhub)
Value 2020 (Sponsored by Shulmans)
Closing Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020
Shortlist Announced: w/c 22nd June 2020
Gala Awards Dinner: Wednesday 7th October 2020, New Dock, Leeds
Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber is proud to be supporting this event promoting women’s visability in built environment research.
Each year, IWD (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Throughout this week, there will be IWD events across the University and elsewhere in the city including this one organised by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster based at the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.
CITE WOMEN 2019
Have you read a woman’s writing today?
Have you cited a woman’s writing today?
Reading and citing women’s work is a simple way to make universities better, fairer places for women students and staff.
Join us on Monday 4th March in the Rose Bowl Atrium for a ‘cite-in’
Supported by: Women & the Built Environment Research Cluster; PsyCen Gender & Sexualities Stream, School of Social Sciences; Leeds Business School.
Location: Rose Bowl Atrium by Beckett Kitchen, 10am to 4pm
In January, final year students studying BA Human Geography and BA Human Geography & Planning spent three days in Malham, a small village in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Each year staff accompany students on this fieldtrip and although it is known colloquially as the ‘Dissertation Boot Camp’, students always have a great time. The trip is actually an innovative ‘writing retreat’, the only one of its kind in our university. It is run by Dr Bronwen Edwards, who is a trained academic writing retreat facilitator. Indeed, several of the staff are actively engaged in research on student fieldtrips and writing, and we have drawn on this experience to create a writing retreat that really works for our students as they embark on writing up their dissertation research.
We have a busy programme of activities. Students can choose to attend communal writing sessions, dissertation workshops, and specialist group tutorials on ‘troubleshooting your methodology’ or ‘making a start with your content chapters’ and so on. This year’s exciting addition was a new workshop led by Dr Karen Horwood ‘Serious play lego!’ where students were encouraged to explore where they were at with their dissertations and how to move forward, by making lego models. We are really lucky that several of the staff are experienced walkers and lead country walks for all the students in the spectacular countryside. The rural setting is great for relieving stress, clearing the head, and encouraging the creative flow.
Students have lots of opportunities for support and advice In Malham, but the main aim is to create time and space to write, away from the usual distractions of city life. We help students learn strategies for writing productively when they return to normal student life in Leeds, for example how to break through writer’s block and how to establish a routine of regular writing. So many students find this trip game-changing for their dissertations, building their academic confidence and renewing their enthusiasm for their dissertation topics.
Article by Dr Andre Pusey, Course Director, Master of Planning / BA Housing Studies / BA Human Geography
When: Wednesday 13th February 2019 | 08:00 for registration, 08:30 to 09:30 for the seminar.
Where: Room 221, School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, Northern Terrace Building, Queen Square Court Road, off Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8AG
For their next event, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and the Humber are delighted to bring you this practical workshop in conjunction with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) looking at the various funding streams available to SMEs in the construction industry and how to access them.
Delivered by Monica Costelloe and John Long, Regional CITB Advisors for Yorkshire, the event is an opportunity to learn about the CITB Training Model, including the Training Directory, Training Register and how to claim grants. Monica and John will also be running through the process for claiming up to £10,000 through the Skills and Training Fund. The skills and training fund currently assesses applications at six points throughout the year and with the next date being on 1st March 2019 there is a real opportunity to secure funds for upskilling your workforce in a matter of weeks.
In addition the workshop will also outline the other ways in which the CITB can support your business as well as answering any questions you may have and giving you advice and guidance on how to apply.
CEYH realises how important SME’s time is so we have deliberately organised this event for an early morning start and are throwing in tea, coffee and breakfast too!
Please note: The funding is available to CITB registered employees with between 1 to 99 employees. Even if you are not yet CITB registered, please do come along and find out how to get registered and the benefits of joining.
Please note the session is due to end at 9:30 although our advisors will be around until 10:00 for any additional questions.
Many thanks for your interest in sponsoring the 2018 Undergraduate Awards Evening. Our prize giving evening is all about celebrating the success of our top student achievers in a manner befitting of their hard work and efforts and matching them with potential sponsors. It is also about thanking the proud parents whose care and support has paid off in the best manner.
Our awards are an opportunity for a sponsor to demonstrate the importance they place on education, tackling the skills crisis and supporting the next generation of construction professionals as they transition from study to the workplace.
£1000 + VAT
Please contact Josie Rothera, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting our event.
Wednesday 20 June 2018, 17:30 for registration, 18:00 to 20:00
Calverley Lecture Theatre (CL113), Portland Building, Leeds Beckett City Campus
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?
Save Greater Manchester Green Belt
Victoria Bankes Price
Planning Adviser, Woodland Trust
Andrew Wood and Jackie Copley
Planning Managers, Campaign to Protect Rural England Yorkshire & Lancashire
£25 standard rate or £15 for neighbourhood planning groups
Our Architectural Technology Students are showcasing their work over the next few weeks and are looking for industry participants to help offer critique, feedback and advice. If you would like to get involved in any of the following sessions, please contact email@example.com in the first instance.
Thank you – we appreciate your support to our students!
Friday 4th of May 2018
9am to 3.30pm
Module: Architectural Detailing Principles
Level 5 AT Students presenting project designs for Rosebowl Car Park Phase 2. This is primarily to test student 3D visualisation skills, individual presenting skills without technology, the students understanding of site location, building location, surrounding influence and existing neighbouring influences.
Panel required to assist with assessing the presentations.
Tuesday 8th of May 2018
9am to 6pm
Module: Design Studio 2
Level 5 Students presenting a solution to CITU’s new headquarters. The students have been requested to upgrade and extend an existing warehouse on a site in LS10 and convert in to CITU’s new headquarters. The students will be presenting the equivalent of a building regulations package following on from the semester one design.
Panel required to assist with assessing the presentations.
Thursday 10th of May 2018
9am to 6pm
Module: Design Studio 3
Level 6 (final year students) presenting a solution for a live project. The client is Kirkstall Valley Development Trust and the students have been requested to refurbish St Ann’s Mill in Leeds.
Panel required to assist with assessing the presentations.
We are delighted to announce the return of Constructing Excellence breakfasts with not one but three events scheduled for the next couple of months. So join us in Sheffield, Leeds and Hull for three very different yet pertinent events serving up discussion, debate and case studies with your bacon butties!
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,1 S Quay Dr, Sheffield S2 5SY
BREXIT: Implications for the Construction Industry
Join us for our panel discussion on Brexit where you will hear presentations from two key figures involved in researching implications from a skills, labour and procurement point of view. Our speakers for this event will be Simon Collingwood, Director for Quatro and Kristofer Hudson, Economist at Turner and Townsend.
This event is a joint event with CMS and FBE Sheffield.
YHCE Club Members should book via Carole firstname.lastname@example.org
FBE members and non-members should book at the following link
Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds
At this event we will be hearing three different perspectives on offsite construction. There will be an an overview from the new Offsite Construction theme group as well as methods, benefits and efficiencies from both commercial and residential perspectives.
We will also be covering the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018 new offsite excellence category; identifying what the judges of this award are looking for and what types of things you should cover in your entry.
£35 per person
YHCE Club Members – FREE
Gosschalks Solicitors, Hull
Breakfast Seminar: Construction Law Update
Gosschalks Solicitors’ Construction Team will provide a concise and informative overview of the key recent case law developments and the practical implications of the same for companies and professionals working in the construction industry. Topics to be covered will include Construction Act payment issues, contractual risk allocation and adjudication.
FREE to attend