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Sponsorship Opportunity – School of Built Environment Undergraduate Awards 2018

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Wednesday 18th July 2018

The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds (timings to be confirmed – evening)

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.

  • Your organisation becomes an official named sponsor and as such will receive acknowledgement on all promotional materials, website and multimedia presentations relating to the student awards ceremony.
  • Opportunity to display banners at the awards ceremony and dinner and put literature on the tables.
  • Two guest places at the Dean’s table at the dinner itself.
  • Full page of advertisement in the ceremony brochure to be handed out on the evening to all guests (specifications to be agreed).
  • Regular announcements of your involvement across our social media channels.
  • Recognition from the master of ceremonies

£1000 + VAT

Please contact Josie Rothera, j.rothera@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you are interested in supporting our event.

Planning for Green Space: Event

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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?

 

SPEAKERS

Yassamin Sheel

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

 

BOOK HERE

BEE Inspired: Join our Architectural Technology assessment panels

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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 ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 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.

 

Book now for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber BIG Breakfasts! #CEYH2018 returns!

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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!

Friday 16th February 2018, 07:30 for breakfast and registration, 08:00 to 09:30

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 yhceclub@gmail.com

FBE members and non-members should book at the following link

FBE Member / Non-Member Link

 

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds

Offsite Construction

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.

BOOK HERE

£35 per person

YHCE Club Members – FREE

 

Wednesday 21st March 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

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.

BOOK HERE

FREE to attend

Final Year Students – Are you employment ready? CIOB NOVUS / G4C Yorkshire Joint Event

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Wednesday 21 February 2018 | 17:30 – 19:30

About the event:

The Employment Ready Evening is run by the Leeds Novus Group and G4C Yorkshire and Humber, aimed at students preparing to move into the working world. It is a great way for students to gain experience, knowledge and confidence before they leave education.

The evening will consist of an informational session, with industry experts including Hays Recruitment, giving information and advice on preparing your CV and yourself for a job interview. We will have industry experts giving you their advice and experience on entering the working world.

Speakers:

Michael Cranswick, Senior Consultant, Hays Recruitment
Specialising in Quantity Surveyor / Estimator Roles

Tony Stevens, Director, Construction and Property, Hays Recruitment
Specialising in Site and Project Management

This event is free but booking is essential.

The event will take place at Room BPA 104, Broadcasting Place Humanities Building, Leeds Beckett University.

Registration and refreshments: 17.30

Start of event: 18.00

Close: 19.30

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING

 

Generation 4 Change invites you to the G4C Awards 2018

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The Generation 4 Change Awards Yorkshire & Humber are delighted to be back for a 4th Year! These Awards provide an exclusive opportunity for the Yorkshire & Humber to celebrate outstanding examples of excellence and best practice within our sector. G4C is passionate about focusing on our future leaders and showcasing the talent in our industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of our future leaders and the organisations supporting and shaping the future of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of a high standard so let’s prove it!

The awards focus attention on some of the most important areas of our industry recognising the best in individuals, companies and collaboration. The awards are totally inclusive, open to the whole sector from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the supply and demand chain, all disciplines, professions, trades and levels.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available at the awards including Headline Sponsorship and category sponsorship. For more information and booking forms click on the links below.

G4C Sponsorship Booking Form 2018

G4C Sponsorship Opportunities 2018

Table Bookings

G4C Table Booking Form 2018

Awards Categories & Entry Forms 

Entry Guidelines Criteria 2018

Trade Apprentice Of the Year

Technical Apprentice Of the Year

Further Education Student Of the Year

Higher Education Student Of the Year

Trainee Of the Year

New Professional Of the Year

Mentor Of the Year

Commitment to Employee Training & Development

G4C Future Leader Award

Closing Date: Friday 9th February 2018

Date of Awards: Friday 9th March 2018  at Leeds Hilton City.

For further information please contact caroline.key@citb.co.uk

 

3rd International Green Heritage Conference 6-8th March 2018

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Leeds Beckett University are delighted to be partnering on the Green Heritage conference at The British University in Egypt along with other leading Universities.

Sustainable development is based on four defined pillars Environment, Economics, Society and Culture.  The conference focuses  on discussing heritage sustainability.  The conference aims to present and discuss the ideas of green heritage and initiatives.  Call for papers is now open with the Abstract deadline 1st November 2017.

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Support the construction professionals of the future!

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The School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University would like to invite you to attend presentations by Leeds Beckett University final year construction students and project management students at:

Lecture Theatre 222, Northern Terrace, Queen Square Court, Leeds, LS2 8AG

Friday 19th May 2017.

 The event will begin at 10.00 with tea/coffee/registration concluding over a free buffet lunch to enjoy networking with the students and academic staff.

This year, we have around 40 final year Construction Management and Project Management students, who have been asked to organise themselves into the Management Team of a Construction Company, each seeking to obtain a Design and Build contract for a Phase 2 development of our Rose Bowl Building.

Their presentations will consider aspects such as building design, construction technology, site layout, building services and project management.

To help with catering, please could confirm your attendance by email to d.roberts@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Clever Procurement = Collaboration, Integration and Communication, it’s not rocket science!

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On Wednesday 26th April 2017 we hosted another constructing excellence breakfast event at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds, this time themed around procurement, in particular the roles and responsibilities of the clients, key considerations for those bidding for work and some of the crucial behaviours and processes behind successfully winning tenders.

Always an important (and popular) topic, we welcomed around 30 individuals to the event; principally contractors, subcontractors and architects, however it was also nice to see a number of clients in the room. We believe clients are key to driving improvement in our industry so the more we can provide platforms and encourage them to share experiences and learn from each other for the benefit of the industry, the better!

Our first speaker was Cliff Jones, Head of Construction Procurement Team with the commercial division at the Department of Health (DH) UK. Cliff has been working with DH procurement for over twenty years, including developing and implementing the DH ProCure21+ and now P22 frameworks. Cliff talked principally about setting realistic budgets and programmes from the outset and the importance of full supply chain collaboration and integration. He also emphasized client expectations in terms of issues/problems and risks that arise, i.e. the need for early warning protocols and communication – the DH in particular have a huge issue with correcting defects following handover due to the presence of key end users (clinical staff and patients) and therefore good aftercare is crucial. Cliff’s presentation was full of useful advice and tips for all attendees wherever you are in the build process.

Then onto Philip Collard. Philip is Managing Director of Marketing Works Training and Consultancy Ltd and CEO of myConsole a digital platform that provides bidding analytics, real-time bidding analytics based on potentially widespread and disparate datasets held by a business internally. This was not a sales pitch, Philip was actually here to share his insights into the importance of an organised and unified bidding process and how digitisation, data collection and analysis can support this. He then went on to talk about how companies can then leverage the knowledge and efficiencies this process gives to develop winning bid strategies. As always, the central theme to this presentation was collaboration, integration of process and people and the importance of data and feedback & how we can use digital to facilitate this.

Slightly veering into thinkBIM territory here but one final thought from Philip, how far ahead do we think the industry is in terms of digitisation… one above farming apparently (see slide above). Hold that thought.

All the presentation slides are listed below along with our storify from 26th May collating the best images, tweets and comments from the event.

Our next event will be on Wednesday 24th May and is a joint event with RIBA where we will hear the findings from the RIBA Client Liaison Group’s ground-breaking ‘Working with Architects’ survey and debate critical issues in the client-architect relationship. More details and booking here.

 

Investment Opportunity – Kirkstall Valley Development Trust

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This is a one-off chance to create a centre for sustainable education in two heritage mills based in 200 acres of green space in inner Leeds involving the universities, community and private sectors.

Kirkstall Valley Development Trust is one of Leeds most ambitious community driven projects. The Trust was set up in 2016 to develop a learning and leisure park over 200 acres of inner Leeds and to refurbish two heritage mills that lie at its heart. The Trust are working with Leeds City Council, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, the Centre for Alternative Technology and local community groups to create:

  • A Centre for Future Cities (CFC) in Abbey Mills teaching practical and high level skills for sustainable living, focusing on water, energy, food and housing.
  • Environmental education particularly aimed at young people
  • Energy, growing and nature projects
  • On site power sourced from the river and solar panels
  • New parkland and wildlife areas
  • Improved access, with cycle and walk ways
  • Two refurbished heritage mills
  • Workspace for sympathetic small businesses
  • Flexible community space
  • A public café / bar, events and exhibition space

The CFC intends to be a genuine partnership space bringing together different sectors. It will focus on key areas of city life that need to be, and are being, transformed: transport, energy, food and nature, housing and work. It will do this by:

  • Providing real world opportunities for research and learning from an early stage in development
  • Co-creating and sharing knowledge and understanding between different groups – communities, enterprises, policy makers, researchers, learners
  • Being an exemplar of sustainable good practice in urban scale developments
  • Recognising challenges, evaluating and adapting

Further details can be found at the Trust’s website here

**INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY**

During 2017 the Trust will undertake development work financed by our community share issue (running until April 20th) which will hopefully followed by a development grant from Heritage Lottery to pay for architectural and surveyor fees, project management, marketing and community engagement. Initially we are looking for investors via our crowdfunding page which can be accessed by clicking the link below.

We are very close to our initial £40,000 target so please do support us if you can!

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