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Webinar: The Good, The Clad and the Ugly – Fire Engineering and Fire Safety

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Wednesday 7th October 2020

10:00 to 12:00

Free Webinar

Our next event will be looking at the incredibly important topic of fire safety and will make particular reference to both legal and contractual requirements relating to fire regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations with speakers from Turner and Townsend and Clarion Solicitors.

We will also cover the recommendations from the Hackitt Review and its wider implications on the industry. There will be particular reference to cladding and what contractors need to do with regard to mitigating fire risk (do’s and don’ts) as well as the responsibilities that the respective parties have in relation to cladding that doesn’t comply with the fire regulations.

We will also be hearing from a from Innovation Fire, a fire engineering consultancy, on the practical and technical aspects of planning, designing and delivering fire engineering solutions to meet the function requirements of the Building Regulations – Performance Based vs Prescriptive Approach. The presentation will include a case study of a fire engineered building.

SPEAKERS

Paul Lane, Director of Fire Consultancy Services, Turner & Townsend
Phil Morrison, Partner and Head of Construction, Clarion Solicitors
Ayyappa Mohan, Fire Engineer, Innovation Fire

BOOKINGS

Please register your place at this webinar at the booking link below.

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A link to join the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees a little closer to the event.

 

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020. An announcement from the team.

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We have been monitoring the situation around COVID19 for the last couple of months with a view to making a decision about our 2020 event. Please watch our video below which details our plans for #CEYH2020.

KEY POINTS

Closing date extended until Friday 31st July 2020

Ceremony is going virtual! Date/times and joining instructions to follow

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 Knights Plc)

International Women’s Week Panel Discussion: Apprenticeship Pathways and Promoting Diversity

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Tuesday 10th March 2020

10:00 to 11:30 (registration from 09:30)

Gosschalks Solicitors, Hull | Queens Gardens, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3DZ

For International Women’s Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics.

 

ABOUT

We are delighted to have secured several apprenticeship students to talk about their particular journey into construction, including challenges faced, why they have chosen their careers, current experiences and their hopes and ambitions for the future.

We will also have an engineering company represented on the panel who will talk about the issue of diversity and apprenticeships from an employer’s perspective.

 

THE FORMAT

Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes from their perspective including experiences, their particular journey, thoughts on diversity e.t.c. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q and A with the audience – so please do come armed with questions!

 

THE PANEL

Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Construction Management Apprentice, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Daniel Roche, Roche Civil Engineering (Employer Perspective)

Anne Benson, Gas Supervisor, Mears

Tilly Priestley, Trade Apprentice, Mears

Emma Luckman, Degree Apprenticeship Student, Leeds Beckett University

 

CHAIR

Abigail Milner, Associate, Gosschalks Solicitors

 

TIMINGS

09:30 – registration and refreshments

10:00 to 11:30 – Intro, Discussion, Q and A

11:30 – close & networking until 12:00

 

BOOKING

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Many thanks to Gosschalks for their support;

 

Legal Takeaways – key points from our legal update seminar with Gosschalks

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On Thursday 21st November we partnered with Gosschalks Solicitors in Hull to provide a construction law update to over 60 sector professionals assembled. Many thanks to Gosschalks for giving us such an interesting overview of some key cases as well as covering the topics of Practical Completion, “Smash & grab”, Oral Modification and drafting strategies. Here are some key takeaways from the event;

  • Termination has a significant impact on Liquidated Damages – and you need to ensure your contact is carefully drafted with express wording to achieve the outcome you desire. Amendments to even the standard forms will often be necessary.
  • Make sure your contract is joined up when it comes to Practical Completion. Are any material requirements linked to Completion, and is that linked to Termination? Is PC linked to a third party, and do your requirements line up with those in any subcontracts?
  • Smash and Grab adjudication remains alive and kicking – make sure your payment provisions are carefully drafted, and your practices in order, to protect you from paying over the odds.

A PDF of the presentation can be download here

Thanks to everyone who attended and CEYH will be returning to Hull in the new year!

 

Kirkstall Forge Development Update Event with CEG

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On 18th September we partnered with developers, CEG, to deliver an update on progress at Kirkstall Forge, a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space.

Located on a former engineering site with an industrial heritage going back to the 12th Century, Kirkstall Forge is one of the most ambitious projects currently underway in northern England aiming to create not just physical spaces but an entire sustainable community with almost 10,000 people living and working on site within the next decade. CEG have already overseen £40million works in the area including flood defence works, decontamination of the site, infrastructure, office space and the first new railway station in West Yorkshire for decades, connecting the site to Leeds City Station in minutes.

We had two speakers at the event; Paul Richardson, Investment Manager at CEG and Gareth Chambers from Pierre Angulaire who provided overall project management services for the scheme. Gareth has been involved in the Kirkstall Forge project for over 10 years and his passion and ambitions for the area were plain to see. It is clear that there has been an emphasis on creating a community from the start with employees based at Number One Kirkstall Forge, the first commercial space in the scheme, benefitting from planned social activities, fitness initiatives such as yoga and running sessions, modern and light spaces to work and cycle schemes to name a few.

As well as creating a sustainable community, the scheme also creates jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities throughout the build processes through their Forging Futures Campus programme in partnership with I Consult Yorkshire, Leeds College of Building, EN:Able Futures and Leeds City Council. The programme provides vocational training, site visits and work experience for local people, students and young people not in education, employment or training and has recently welcomed the first 11 recruits to a two year apprenticeship programme. More about the Forging Futures programme here.

As well as outlining challenges and successes to date, our speakers also gave an overview of developments yet to come including 2 Kirkstall Forge office block, a school, leisure facilities and prototype houses that the design team will live in temporarily to roadtest – a great idea! The presenters did make an interesting point about the need to balance the ambitions of the scheme with the need to attract businesses and residents to the area in the early stages; for instance allowing the first houses to have space for cars weighed up against the drive towards active and more sustainable travel options. However, as Gareth pointed out, these things are a step change and it is clear from the employees at Number One Kirkstall Forge, that they are already seeing positive changes in their working patterns and work life balance as a result.

CEG kindly provided us with some links to the videos that were shown at the event, please see below

We would like to thank Laura Kenny and Aisling Ramshaw from CEG for all their help in organising the event and we look forward to returning for another visit soon!

Planning and Building for our future environment: Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber breakfast event

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There is growing concern regarding climate change and the effects of adversely inclement weather resulting in severe flooding and the rise in sea levels.  Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber are pleased to showcase two award winning projects in our region that will improve the environment & protect residents homes including a flood defence protection scheme and a coastal erosion scheme.

Join us at our next breakfast event where we will hear from our CEYH Civil Engineering Project of the Year winners talking about ‘The Foss Barrier’ project in York.  We will also hear from our Innovation category winners talking about the ‘Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme’ in North Yorkshire.

The Foss Barrier: Road to Recovery, JBA Bentley and the Environment Agency

In December 2015, the most severe floods in a generation hit the city of York. As water levels rose to the highest recorded on the River Foss, they entered the main control building at the Foss Barrier, which forms an important part of the city’s flood defences, rendering the facility inoperable.  The Foss Barrier and pumping station were built in the 1980s in response to severe flooding five years previous. In flood conditions, a mechanical gate can be closed to stop rising waters in the River Ouse from backing up into the River Foss, preventing flooding to a large part of the city. When the barrier is down, the facility relies on eight pumps to transfer flow (up to 30m3/s prior to the refurbishment works) from the River Foss around the barrier into the River Ouse.

After significant involvement in the initial emergency flood response, JBA Bentley were engaged to deliver the high-profile upgrade to the site, with the key objective being to enhance the resilience and capacity of the site, whilst critically ensuring the pump station remained operational throughout.

Working in challenging conditions on a constrained site – with extremely tight timescales – clever civil engineering and an innovative approach to temporary works has been pivotal to the success of the scheme. Although some elements of work are still outstanding, the pumping station is now fully operational from the new building and provides enhanced flood protection and peace of mind to the residents of York.

“Judges acknowledged the collaborative working approach and commitment in delivering a technically challenging scheme in a very public and sensitive environment. The innovative use of modular components to reduce the amount of temporary works was key in delivering the scheme to keep the people of York safe and makes this a very worthy winner”

Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme, Esh Construction

The historic seawall at Runswick Bay had reached the end of its serviceable life with a failure predicted within the next 10 years. The coastal defence scheme involved concrete repairs to the toe prior to the placement of 9,500 tonnes of high-density rock armour to form a new revetment totalling 250m length. This combats the effects of degradation to the toe of the seawall by preventing undermining and scouring while combating the effects of sea level rise and increased storminess predicted as a result of climate change. Ecological enhancement also factored highly in the scheme and represented leading-edge coastal engineering practice.

This innovative award-winning coastal defence scheme involved collaboration between ecologists, engineers and coastal managers and will give 100 years of improved protection to homes and businesses and safeguard the village’s main income stream of tourism.

“Judges were impressed by the scale of this scheme, its longevity and attention to detail. The innovation shown in the project has been independently verified and showcases a great collaboration between engineers and ecologists. The knowledge will be shared within the industry and the team should be rightly proud of a really forward thinking engineering solution” 

 

Event Details

Thursday 7th November 2019 

08:30 to 10:00 (registration & networking breakfast from 08:00)

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER

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Mental Health Awareness in Construction

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Tuesday 14th May 2019 | 09:00 to 11:00 (registration from 08:30)

Clarion, Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW

During Mental Health Awareness week, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber will be joining forces with Leeds law firm Clarion to deliver this very important event looking at mental health in the construction industry and what companies can and are doing to try and reverse the industry’s shocking statistics in this area (data from the Office of National Statistics found that between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 in-work suicides recorded, those within the skilled construction and building trades made up 13.2% – despite construction accounting for little over seven per cent of the UK workforce).

THE PANEL

Clare King, Legal Director, Private Client, Clarion

As a trained Mental Health First Aider Clare will share the importance of being aware of mental health issues and the benefit to the workplace. Clare will demonstrate how you can create a more inclusive culture and the initiatives Clarion has put in place.

Joanna Dodd, Senior Associate, Employment, Clarion

Joanna often advises on issues around employees’ mental ill-health and will explain when mental health conditions might be classed as a disability in law and what the employer’s obligations are in this area. Joanna will also discuss the practicalities of managing absence linked to mental health issues, what adjustments might be necessary and appropriate, and how performance/conduct issues (which are or may be linked to an underlying mental health condition) should be dealt with.

Eddie Murphy, Founder of Ollio Consult

Eddie will talk about the need for healthy buildings and the emerging concepts around biophilia in the workplace which incorporate design that promotes mental and physical wellbeing leading to happier, healthier and more focused work teams.

BOOKING

FREE TO ATTEND – CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

 

CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019

Are you a mental health champion?

Clarion are also sponsoring the Health, Safety and Wellbeing category at this year’s awards ceremony which is a topic of particular importance to the firm given the work of its private client and employment teams who are very knowledgeable in this area and are often called on to provide specialist advice.

Entries are particularly encouraged from organisations who are placing employee wellbeing and mental health at the forefront of their health and safety strategy. The forms can be downloaded from the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber website here .

International Women’s Week 2019: Leeds Beckett University call to “Cite Women” !

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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’

  • pick up a free book
  • cake-cite-swap: get a cake for pledging to cite women in a specific assignment, module seminar readings, lecture reading list, article.​​
  • sit with us for an hour and cite women in your work
  • share books that have inspired you
  • chat with your librarians, lecturers, students

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

Leeds Beckett School of Built Environment and Engineering Launch New MSc in Construction Management

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The construction world is witnessing a transformation to become a smart and technologically innovative industry. The challenge is to deploy such innovations when the new industry dynamics is changing traditional roles and practices. This is happening when there are greater pressures from government and clients demanding a significant improvement in the industry performance and the delivery of better quality and value.

In response to this innovation intensive environment Leeds Beckett University has launched a new MSc course in Construction Management. This course provides the knowledge and skills to deliver effective innovation and successfully manage projects in this ever-evolving field.

Course Director for the new MSc, Professor Mohammad Dulaimi states;

“The construction industry is facing a significant challenge to align its culture, management practices and tools, as well as its technology and products, with that of an economy that is increasingly smart and innovative. Such an industry requires leadership that is able to accelerate the pace of innovation. Our course will ensure that future professionals have the skills, knowledge and contacts to be able to lead their future businesses and be part of creating real industry change”

You could already be working as a construction professional and be aiming to enhance your knowledge, or you could be from a technical background, including engineering or architectural technology, and want to build your business acumen and management skills. This course will help you gain the expertise to manage smart construction and innovation, project procurement and the commercial and financial management of construction. It will also enable you to play a key role in shaping the future of a smart and innovative industry.

You will be able to use your experiences in the workplace to enhance your learning and in turn, you will be encouraged to reflect on challenges and problems with your course peers and learn how theory can help you to improve your practice.

This course offers a range of option modules allowing you to study a broad spectrum of construction management topics in areas such as project management, construction law and dispute resolution and smart construction. It also provides the opportunity to focus on one of these areas as part of the degree.

For further information, please  visit the online prospectus at the following link https://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/construction-management-msc/

 

M.Dulaimi@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professor Mohammed Dulaimi has worked in universities in the UK, Singapore and UAE leading the development and delivery of teaching and research in construction management and project management (construction and generic).  He is a chartered construction manager (CIOB) and a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow Caledonian. Mohammed advised and led the research and innovation effort at Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce (UAE). He has provided consultancies and training in project management and construction management in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UAE. Since joining Leeds Beckett University, he has formed a new research group focused on developing new knowledge that would support the effort of accelerating the pace of innovation to meet the challenges of the “Smart” agenda.


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International Women’s Week – Industry Skills Panel Discussion

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Thursday 7th March 2019 

12:00 to 13:30 (registration from 11:30)

Shulmans Solictors, 10 Wellington Pl, Leeds LS1 4AP

For International Women’s Week 2019, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber are delighted to be bringing you a lunchtime discussion on the highly topical issue of future skills for the industry lead by a panel of senior sector professionals.

Topics covered will include (but not limited to) sub-sector specific future requirements, the skills shortage and how companies/organisations can attract, recruit and support new talent, mentoring, retention and diversity, digital and technical skills and new models of education (i.e. degree apprenticeships).

THE FORMAT

Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes on skills from their perspective, followed by an open discussion and Q and A – so come with questions!

THE PANEL

Caroline Fattorini, Director of Building Consultancy, Bowman Riley

Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer, Asset Management & Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Nahim Ruhi-Khan, Head of Responsive Repairs, Voids, Disrepair and Corporate Property Management Services, Leeds City Council

Lisa Molloy, Commercial Director, Southbay Civil Engineering Ltd

Josie Rothera, Course Director, MSc Civil Engineering, School of Built Environment and Engineering, Leeds Beckett University and Company Director at Steer Support and Mentoring CIC

CHAIR

Sarah Wilson, Partner, Head of Construction, Shulmans LLP

TIMINGS

11:30 – registration and refreshments

12:00 to 13:30 – Intro, Discussion, Q and A

13:30 – close & networking until 14:00

BOOKING

Click here to book

With thanks to Shulmans for supporting our event.

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