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Wood for Good – Timber construction to be showcased in month long Sheffield festival

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WoodFest comes to Sheffield throughout February with a focus on health and wellbeing; low carbon; circular economy; building performance; offsite construction; and modular design.

The month-long event will feature wood in design and construction in Sheffield and Yorkshire and the programme includes an exciting line-up of events, seminars, exhibitions and challenges celebrating the versatility and sustainability of building with wood, organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good.

Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good campaign director, said:

“WoodFest Sheffield promises to offer a fantastic opportunity to bring all those involved with the built environment to explore what can be achieved when we work together. Each event is a chance to learn and share about the use of timber in architecture, particularly around health and wellbeing and offsite construction. It provides a platform to discover what’s happening in the region and to be inspired by timber design.”

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber and Leeds Beckett University are pleased to support this event along with several other high profile partners including Arnold Laver; Sheffield University; Paul Testa Architecture; PEFC UK and TRADA.

WoodFest will kick off on 7th February with Small Project / Big Challenge, an evening seminar with sustainable Sheffield architects Paul Testa Architecture, Jon Carr Structural Design and Sheffield University, discussing design and structural challenges with examples including the multi-award-winning Hen House.

On 8th and 9th February TRADA will run its annual student challenge at Sheffield University for students of engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying and landscape architecture. Judged by high profile engineers, architects and quantity surveyors, multi-disciplinary teams will compete in an intense 48-hour challenge to design an exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber.

Later in the month, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour with Sheffield timber merchant Arnold Laver. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the workings of a thriving timber merchant and will be given the chance to learn about the hundreds of hardwoods, softwoods, treatments and modifications that form part of this important industry.

Forests are one of the most important ecosystems on our planet. Only by maintaining and managing them in a sustainable way can we we can preserve them for the future. Sustainable forest management not only helps to mitigate against climate change, but also preserves the many valuable plant and animal species, as well as the way of life for the people who depend on them. The PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) will deliver a lunchtime CPD to teach delegates about procuring both sustainable timber and timber from sustainably managed forests.

Adding to the line-up will be factory tours, offering the chance to see first-hand how our timber construction products are made, from the rough sawn timber arriving on-site through to the finished product leaving for distribution. Visitors will have the opportunity to see how technology is changing the way we design and produce timber products.

There will also be the chance to visit striking examples of great architecture and design, focussing on sustainability and wellbeing within the Sheffield region.

If you work in the built environment within the Sheffield and surrounding areas and you’d like to be involved or add your own event to the WoodFest Sheffield programme, please contact Wood for Good campaign director, Christiane Lellig, at christiane.lellig@woodforgood.com

Book your place for the WoodFest Sheffield events here:

https://woodforgood.com/training-and-development/events-conferences-awards/woodfest-sheffield

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber 2019 – Invitation to the official launch

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When? Thursday 24th January 2019 | 18:00 to 19:30 (registration from 17:30)

Where? Addleshaw Goddard | 3 Sovereign Square | Sovereign Street | Leeds | LS1 4ER

Who? Anyone interested in submitting an entry or being involved in the 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards. Whether you are an awards pro or a first time entrant, this event is your opportunity to speak to a selection of our judges as well as the organising team – ask anything you like!

About

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards are back!

Please join us for our official launch event where we will be outlining key changes for the 2019 awards followed by a question and answer session with a selection of our judges and networking.

The judges will be there to give tips and advice on what they look for in a winning entry as well as tips and tricks for ensuring your submission stands out!

The CEYH organising team will also be on hand to answer any practical questions about the awards processes as well as provide details of the evening itself.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Booking (free to attend)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE via Eventbrite

Further info

Further info about our awards, including links to the forms to download can be found on our awards page here

With thanks to our sponsors

 

Legal Awareness Month – FREE seminar in Hull!

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8am registration & networking breakfast, 8.30am – 9.30am seminar
Gosschalks, Queens Gardens, Hull, HU1 3DZ*

*please note, similar sessions for Sheffield and York have now been cancelled. Any attendees booked on those sessions will have been contacted. Please contact ckeevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any further questions. In the meantime booking for Hull is still open at the link below.

HOW TO WIN AN ADJUDICATION

Gosschalks construction law department presents a practical and commercial guide to maximising your prospects of achieving a successful outcome in an adjudication. Topics will include:

• Risk assessment
• Drafting notices & submissions
• Jurisdictional pitfalls
• Effective enforcement
• Negotiation strategies
• Making your contracts adjudication bombproof

This seminar is aimed at: employers, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, public authorities, surveyors/consultants and anybody else who is involved in pursuing or defending adjudications.

BOOKING

Click here to book your place

SPEAKERS


Matthew Fletcher, Head of Construction Litigation

Matthew specialises in resolving disputes in the construction
and property sectors. He is well known for his forceful and dynamic approach.
He acts for a number of the leading construction and development companies in the Yorkshire region and regularly deals with adjudications, arbitrations, TCC litigation, mediations and professional negligence claims.


William Buckenham, Partner, Construction Litigation

Will is an experienced contentious construction lawyer who specialises in adjudications where he has an excellent track record of
achieving successful outcomes for his clients. He also deals with TCC litigation and mediations and is a regular speaker at events advising on
construction law.

Abigail Milner, Associate, Construction

Abigail deals with both non-contentious and contentious construction instructions. Abigail specialises in reviewing,negotiating and drafting building contracts, appointments and collateral warranties. She is known for her excellent client communication skills and pragmatic approach.She also deals with resolving a broad range of construction disputes.

 

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*

Click here to book

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

Making neighbourhood planning work for the inner city and disadvantaged areas: Leeds Planning Network Conference 2018

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Saturday 9th June 2018

The Rose Bowl, Leeds (513 as the main meeting room and 515 & 525 – please go to the 5th Floor on arrival for registration)

10:00 to 14:30

Leeds City Council, Leeds Beckett University and the Royal Town Planning Institute are pleased to present our joint neighbourhood planning  for inner-city and disadvantaged communities conference.

The event is aimed at well-established groups across the country as well as those who have had problems in getting started or are considering whether Neighbourhood planning could be for them. Local authority officers, councillors and others who work in neighbourhood planning will also find the event useful with workshops focusing on their needs too.

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Community Housing – why it’s all kicking off? (Event)

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Programme

Chair: 

Nic BlissHead of Policy, Confederation of Cooperative Housing:  Nick will Chair the event as well as provide a brief overview of co-operative housing in England, setting out its core principles, distinctiveness and importance.

Speakers:

Steve Hoey, co-founder and Director of Leeds Community Homes: Steve will provide an update on Leeds Community Homes and the new hub, and give a brief overview of the movement in Leeds.

Bill Phelps, chair of ChaCo, Chapeltown Co-Housing: Bill will provide a briefing on ChaCo covering the origins, motivation, land identification and building plans.

Sarah May, Principal Regeneration Officer (Affordable & Specialist Housing) Leeds City Council’s Housing Growth Team: Sarah will describe the support and partnership working provided by LCC, and give an idea of the institutional support necessary for co-operative housing to flourish.

 

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Panel Debate: Learning the lessons from the collapse of Carillion

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Wednesday 25th April 2018, 08:00 for breakfast and registration, 08:30 to 10:00

Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds

The collapse of #Carillion earlier this year continues to send reverberations around the sector, prompting renewed calls for a fundamental shift in the way contracts are procured, planned and delivered. Yes – we’ve been hear before with Egan and Latham but how can we ensure this time things are different? Join our lively debate next week and have YOUR say on how the industry needs to change and crucially how do we go about it. This is sure to be a very lively and opinionated session so please do join us if you can!

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Heritage and Conservation dilemmas considered at Neighbourhood Planning Master Class

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On Thursday 16th Leeds Planning School’s masterclass on 16 November addressed the dilemmas for planners in making local character, heritage and sense of place central to their policies. The three speakers provided lots inspiration and ideas on heritage, design and articulating public concern to an audience of over 30 neighbourhood planning group members and built environment professionals.

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Postgraduate & Professional Courses 2018 – School of Built Environment and Engineering

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Are you thinking of upskilling and investing in your workforce over the next year? Or maybe you are looking for ways to develop your own career or possibly start a new one?

The School of Built Environment and Engineering is pleased to announce that our new 2018 Postgraduate & Professional Prospectus is now available to order from Leeds Beckett University website. The prospectus contains more details on the following selection of courses, including modules, hours, dates and study options.

**Flexible Study available

Many of our courses offer part-time or distance learning options allowing you the flexibility to fit around your working lives.

**Professionally Accredited

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies allowing you and your employees to develop the hands-on practical experience that is so valued by the industry. The quality of the experience and expertise of the staff in the School, along with the unique industry links and connections they facilitate, helps students to forge a meaningful understanding of how to plan, design, construct, protect and maintain the world around us.

**Order your prospectus

You can order your prospectus here (redirects to Leeds Beckett University website – Please select “Postgraduate Prospectus – Computing, Engineering & Built Environment”)

Latest Developments in Neighbourhood Planning – September’s RTPI Yorkshire and Leeds Beckett University Conference

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At our recent conference in collaboration with RTPI Yorkshire we welcomed six fantastic speakers to discuss the latest developments in Neighbourhood planning.   Opening the conference was Steve Hoey, Head of Neighbourhood Planning & Housing at Locality, who delivered a national overview of local planning uptake, what neighbourhood plans can achieve on the ground and why people should get involved.

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