Just arrived for the Constructing Excellence conference.
This year we will focus on the theme of competitive advantage, and how this is realised from excellence and innovation through collaborative working. The latter takes many forms, but at its heart is an alignment of values and commercial interest, benefiting from better conversations and greater insights, improving the ability to put oneself in the shoes of customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to create and deliver value.
The Convention is followed in the evening by a gala dinner for the National Constructing Excellence Awards, the culmination of eight regional events around the UK in which the best of the best of our regional winners are recognised.
Subjects covered will include government policies, procurement practices, client demands, BIM, low carbon and sustainability, and the role of construction in supporting wider economic growth. As always the output will inform the strategy and activities of the whole Constructing Excellence movement.
This year we will focus on visions of excellence. The sector looks like it is emerging from the longest and deepest recession in living memory, and our vision of excellence moves on – as do the challenges for the sector. From ‘never waste a good crisis’ four years ago, to ‘mind the recovery’ today, Constructing Excellence has completed a major consultation across the movement on what we mean by sustainable excellence in the next decade. How will clients, supply chains and project teams organise and change in order to maximise improvement in performance and deliver superior value for all stakeholders?