Entries by Amy Holmes

23rd June Journal Column

By Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive of NBS On Wednesday (21 June) the NBS team launched their new tool, the NBS Online Viewer powered by Autodesk Forge at Autodesk University in London. Since becoming the first UK Autodesk Solutions Associate last year, NBS and Autodesk have been working together to develop the next generation of information […]

16th June Journal Column

By Sarah Wilson, partner in the construction department at commercial law firm Watson Burton Since it was introduced, the New Engineering Contract (NEC) has been widely used across the industry, becoming the contract of choice for Government and public-sector work, as well as being used extensively on other projects. The NEC is a formalised system created […]

9th June Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Ever since the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, the procurement landscape has been changing with public sector bodies now requiring contractors to deliver ‘added value’ as part of contracts. Social value is about having regard for the social, economic […]

2nd June Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last week we were lucky enough to have some of the nicest weather we’ve had so far, this year, with temperatures reaching 25C last Friday. While most of us who were keen to get outside, and envied workers who were free from the […]

26th May Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Earlier this month, North-East born architect and TV presenter George Clarke launched a new scheme to attract more people into the building industry. The Ministry of Building Innovation (MOBI) is an organisation designed to inspire new generations and encourage innovation in the design and […]

19th May Journal Column

By Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive of NBS This week, NBS released their seventh National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Report, the first since the introduction of the UK Government’s BIM mandate in April last year. It’s great to see a lot of encouraging results, showing that the mandate has indeed given the industry a boost to […]

12th May Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last year, construction company Esh Group began working on a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funded Carbon Coach course. The programme aims to help tackle the industry’s skills shortage and meet Government carbon reduction targets – two birds with one stone! Esh Group […]

5th May Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East According to a new report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), offsite construction could revolutionise the industry – as a big advocate of this method of construction it’s encouraging to hear, especially during the housing crisis we’ve been facing over the last […]

28th April Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East  Construction Alliance Northeast (CAN), which represents the interests of over 500 SME companies in the regional construction and contracting sector, recently launched its Construction Charter. The aim of CAN’s charter is to create awareness about the need to re-think public procurement strategy so […]

21st April Journal Article

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East By now we should all be aware of offsite construction, but for those of you that aren’t, offsite construction is a modern way of building that sees the unit being constructed offsite in a factory-controlled environment. The building is then delivered to the […]