Entries by Amy Holmes

The Importance of Managing Workplace Pressures

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Like many industries, construction has its pressures. Our industry has and always will be a stressful industry, with workload, client demands and budget concerns being a daily worry, but as an industry, we need to take the issues of workplace stress and […]

02/08/2018 – Could Shipping Containers be the Answer to All Our Problems

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Shipping container architecture, using steel shipping containers as structural elements, has grown in popularity due to their strength, availability and low cost. They have been used creatively and innovatively by architects to produce some very eye-catching results including fully modified homes, offices, toilets or […]

26/07/2018 – #BuildingEquality – Celebrating Inclusivity & Diversity

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East At the weekend around 20,000 people marched through Newcastle to celebrate inclusivity and diversity. Constructing Excellence in the North East joined the parade to demonstrate support for the construction industry’s LGBT+ workforce, under the banner of #BuildingEquality, the national LGBT+ Construction Working Group […]

Teesside University Campus Masterplan Talk & Tour Review

G4C along with Constructing Excellence NE were delighted to organise an event with Teesside University last week to showcase their £300m masterplan to invest in and improve their campus services. The sold-out event started within the panoramic boardroom inside the brilliant Curve Building with Meryl Levington, Associate Dean for Enterprise and Business Engagement, giving guests […]

Young Professionals engage with Industry Leaders at Speed Mentoring event

On June 14th 2018, the Constructing Excellence North East team alongside the Generation 4 Change co-chairs organised and hosted their first speed mentoring event in Newcastle. For two hours, young professionals engaged with senior professionals from the construction sector as mentors through consecutive meetings. This event was hosted in the lively Bealim House based within the heart of Newcastle’s […]

12/07/2018 – Construction Sector Deal – What Does it Mean for the Industry?

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last week, at the Northern Powerhouse Summit in Newcastle, the business and energy secretary, Greg Clark finally announced details of the government’s Construction Sector Deal. Part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, it sets out what it believes to be the foundations for an ambitious […]

05/07/2018 – Turning Our Buildings Into Power Stations

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Buildings currently account for around 40% of UK energy consumption but over recent years the industry has stepped up, buildings are getting smarter and solar panels, on-site generators and kinetic energy capture are becoming increasingly common as buildings take advantage of available energy. […]

22/06/2018 – Urban Sciences Building Paves The Way For Sustainability

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last Friday (15 June) the North East construction industry came together to celebrate the excellent projects and amazing people of the industry, at the Constructing Excellence North East Awards. It was the fourteenth year of the awards where companies, projects and individuals are […]