Simon Caklais

Chairman – Constructing Excellence Cornwall

Simon_CaklaisSimon is a Chartered Construction Manager with over 25 years of experience in the Construction Industry, managing major capital investment portfolios, programmes and projects, as well as leading the strategic development and operation of construction businesses.
As a former Head of Projects for BAA, Simon has been at the forefront of industry innovation and best practice, from the time Rethinking Construction was launched under the leadership of BAA’s then CEO Sir John Egan, and he pioneered a number of progressive industry initiatives such as:
•    Implementing First and Second Generation Frameworks.
•    Developing BAA’s Major Project Process.
•    Leading off-site manufacturing trials.
•    Establishing Heathrow’s first Construction Logistics Consolidation Centre.
Simon is currently the Managing Director of Gilbert and Goode Ltd, where he has implemented major process and organisational changes, together with the adoption of lean construction principles, which has delivered a significant improvement in the Company’s performance and profitability.


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