Martyn Jones - Thought for the Week

April 23rd 2019

In the week that Sir David Attenborough issued his strongest statement yet on the threat posed to the world by climate change now must be the time for us to change the way in which we consume resources in construction and shift from a `take-make-dispose’ economy to a circular economy by:

· Designing out waste, pollution and carbon throughout the whole life cycle of our built environment

· Keeping products and materials in use

· Regenerating natural resources?

 

CESW’s Procurement and Productivity Forum is adopting a process-oriented approach to address how different decisions made in RIBA Plan of Work Stages 1 and 2 can help sustain our planet.

How about sharing your thoughts with other CESW members? Not yet a member? Then join here by following this link.

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April 11th 2019

In our guide, Outcome Led Procurement: A common sense approach to construction procurement, we quoted Albert Einstein, who defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result". He also observed that "a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new".

Are you concerned about the outcomes of your construction projects? Have you thought about changing your approach?

Why not join CESW and our Procurement and Productivity Forum and learn about alternative procurement approaches that may well deliver better project outcomes.

 

April 4th 2019

Manufacturing has seen steady productivity growth over the last twenty years, allowing the sector to deliver more economic growth with the same or a fewer number of workers.

Conversely, the UK construction sector has seen productivity flat line during the same period, limiting growth and denying the UK more than £100bn a year of economic benefit.

Think about what could be done in your part of the design, manufacture and construct process to improve productivity.

Now, how about sharing your thoughts with other CESW members? Not yet a member? Then join here by following this link.

https://www.constructingexcellencesw.org.uk/members/join-today

 
 
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