Upcoming events in 2019:

Constructing Excellence CWW: Mental Health and Well being in Construction

Its time to take action on mental health in construction.

With the highest prevalence of suicide in the Construction industry, this event will explore the reasons behind why this is an ongoing problem and how we can take action and the importance of support.

Join the discussion with Andrea Newton, a leading consultant with the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training and has worked across a wide range of private, public and voluntary sectors for the last 19 years, from television to construction. She consistently receives excellent feedback from her training sessions and talks which have been described as “direct and uncomplicated”.

She is passionate about her mission to help organisations take a practical, proactive and business focused approach to supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace AND she wears fabulous shoes!

Given that construction industry workers are 6 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population, it’s a talk you can’t afford to miss.

More speakers to follow…

Details:

Friday 15th November 2019

8.30am-11.30am

Location:

Hillyer McKeown Ltd

Gorse Stacks House

George Street

Chester

CH1 3EQ

 

Constructing Excellence CWW: Nuclear

More information coming soon!

Details:

Date TBC

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

Warrington

Venue TBC

Constructing Excellence CWW: Digital & Asset Management

More information coming soon!

Details:

Date TBC

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

Hillyer McKeown LLP

Gorse Stacks House

George Street

Chester

CH1 3EQ

Past Events:

Constructing Excellence CWW: Offsite Construction

Join us on Friday 20th September 2019 in Birkenhead to discuss Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
How is the industry responding to modern methods of construction?

Inspired by the modernise or die report, this event will provide some insight into the use of modern methods of construction.

Join the discussion around adopting MMC and delivering the Government vision for the industry, hear from local industry experts specialising in MMC, focusing on designing and delivering and how this can help the housing sector and opportunities network with like-minded individuals

Further details to follow…

Details:

Friday 20th September 2019

8.00am-11.00am

Location:

The Engineering College

Monks Ferry,

Birkenhead,

Wirral,

CH41 5LH

Constructing Excellence CWW: BIM ISO 19650 Explained

Join us on Friday 21st June 2019 in Chester to gain a better understanding of the new ISO 19650 standard for BIM.
Our club chair, Tim Whitehill shall go through the new ISO 19650, answering questions surrounding the new transition from BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2 to ISO 19650 international standards.
The ISO 19650 standard is an international standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using building information modelling (BIM). It contains all the same principles and high-level requirements as BIM Level 2 and is closely aligned with the current UK 1192 standards.

Details:

Friday 21st June 2019

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

Hillyer McKeown LLP

Gorse Stacks House

George Street

Chester

CH1 3EQ

Constructing Excellence CWW: VAT Reverse Charge

Join us this February in Chester to find out more about the VAT Reverse Charge soon to be effective from the 1st October 2019.

From the 1st October 2019, the way VAT is accounted for in the construction industry is going to change dramatically.

The VAT reverse charge will prevent main contractors paying VAT down the supply chain.

Whether you are the end client, contractor or sole trader, come and join us on 28th February to hear from industry experts on how the changes will affect you, how to remain compliant and how to minimise the impact to business.

If one exciting taxation topic wasn’t enough…. you’ll also hear all about IR35 in the private sector!

With requirements for a flexible workforce ever increasing we look to see how responsibilities of employers and their contracted staff are due to change over the next 12 months.

Read more…

Details:

Thursday 28th February 2019

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

Hillyer McKeown Solicitors

Gorse Stacks House

George Street

Chester

CH1 3EQ

Constructing Excellence CWW: Launch Breakfast Event.

Would you like to get involved with the Constructing Excellence, CWW Best Practice Club? Would you like to learn more about what Constructing Excellence do?
Join us for our re-launch to hear about the Constructing Excellence movement, and how CWW plan’s to continue promoting ‘Excellence’ in our local regions.
We are joined by a host of industry figures to give an update on local projects and share their support for our club and the movement and most importantly, why more than ever our industry needs us.
Alongside hearing from our local industry professionals, we will be announcing our new membership structure for the club together with a list of events and presentations planned for 2019.

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Details:

Entry is free

Wednesday 14th November 2018

4.30pm-7pm

Location:

Hillyer McKeown Solicitors, Gorse Stacks House, George Street, Chester, CH1 3EQ

The Organisational Resilience of the UK Construction Industry – Are we built on a house of cards?

In case you missed this event…

At over 2,500 business failures per annum, the construction sector accounts for the greatest number of registered insolvencies of any sector in the UK.
In response to this, Constructing Excellence is kick starting a new industry wide conversation in construction around organisational resilience, which follows the release of their latest research report ‘The Organisational Resilience of The UK Construction Industry: Are We Built on a House of Cards?’ Written by Project Five Consulting and published by Constructing Excellence, this research report presents an overview of how resilient the industry is in relation to a range of internal and external factors.

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Details:

Entry is free – Sponsored by Project Five Consulting Ltd

Thursday 28th June

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

The National Waterways Museum, S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 – Change for the sake of change?

This event will update members on Construction Design and Management Regulations, highlighting confusion within the industry concerning all responsibilities. The Regulations are no longer an ACOP but a Guidance note and place the responsibilities clearly with the Client and Principle Designer/Contractor, however this can often fail to be implemented as commitments within tender documentation, are sometimes drafted by third parties and not communicated to the actual contractors implementing the works, which can therefore become a Health & Safety issue in itself. This creates cost implications, angst within the project team, affects KPI’s and future framework contracts.
Innov8’s CDM-Advisors have been able to regularly prevent such occurrences for CEC tenders/projects.

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Details:

Entry is £10 per person

Wednesday 6th December

8.30am-11.00am

Location:

The National Waterways Museum, S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

Healthy New Towns

This event will update members on local progress with the Healthy New Towns programme (launched in March 2016), with ten housing developments chosen to put good health at the heart of urban design and planning. The aim is to reduce pressure on the NHS by rethinking our lifestyles and the way health services are delivered.

Halton, was selected as the focus of a separate design challenge, as it was at the beginning of its plans and could make the most of bold new ideas.

Read more…

Details:

Free to attend

Friday 13th October 2017

8.30am-11am

Location:

The Park Royal Hotel, Stretton Road, Stretton, Cheshire, WA4 4NS