Councils Need to Innovate

In advance of Wednesdays meeting on Public Procurement,   News today via Contract Journal: Local authorities need to consider more innovative approaches to delivering public services, 4ps chairman Cllr Edward Lord will tell delegates at the organisation’s second annual conference tomorrow. There has never been a more important time for partnership working in the local government […]

Another major customer announces green future plans

Following in the trend of Asda, M&S and the NHS, the John Lewis Partnership have announced plans for a green future for its energy and buildings. All future John Lewis and Waitrose stores will be based upon sustainable designs. This will affect all aspects of new buildings and refurbishment projects, from design and planning through […]

The Elevate Carbon Challenge

Andrew Platten writes … I hope visitors find the site interesting, I for one would like to see any evidence in Lancashire of the following on construction sites: zero carbon developments examples of locally manufactured triple glazing, low energy structures examples of water conversation and recycling closed loop recycling and waste management examples of group […]

Next Event – Public Procurement

Details of the next event can be found here.   Public Procurement Invite Public Sector Procurement: Meeting the Challenge Over the next 4 years, central and local government is working on becoming more efficient. It wants to make savings in its procurement spend in the construction and facilities management sector. This move, an outcome of the Gershon […]

Impact of Bad Practice

Following on from the post here regarding the publishing of videos on You Tube covering unacceptable safety behaviour and pranks, Building reports that Morrisons have suspened NGBailey, one of the organisations identified in the videos, from their framework contract that covers 149 stores. View video Ouch More details here For your information the Elevate improvement […]

Built to Last and ISO 14001 Fast Track

Comment and news from Andrew Platten moved to this ‘front page’ .  Contact Andrew or myself for more information CITB Construction Skills are funding a new programme called Built To Last which will run over 2007. CCI NW will be running the programme. The programme will feature a series of development seminars and workshops which […]