Constructing Excellence in Wales

Welcome to the Constructing Excellence in Wales website.

Our aim is to improve the performance of the construction industry in Wales and add value through the promotion and sharing of best practices based on collaborative working and integrated teams.

Our vision is that the principles of Rethinking Construction become mainstream industry practices.

Our three key work streams are:


Innovation, value and collaborative procurement – the magic formula

It’s not as simple as that – but that is the critical path to set out upon and one that was pursued as part of the Welsh Government vision for stimulating Wales’ first Strategic Regeneration Area in ‘Turning Heads - A strategy for the Heads of the Valleys 2020’.

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Thinking Big For Wales

This week Insider Magazine published the discussions at its latest Construction and Property Roundtable. The big headline was that Wales needs to consider embarking on big landmark schemes – anything from the planned Swansea Tidal Lagoon to the improvements to the M4 plus major sporting facilities.

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Are You Ready To Take Welsh Construction Forward?

In 2010 CEW published, No Turning Back, an industry-led report on the performance of the construction sector with recommendation for the Welsh Government, public sector clients and the broader establishment of the Construction Procurement Steering Group by the Minister for Finance and Government Business, Jane Hutt. That was four years ago. We were in a recession. The marketplace was heading towards lowest price and adversarial relationships.

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