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:


Indicators State Industry Can Do Better

BIM usage doubled in the industry between 2012 and 2013, being instrumental in 4% of projects completed in 2012 but 9% last year, according to the compendium of data on the industry in the latest UK Industry Performance Report.

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Everyone’s a Winner

Wales won two awards on offer at the National CE Awards last week walking away with the health & safety category – won by Designed for Life: Building for Wales – as well as a special award for the Kachumbala Widows’ Cooperative Mill and Grain Store Project that won the Chairman’s Special Award at our CEW Awards in the summer.

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Enabling Zero Waste: Ice Arena Wales

Kier Construction’s delivery of the Ice Arena Wales is one of the schemes in CEW’s Enabling Zero Waste project. It is being built on a remediated landfill site in Cardiff Bay. The Ice Arena Wales project provides an excellent example of the skills and expertise required to deliver a project whilst ensuring that waste to landfill is maintained as close to zero as possible.

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