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:


Infrastructure Investment is Key to Growth in Economy

Arguments about the rights and wrongs of building the planned £1bn M4 ‘relief road’ at Newport are ignoring one crucial fact: Wales must significantly improve its infrastructure for its communities to thrive and businesses to prosper in a global market

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Improving visibility of the pipeline – CEW Welsh Local Authorities Forward Capital Programme 2014-2018

The 2014-2018 Forward Programme for Welsh Local Authorities’ Capital Works is now available via the CEW website. The programme is updated annually and provides the construction industry in Wales with far greater visibility of the local authority pipeline of work.

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Public Sector Forum Whole Life Costing – Driving real value?

In response to this issue CEW, in support of the CLAW Design Group, held its latest Public Sector Forum last Friday to review the importance and application of whole life costing in the context of public assets. The event focused on a number of theoretical and practical case studies and offered potential approaches to quantify costs both in terms of pounds and carbon.

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