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:
The entries are in, the judging has begun but will you be a winner at this year’s awards? With over 80 entries this year the competition already looks very tough so rest assured if your name is called on 4th July you can hold your head high!
Award entries closed this week and the judging panel has done an initial assessment of the entries and standard is again very high – proving that Wales really does lead the rest of the UK in terms of best practice and collaborative procurement. Encouragingly there is an increase in the number of entries from SMEs – the backbone of our industry in Wales – that reflects the sense of recovery that is beginning to be felt throughout the sector.
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Wales is full of great construction projects, but most of the ones we highlight have been completed and assessed – rarely do we report on a live scheme that you can watch day by day and sometimes even hour by hour. So, we want to introduce you to Shotton Primary School on Deeside, Flintshire. It is simply a great example of what a small Welsh local authority client can achieve working with local designers and local SME contractor. And you can track its progress via a web site run by its main contractor,Read Construction
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Often the biggest and most complex of projects either suffer from organisational failure or succeed to such a degree that they become renowned examples of best practice. That is exactly what happened at Harbour Way – the final section of the Port Talbot peripheral distributor road.
At £107m it is the largest transport project for Wales since the building of the M4 motorway and a vital link not only to West Wales and the motorway network, but to mainland Europe. It is a technically complex project with important multiple stakeholders including Tata Steel, Network Rail and client Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTCBC).
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