Exemplar Diversity Benefits

This week we showcased our latest Exemplar case study, the Menai Science Park (M-Sparc) team set our their aspirations and aims for the project at the design stage event. As with our other Exemplar projects it is a great example of just what can be achieved by pursuing the collaborative working ideals of integrated teams, procurement with a focus on outcomes and value and an engaged client and focussed supply chain – even at the design stage.

9th May 2017

This week we showcased our latest Exemplar case study, the Menai Science Park (M-Sparc) team set our their aspirations and aims for the project at the design stage event. As with our other Exemplar projects it is a great example of just what can be achieved by pursuing the collaborative working ideals of integrated teams, procurement with a focus on outcomes and value and an engaged client and focussed supply chain – even at the design stage.

But the whole Exemplar programme goes further than that. You just need to consider how the projects are delivered and detailed commitment of each and everyone involved.

Projects pursuing the best practice principles advocated by CEW and the Rethinking Construction agenda invoke, collaboration, inclusivity and diversity. On the one hand this means the creation of opportunities for local employment and driving community benefits from each scheme. On the other it also means inspiring anyone to consider construction as a career and to see what specific benefit they might gain from a scheme and the process of building itself. As an industry, we need to reach out to all aspects of the community no matter their physical or mental condition, their faith background or ethnicity. Construction should embrace everyone because it is the great enabler: what we do is for everyone in our entire community.

Exemplar projects think beyond this. Drilling down, driving and delivering more specific benefits because of this inclusive, best practice approach. Looking at delivering better for less, such as our recent exemplar at Pentrehafod school (link to case study to add) where the value and savings made in these times of austerity allows the education team to hire a new staff member or purchase much required resources.

As we move forward we have our first housing Exemplars coming forward looking at delivering to a higher level of energy performance reducing or fully removing the long-term energy costs for the occupier – watch this space.

All of this is captured in our Exemplar case studies. You can learn about the programme at the CEW web site and you can read about the specific success of the project at M-Sparc.

See what can be achieved and please, contact us to find out if you can become involved and reap the rewards and share the benefits.