A477 St Clears to Red Roses Highways Realignment

12 Jun
Wednesday 12th June 2013
9.30am – 12pm
Red Roses, Pembrokeshire

Constructing Excellence in Wales, the South West Wales Best Practice Club and ICE Cymru are pleased to present this opportunity for the industry to learn how the Welsh Government Transport Division, Sisk-Roadbridge, Ramboll and their other partners are delivering an Exemplar project based on the core Constructing Excellence principles of collaboration, integrated teams, committed leadership and respect for people.

The A477 from St Clears to Pembroke Dock is one of the main links from the M4 motorway into Pembrokeshire and on to Ireland. It forms an important part of the Welsh Government’s strategic road network. This 9.3km scheme will bypass the villages of Llanddowror and Red Roses, cross the River Hydfron and pass through several environmentally sensitive areas including the Taf Valley. The project is already underway and is due for completion in 2014.

This morning event will set out how very early contractor involvement (ECI) has benefitted the delivery of key aspects of the project, including addressing sensitive environmental objectives, engaging with the local community and supporting cost and time certainty. The event will also set out the procurement strategy to engage the contractor earlier in the delivery process, how risks are managed and how costs are controlled from such an early stage.

This is your opportunity to hear from:
• the Welsh Government client on their reasons for adopting this particular procurement strategy and the benefits they expect to realise from early contractor involvement
• the delivery team on how they approached the project and in particular the way they have engaged with the local community to ensure a successful outcome

This project was put forward as part of the Constructing Excellence in Wales Exemplar Programme so that others can learn from the actions taken by the team to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Copies of the pre-construction case study will be available on the day and will be accessible following the event.

Who should attend?
• Clients and procurers of highway projects– to learn how to build a strong and integrated team from an early stage to deliver greater value and to consider the positive impact of early contractor involvement on the whole life costs of an asset.
• Contractors and Consultants – to better understand how their culture and behaviour can positively support clients and procurers in developing successful projects.

Refreshments and registration will be from 9.30am and the event will commence at 9.45am with a presentation by the team followed by a tour of the site. The event will conclude at 12pm. PPE is required for site visit.

How to Book: This event is free of charge but you must register in advance. To reserve your place please email cewalesevents@cewales.org.ukstating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

To become a Best Practice Club member visit our Club Page for details.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Monday 10th June.

In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don’t over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.