Building the team – can we learn from the sporting world?
The new Wales National Football Development Centre at Newport, built by ISG and designed by Boyes Rees Architects, underlines the Football Association of Wales’ commitment to delivering a sustainable future for Welsh football.
The centre comprises of world-class training, playing and education facilities as well as headquarters for its coaching and development operation for the Welsh Football Trust.
Following this development the Football Association of Wales were recognised as Client of the Year at Constructing Excellence in Wales 2014 Annual Awards. In November they will represent Wales in this category at the UK Constructing Excellence Awards in London.
So what made this client stand out? Strong leadership and a clear vision combined with a commitment to collaboration were key factors. Add to this the direct involvement with the delivery team, engagement with the community throughout and the creation of a positive environment based on mutual trust.
Here’s one of the delivery team’s comments :
“The client was made in heaven – they knew what they wanted and what they needed. Working tirelessly to achieve their vision, but involving and listening to every member of the team. Truly inspirational”
And all this from a “non-construction” client! What stands out is the way the client used skills, knowledge and behaviours from the sporting world to create and lead a team in a construction environment. To build an asset you need to first build a team and the construction industry has much to learn from these experiences.
At this morning event you will hear from the client, the designers and the constructors and will learn about :
- The client’s vision and how the behaviours and principles from a sporting environment were applied
- How collaborative behaviours were extended across the whole supply chain
- How the community was engaged and involved
- The design process and how long term sustainability was considered
- The build process and how site waste management plans were used
- Lessons learnt
As with all our events you will have an opportunity to quiz the client and delivery team and then we will follow with a tour of the site.
This is a great opportunity to see how we can learn from other sectors.
How to Book: This event is free of charge but you must register in advance. To reserve your place please email CEWales Events
stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.
Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Friday 26th September. We confirm numbers to the venue the day before the event and numbers cannot be amended we are charged in full for that amount.
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