Welcome to our July E Bulletin

Organisations like Sero Homes point the way forward for doing things differently, effecting real change and adhering to best practice. They are members of CEWales. Are you? Andrew Brown, Director of CEWales makes the case for joining.

Despite some pollical uncertainty and headlines dominated by the Conservative leadership process and Donald Trump, construction in Wales is making good, albeit steady progress. What's more – as we saw at last month's CEW Awards there are some superb examples of best practice and projects that point the way forward for creating a built environment fit for future generations. Your personal experience might be different – and if it is and you think we can help to address it, then let us know. Or why not sign up and become a member of CEWales.

We are doing great work, but to make sure we fulfil our commitment to you the industry, we need more members in order for CEWales to have a future. We have big ambitions to deliver real meaningful change in Welsh construction. Now, more than ever, CEWales has the potential to play a major role influencing how public and private sector work is procured and making sure that work adheres to best practice principles and is aligned to the goals and objectives of the Wellbeing Future Generations Act. To do that we need members and Milica Kitson makes the case again in our first story.

It is important to realise that CEWales is in the middle of lots of programmes going on right now. We support 21st Century Schools and we're working with them to help align the goals and objectives of the Wellbeing Future Generations (Act) Wales with construction. This is big stuff. Not just in terms of the £280 million allocated to Welsh schools but the wider work around the WFG Act. We're exploring conversations about sharing best practice with Transport for Wales, who are facing enormous challenges to decarbonise the rail network and deliver on the Cardiff Metro. We are influencing decisions across Wales in terms of design, procurement and delivery – but to continue doing so we need your membership support.

Meanwhile take a look below at some of the great things we are involved with – from G4C Wales to the zero carbon homes planned by Sero. These are exciting times. Join us. Be part of the change programme.