July Overview – Carol Heneghan
Welcome to the July edition of the Newsletter, I’m hugely excited to be writing this hot on the heels of judging the CESW Awards.
As a judge of 3 years standing, I’m truly impressed by the passion, ingenuity, hard-work and dedication of the people and teams involved in the celebrated projects.
This year against the most challenging of conditions with the pandemic, new working conditions and materials supply issues, I’m in awe of what has been achieved. From small specialist project through to multi-million pound complex schemes, our industry has stepped up to the challenge.
For many years now we have spoken about ‘collaboration and digital’ – we are now seeing digital tools and collaborative working being adopted and embraced throughout the supply chain at a much faster rate than many of us have seen for years. It’s evident that new ‘virtual’ working processes are now in place as standard processes as they have demonstrated their value in increasing productivity along with reductions in carbon footprint.
Our ever present skills shortage is again one of the key factors impacting our productivity levels. These award entries demonstrate how the industry has embraced modern technologies and practises – off-site and digital, carbon reduction programmes and more inclusive and diverse working environments, we would therefore like to share the best practise, knowledge and learning through case-studies and articles. The CESW Team will be in touch over the coming month.
Congratulations to all those shortlisted and don’t forget the Awards Dinner will be held on the 17th September at the Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol.
We look forward to seeing you there.