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    A Partnership Approach to Tackling Strategic Construction Initiatives (George Heaney) A Partnership Approach to Tackling Strategic Construction Initiatives (George Heaney) Presentation Transcript

    • George HeaneyProfessor of ConstructionA Partnership Approach to TacklingStrategic Construction Initiatives
    • Personal Profile• Third generation ‘builder’• Like the industry• Like academic life• Want to contribute to the development of: People – students & construction professionals Processes – efficient project delivery Product – the Built Environment, making a differenceto people
    • University of Ulster• Dedicated to Built Environment educationsince inception• Strong commitment to local community• Seeks to contribute to the economic, social andcultural development of N Ireland• Works in partnership with professional and statutorybodiesProfessional Education for Professional Life
    • Construction Sector Partners(1)Client Public and Private SectorSupplier Design servicesConstruction services,Materials and product suppliers,Financial, contractual & legal servicesPolicy Maker Standards, processes etc.
    • Construction Sector Partners(2)Educator Schools, Institutes of FE and Universities,Skills training organisationsRegulator Planning, Building Control, NIEA, HSENI etc.Professional Bodies Maintaining professional practicestandardsTrade Bodies and Supporting and representing sectors ofAssociations the industry
    • Examples of Strategic ConstructionInitiatives• UK Construction Strategy• Low Carbon Initiative• NI Public Procurement Reform• Achieving Excellence• Health & Safety• Design Quality• Sustainable development and construction• Supply Chain Codes of Practice• Building Information Modelling
    • University contribution to industry partnering• Educated workforce – Graduates and ContinuousProfessional Development• Knowledge broker• Research and Development• Consultancy• ‘Honest broker’ role• Facilitation• Dissemination
    • Example – Constructing ExcellenceUK brand, 12 centresLocal Centre referredto as CEniCEniA partnership between the Construction Industry, NI GovernmentConstruction Clients and the University of Ulster
    • CEni Strategy Objectives• Improving performance through increasedproductivity and competitiveness• Improving industry image by taking action to create astep in culture, in the development of people,enhanced engagement with the community andcustomers• Engaging and taking action with individuals,businesses, organisations and industry associations
    • Examples of CEni EngagementProfessionalDevelopmentProgrammes
    • Examples of CEni EngagementConferences
    • Examples of CEni EngagementPolitical Engagement
    • Examples of CEni EngagementDemonstration Projects
    • Examples of CEni EngagementReports
    • Current Ceni ProjectsProject Bank Accounts• Engagement with politicians via All Party Working Group onConstruction• Engagement with Central Procurement Directorate &Construction Employers Federation• Developing a comprehensive Professional DevelopmentProgramme to disseminate to the wider industry• Programme has been delivered 5 times to date
    • Current CEni ProjectsBuilding Information Modelling (BIM)• Ran 2 awareness seminars introducing speakers fromEngland and ROI• Collaborated with Construction Industry Group(Professional College) to deliver Regional BIM Hub event• Provided UU Staff workshop on BIM with BIM Advisor tothe Treasury