Industry updates

Your latest round up of what is going on around the framework and within the broader Schools and Public Buildings Construction Industry.

Industry awards

The mission of the SEWSCAP3 framework is to achieve best value arrangements for South East & Mid Wales through competitive procurement, whilst driving regeneration, continuous improvement and best practice.

When successful in these endeavours, contractors will document project achievements and performance in the form of case studies and enter relevant awards.

A list of relevant UK Construction Industry awards, along with deadlines for submission, can be found here.

SEWSCAP, the South East & Mid Wales Collaborative Construction Framework for Schools and Public Buildings received industry endorsement and recognition when it earned the much sought-after accolade of ‘Client of the Year’ at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2016.

For over a decade, the CEW Awards have been recognising and awarding best practice in the Welsh construction industry, ensuring that the built environment is created via processes aligned with Welsh policy that result in a responsible, resilient and prosperous Wales.

The CEW Award judges felt it was important to acknowledge that the creation of the single entity, had led to streamlined and sustainable procurement. They deemed that clear and consistent leadership, implementation of core construction excellence principles and shared best practice, combined with standardised documentation and rationalised KPIs is a model that will set the benchmark for other Welsh regions.

Commenting on the award, Milica Kitson, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in Wales states that SEWSCAP received the ‘Client of the Year’ Award because the framework was committed to “creating shared processes, shared knowledge and a shared sense of purpose” leading to “higher standards and a raised bar”.

Download a pdf of the full Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2016 winners brochure here.