Understanding the Roles of Others Aids Collaboration – a G4C event

Understanding the Roles of Others Aids Collaboration – a G4C event

Collaboration has replaced “team work” in the construction industry with an emphasis on disciplines finding improved ways to work together. A G4C event, the young professionals arm of Constructing Excellence, tackles assumptions by inviting members of each discipline to share what they do on Wednesday 28th October in Reading. From Environmental Scientists to Acoustic Consultants and Design Managers, the “What we do” event covers a plethora of roles performed by individuals in the industry. Dan Bland from Clarkson Alliance will be speaking about the role of the Cost Manager on projects at the event. Once an intern with Clarkson Alliance, Dan has a dual perspective from his role as a Graduate Project and Cost Manager. He will be sharing how cost managers can give cost certainty, reduce waste and rework in the design process, and ensure best value Dan will also explore the increased likelihood of a project achieving its business objectives when engaging a Cost Manager early in the project. Having recently worked closely with our Cost Management department on developing BIM for Cost Management, he is fully aware of the importance of a collaborative approach to help the design team achieve the clients project objectives. In addition to his involvement with BIM, Dan has also been instrumental in Clarkson Alliance’s current application for ISO 9001 for its Cost Management service which, once achieved will sit alongside the company’s existing certification for its quality assured project management services. For further details about the event and to register please visit:...
St Nicholas’ Chapel’s Newly Renovated Bells Ringing for First time in 2 Years

St Nicholas’ Chapel’s Newly Renovated Bells Ringing for First time in 2 Years

The community in King’s Lynn, Norfolk are hearing the bells ring again in the newly renovated St Nicholas’ Chapel after £2.7m of works. The building is owned by Churches Conservation Trust who partnered with the Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel group to preserve the 600-year-old building. The large Chapel is famous for a number of distinctive features including its 22 carved angels on the roof and over 30 depictions of bible scenes in its stained glass windows. The plan to rejuvenate St Nicholas’ Chapel is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund who Clarkson Alliance has worked on a number of restoration projects with. A major part of the project is the protection of the dilapidated roof, safeguarding the bells and protecting the angels as well as providing facilities to increase the Chapel’s appeal as an events...
6 Perspectives on Collaboration– a Be2Camp event

6 Perspectives on Collaboration– a Be2Camp event

A pan discipline event about collaboration is probably one of the best ways to interrogate the subject. What may be an issue for one discipline may have been solved by others or at least considered from a different perspective. With an audience ranging from academics, project teams, community engagement experts and social media gurus, the Be2Camp Oxon event on Tuesday 13th October discussed collaboration from six perspectives. Be2Camp events exist to bridge the gap between new web technologies and ideas and the construction industry.  Collaboration all served up with cake, Lego and a Play-doh building competition. As technology becomes more divisive and people more disparate, organisations like Streets Re-imagined founded by Fin McNab work within neighbourhoods to generate community spirit, needed for social cohesion. 71% of adults played outside when they were children compared to just 21% of children today. Effects of @FinMcNab‘s projects – reduced traffic speed and volume, increased sense of safety amongst residents #be2campoxon — Su Butcher (@SuButcher) October 13, 2015 Po Yung from Clarkson Alliance shared the people focused management techniques used in-house to create more consistent project success. The focus of the talk was how engaging teams is possible through understanding how people are fundamentally motivated. As people are the ones delivering projects, it should be a priority to improve relationships to encourage the best results for clients. ‘People is what matters’ to achieving project success – understanding emotion and thinking – very interesting talk by @poyung #be2campoxon — Finlay McNab (@FinMcNab) October 13, 2015 Jen Forakis from Hoop Architecture explored the barriers to true collaboration in architectural practices. More traditional views stifle joint...
We are recruiting for a Construction Project Manager

We are recruiting for a Construction Project Manager

As the company continues to expand, Clarkson Alliance is looking for a Construction Project Manager to join our award winning team.  As the first SME to be accredited by the Association of Project Managers for our Project Manager development programme, we take pride in the quality of support we give to our team.  For more details, see our recruitment...
Focus on people management for better collaboration at Be2camp Oxon event

Focus on people management for better collaboration at Be2camp Oxon event

As project managers, clients expect us to deliver under time, cost and quality constraints. Around 5 years ago, Clarkson Alliance decided to look at how we could affect those factors and encourage the successful delivery of projects, realising that process alone can’t secure certainty of outcome. More often than not, people are the most unpredictable element of a project with many external influences affecting their priorities. Our objective has been to delve into how we can work with individuals and attain engagement on the projects we collaborate on. Collaboration is the focus of the Be2Camp event in Didcot, Oxfordshire on Tuesday 13th October. Po Yung from Clarkson Alliance will be discussing how we work with project teams and engender a collaborative approach. The annual Be2Camp event explores web technologies and new ideas entering the built environment. Come along if you are interested in understanding how to manage projects from a people perspective. Other topics explored include collaborative working, how to collaborate with the public, and how psychological and behavioural aspects affect the design process. For more details and to book http://ow.ly/T86Yh...