Clubs complement the work of the Build Environment Hub at a sub-regional level. Clubs are independent voluntary entities and operate on a separate commercial footing to the Hub, however we are fully behind their work and members, promoting their activities and running joint events where appropriate. We also offer those who have paid to be Club members a discount on membership of the Built Environment Hub because we believe all parts of the Constructing Excellence movement should collaborate to improve the industry and as Constructing Excellence’s Midlands region partner the Built Environment Hub has an affiliation to its Clubs.
Who can get involved?
Anyone who is in the construction industry can get involved - from the client or owner of a building, to the design team, main and specialist contractors, house builders and materials manufacturers and suppliers. However, anyone linked to the construction industry and its supply chain is also welcome to join in Club activity. The Clubs are there to share knowledge and best practice and there are benefits to anyone who joins. The only pre-requisite is that you should be committed to improving your performance.
What happens at club meetings?
The focus of interest is constructing excellence where knowledge, innovation and best practice ideas are openly shared but the format and range of activities are up to the Club’s members. Typical meetings might involve:
• Guest speakers and experts explaining how their organisation or the sector of industry could adopt similar processes and procedures
• Presentations on topical issues such as BIM, sustainability, health and safety or lean construction
• Visiting exemplary sites and buildings
• Meet the Buyer and other networking events
• Workshops, lectures, seminars and similar presentations
• Inter Club activities to expand your network of like minded people
• A social event
Clubs vary according to the local nature of the construction industry. Typically, a Club will comprise a steering group of volunteers who run the Club and a group of Members who attend local events/meetings a number of times each year to learn about Best Practice from each other. Most Clubs welcome guests and visitors for a small fee. The meetings are often informal and are usually held in the mornings or evenings. The Clubs are a good opportunity to network as they are open to clients, contractors, consultants, and specialists - indeed anyone involved in the process of construction.
• Gives you an opportunity to network in your local construction community and improve your business performance
• Discover how other organisations are improving their performance
• Find out about opportunities and work in your locality
• Find out about changes in legislation, regulations and codes of practice
• You will learn more about what Constructing Excellence and its national members are doing to lead the industry
• If you join a Club registered as an official Constructing Excellence Club as a corporate grade member you will become an Associate Member of the national Constructing Excellence movement
• Networking in construction in an easy atmosphere
• Enjoy the social side of the events
• Seek help for yourself or your organisation – meet people who can help
• Those involved in running a club will be recognized as leaders, committed to innovation and change
• Introduce colleagues, customers and suppliers to a new opportunity to add value to themselves and their business
Current active Clubs in our region: