This is a very quick message to share with you several key updates we have been informed about:
1. WICE Awards: The deadline has now been extended to the 10th of February. Therefore, you can still nominate your colleagues/team. (Please see below for further information such as where to nominate and which the categories are low in the number of nominations.)
2. Construction Ethics online course by CIOB: Yesterday the CIOB Academy launched a very interesting course aimed at encouraging a better understanding of the role which Ethics has to play in our industry. (Please see below for further information and to find out where to sign up)
3. Be the Action webinars: BESS Programme and Construction Coach have joined forces to host a monthly webinar on the 2nd Friday of the month to celebrate the people creating change in the industry. (Please see below for further information and to find out where to sign up)
4. Ecobuild 2017: The date is fast approaching (7-9 March) and the tickets are already available.(Please see below for further information)
5. The Farmer Review: Have you read it yet? (Link to it and other reports to be found on the resources section of our website... you must be logged in)
The team at Heyne Tillett Steel by Morley Von Sternberg @HTS_london
Some of you emailed us asking about this:
The team behind the WICE Awards have informed us that the deadline has been extended to the 10th of February.
You can nominate under any category but the following are low in nominations and it would be great if we could help change that. Should you work in any of the sectors or know people who would deserve to be nominated, please feel free to forward this information.
Best Woman Architectural Technologist
Best Woman Oil and Gas engineer
Best Woman Rail Engineer
Best Woman In Consulting
Best Woman In Highways
Best Woman Structural Engineer
Lifetime Achievement Construction
Defence & Security
"Some of the largest construction firms in the world have faced the prospect of multi-million fines for significant breaches of ethics and compliance recently – from bribery and collusion to modern slavery.
Ethics is defined as a set of moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity, but what does that mean for an individual or an organisation working in construction?" (Extracted from the website)
"BE the Action webinars will take place on the 2nd Friday of every month, at 1pm
These half-hour broadcasts will offer construction and built environment listeners clear steps to allow them to replicate or participate in initiatives, ask questions and share ideas for tackling some of construction's more persistent problems. You can find us on Twitter @BE_theAction" (Extracted from the website)
The January 2017 Webinar can be found here: Video Audio
Ecobuild 2017 will be regenerated into an immersive city - complete with main street, distinct destinations and special feature attractions.
Central to the experience will be Regeneration Drive, a boulevard running through the middle of Ecobuild, linking different aspects of the exhibition and enabling you to experience the very best examples of innovation and creativity from across the built environment." (Extracted from the website)
During the Christmas break, while everyone was on holiday and disruption could be kept to a minimum, the website went through a general redesign. Some of the navigation features were simplified, the menus clarified and additional information was added to help us convey NAWIC's work in a better way.
The "Knowledge sharing" section which is now clearly visible on the top menu, contains a first introduction to the industry type section (where you will find, among others, our "Ask the..." project) as well as our online resources where (under "Papers by others") you will find links to the "Farmer Review" and other key industry-wide publications .
Please feel free to explore the website at your leisure but don't forget to log in first to make the most of it.