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1907, 2019

“We can’t continue as we are”

July 19th, 2019|

These are the words of Atkins’ new chairman Philip Hoare as published in Building Magazine1 last week.  Upon appointment to his ‘dream job’, after a career spent with the civil consultancy now owned by the troubled SNC Lavalin of Canada, he’s calling for change.  There seem to be three main messages here Modernising our industry [...]

1807, 2019

Who wants training anyway?

July 18th, 2019|

Let’s put the ‘cat among the pigeons’ right at the start. Nobody wants to do training. Maybe some people think they do, but actually they don’t. Let me tell you why. Delegates don’t want to do training. What they want is to become something else as a result of the training. If they could upload the training, [...]

1306, 2019

Engineering Construction : Radical Change For 21st Century Prosperity

June 13th, 2019|

In 1829 Stephenson’s Rocket was cutting-edge but became not-fit-for-purpose due to changing market conditions & requirements, technological innovation and business demands – the world moved-on. Engineering Construction Business According to the US Heavy Construction index, as reported by Yahoo! Finance, contractors’ average profits in 2018 were 1.8%.  This year, the same index is tracking [...]

2005, 2019

Successful resolution of major project disputes – telling the whole realistic project story

May 20th, 2019|

While I confess to not being an avid fan of arbitration, litigation or adjudication and instead advocate pursuing negotiated settlements as the primary route to resolving disputes, the reality is that there are often insurmountable barriers to settlement that mean formal dispute resolution becomes unavoidable. Those barriers, like the causes of disputes themselves, almost always [...]

1505, 2019

New Course – ECITB Estimating Methodology and Practice

May 15th, 2019|

Kingsfield Academy are pleased to be the exclusive delivery partner for the ECITB’s Estimating Methodology and Practice course. This 3 day course offers a foundation learning for those new to an estimating role or for professionals within a project environment looking to develop a working knowledge of estimating.  This course is available as in-house [...]

905, 2019

“Effective Project Oversight” – A leadership development program for project sponsors and steering groups

May 9th, 2019|

Having a project sponsor who is actively engaged is a leading factor in project success.  But what does the role require to be truly effective? And what does being “actively engaged” look like?  The interpretation of this role varies widely and therefore having an opportunity to reflect on what is involved and how effective [...]