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Thursday 16th June Newsletter
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Welcome to this week’s e-news.

Wow, what a night everyone had at the twelfth CENE 2016 Awards on Friday evening at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel. Huge congratulations to all the winners, highly commended and those for entering this year’s Awards. Once again thanks go to all our valued sponsors including headline sponsor Corepeople Recruitment.

Next year the Awards will be changing slightly and we are currently looking at the categories, application forms and guidelines on entering. So please keep an eye out on our website and newsletter for further details coming out in the autumn.

This week the CENE team have had a pretty busy week, on Monday evening Leanne and I attended the G4C North East and Ryder Architecture debate on the EU Referendum with Ross Smith, Head of Policy at NECC chairing the event which was well attended. Then on Tuesday evening was the ICE North East and G4C Diversity Debate with panellists from the industry discussing their views on diversity, race, gender and encouraging young women into the engineering sector.

On Wednesday evening we held our Summer Networking and Drinks with Sintons at their office in Newcastle. Unfortunately, the sun didn’t shine for us last night but we had a good turnout and everyone had a great evening. We would like to thank everyone at Sintons for their kind hospitality.

This afternoon Leanne and I are attending the GentooTolent Euro 2016 Party at Tiger Hornsby and look forward to seeing a few of you there to support England or Wales.

Tomorrow evening the CENE team will be attending our PR agencies Summer Ball to celebrate their ten years in business, we would like to wish them the very best for the future and we are certainly looking forward to the party!

Next week, we have two events taking place. The first one on Tuesday with G4C North East and DAC Beachcroft looking at Resolving Disputes, we do still have a few places available if you wish to attend details are below.

Then on Thursday morning we are holding a Club event on Asset Management, looking at how to get asset management input from the outset of the project as well as hearing from one of our Constructing Excellence National Asset Management committee members on their involvement in the Whole Life Plus Project. Please feel free to bring along your clients as they may find this event most useful. Details are below on how to register your place for this and other events.

Best wishes

Catriona
Race for Life 2016

On July 3rd in Durham, the CENE team (Catriona and Leanne) will be taking part in the Race for Life to help raise awareness and support Cancer Research UK and would appreciate if you could donate to further the wonderful research that is currently being carried out..
The link to both JustGiving pages can be found here; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catrionalingwood and https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leannemcangus
Resolving Disputes - An Introduction to Dispute Resolution

Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10+VAT (Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)


We are pleased to offer a series of seminars for G4C on conjunction with international law firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP.

This third seminar will run through the available options if a dispute does arise, to provide a general overview of what the relevant processes involve. It will offer useful guidance as to how best to resolve disputes, both during the course of a project and then following completion – aimed at helping equip you and your company to manage disputes successfully and cost-effectively.

The seminar will be presented by Stephen McLellan, who is an Associate in DAC Beachcroft LLP's very successful Construction and Engineering Team.

This event will be held at DAC Beachcroft LLP's offices in Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4TD. Upon arrival, please make your way to the 9th Floor where refreshments will be provided.

To register please contact Lauren Proctor on 0191 5007880 or lauren@cene.org.uk


Asset Management

Date: 23rd June 2016
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Offices of Ward Hadaway, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free to CENE Club Members, £40+VAT Non Members
(Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)

Constructing Excellence in the North East Club are delighted to be working with our Constructing Excellence Asset Management Group in delivering you this half day seminar surrounding Asset and Facilities Management on a construction project.

Some say the single most damaging mistake in industry today is the common practice of overlooking asset management concepts during the design, construction and start-up of major new facilities. The global cost of this poor management practice is truly astronomical. New facilities experience excessive unplanned downtime, resulting in excessive costs and loss of critical production due to quality and quantity issues. These losses can be avoided by implementing proper business processes and good operational planning prior to facility start-up.

But, where do we start? Operating practices? Maintenance practices? Design?

At this seminar we will hear from:
- Tom Cudmore of the Constructing Excellence Asset Management Group. In February Constructing Excellence joined Whole Life Plus (WLP+), a project which has secured Innovate UK and EPSRC funding to research how building performance can be improved to enhance worker productivity and well-being to create happier, healthier and more productive workplaces. Tom Cudmore from LCMB will talk about the details of the WLP+ project and share the initial research findings from the first quarter, which has looked at the impact of different environmental changes on workplace performance


- Michael Anderson of Esh Facilities
- Richard Farrey of Silverstone Building Consultancy

If you wish to register for this event please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

'Non-Performance – Liability"

Date: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am
Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft LLP, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: : £15+VAT CENE Members / £30+VAT Non Members
(Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)

 

DAC Beachcroft in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East will be offering a series of Breakfast Seminars during 2016. Each seminar will cover a subject or subjects as part of the overall theme of "Construction Law – key issues for commercial managers".

The seminars will take place at DAC Beachcroft’s Newcastle office and this one is entitled 'Non-Performance – liability, making good defects and excuses/exclusions for non-performance’. 
 

This will cover:-
- Quality and fitness of materials / Quality and fitness of workmanship

- Reasonable fitness for habitation / Liability for design (to client)
- Liability for design (to third parties) / Defects Liability Period
- Duty to Mitigate / Excluding Liability & Insurance
 

To register please contact Lauren Proctor on 0191 5007880 or lauren@cene.org.uk

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Date: 13th July 2016
Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm
Venue: Bywell Grange Shooting Ground
Cost: £75+VAT CENE Members, £100+VAT Non Members
(Cancellation Policy is within 48 hours notice)

Constructing Excellence in the North East for a third year running is delighted to be working once again with Forum for the Built Environment North East for their Annual Clay Pigeon Shooting Day on Wednesday 13th July 2016.

We will meet at the clubhouse at 9:30am for tea/biscuits followed by individual instruction, practice sessions in groups of 6 then a coffee break followed by a light-hearted ‘competition’ with prizes… you don’t get to keep the pigeon!

Lunch will be at the close by, ‘Northumberland Arms’ in the village of Felton. Cost is inclusive of instruction, guns and cartridges, tea/coffee/biscuits and an excellent mouth watering buffet lunch (drinks extra), and the opportunity to meet colleagues in the construction industry.

The event is for both beginners and those who have shot before, ladies and gentlemen… with low recoil guns where appropriate (to avoid any sore shoulders the next day).

To register for this event please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk.
Getting your Contract Right – Understanding the Basics
 
Date: 14th July 2016  
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Offices of DAC Beachcroft, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10+VAT

 
We are pleased to offer a series of seminars for G4C on conjunction with international law firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP.
 
This seminar will look at getting contracts right at the very start of a project.  Many projects find themselves destined for problems from the outset, due to gaps or inadequacies in the contractual set-up.  This seminar will provide useful guidance on how to approach contract negotiations and will explain the basic requirements for a successful and workable contract.
 
The seminar will be presented by Stephen McLellan, who is an Associate in DAC Beachcroft LLP's very successful Construction and Engineering Team.
 
This event will be held at DAC Beachcroft LLP's offices in Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4TD.  Upon arrival, please make your way to the 9th Floor where refreshments will be provided.

To register please contact Lauren Proctor on 0191 5007880 or lauren@cene.org.uk
Foundation's Charity Race Day

Date: 12th August 2016
Time: 12:00 noon onwards
Venue: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth
Cost: £85+VAT per individual ticket 


Constructing Excellence in the North East in association with Foundation of Light and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation are delighted to host a charity Raceday at Newcastle Racecourse. The 2016 Race Day takes place at Newcastle Racecourse on Friday 12th August 2016

The day is also a flagship fundraising event for both Foundations and funds raised on the day go directly to supporting the valuable activity undertaken by both organisations in the North East. The day includes a fabulous 3 course meal, Race Card, and Premier admission to the Gosforth Park Suite.
We are also joined by our expert tipster Roger Hart. Guests will enjoy a full afternoon of top class racing as part of the annual Foundation of Light and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Race day. 

BBC Radio Newcastle have also supported the event and are hosting a live show from the Gosforth Park Suite with Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC legends and pundits giving their thoughts ahead of the Premier League kick off. 

To book tickets please contact Lauren Proctor on 0191 5007880 or lauren@cene.org.uk.
North East Lighthouse Club Charity Golf Day

Date: 29th September 2016
Time: 12.00noon – 7.00pm
Venue: Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth, Darlington
Cost: £90+VAT (4 balls are available)

 
Come along to this fantastic charity golf day being supported by Constructing Excellence in the North East along with the North East committee members of the Lighthouse Club for a second year running – a construction industry charity on September 29th to held raise fund.

There will be a Shot Gun start at 12noon with breakfast rolls, tea and coffee served on arrival. 18 Holes of championship Golf, Beat the pro, Nearest the pin, longest drive and other on course competitions will be held throughout the afternoon. Then following the competition, a BBQ in the Grassholme Suite located in the Clubhouse will be served along with prize presentation and raffle.

If you would like to book a team or take an individual place (we will team you up with others) then please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

Sponsorship opportunities are available so please enquire.
Discounted rooms available please call reservations on 01325 729999 and to reserve your golf buggy contact the golf house team on 01325 729980
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