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1309, 2019

Foundations in Commercial Awareness on E&C Projects

September 13th, 2019|

Kingsfield Academy are delighted to announce that our successful Foundations in Commercial Awareness on E&C Projects program is now available as an elearning course.  This ECITB approved Elearning course provides key knowledge and understanding of the commercial context of an engineering construction project covering topics such as the project environment, contracting, the role of [...]

508, 2019

Kingsfield collaborating with the College of Contract Management

August 5th, 2019|

Beginning on 11 August, Karen Cherrill will be delivering a 4 week online course in collaboration with the College of Contract Management on Construction Law.  This is part of a new collaboration with the CCM and will be followed by a 2 day workshop on Claims & Disputes in Dubai in October. The CCM [...]

2507, 2019

Making Lessons Learned Stick – An effective forum to generate improved performance and results

July 25th, 2019|

Rationale In engineering & construction there is an urgent need to improve project performance and results. Performance improvement means changing behaviours – doing something differently and better.  Projects offer massive learning opportunities resulting from the experiences of the people engaged on them.  Consider the lost opportunities to the organisation if those experiences are not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]