A lively and productive day at the joint European Construction Institute (ECI) and Constructing Excellence (CE) workshop 23 October titled ‘Eliminate Waste – Maximise Productivity – Become Successful’, asked what it would take for Global Engineering & Construction to attract the investment essential to assure a sustainable industry.  The answer – a revolution.

Workshop findings concluded that in its current form the industry was simply not sustainable unless it becomes an attractive investment proposition.

Our Chairman and ECI chair John Fotherby provided a stark message that if the industry does not change itself, disruptors will and urged a holistic approach to fundamental change across the four key areas of People, Process, Technology & Organisation.

The CE/ECI conference supported the view that the Engineering & Construction Industry requires a revolution to eliminate waste, maximise productivity and drive successful project delivery. Following discussions, delegates put forward a number of ideas along with a proposed way forward to ensure that these changes are universally known, adopted and embedded in industry practice.

Delegates appreciated the excellent facilitation provided by Constructing Excellence member Aspen Global to drill into delegates’ priorities and viewpoints.

A summary paper that covers the key points arising from the pre-event survey provided by delegates, output from the event and proposed approach to propelling  the Revolution forward is available for download here.

What next?

The ECI needs your support to help “spread the word” and generate interest and participation in the Revolution.

The next event is planned for February 2020 – the objective is to drive the Revolution to the next level.  This is FREE to Constructing Excellence and European Construction Institute members and invited guests. Come and share knowledge with colleagues and learn how you can join the revolution.  Please continue to check our events page https://www.kingsfieldacademy.com/events/ for this and other upcoming events and programs from Kingsfield Academy.

Kingsfield is a long-standing ECI member – we encourage those organisations who are not already ECI members to join this like-minded industry body to have a strong voice and share in deciding and implementing the actions that are needed to change for the better engineering construction for all engaged in the industry.