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ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Continued Development of the ISO 44001 Series

14th October 2019

 

We were in Guangzhou last week, with ISO Technical Committee 286 (TC 286), continuing the development of ISO 44003 'Guidelines for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises on the implementation of the principles of collaborative business relationship management', being led by representatives from UNI, the Italian Organisation for Standardization.  Further details will be posted shortly on our News page.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships
ISO 44002 '... Guidelines ...' Now Released

4th October 2019

 

After two years of work by the international team of ISO TC286, ISO 44002:2019 '‘… Guidelines on the Implementation of ISO 44001’, has just been released.  The standard is now available at the ISO store.  We expect that a British Standard version will be issued shortly.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

ISO 44000 'Principles ...' Released

3rd June 2019

 

Following much collaborative working by ISO TC286, a new technical report PD ISO/TR 44000:2019 'Principles for Successful Collaborative Business Relationships', has just been released.  The report introduces the twelve collaborative principles that thread through the ISO 44001 standard.  It is now available at the ISO store.

BRE Construction Innovation Hub

Transformation of the Construction Industry

24th May 2019

 

Our PaulG was delighted to join members of the quality community, at BRE, for an informal discussion exploring opportunities to help transform the performance of the construction industry, and of the synergies provided by the creation of the new Construction Innovation Hub.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Continued Development of the ISO 44001 Series

20th May 2019

 

We were in Milan last week, with ISO Technical Committee 286 (TC 286), for a packed schedule of work on the ISO 44001 series of standards and guides.  Our hosts were the Italian national standards organisation, UNI. 

 

TC 286 now consists of national standards body representatives and technical experts from Italy, Sweden, China, the United States and the United Kingdom.  As collaboration becomes recognised as a distinct business discipline, the TC is seeking active participation from other countries, particularly since Malaysia pulled out earlier in the year.

 

The first day was dominated by finalising ISO 44002, the guide to implementing ISO 44001, steered by the UK.  The guide incorporated many comments at the last stage and, bar editorial/formatting corrections, is now ready for publication without going through a conventional F-DIS stage.  We also spent time reviewing a new part to ISO 17021-NN, the competence requirement for personnel involved in the audit and certification process, also being steered by the UK.  The TC regard this as being a critical to ensuring the continuing credibility of certifications.

 

The second day was taken up by vigorous review of ISO 44003, new guidelines on the implementation of ISO 44001 for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which is being piloted by Italy.  We were pleased to note that approval had also been given to development of a companion guide for large organisations seeking to engage with MSMEs.

 

On the final day, the TC spent much time planning future developments and also exploring the need to promote the work of the TC.

 

We expect that the next meeting will be held in October 2019, in Guangzhou, in parallel with a major conference for MSMEs in Asia.

RedR and EACH

Sunday 12th May 2019

AECOM 100 Cycle Ride

1st May 2019

 

We will be supporting the annual AECOM 100 cycle ride, in Cambridge, on Sunday 12th May. Entries are still open on the Active website: aecom-100-2019The ride raises funds for RedR and EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices).

Rail-Asia Expo
and RISE Symposium

30th March 2019, Bangkok

 

We attended the annual Rail Asia Expo, on 28th and 29th March, to review developments in the rail sector in South-East Asia - and its propensity to collaborate. The event was hosted at the Makkasan Airport Rail Link Expo Hall.  Prior to the event we visited the site of the new Bangsue Grand Station.  See our news on our TH twitter feed.

The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia

International Construction Week 2019

22nd March 2019, Kuala Lumpur

 

We had another highly informative and productive week at the CIDB Malaysia's International Construction Week in Kuala Lumpur.  This week of conferences and seminars was held in parallel with UBM's Ecobuild South-East Asia, and other specialised fora.  Events were held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exibition Centre (MITEC).  See the news on our MY twitter feed.

Constructing Excellence and BRE

New Benchmarking Portal

30th January 2019

 

Constructing Excellence and BRE will shortly be launching a new benchmarking and KPI forum for the construction industry, based upon the BRE's SmartSite portal.  The new forum was previewed at CE's Members' Forum.  CE introductory presentation.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Collaborative New Year

 

Our office will re‑open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year

 

Our office will be closed from Friday 21st December and will re‑open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Rail Procurement Roadshow

Collaborative Behaviours and Procurement

22nd November 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to present to a packed audience at the Rail Procurement Roadshow, on 'Collaborative Behaviours and Procurement'.  The presentation was given on behalf of the Institute for Collaborative Working.  His presentation was followed by some invigorating Q&A on procurement behaviours across the sector.

CQI Milton Keynes

Improving Quality Through Collaboration

8th November 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to co-present on collaboration, trust and value in construction, on World Quality Day, to the Milton Keynes branch of the Chartered Quality Institute, in an event organised by the CQI's Construction SIG.

 

Greg Faria, of Heathrow Airport, also presented on a collaborative system for managing quality at Heathrow.  The presentations were followed by some robust and relevant interactions on the readiness of industry to collaborate and trust, and of peoples’ experiences of collaboration.

Constructing Excellence

UK Construction Industry Performance Report

2nd November 2018

 

The annual UK Construction Industry Performance Report was launched this morning.

The report, which is published by Glenigan in association with the Constructing Excellence, the CITB and BEIS, covers data from projects in 2017-18.

Download the report at: https://www.glenigan.com/market_analysis/construction-kpi-report/

Sasin GIBA, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Collaborating With the Enemy

24th October 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to be invited to take part in the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, of Chulalangkorn University, conference on 'Collaborating with the Enemy'.

The highlight was a presentation by Adam Kahane, Director of Reos Partners, on the contradictions and complexities of mediating between warring parties.

See a tweet stream for the event at #sasincwe.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Continued Development of the ISO 44001 Series

16th October 2018

 

We spent a hectic four days in Shenzhen, helping refine and/or develop additional components of the ISO 44001 series of standards and guides to collaborative business relationships.  The Technical Committee now consists of national standards body representatives and technical experts from Italy, Sweden, China, the United States and the United Kingdom.  For a detailed write-up, please see our News page.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Continued Development of the ISO 44001 Series

16th October 2018

 

We arrived in Shenzhen, on Monday evening, for a packed four-day schedule of work on the ISO 44001 series of standards and guides.  We were met by a team from our hosts, the Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology.  The Technical Committee now consists of national standards body representatives and technical experts from Italy, Sweden, China, the United States and the United Kingdom; unfortunately, Malaysia pulled out earlier in the year.

The first day was devoted to a working group review of ISO 44002, the guide to implementing ISO 44001, steered by the UK.  This received copious amendments to help refine the logic of the individual clauses, and improve the readability of the content, generally.

The second day was taken up by further working group development of the principles for successful collaborative business relationships, piloted by Sweden, which will become ISO 44000 (ISO permitting; this was previously identified as ISO 44003).

After development of two very different flyers of a guide for SMEs, the working group, led by Italy, came to a consolidated view of the purpose/scope of a proposed document and re-committed to the development of ISO 44003, guidelines on the implementation of ISO 44001 for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) (previously identified as ISO 44004).

On the final day, the technical committee committed to the development of a companion guide to assist large organisations to better collaborate with MSMEs.  In order to ensure that both the latter MSME documents received the profile and attention needed, the technical committee has recommended the establishment of a new working group to help promote collaborative business relationships for MSMEs, internationally.

We expect that the next meeting will be held in April 2019.

Constructing Excellence Hampshire Club

What's the Value of Collaboration?

26th September 2018

 

Our PaulG led an interactive evening with Constructing Excellence Hampshire Club, presenting and responding to questions on 'What's the Value of Collaboration?' There were some very positive and negative experiences of collaboration amongst the audience - a quick comparison with the Constructing Excellence Principles of Collaboration showed why such projects had succeeded or failed at obtaining additional value from 'collaboration'.

Constructing Excellence and BRE

Hosting a Malaysian 'Health Engineering Services' Delegation

22nd September 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to support a delegation from the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Engineering Services, on behalf of Constructing Excellence, at the BRE Innovation Park.  There was intensive expert discussion on technologies and techniques to improve the sustainability of new and existing facilities.

Institute for Collaborative Working

2nd August 2018

MEF/ICW Launch Event, Petaling Jaya

11th June 2018

 

We are looking forward to the launch of ISO 44001 in Malaysia with an event hosted by the Malaysian Employers Federation and the Institute for Collaborative Working, with a one day workshop on ‘The Next Evolution of Collaborative Working’, presented by the knowledge architect, David Hawkins, Operations Director of the Institute for Collaborative Working.

CQI ConSIG

30th May 2018

Improving Quality Through Collaboration

31st May 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to host the CQI Construction Special Interest Group's evening meeting focussing on how collaboration can enhance quality and generate value in construction.

 

An overview of the event, which included presentations from Heathrow, Mace and Careys, is given on the ConSIG website.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Continued Development of the ISO 44001 Series

9th May 2018

 

We have just completed a hectic couple of days with ISO Technical Committee 286 Working Group 2, at BSI in London, reviewing ISO 44002 - the new guide to implementing ISO 44001.  Many changes were made, by members from Italy, Sweden, the USA and the UK, to improve the clarity and completeness of this new document.

The Working Group is now looking forward to the next meeting of the full TC in Shenzhen in autumn.

CQI ConSIG

30th May 2018

Improving Quality Through Collaboration

2nd May 2018

 

Our PaulG has been invited to host the CQI Construction Special Interest Group's evening meeting focussing on how collaboration can enhance quality and generate value in construction.

 

The event includes collaborative champions from Mace and London Airport presenting their experiences on this vital topic.

 

Booking is now open: Eventbrite.

RedR and EACH

Sunday 13th May 2018

AECOM 100 Cycle Ride

7th March 2018

 

We will be taking part again in the annual AECOM 100 cycle ride, in Cambridge, on Sunday 13th May.  The ride raises funds for RedR and EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices).  Entries are now open at Active.com.

London Constructing Excellence Club

ISO 44001 The Next Evolution of Collaborative Working

14th February 2018

 

Our PaulG was delighted to share a platform with a fellow CE Collaborative Working Champion, Ron Edwards, last night at London Constructing Excellence Club, looking at collaboration from a supplier's and a standards perspective.  Paul delivered an update on ISO 44001 and its evolution.  Catch the tweet stream or download the presentation from our Knowledge page.

Constructing Excellence and BRE

Hosting a Malaysian 'BIM/Industry 4.0' Delegation

2nd February 2018

 

We are delighted to have supported a visit by senior managers of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia to Constructing Excellence, at the BRE Innovation Park, exploring developments in BIM and Industry 4.0.

Have Fun, Get Fit, Save Lives
17th June 2018

Beat the Rush to Enter the BHF London to Brighton Ride

29th January 2018

 

Please join us for the 2018 London to Brighton Bike Ride - and have a great day out helping save lives, with 24,999 others.

 

Start:  from 0600, Sunday 17th June 2018, Clapham Common.

Finish: after 1000, Madeira Drive.

Entry Fee: £40.00 (Adult).

 

Hurry, places are limited ...

BHF Team Invitation Link

Have Fun, Get Fit, Save Lives
17th June 2018

Beat the Rush to Enter the BHF London to Brighton Ride

29th January 2018

 

Please join us for the 2018 London to Brighton Bike Ride - and have a great day out helping save lives, with 24,998 others.

 

Here are event details:

 

•  Start:  from 0600, Sunday 17th June, Clapham Common, London.

•  Finish:  after 1000, Madeira Drive, Brighton.

•  Entry Fee:  £40.00 (Adult).

 

Hurry, places are limited... BHF Team Invitation Link

Best Wishes for a Happy and Collaborative New Year

 

Our office will re‑open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.