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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.

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 44001 - 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.