This short video, the first in a series, explores the implications of the new Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for housing associations. We consider what some of the changes are, when they will affect you, and what action you need to be taking now to prepare. The introduction of the new SORP will represent a fundamental change in accounting from the previous SORP. There are significant resource implications for registered providers in terms of the time input required to assess the impact of this change.
A new Council governing a new approach to skills and training is a key proposal in this report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to fulfil part of the Action Plan in the industrial strategy for construction, Construction 2025. According to the CITB, the report aims to “help the industry with its thinking about what competence is and means, and how it is assessed and recorded.
Environmental management presents major challenges and a variety of obstacles stand in the pathways to solutions. These obstacles, however, also present opportunities, and this lecture, delivered on 15 September 2014, explores some of these.
Altair Consultancy and Advisory Services Ltd (Altair) was commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency (the Regulator) and Sanctuary Housing Group to conduct a comprehensive independent review of the events which led to the rescue of Cosmopolitan Housing Group (CHG). This report is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all potentially relevant issues relating to the rescue. It is intended to draw attention to what Altair consider to be the key findings and lessons to be learnt from the CHG case.
For a consistent approach from client to contractor, Project Design Guides have created a suit of processes that are suitable for blue chip clients to those managing small projects. The aims is to become the natural first choice for building project design process, procedure guides and management tools.
This paper takes stock of megaproject management, an emerging and hugely costly field of study.
The construction industry has seen more than its fair share of insolvency in recent years. The contributory factors, making this industry more prone than any other, are a combination of its working on very low profit margins and reliance on so many different contributors in a chain. The author of this article argues that understanding insolvency and what to do to minimise its impact before the event is worthy of closer inspection.
Papers are available from the 29th annual conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
This document presents the results of the 2013 survey of arm’s-length management organisations (ALMOs).
Papers from this event are available online, covering the following issues: contracting and legal issues; construction means and methods; construction planning, control, and risk management; knowledge management and information technology; data sensing and analysis; construction simulation, visualization, and product modeling; organizational and labor issues; quantitative methods; environmentally sustainable design and construction; construction education; disaster management and response; infrastructure management; and global construction issues.