Improving The Construction Industry of the GCC

Cordially invite you to attend Public Lecture organised by CIB MENA on
“Improving the construction industry of the GCC”
Don Ward
Chief Executive, Construction Excellence
Date: Monday 25th May 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: The British University in Dubai (BUiD) Auditorium, 1st Floor, Block 11,
Dubai International Academic City
Huge investment is being made across the GCC to upgrade infrastructure and develop modern cities.
This brings challenges and opportunities, including:
 Deliver on time, on budget, fit-for-purpose infrastructure and built environment
 Manage high-profile programmes subject to intense international scrutiny
 Demonstrate improving delivery and sustainable development
 Build communities, not just homes
 Showcase existing and future best practices
 Maximise benefit from this investment for the national economy, local people and jobs
 Develop a high-quality internationally-rated construction industry.
Don Ward, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the UK, will speak about some of these
challenges, drawing on UK and international experience, and ask how ready is the industry in the
UAE and wider GCC to deliver best practice, what would help the industry to improve, and what would
clients and governments need to do to enable this?
Chief Executive, Constructing Excellence
Don Ward has been Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence for nine years. He is
a leading figure in the UK construction industry reform movement, and is a passionate
champion of collaborative working in all its forms. He specialises in industry change,
supply chain integration, collaborative working, benchmarking and sustainability, with
thirty years’ experience of studying, implementing and learning from best practice and
change programmes in the construction and infrastructure industries in the UK and
overseas. He is an advisor to the UK government’s Cabinet Office, and is Co-Director
of the Centre for Infrastructure Development at Manchester Business School.
About Constructing Excellence
The organisation charged with driving change in the UK construction sector. It is a crosssector, cross-supply chain organisation operating for the mutual benefit of the industry, its
clients and stakeholders. Our mission is to enable the improvement of industry performance
through collaborative working, with a vision of a high quality built environment delivered by
an excellent customer-focused industry.
We are a not-for-profit think tank and best practice organisation funded by the industry and
its clients, and provide a unique bridge between leading edge industry firms, clients,
government and the research community.
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