Constructing Excellence

Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. It exists to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. It is a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders.

Constructing Excellence aims to deliver improved industry performance resulting in a demonstrably better built environment. It acts as a bridge between industry, clients, government and the research community.

In the mid nineties a wide spread recognition arose of the need for the construction industry to improve the service it provided to its clients while also ensuring future viability for the wide range of organisations that made up the industry.

In response to Sir Michael Latham's 1994 report 'Constructing the Team' and Sir John Eagan's 1998 report 'Rethinking Construction' a number of cross industry bodies were formed to drive change. These included:

  • Reading Construction Forum
  • Design Build Foundation
  • Construction Best Practice Programme
  • Movement for Innovation (m4i)
  • Local Government Task Force
  • Rethinking Construction
  • Construction Clients' Group

Significant progress has been made in driving these initiatives into the practicing industry with many examples of projects that have been run in accordance with the fundamental principles.

In order to streamline the effort involved, all the above cross industry bodies have now been united as Constructing Excellence to form a powerful, influential voice for improvement in the built environment sector.

Summers Inman is a registered member of Constructing Excellence.

Professional Memberships

Summers Inman Staff are members of the following professional bodies:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS and MRICS)
  • The Association for Project Management (MAPM)
  • The Quantity Surveyors Institute (QSI)
  • The Association for Project Safety (MaPS)
  • The Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (MIOSH)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management (MCIM)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • The British Institute of Architectural Technologists (BIAT)
  • The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
  • The Institute of Highways & Transport (MITH)

As a business the Practice is a member of:

  • RICS - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • APM - The Association for Project Management
  • APS - The Association for Project Safety
  • CHAS - Contractor’s Health & Safety Assessment Scheme
  • IOSH - Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
  • CIM - The Chartered Institute of Management
  • Constructing Excellence in the North East - committee member
  • British Standards Institution (BS EN ISO9001)
  • Constructing Excellence Best Practice Club
  • CITE - Construction Industry Trading Electronically
  • IIP - Investors In People
  • BiFM - British Institute of Facilities Management
  • Constructionline - registered and accredited
  • CIOB - Chartered Institute of Building
  • BIFM - British Institute of Facilities Management
  • ABE - Association of Building Engineers
  • ITH - Institute of Highways and Transport

Business Network Memberships

North East Chamber of Commerce