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BIMwm framework success for Sandwell Council at West Midlands Construction Excellence Awards

For the 9th year, the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards were held on Friday night in Birmingham at the ICC to celebrate this years’ regional construction highlights.

CC 2016 Winner

We’re proud to tell you that Sandwell Council were recognised for its visionary work around Building Information Modelling (BIM) through the formation of the BIMwm framework. Sandwell and their framework delivery partners picked up the winners award in the Integration & Collaborative working category.

In addition, Sandwell were highly commended in the Innovation category with a joint entry with 3 other local authorities (Walsall, Dudley, & Wolverhampton City Council), the Black Country Councils teamed up to develop the ground-breaking OnTrack WM, a virtual rail procurement portal to showcase the regions talented rail supply chain.

This year’s awards were presented at a high profile dinner on Friday 13 May 2016. More than six hundred leaders and innovators from across the construction sector gathered at the ICC, Birmingham, to celebrate the very best industry projects.

Sandwell Council as winners of the regional awards, automatically move forward to represent the West Midlands at the high-profile national CE awards held in London later this year.

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Skills development breakfast meeting: your roadmap to working with Carillion

Carillion, recently began work on the West Midlands biggest and newest landmark healthcare building, the £430m state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH) in Smethwick, a £multi-million project for which Carillion and their top-tier contractors will need a quality pool of suppliers of materials, FM support and subcontract services.

Is your firm ready to supply one of the biggest names in UK Construction & FM services?

Over a complimentary cooked breakfast, you’ll get the opportunity to meet with the senior procurement leads & category managers from Carillon’s MMH team, you’ll hear about the works packages, designs, procurement and build timescales relating to the MMH and most importantly, you’ll learn about the supply chain opportunities that will be up for grabs soon and the essential skills (such as BIM) that they look for in prospective suppliers plus the approvals needed on the sub-contract works packages. Delegates will also get the first preview of the new Carillion endorsed Growth Spark APP, a FREE mobile & tablet-friendly online app to help improve your work-winning skills and a valuable SMART tool to demonstrate you’re a performance-driven supplier to potential new clients.

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Attendees will get to see a first glimpse of the huge 80,000 sq. mtr MMH site from the newly opened MMH community platform, delegates will enjoy a panoramic view of the canal-side hospital site plus hear about the surrounding regeneration of Sandwell & West Birmingham.

Attending this workshop will allow you to:

  • Meet procurement / supply chain experts from leading contractor Carillion and learn what they look for from their top suppliers
  • Gain a valuable insight into business opportunities within Carillon’s supply chain
  • Hear about expert support for the WM construction sector including the launch of a FREE Growth Spark APP to improve your work-winning skills
  • Network over a complimentary cooked breakfast with like-minded construction professionals looking to develop their supply performance and improve their business credentials
  • Find out how to further raise your profile through the advertising and sponsorship opportunities available on the WMVH site.
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Sandwell Council shortlisted for 6 awards at West Midlands Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards

Sandwell Council, an award winning local authority, is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for 6 awards in 5 different categories for this year’s West Midlands Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards. The Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards is one of the most coveted in the profession and a well-recognised badge of excellence among construction peers across the wider U.K.

The winners will be presented at a high profile dinner on Friday 13 May 2016. More than six hundred construction peers, business leaders and innovators from across the built technologies sector will gather at the ICC, Birmingham, to celebrate best practice applied across the region’s landmark projects.

Sandwell shortlisted as a finalist for six awards

Sandwell shortlisted as a finalist for six awards

Sandwell’s pioneering work has been recognised for its forward-thinking strategy to nurture the valuable skills that future industry will need through the formation of the West Midlands Community BIM framework, which has earned them three shortlisting’s in the BIM Project of the Year, Value Award and Integration & Collaborative Working categories.

Whilst Sandwell’s creative procurement approach alongside Carillion & Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust have been nominated for a second shortlisting in the Value award for their partnership work aligned to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

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Sandwell Council wins FSB Award 2015 for small business friendliness

FSB Winner 2015For the second year running, Sandwell Council has won an award at the Federation of Small Businesses’ Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority ‘Small Business Friendly Awards’.

This year we were successful again in the ‘Best “Small Business Friendly” Procurement Campaign’ category thanks to our pioneering West Midlands Virtual Hospital and related work in helping our region’s businesses adopt building information technology (BIM). The award ceremony took place at the Eaton Hotel, Hagley Road, Edgbaston in Birmingham on Friday 9 October 2015.

The West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH) is a digital-engineered 3D ‘walkthrough’ hospital with a BIM platform. It complements the development of a real-life hospital, the £430m Midland Metropolitan.

WMVH coaches SMEs in using BIM. Through it, they can present plans, designs, drawings, dimensional tolerances, product life¬cycle data and specifications using easy-to-configure 3D analysis.

WMVH also works as a procurement directory; an online showcase of West Midlands SMEs. Health sector professionals including commissioners, architects, medical engineers, buyers and estate managers can browse WMVH to view prospective suppliers and source materials, products and services.

You can view the WMVH website and sign up for free at www.westmidlandsvirtualhospital.co.uk.

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Sandwell Council shortlisted as a finalist for the Construction News Awards

Sandwell Council, an award winning local authority, announces that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Construction News Awards, one of the most prestigious and coveted in the construction sector and a well-recognised badge of excellence amongst the sectors peers.

Attracting more than 300 entries from some of the biggest firms in UK construction, the council’s Think Sandwell team has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in the ‘Best BIM (Building Information Modelling) Initiative of the Year’ award for its pioneering work on the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH).

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Sandwell Council shortlisted for Express & Star Business Awards 2015

The West Midlands Virtual Hospital has secured Sandwell Council a finalist place at this year’s Express & Star Business Awards.

Sandwell will be vying for the Best Use of Technology award which is one of 12 awards up for grabs this year. Preliminary judging has whittled them down to 3 finalists in the category who will now undergo a rigorous assessment, including a series of site visits, as the difficult task of finding a winner gets under way.

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WMVH and Sandwell Council shortlisted for 2015 West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards

Sandwell Council is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in 5 categories for this year’s West Midlands Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards.

The West Midlands awards will be presented at a high profile dinner on Friday 10 July 2015. More than six hundred leaders and innovators from across the construction sector will gather at the ICC, Birmingham, to celebrate the very best industry projects.

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West Midlands Virtual Hospital shortlisted for Global Procurement Leaders Award

Sandwell Council, an award winning local authority, announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Procurement Leaders Global Awards, one of the most coveted in the purchasing profession and a well-recognised badge of excellence amongst procurement peers across the globe.

Sandwell Council has received national recognition and has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards for its pioneering work aligned to the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH), a digital representation of a real-life hospital embedded with a 3D BIM learning platform.

The Procurement Leaders Awards are the most celebrated and sought-after awards in procurement. They are said to represent the best initiatives, individuals and organisations across the world.

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Sandwell Council wins FSB Award for Small Business Friendliness

It’s been announced that Sandwell Council has won the Procurement Policy category in the 2014 Federation of Small Businesses’ Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority ‘Small Business Friendly Awards’.

It was shortlisted – and won – thanks in part to the council being a signatory to the Prompt Payment Code. This means it has pledged to pay suppliers on time, give clear guidance on payment terms and encourage best practice among its lead suppliers (so that a healthy cashflow can trickle down through the supply chain).

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