European Construction Institute joins Project 13

Project 13 will be a step change for the future of the industry – based on an enterprise relationship that maximises performance rather than a transactional one which transfers risk.  The ICE report, commissioned by the Infrastructure Client Group; Transaction to Enterprises provides the insight into Project 13. Transactions to Enterprises ICG March 2017

Currently in development, Project 13 will move to the implementation phase in March 2018, supporting clients and suppliers to adopt this new delivery model. This will include advisory support, tools, guidance and peer review.

The ECI are sitting within one of the working groups, developing the notion of the Capable Owner, establishing the capabilities required by an effective owner organisation and a common approach for the recruitment, development & training of leaders.  This group is led by Programme Director for the Heathrow Expansion, Phil Wilbraham.  Phil participated in the ECI/ECITB Project Leadership workshop in January 2017 and sees clear synergies for what Project 13 is trying to achieve with issues and potential solutions for the process sectors.  Maximising performance in a globally competitive market is a clear mission for the ECI and something all members are seeking to achieve.  So far the Capable Owner group have been looking at leadership requirements to create an enterprise environment, the use of maturity grids to help define what good looks like in key areas of Capable Ownership.

The ECI would like to raise awareness of Project 13 and the opportunities it presents to our industry.  We also need members to come forward and support the team on taking some of these principles forward but also to add to the debate and work of the Project 13 team.

You can find out more and join the Project 13 community to keep informed through the website: https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/project-13

Additionally if you want to support the ECI in taking this forward please contact Andy Brown directly at: andy.brown@ecitb.org.uk or call 07973416149

ICE Director General Nick Baveystock says: “Our industry is often criticised for low productivity and concentrating too much on margins. Project 13 is the industry’s attempt to address these issues. The initial thinking has been done, derived by practitioners and clients, and now is the time to take this forward.

We can only make the bold move towards higher productivity, sustainable skills and long term, value driven enterprises with the active and continued support of the profession.”