After my post 10 days ago about the restructuring of UK AEC pan-industry membership organisation Constructing Excellence, I asked chief executive Don Ward if he would give me a statement on the likely impact of the changes. After an understandable delay while staff briefings and consultations continued last week, Don sent me the following:
We believe the restructuring of Constructing Excellence will have a positive effect on the delivery of support services for almost all core membership forums, including the Building and Estates group and its various task groups including the collaborative working champions and the sustainability group. The restructuring also returns the organisation to the core vision we had 2-3 years ago at the time of the merger of BE with Constructing Excellence – the renewed focus on performance management and improvement through collaborative working will be more attractive to BE members and to groups such as the NCCTP.
Clearly, in any restructure, some roles will disappear and others will change, so we are currently in detailed consultation with the affected staff. We expect several employees to take up new roles; some should transfer to related employers; and we have some leaving at the end of fixed term contracts.
Another consequence of the restructuring is that a Building and Estates forum one-day event on collaborative working on 12 June has been changed to a half-day debate about the reorganisation and its impact on member organisations.