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Paul Maliphant will explore the need to redefine the word ‘Construction’ to include its purposes – namely to retain a habitable earth for all current and future generations; and to support people and communities to thrive with a positive balance of economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing. To drive this we develop laws, processes, procedures and tools but our underlying ambition must be to deliver the social outcomes that are at the heart of our desire and need to construct.
Maria Vitale will present the high-level findings and recommendations of the report: ‘From the Ground Up: Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction’, while also exploring how they relate to the Welsh context.
The report - by the Institute of Economic Development, Arup, and Atkins - shows that placemaking and construction have the power to significantly improve social value for disadvantaged citizens and left-behind communities, and for the UK more generally.
Vince Hanly will talk about the ‘added value’ that can be obtained in construction projects through their procurements and the utilisation of available tools within their tenders and contracts to ensure the maximum value to support its communities. Vince will summarise the present model being used with some of collective results and then focus on a new model which has been developed in collaboration with WLGA and partners.
This event is co-badged with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW).
Paul is Mott MacDonald’s Development Director (Wales) and Chair of the Board of Management of Constructing Excellence in Wales. He is a highly versatile and value driven construction professional with a keen focus on social outcomes in support of current and future generations.
A Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Paul collected an award for ‘Building Stronger Communities’ from Business in the Community Cymru in 2017 for his work at Aberfan. Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, noted that ‘The construction sector plays a crucial role in addressing some of the significant challenges we face and building a Wales fit for future generations. I have been pleased to see the leadership shown by Paul in embracing the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and positioning Mott MacDonald as key advocates for driving the changes needed to implement it.’
Maria is a Senior Economics Consultant with Arup in Bristol. She is a co-author of the report From the Ground Up: Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction. Maria has a broad range of consulting experience helping clients to deliver value through all stages of their projects and programmes, with a particular focus on identifying, measuring, delivering and maximising project benefits, socio-economic outcomes, and inclusive growth.
She has worked on business cases and strategic projects for Welsh Government and Transport for Wales.
A former Director of Procurement in a Local Government environment in Wales Vince established the first South East Wales Highways Framework and the SEWSCAP 21C schools framework. He also procured landmark civil engineering construction schemes at Porth and Church Village where for the very first time in Wales Community Benefits were included and delivered through the schemes. He is an advocate of collaboration in the construction and supply chain and many schemes have benefited from this way of working in his career.
Vince has chaired a number of key working groups within the public sector including the Constructing Excellence Client Construction forum and the Welsh GOvernments Community Benefits Steering Group where the current toolkits and guidance were established. Vince currently chairs the Constructing Excellence in Wales Procurement Steering Group.
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