20 June 2013 NAWIC are delighted to announce the return of the Royal Ascot ladies lunch. This will be held at Piccolino. A welcome drink on arrival and 2 course lunch followed by Prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries on the terrace after lunch. There will be a large screen to view the highs and lows of race day, beauty treatments and stalls to browse. The event will be held in support of The Children's Air Ambulance, an emergency transfer service for critically ill children and babies. Please see the attached flyer for further details.
23 May 2013 NAWIC Midlands are delighted to present an opportunity to try lunch at the newly opened Café Opus and enjoy a guided tour around the Ikon Gallery. Please see the attached flyer for further details.
23 May 2013 Please see the attached flyer which covers Midlands upcoming events for 2013. From Royal Ascot Ladies Day in June to a Theatre Trip in December to see Ghost the musical.
23 April 2013 An evening of fun to discover a 'confident you' - a fun exploration of confidence in women presented by Julie Johnson.
11 April 2013 NAWIC Midlands are delighted to present an opportunity to tour the soon to be completed Phase 1 of New Street Station. This exciting event will also be supporting the Childrens Cancer Care Appeal. For information on booking and cost please see the attached flyer. There are limited spaces and this is on a first come (booking) basis. We look forward to seeing you there.
22 March 2013 Women, Construction & Education 10th Anniversary National Conference
16 March 2013 We are delighted to invite you to our Spring Site Visit to the Marker Hotel, Grand Cancal Square on Saturday 16 March at 10:30am. Places are limited so book early. Please rsvp Elizabeth Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for attached flyer
13 March 2013 NAWIC Midlands are delighted to announce details of our next event, a talk by Toni Kelly, Head of Learning Spaces Development at the University of Birmingham, which will be held on the evening of 13 March at the All Bar One, Newhall Street. A great opportunity to network after Toni's talk. Please see the attached flyer for further details and booking.
08 March 2013 NAWIC are pleased to support an event being run by CIArb on Friday 8 March 2013 in the Law Society of Ireland. The Conference relates to Conflict Resolution, Peace, Practice and Perspective. Please see attached the conference programme for more details.
04 March 2013 Msheireb Enrichment Center Time: 19:00 Guided tour and explanation by Msheireb. Time: 20:00 Presentation by Anna Grichting Solder, professor at Qatar University. Msheireb Enrichment Centre outlines Qatar's past, present and ambitious plans for the future while housing some of Qatar's historic artifacts, antique work tools and a treasure trove of information on Qatar's extraordinary growth. Professor Anna Grichting Solder is an architect and urbanist, active in the academic and professional fields, with experience in research, teaching, and project design and management. She holds a Doctor of Design in Urbanism from Harvard University, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Territorial Planning and a Diploma of Architecture from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. A Swiss national, she has lived and studied in England, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA, practicing architecture and urbanism in Switzerland, and conducting research and projects with international scholars and institutions in the USA, Switzerland, Cyprus, Korea, United Kingdom and elsewhere. She is particularly interested in ecological planning and landscape urbanism, in linear territories of division and their future transformations as biological and cultural landscapes of memory and reconciliation. Entry to the MEC is free of charge. RSVP: nawicME@gmail.com
08 February 2013 Informal networking opportunity to kick start 2013.
07 February 2013 Adjudication seminar
02 February 2013 Time: 12:00 at the cafe of the museum, 13:00 start guided tour through the museum for our group Entry to the Museum of Islamic Art is free of charge. Please be advised that while photography and video is permitted in the museum, camera equipment such as stands and large bags are not. Visitors are advised to leave backpacks either in the vehicle or at the front desk on entrance. Photos are not permitted in the temporary exhibitions. RSVP: nawicME@gmail.com If you know other women that might be interested, please take them along and let us know!?
30 January 2013 A great opportunity to network and for new and prospective members to get to know more about NAWIC and meet with existing members and the committee. Please see flyer for more details.
13 January 2013
10 January 2013 Nominations for this years awards are now open and will close on Friday April 5th. The awards night itself is Wednesday June 12th at London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Please see link below to nominate.
10 January 2013 Nominations for these awards are now open. The closing date is Wednesday 19 June. The awards will take place at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. Please see link below for nominations.
18 December 2012 The NAWIC Midlands branch is pleased to invite you to an evening of fun and entertainment at The New Alexandra Theatre to see 'Dolly Parton 9 - 5 the Musical'. Please see further details and booking information on the attached.
12 December 2012 Follow news and activities of the NAWIC in Doha via Twitter: @NAWICDoha or Facebook: Nawic Doha
12 December 2012 An overview with forthcoming construction related events occurring in Qatar is sent round regularly by K. Bygrave. Events in January and February 2013 on this list:
26 November 2012 Site visit to The Hydro, Glasgow
22 November 2012 The Midlands branch of NAWIC are delighted to be hosting tables at the Insider Property Awards, which will take place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 22 November. These awards look to recognise the achievements of those individuals and firms whose skill, creativity and sheer determination have stood out over the last year. If you would like to attend this great event, please complete the attached form.
22 November 2012 Michael Sheedy, Director of Light Rail at the RPA, will give a short presentation on the Luas Broombridge Project. This event will be held at the office of Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4. A short drinks receiption will follow the event. If you would like to attend please RSVP to email@example.com Please see attached flyer
16 November 2012 Seminar with Chrissi McCarty at Northumbria University 3 - 4pm and then Drinks / Networking afterwards at 'As You Like It'
01 November 2012 From 2009-2011, NAWIC Middle East organised several events; from social events and (training) sessions around career development and networking to site visits and presentations (Qatar Science & Technology Park, Sidra, Jean Nouvel Tower, Al Thani Museum). The Doha committee is planning several site visits, presentations and network meetings for 2012 / 2013. Please contact us for more information about these events or with ideas/suggestions for a next event.
24 October 2012 The AGM will be held at Lend Lease, 20 Trinity Street, Regents Place, London on Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 6:00pm. Post AGM drinks will be at The Union Bar & Grill.
05 October 2012 NAWIC are delighted to announce the Vitalise Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards 2012 which will be takinig place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel Birmingham. Please see the attached flyer for further information.
27 September 2012 Please join us for a glass of wine in the heart of the Borough Market. This is an opportunity to make new contacts as well as catching up with NAWIC Members you have met at previous events.
20 September 2012 The Midlands branch of NAWIC invite you to join us for a relaxed and informal evening, hosted by the National Chairman, Katrina Dowding , Business Development Director at Skanska UK Plc The evening will include some light refreshments and drinks, to enjoy whilst experiencing Birmingham by barge and will also be a great networking opportunity.
20 September 2012
14 September 2012 Join us for a Plastering Workshop at Middlesbrough College. A tour of their new sixth form center is also available for those interested. Contact Siobhan@nivenarchitects.co.uk for further details.
07 September 2012 Join us for our first End of Summer Ball at Durham Castle. Start itme 7pm contact Denise@nivenarchitects.co.uk for more details. Hope you can come along.
22 June 2012 NAWIC are organising a Titanic Quarter site Visit in Belfast on Friday 22 June 2012 at 12:00 noon. Travel/ Accommodation options will be circulated prior to the site visit. Places are limited. Please see attached flyer.
22 June 2012 The vist to Belfast on Friday 22 June has been postponed until further notice.
21 June 2012 NAWIC is delighted to announce that it will be participating in the Royal Ascot Ladies Day Lunch organised by and held at Piccolino on Thursday 21 June from 12 noon onwards.
31 May 2012 Kevin Rudden, Thomas Garland and Partners will give a practical seminar dealing with Health and Safety Compliance identifying issues which seem to cause difficulty in compliance
17 May 2012 NAWIC Scotland are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening's presentation from Beverley Walker, Head of Offshore Renewables at WSP Future Energy.
15 May 2012 During the evening we will have the opportunity to listen to a number of exceptional business women at the top of their industry. Please see the attached flyer for further details.
26 April 2012 Join us for a cocktail masterclass including 3 cocktails in the price, two of which you will learn to mix yourself. Canapes included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
24 April 2012 An evening showcasing the work of women architects and an opportunity to meet up and network at RIBA
23 April 2012 The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) are pleased to present an opportunity to tour Balfour Beatty Construction Snowhill 2, Grad A Commercial Office Building, Birmingham. For further information and booking details please see the attached flyer.
02 April 2012 The National Association for Women in Construction is pleased to present an opportunity to tour Balfour Beatty Engineering Services' off-site manufacturing factory. Full information in link below.
29 March 2012 ARUP hosted a seminar on Dispute Resolution in Construction. A copy of the speakers presentations are available on our Publications page.
08 March 2012 Evening seminar with presentation by Suzanne McCormack of Glasgow 2014
29 February 2012 Launch of NAWIC North East Wine & Cheese Night 6pm - 8pm All Welcome
23 February 2012 The Construction Contracts Bill and a new cashflow culture
16 February 2012 Martin Henchion of Henchion-Reuter and Maxim Laroussi of Architecture Republic will give a presentation on some recent work
31 January 2012 Engineers Ireland have kindly invited NAWIC members to attend this seminar to be given by Max Abrahamson Max will comment on often overlooked aspects of these forms relevant to, for example, reciprocal interests of owners and constructors; responsibility and control; joined-up productive construction and dispute management; the benefit of hindsight, minimising stress, waste, and worse; the rise and fall of loophole engineering, non-existent delays, and other diversions; making the best of lawyers; getting away with it if you can
19 January 2012 Save the Date! To brighten up those dark January days please come and join us for drinks on 19th January in Edinburgh.
02 December 2011 NAWIC Ireland is pleased to announce that the International Society of Construction Law will host the inaugural annual lunch in Dublin in conjunction with the NAWIC annual Christmas lunch.
22 November 2011 In conjunction with Women in Property and Women Working in Construction are delighted to host a Networking Lunch on Birmingham's Transport Strategy. Please see details below.
26 October 2011 The National Association of Women in Construction invites you to a pink themed evening of networking in association with Breakthrough Breast Cancer in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
13 October 2011 Please be aware that this event has now been postponed. We do apologise to those who have expressed an interest. Further details will be announced in due course.
05 October 2011 NAWIC in association with Mason Hayes + Curran hosted a debate on the Irish Construction Contracts Bill 2010 which contains significant amendments to similar legislation in other jurisdictions such as the UK, Singapore and Australia.
05 October 2011 The National Association of Women in Construction invites you to a pink themed evening of networking in association with Breakthrough Breast Cancer in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
22 September 2011 NAWIC in association with the SCSI are hosting a seminar on the Future of PPP's in Ireland.
21 September 2011 A meeting is taking place at the Radisson Hotel in Durham from 6pm - 8pm on Wednesday 21 September to form a new regional committee for NAWIC in the North of England.
20 July 2011 NAWIC is pleased to announce the first of three "Major Project" presentations in conjunction with Capita Symonds, to be hosted by Burges Salmon
15 July 2011 A group of members of NAWIC Ireland had a most enjoyable trip to London on 15 July 2011. The purpose of the trip was a site visit of the Olympic Park and afterwards we enjoyed a fantastic evening in the sunshine at the Keating Chambers annual garden party at Inner Temple Gardens. Our sincere thanks to Keating Chambers for organising the site visit and for their hospitality.
02 July 2011 An outdoor challenge exclusively for people who work in the construction industry in support of aid and development agency CARE International.
16 June 2011 Royal Ascot Ladies Day Lunch. This ladies day lunch was held on 16 June 2011 and was enjoyed by a table of 17 ladies from the NAWIC Midlands Branch. The lunch was held at the lovely Piccolino resturant in Brindley Place, situated in the centre of Birmingham and was hosted by Suzanne Verdee from BBC Midlands today. The event was held in order to raise money for the Birmingham Crisis Centre, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. NAWIC ladies amongst other business ladies enjoyed a 2 course Italian lunch and chilled prosecco on the terrace! There was a large screen in order that the lunching ladies could view the highs and lows of the race day. There was also a style and beauty exhibition at the event. As you will see from the photo, the dress code required a hat. There were some fabulous hats worn by some fabulous ladies. A fun event for a good cause, one that the Midlands branch of NAWIC have earmarked to attend and support next year.
26 May 2011 Our thanks to Sisk for yet another most enjoyable site visit. Dan Brosnan (and Brian) kindly took us around the new school in Wicklow and patiently answered all of the many and varied questions asked. Dan's enthusiasm for and commitment to this project is truly commendable. The children of Wicklow really do have a treat in store for them in the Autumn and it is a lucky generation of children who will receive their post primary education in such fantastic facilities.
23 May 2011
14 April 2011 Our thanks to Eversheds O'Donnell Sweeney for hosting a most interesting and informative discussion on Public Procurement in the Westbury Hotel on 14 April 2011. The discussion was lead by Eversheds partner Kerri Crossen and the speakers addressed the issues of abnormally low tenders, procurement of specialist sub contractors, procurement challenges and procurement in the Department of Education. The discussion was followed by a drinks reception at the Westbury.
14 April 2011 An evening event was hosted at Jones Lang LaSalle for a discussion about the future trends and innovation in the real estate industry
24 March 2011
23 March 2011
23 March 2011 Bristol 5.30 - 7.30pm
23 February 2011 In October 2010 the Midlands branch of NAWIC introduced its members and supporters to some of the skills needed to "work a room" and develop a network of business contacts. Having begun to build a network you quickly realise that there is little point in putting time and effort into meeting lots of new and exciting people if no business ever develops from those relationships. One of the most important processes that business developers undertake is that of turning a contact into a client. The process consists of a series of steps and key milestones that need to be reached in order to achieve this goal. Great business developers are made, not born. However, NAWIC takes the view that a bit of guidance in developing the right skills can go a long way. This event featured a talk providing a st of tools and details of techniques that can be employed during the conversion process. The event gave attendees a clear understanding of the steps involved to more effectively convert their contacts into clients. Mike Ames is a Business Development Coach with a very successful track record of working with professional firms who want to increase sales but have a limited budget, resources and time. Michael very kindly delivered the talk. The session generated a lively debate about the use of social network sites as a tool for business development.
17 February 2011 2011 kicked off in Ireland with a fantastic night hosted by Arthur Cox at their offices in Dublin. The Construction Contracts Bill if enacted will see adjudication introduced for the first time to construction disputes in Ireland. This will bring enormous change to the landscape of construction disputes in Ireland. We were delighted that Senator Fergal Quinn, who initiated this legislation by way of a private members bill in the Seanad presented to us outlining the history of this bill and the prospects of its enactement into Irish law. Fionuala McCredie, a barrister in Keating Chambers in London then gave us an insight into the experience of adjudication in the UK since its introduction there in 1998. Finally Don O Sullivan of the CIF gave us an insight into the thinking within the CIF of the introduction of adjudication into Ireland. Our thanks to Arthur Cox for a most interesting presentation and for the generous wine and finger food reception which followed.
19 December 2010 For a whole lot of reasons including the current state of mind in the Construction Industry as well as the amount of time being put into the new website by the Irish committee it was decided to keep the Christmas drinks very simple this year. We met up in the Waterloo in Baggot Street and had a few drinks to end another good year of NAWIC in Ireland. Given the huge financial committment involved in the new website there was unfortunately no funds to extend to Christmas drinks. A solicitor member who shall remain nameless with a generous publican client did manage to convince him to put a card behind the bar so a good night was nonetheless had by all.
16 December 2010 Networking Christmas lunch was held at Carluccios in Cabot Circle in Bristol. The lunch was well attended by a good cross section of women in the local construction industry including many new faces who we hope to see in 2011.
25 November 2010
21 October 2010 This was a workshop on successful networking run by Everywoman followed by a cocktail making lesson. The event was highly successful with 36 women in attendance.
09 September 2010
26 August 2010 We were worried in the summer of 2010 about the lack of iconic construction projects such as we had visited in the summer of 2009. This site visit demonstrated that there are always interesting projects going on which do not perhaps get as much attention as the stadiums or airports but which are nonetheless most interesting. We were brought on a walk by the Dublin City Council Flood Defence Unit and Projects Division and shown all the innovative solutions which have been put in place in Dublin bay to prevent against the types of floods which historically caused severe damage in Dublin. It is most interesting to see the beautiful walkways created along the canal which all in fact serve as flood defences. It was a glorious sunny evening in Dublin which helped make this a most enjoyable evening. Our sincere thanks to of DCC for taking us on this walk and for joining us in Slatterys for the pints afterwards.
25 August 2010 We were hosted by Sisk on a site visit to Finzel's Reach in Bristol. Teh site comprises 199 apartments and an office block (in four) buildings over a single basement adjacent to the floating harbour in Bristol City Centre. Despite perilous winds and rain that day, teh event was very well attended by women from all over the Southwest region from a variety of organisations and disciplines.
17 June 2010 This is a brand new hospital build at an existing hospital site. Our thanks to the contractor, PAUL, for a most informative site visit.
29 April 2010 This was the first of the "soft" skills workshops we ran in Ireland. We were hosted by Mason Hayes + Curran at their offices in Dublin. Our thanks and appreciation to Robert McKernan of McKernan Training Solutions for a most interesting interactive workshop focusing on our negotiation skills and how these are determined by the type of personality we are born with. Most of us proved to be "yellow" or "green" personalities but there were a couple of "reds", in particular one quantity surveyor who shall remain nameless, but who may prove tricky to agree a bill with when those "red" traits are let out. Our thanks also to Mason Hayes + Curran for the wine and finger food reception which followed.
07 April 2010 This was a real highlight of 2010. Our sincere thanks to Arup and in particular to Ger Bythell who spent three hours showing 40 of our members around site. The building is truly magnificent and we were privileged to get such an insight into the issues invoved in the construction of a new airport terminal.
24 March 2010
04 March 2010 We were hosted by McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors at their offices in Dublin. Max Abrahamson who is one of the leading construction lawyers in Ireland with over 55 years experience gave a presentation on the Government Standard Form Contracts entitled "For Better or for Worse". The event was once again well attended by 45 people who were treated to a wine and finger food reception by McCann Fitzgerald afterwards.
28 January 2010 2010 kicked off with an event hosted by Dublin Docklands Development Authority at their offices on the Quays on PPP Contracts. The event was chaired by Elizabeth Wheeler of the DDDA. Colm Fanning from McCann Fitzgerald solicitors spoke on the legal aspects of PPP contracts. Grainne Wolfe of Arup spoke on the technical aspects of a PPP contract and John Paul Corkery from the National Development Finance Authority spoke on the financial aspects of a PPP contract. The event was well attended with over 50 people and we retired afterwards to Ely Wine Bar where Michael Punch and Partners kindly hosted us to a drinks reception.
04 December 2009 We finished off our first excellent year in Ireland with a lunch attended by 25 members at the Bridge Cafe in Dublin. The party continued on into the night at Ron Blacks ensuring that the new relationsips forged during the year were well and truly cemented.
29 October 2009 We were hosted by William Fry Solicitors at their offices in Dublin to a presentation by "Spirit of Ireland". This is a group of extremely forward thinking individuals lead by Graham O'Donnell and Professor Igor Shvets who grouped together to formulate a plan which would see Ireland become energy independant within 10 years and create thousands of jobs in the construction industry in the process. The plan involves the construction of wind farms on a massive scale together with hydro dams for the storage of the excess energy generated. Our thanks to William Fry for the generous food and wine reception which followed the presentation. Once again the turnout was excellent with 55 people in attendance.
10 September 2009 Our final site visit of the Summer 2009 was to the brand new Aviva stadium, known to all who know their rugby as Lansdowne Road, the oldest rugby ground in the world. Once again Sisk hosted us for the site visit which was extremely interesting. We were privileged to have been the first non stakeholder group brought on site. For many of us it is the only opportunity we will ever have to stand in the middle of the pitch or in a corporate box. The steel lovers in particular were fascinated with the construction of this magnificent structure. The visit was oversubscribed yet again. Afterwards Eversheds O'Donnell Sweeney hosted us to drinks and finger food in the D4 hotel and once again a most enjoyable night was had by all.
09 September 2009
27 August 2009 The second of the 2009 Summer site visits in Dublin took us to visit site of the magnificent Daniel Libiskind designed Grand Canal Theatre, a brand new 2000 seater theatre. Lafferty Project Management kindly hosted us on this visit. It was fantastic to get a glimpse of the back stage and the incredible eaves of this super new venue. This event was massively oversubscribed reflecting the unique opportunity offered to NAWIC members to visit sites such as this one. Afterwards we retired across the road to Ely Wine Bar where Mason Hayes + Curran hosted us to a super wine and finger food reception. Once again another great night was had by all attendees.
12 August 2009 This was the first of the 2009 Summer site visits in Dublin. Spencer Dock Development Company who were behind this development hosted us on site along with Sisk. Members were given the opportunity to go on to the site of this magnificent structure consisting of a seven storey atrium overlooking Dublin Bay and the Dublin mountains. The venue hosts anything from 7 to 7,000 people. The capacity for the visit was 40 people and it was hugely oversubscribed. Drinks were hosted aferwards by McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors on the Cill Airne, a floating pub on the River Liffey. It was a glorious summers evening and members thoroughly enjoyed the ocasion. Please feel free to browse our photo album in the gallery.
11 June 2009
27 May 2009 This event was hosted by Arup at their Dublin offices. Members of the Metro North project team, Rob Leech, Anne Lillis, Breege Timoney and Karen Vickery gave a most interesting presentation on the various aspects of the project including the background to the project, the environmental challenges faced, procurement of the project and and particular challenges the project faced. Arup kindly hosted us to a drinks reception after the presentation. The event was extremely well attended with over 80 attendees availing of a rare opportunity to hear about the exciting plans for this massive project.
24 April 2009
31 March 2009
10 March 2009 NAWIC was launched in Ireland on the 10 March 2009 at an event hosted by Mason Hayes + Curran Solicitors at their offices in Dublin. A partner at Mason Hayes + Curran Susan Bryson was responsible for launching NAWIC in Ireland. Dr Nael Bunni gave attendees the benefit of his over 50 years experience in the Construction Industry giving a presentation on disputes under the GCCC contracts. There was a huge turnout for the event with over 90 women attending on the night. Mason Hayes + Curran provided a drinks reception afterwards where we were even treated to construction cup cakes. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had signifying the enthusiasm with which NAWIC has been welcomed to Ireland.