Construction body Be launches one-day course package on collaborative working.
Construction think tank Be, formerly Collaborating for the Built Environment, has launched a training package to help firms implement the Egan principles of collaborative working.

The package consists of six sets of notes and slides, which trainers can use to deliver one-day courses on topics such as setting up and managing integrated design teams and suppliers.

The package was developed by the body, which was formed from the merger of the Reading Construction Forum, the Design Build Foundation and the Construction Industry Training Board.

Sir Michael Latham, the chairman of the CITB, said: “The package develops vital skills and knowledge with guidance for clients.”

Kevin Thomas, chairman of the working group that produced the package, said: “This delivers the means to ensure people are fully up to speed, not only with the principles, but more importantly, how to make it happen.”

Richard Saxon, the marketing director of Building Design Partnership, who chairs Be, said: “Members of my profession have long wanted to be able to collaborate with specialists earlier in the process. But they need training.”