The Construction Clients Group has left the British Property Federation to join Constructing Excellence.

The CCG started up 18 months ago at the BPF but has now decided to expand under the umbrella of Constructing Excellence.

Graham Farrant, CCG chairman, said: “A number of options were available to ensure the successful future and growth of CCG. Following extensive negotiations, we are very pleased to become an integral part of CE, within a structure that maintains a strong independent but co-ordinated voice for clients.”

In a further development, the Strategic Forum is to review the content and management of the CCG’s clients’ Charter.

We are very pleased to become a part of CE

Graham Farrant, CCG chairman

Forum chairman Peter Rogers said: “We need to maintain momentum on adoption of clients’ charter principles and to do that, and to ensure we meet the forum’s next round of targets [50% of projects by value pursuing charter principles by 2007], we need to make sure the charter is relevant and up-to-date.”

The review will be managed by a cross-sector group led by CCG and has the full support of stakeholders such as the Housing Corporation and the Highways Agency.

Specification research

Next week, Building is unveiling research by Taylor Nelson into product specification. The study, the largest of its kind in the construction industry, is a comprehensive analysis of the entire specification chain. The results will be presented at the following venues:

London on 21 September, Manchester on 23 September, and Bristol on 28 September. If you would like to attend, contact Sarah Hughlock on 020-7560 4100.