Promotion

Promoting the value of infrastructure to the Welsh economy and seeking increased investment is a key priority for CECA Wales – both for the benefit of members and, more broadly, for the economy of Wales, a resilient environment and high social value.  We continuously work to raise the profile of CECA Wales amongst clients, politicians and policy makers and we inform and influence policy making wherever and whenever we can.

Of course, getting governments and clients to share our views on infrastructure is always a challenge but we continue to drive the messages home. This is particularly the case now, as we’re in Senedd “election year” as places are up for grabs at the Welsh Parliament. Here’s our manifesto for the incoming government:  https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CECA-Wales-Senedd-Manifesto-Proposals-2021.pdf

And we’re always making our views known to infrastructure related consultations including the new Welsh National Transport Strategy https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CECA-Wales-submission-156610040.pdf and the Welsh Affairs Select Committee inquiries into Rail Infrastructure in Wales https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CECA-Wales-response-to-Welsh-Affairs-Select-Committee-Inquiry-Rail-Infrastructure-in-Wales-Feb-2021-non-logo.pdf and Renewable Energy in Wales https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CECA-Wales-response-to-Welsh-Affairs-Select-Committee-Inquiry-Renewable-Energy-in-Wales-Feb-2021.pdf

Our social media presence has increased considerably over the last year and we are regularly represented in newspaper and online articles as well as other media such as radio and TV.

And our video promoting the work of our members is continuing to be widely visited on YouTube https://www.ceca.co.uk/ceca-wales-valuing-infrastructure-gwerthfawrogiseilwaith/  We’ll be updating this soon to ensure all our members are featured so keep recording all your great projects.

We continue to produce, via our Annual Conferences, a number of industry priority reports including “Active and Healthy Lives” on the role of infrastructure in improving our wellbeing, “Transporting Our Future Generations” which focuses on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and “Streamlining Public Procurement” which is self explanatory!

We also produce regular briefings, articles and blogs on important and topical issues which affect the infrastructure sector and you can view these via the news page on this website.

Infrastructure and Politics : catching the mood!
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The Senedd elections took place in May 2021 and we saw Welsh Labour gain half the seats in the Senedd which is a remarkable achievement given that the proportional representation system is designed to prevent over-domination by one party and more fairly represent the views of the whole electorate. Since the elections Ministerial positions and

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales response to the Welsh Government Road Review announcement
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Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales response to the Welsh Government Road Review announcement (22nd June 2021) The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales: Welcome the opportunity for clarity on future decision-making when it comes to the construction of roads in Wales; Are working constructively as a sector to address the need to decarbonise infrastructure;

Decarbonising Our Infrastructure
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Our joint Annual Conference 2021, hosted jointly by CECA Wales and our partners at ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering) in Wales and the County Surveyors Society (CSS) Cymru, took place “virtually” over 2 consecutive mornings starting on the 11th May and concluding on the 12th May 2021. The latter group represents Wales’ highway authorities