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NEC BIRMINGHAM   10-12 OCTOBER 2017

geared-up-and-ready-to-go-the-time-is-right-for-timber Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, explains why innovative timber construction is the only way to meet government housing targets, and why offsite's key players are lining up to take centre stage. The dust has now settled following the launch of the Housing White...

Construction Matters in this General Election

18/04/2017, 15:26 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Collaboration
construction-matters-in-this-general-election Following Theresa May’s surprise announcement of a snap general election, UK Construction Week's Nathan Garnett, stresses the importance of construction to the UK's economy and calls on the industry to fight against the noise of what could become EU Referendum Number 2. It hardly seems we get a year...

Changing, Gaming and Training

10/04/2017, 09:27 | By: Sarah Davis | #Skills
changing-gaming-and-training Sarah Davis is CEO of Skills4Stem, a skills and succession planning consultancy with a focus within the built environment. She reflects on how innovative approaches to skills analysis might help better prepare the industry for the challenges of tomorrow. If we look ahead – the next 5, 10 or 15 years...
addressing-the-skills-shortage-through-diversity-and-inclusion Christina Riley, Founder of LGBT Construct, discusses the impact of Brexit on UK construction, the importance of a dynamic skilled workforce, and why we must change the culture of the industry through collaboration on the diversity agenda. Last week the government triggered Article 50 and Brexit...
moving-towards-smarter-buildings-infrastructure-and-energy Paul Reeve, Director of Business and External Affairs at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, predicts the 2017 climate for the electrical energy industry. The production, distribution and use of electrical energy has always invited technological change, and, occasionally, commercial disruption....

Competency equals customer service?

20/03/2017, 10:51 | By: Roger Webb | #Skills
competency-equals-customer-service Roger Webb, Director of External Affairs for the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), reflects on the recent publication of The Bonfield Review and what implications this may have for plumbing and heating professionals in the UK. After much anticipation and with little...
are-the-virtues-of-iot-subject-to-hype-or-becoming-part-of-the-fake-news-that-is-becoming-the-vogue-of-2016-17 Brian Back, Managing Director and Founder of Radio Data Networks Limited, on the misinformation concerning IoT, why it’s important to educate the market to ask the right questions, and who is actually responsible should it all go wrong? Has anybody stopped to think about the consequences of IoT...

Why don’t young people want to work in construction?

06/03/2017, 09:53 | By: Jacques Prior-Chadfield | #Image
why-don-t-young-people-want-to-work-in-construction The construction industry is facing a skills shortage and not enough young people are taking up careers in the sector. Why are millennials turning their backs on jobs in construction and what needs to be done to spin their opinions back around? Fifteen year old guest blogger and Year 10 work...

Construction Matters… and so do you

05/03/2017, 10:55 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Blog
construction-matters-and-so-do-you To mark the launch of the UK Construction Week blog, Event Director, Nathan Garnett, discusses the importance of a unified voice, why it's essential our education system invests in the next generation of construction talent and how you can help champion the industry through UK Construction Week’s...