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Carillion: Were the government distracted by Brexit?

18/01/2018, 15:37 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Blog
carillion-were-the-government-distracted-by-brexit Following the dramatic collapse of Carillion, UK Construction Week’s Nathan Garnett asks, did the UK’s second largest construction company slip through the cracks because the government were sidetracked by Brexit, and are private finance initiatives really devoid of risk? The demise of Carillion this...

Building homes the continental way

12/12/2017, 12:02 | By: David Dundas | #Collaboration
building-homes-the-continental-way Lichfield City Councillor and Governor of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, David Dundas, explains how adopting a continental approach to housebuilding would allow local building contractors the opportunity to work on larger housing developments, currently in the hands of a few national...

Incentivising change: Show me the money

12/06/2017, 10:31 | By: Sasha Reed | #Collaboration
incentivizing-change-show-me-the-money Sasha Reed, Vice President of Strategic Development at Bluebeam Inc, reflects on the BIM Level 2 mandate, explains why it's a risky proposition for many of the groups required to use it, and why the industry must ensure that whatever means are used to deliver on its promise, everyone benefits...

FIS Skills: Joining the dots

05/06/2017, 13:39 | By: Helen Yeulet | #Collaboration
joining-the-dots Helen Yeulet, Skills Delivery Director at FIS Skills, sets out what the new FIS Skills Programme, Fit-Out Futures, has planned for skills development within the finishes and interiors sector. It seems the construction sector is broken. It’s no secret that skills shortages, caused by lack of new...

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...

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...