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NEC BIRMINGHAM   09-11 OCTOBER 2018

Political correctness has gone mad?

01/08/2018, 15:24 | By: Angela Dapper | #Diversity
political-correctness-has-gone-mad Ahead the UK Construction Week panel discussion – Political Correctness has gone mad? – Angela Dapper, Partner at Denton Corker Marshall, explains why the positive impacts of diversity can no longer be ignored, why it makes sense that the construction industry is represented by all corners of society,...

Technology, diversity and the ability to deliver

25/07/2018, 16:01 | By: Lord David Blunkett | #Diversity
technology-diversity-and-the-ability-to-deliver Ahead of his talk at UK Construction Week, Lord David Blunkett, Chair of the Heathrow Skills Taskforce, discusses both the ethical and economic benefits of a more inclusive industry, and why new solutions to old problems will require an entirely different type of workforce. There is an enormous...
why-are-women-in-construction-leaving-their-hard-won-jobs-and-what-can-be-done-about-it Ahead of her keynote discussion at UK Construction Week, Barbara Res, the woman behind Trump Tower, explains why women in the U.S. are turning their backs on construction, and what the industry can do to buck this alarming trend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to men, women in...
why-aren-t-more-women-working-in-the-builder-s-merchant-industry UKCW Role Model and Customer Experience Director at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, Magda Dexter, explains how a summer job at her local builders merchants quickly became a fulfilling and prosperous career, and why the industry must do more to make the plethora of roles in construction more...

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...
redefining-the-role-of-the-role-model With women making up just 11 per cent of the construction workforce, Manon Bradley, Development Director at the Major Projects Association, draws on her experience as a World Champion Powerlifter to re-examine the role of the role model, and explains why the "accepted wisdom" of setting examples...
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...

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...