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The time is now to build our future

04/10/2018, 12:06 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Image
building-an-exhibition-for-construction UK Construction Week’s Nathan Garnett looks ahead to next week’s show, highlighting the key topics for discussion, the importance of role models and why in an ever evolving industry, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve. Building an exhibition must provide some insight on what it's like to work...

The time is right to licence the building industry

04/07/2018, 15:49 | By: Brian Berry | #Image
the-time-is-right-to-licence-the-building-industry Following the launch of the Federation of Master Builders' independent research report, ‘Licence to build: A pathway to licensing UK construction’ in the House of Lords this week, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, details the benefits of introducing a licensing scheme for the whole construction...

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...

A Formula for Success: Managing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

09/11/2017, 12:37 | By: Isabel Martinson MBE | #Image
a-formula-for-success-managing-equality-diversity-inclusion Isabel Martinson MBE, Executive Chairman at the Considerate Constructors Scheme, explains how the introduction of gradual behavioural changes within the industry are begining to bear fruit; helping raise construction’s standards above and beyond statutory requirements. The construction industry has...
educating-people-on-a-career-in-construction Alexandra Logan, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Cundall, discusses challenging perceptions of construction, why the industry needs to become better at communicating, and how open dialogue between young people, educators and the industry can turn the tide on the skills shortage. It’s been well...

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...