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NEC BIRMINGHAM   08-10 OCTOBER 2019

Unlock opportunity, a new attitude to recruitment 12/09/2018, 16:58 | By: Matthew Tilt | #Skills
unlock-opportunity-a-new-attitude-to-recruitment Matthew Tilt, Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Onley, explains how a government-led drive to reduce reoffending could not only lead to safer streets, but help meet the construction’s recruitment needs. Prisons, with their high walls and closed gates, are often the last place businesses think to...
Help young people to help you, you know it makes sense! 15/08/2018, 13:37 | By: Christine Townley | #Skills
helping-young-people-to-regenerate-their-lives-communities Ahead of her CPD workshop at UK Construction Week – Helping young people to regenerate their lives & communities – Christine Townley, skills and diversity champion at CT Consultants, explains how helping young people help themselves could help your business flourish. We are in challenging times…...
3-things-they-don-t-tell-you-when-responding-to-a-bid Nick Pearce Strategic Director at brand and communications consultancy JPC, shares three must-do things when bidding for large contracts. Search online and you’ll find a wealth of advice on Bid tendering. It sounds pretty obvious and formulaic when you read it. Bid or No bid. Make a plan. Form a...
serious-about-your-working-relationships-get-comfortable-with-the-fact-that-you-re-going-to-be-uncomfortable Ahead of his talk at UK Construction Week – Raising Our Game in the Science of Team Chemistry – Paul Fox, Founder of Constructive Coaching, explains why teams that hold each other to account are the most humane and rewarding to be a part of. Avoiding a sticky conversation, not intervening when a team...
delivering-right-first-time-though-the-inspection-and-test-plan-process Ahead of his talk at the Quality in Construction Summit on June 7, Mike Buss, Head of Quality at Taylor Woodrow, discusses the true purpose of an Inspection & Test Plan, and explains that while an essential assurance tool, we must consider how we plan, manage and monitor the delivery process itself if...
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...
Tearing down walls 09/01/2018, 17:16 | By: Håvard Bell | #Skills
tearing-down-walls Ahead of his talk at The Ultimate BIM Summit on 31 January, Håvard Bell, CEO at Catenda AS, explains how in the age of digitization, the construction industry should be tearing down walls, not building them. We might be in the business of building walls, but when it comes to the ways we will work...
Bridging the gap between industry and education 03/01/2018, 12:40 | By: Mirona Tomala | #Skills
bridging-the-gap-between-industry-and-education Mirona Tomala, Development Graduate at Southern Housing Group, draws on her recent experience as a post-graduate to address some of the key factors contributing to the UK's construction skills crisis. The status of the skills shortage in the industry is well and widely known; reports published,...
Meeting future energy demands 23/11/2017, 15:19 | By: Dr Liam Lidstone | #Skills
meeting-future-energy-demands There is a definitive positive momentum in the electric vehicle market. Government and car manufacturer announcements this year show a pathway to a drastic increase in electric vehicle utilisation and penetration into the global car market. But how prepared are we in the UK to manage the change...
Don’t shy away from the F-word 01/08/2017, 10:11 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Skills
don-t-shy-away-from-the-f-word UK Construction Week’s Nathan Garnett explains what the F-Gas Regulations mean for specifiers, owners and users in the HVAC industry and why it’s important to act now. You’ve probably heard of F-Gases and know a bit about them, but are you aware of the significant impact they have on the HVAC...
A tragic reminder that safety is paramount 03/07/2017, 09:45 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Skills
a-tragic-reminder-that-safety-is-paramount In light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week’s Nathan Garnett explains why the industry must act swiftly to decipher the latest guidance and advice, why we must deliver facts and not speculation, and why there can be nothing more important than the safety of a building's occupants, no matter...
Redefining the term ‘event’ for construction marketers 26/06/2017, 08:47 | By: Philip Armitage | #Skills
redefining-the-term-event-for-construction-marketers In the countdown to UK Construction Week, Philip Armitage, director at Manchester-based branding and communications agency Refinery, explains how meaningful online and offline interactions can keep exhibitors front of mind – pre, during and post-show. It takes rich content and extended (and...
The clock is ticking... know your rating? 19/06/2017, 11:27 | By: Nathan Garnett | #Skills
the-clock-is-ticking-know-your-rating UK Construction Week’s Nathan Garnett underlines the importance of knowing your current EPC rating and why this is such a pressing matter. Hands up if you know what your EPC rating is? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A to G, this is required...
How to make social media work in construction 30/05/2017, 09:41 | By: Anna Jester | #Skills
how-to-make-social-media-work-in-construction Anna Jester is director of Jester Communications and helps companies deliver inspired communication, both inside and out, for improved business performance. With a specialism in construction, she looks at the value of social media in the sector and shares some golden rules to making it work for your...
Election message is ‘grow your own skills’ 22/05/2017, 11:24 | By: Tony Howard | #Skills
election-message-is-grow-your-own-skills Tony Howard, Director of Training at BESA, on why it’s more important than ever to nurture the workforce of tomorrow, why vocational training is crucial to tackling the UK’s poor productivity, and how the introduction of T Levels can help support the development of a more prosperous and inclusive...
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...