blog Logo


Construction Matters... and so do you

Through collaboration and a unified voice, UK construction can make itself heard like never before, shout about its positive impact on our society, and educate the wider population on its importance.

Forming part of a wider campaign that harnesses the power of social media and national press to champion our industry, the UK Construction Week blog – Construction Matters – aims to provide an invaluable platform for both industry stakeholders and innovative brands to address the key themes and topics facing UK construction today.

Have your say. Pitch your ideas to:

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...
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...

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...