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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.

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Robotics for all – low cost interventions

26/09/2018, 15:29 | By: Graham Brown | #Innovation
robotics-for-all-low-cost-interventions Ahead of his talk Robotic Buildings For All at UK Construction Week, Graham Brown, Director at Envelope Architects, explains why the topic of on-site manufacturing is ripe for conversation. We are in exciting, but nervous times and I for one am exhausted by the repetitive statements that Britain...
why-should-anyone-have-to-choose-between-heating-and-eating With energy prices rising for the second time this year, Max Halliwell, Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, explores the impact this is likely to have on fuel poverty and looks at what can be done to help. As we move from a scorching summer towards the cold of winter, the price of energy is in...

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...
why-thinking-in-straight-lines-is-ineffective-in-the-construction-industry IEMA CEO, Tim Balcon, explains why the construction industry must adopt “circular” ways of working if it is to become smarter, more efficient and ultimately more responsible. Straight lines make sense to humans, at least at first glance. They have a beginning, a middle and an end – like every story,...