Industry insight

Out of office(s) – the growing trend for accommodation conversion

Mar 12, 2019

The construction industry never stands still, and a key part of this thriving sector is the continued quest to source affordable living space for the UK’s expanding population. In addition to ongoing applications to gain permission for development of less urban areas, many construction firms are finding a lucrative market in the transformation of office […]

Shining a light on ‘Safe2Torch’

Feb 05, 2019

Construction techniques and approaches have been evolving considerably over the past few decades, with operatives benefiting from enhanced safety measures and greater technology to increase outputs while upholding strength of construction. However, at times the industry can be slow to adopt new methods of working, reluctant to amend established approaches for more advanced techniques. A […]

Droning on: How drone deployment is creeping into construction

Jan 29, 2019

Even up to a few years ago, the construction industry was known for reluctance to be early adopters, preserving safety through a cautious attitude designed to only deploy tried-and-tested methodologies for the sector. However, as with all industries, the construction sector has recently seen a surge of innovation, with fusions between the traditional and the […]

Staying sane in a stressful industry

Nov 15, 2018

Over the past few months, construction firms are waking up to the fact that their sector, with all its associated stressors and challenges, is having a devastating impact upon many operatives. Anyone who has spent time in delivering construction projects recognises that the ongoing pitfalls, issues, barriers and banter can often leave workers feeling jaded […]

Student housing: Crumbling demand, or constructive investment?

Oct 23, 2018

As this years’ A-level results are published, there has been a flurry of interest in national uptake of student placements at universities. According to reports issued by news agencies including the BBC, while the number of high grades for school leavers has risen, the number of placements fulfilled at universities has decreased. Thought to be […]

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