Industry insight

The three pillars of sustainability in construction

Nov 27, 2019

Periodically a new way of thinking shifts the approach of businesses. Early adopters recognise the strength in a new idea and other businesses quickly follow suit. New concepts provide a framework for more positive operating methods and swiftly become mainstream. Over the past decade, sustainability is one such approach that has readily become an embedded […]

Health benefits vs risks – how to enjoy the Spring sunshine

May 20, 2019

Have you ever noticed how everything changes as soon as the first signs of Spring appear? Crocuses peek out from the earth, people start smiling more and gardens suddenly bloom into life after months of lying dormant. There’s long been a joke around the way British people burst with enthusiasm as soon as the first […]

The hidden costs of our virtual reality

Apr 18, 2019

This brings all manner of benefits, not least because our world is predominantly digital, and children with technological awareness are more likely to succeed when they come to enter their careers. No industry is exempt from increased ‘digitisation’, as society uses ever more complex technologies to replace what used to be solely manual labour. These […]

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 […]

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 […]