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Opinion

Opinion

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  • The most wonderful time of the year

    11 Dec 2018 David O'Leary - Policy Director, HBF
    HBF policy director David O’Leary delves deeply – and with some excitement - into the government’s recently released net housing supply statistics
  • Eddie Hughes MP: We can change construction for the better

    06 Dec 2018 Eddie Hughes, MP for Walsall North
    Policymakers must focus on improving the quality of the built environment and ensuring the highest standards are met in all new-build housing, argues Eddie Hughes MP
  • The offsite technologies Morgan Sindall is embracing

    06 Dec 2018 David Rowsell, Area Director, Northern Home Counties, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
    Construction may be have been slow to adopt new technology but the advance of offsite manufacturing means that the pace of innovation is finally accelerating, explains David Rowsell, area director for Northern Home Counties, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction can do better – but it needs help

    28 Nov 2018 Tom Fitzpatrick, Editor of Construction News
    The construction industry is divided into two groups of people, traditionalists who are reticent to change and those who are taking the risk to do things a better way. Tom Fitzpatrick, Editor of Construction News, predicted the downfall of companies that resisted modernisation 
  • Thought for tomorrow: Loads of old rubbish

    23 Nov 2018 Charles Bettes, Managing Director, Gpad London

    Gpad London’s Charles Bettes shares his vision of the building industry in 25 years’ time and how considering waste will become part of every decision

  • Brexit: the stakes are too high not to shake our bad habits

    15 Nov 2018 Mark Farmer, Founding Director and Chief Executive, Consultant Cast and author of the industry report Modernise or Die

    Industry expert Mark Farmer gives his opinion on the economic impact Brexit will have and how construction has to embrace radical change to meet the economic shock.

  • The way London’s rush for the skies has been handled means the chance of introducing a coherent tall buildings strategy is severely limited
  • Nicole Lazarus explains how One Planet Oxfordshire is bringing together people and organisations from across the county to plan for a better, more sustainable future
  • UK construction is now ready to be a world-beater

    02 Nov 2018 Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, Transforming Construction - Innovate UK
    Sam Stacey, the Challenge Director for Transforming Construction at Innovate UK gives his thoughts in this piece on construction is facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformation and that can establish the UK as a role model and service provider for construction around the world.
  • With Brexit already taking its toll on construction’s workforce, Andrew Stunell, Liberal Democrat construction spokesperson, says we have to act with speed to mitigate the worst effects of this political folly
  • Mace's pitch to solve construction's plastic problem

    26 Oct 2018 Isabelle McAllister, Director of Sustainability, Mace
    More than 300m tonnes of plastic waste now litter the world’s oceans, risking the disruption and decline of the delicate ecosystem that supports so much life across the globe. But what does plastic in the ocean have to do with UK construction sites?
  • Are we creating enough in-depth learning spaces?

    22 Oct 2018 Helen Groves, architect director, Atkins

    Helen Groves says that while universities have great areas where students can work together and interact, they lack spaces to allow quiet immersion in study

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