Thought Pieces

September 26, 2017

UK regions get ready for a renaissance

Regional contractors are set for a renaissance as majors turn away from smaller projects, with... More
August 25, 2017

Putting quality at the centre of what we do

Over the last 18 months, the quality of the final product produced by our industry... More
February 8, 2017

“Match Fit” for Brexit

Historians will look back on 2016 as momentous year for the Anglo Saxon world; Donald... More
July 25, 2016

Working collaboratively to raise productivity

The American economist, Paul Krugman famously said: “Productivity isn’t everything but in the long run... More
June 20, 2016

The role and benefits of embracing a coaching culture within a business

I have just completed a Programme for Professional Coaching at Henley Business School. The programme... More
April 5, 2016

New Working at Height Initiative roll-out as part of our never-ending quest to improve Health and Safety

We are very proud of our health and safety record, and believe our record compares... More
March 7, 2016

Better careers advice and a stronger classroom presence could help construction firms tackle the South’s chronic skills shortage, says construction chief

The chronic construction skills shortage in the South of England could be tackled within a... More
March 4, 2016

Horse-led Learning on the Leadership Development Programme

“I think horse-led learning might be ideal for this stage of the Leadership Development Programme”,... More
February 10, 2016

A Non-executive Director’s View – Chad Murrin

My first in depth exposure to the building industry began at the end of 2006,... More
January 15, 2016

The power of positive communications in the construction industry

Most companies have a business plan setting out their financial forecasts for turnover, overheads and... More
December 3, 2015

How can small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) make the most of BIM?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is seen by many in the construction industry as a new... More
December 2, 2015

Our Great and Profitable Industry

It is wonderful to hear so many people say how much they enjoy working in... More
November 16, 2015

From Lecture Theatre to Construction Site – My First Three Months at Beard

My name is Michael Parkes and I’m currently on a year-long industrial placement as part... More
September 17, 2015

Lego’s® Emmet Encouraging the Next Generation?

Unless you have been living under a rock for a while you will have noticed... More
August 17, 2015

Supporting the development of Alexander Devine new hospice for children in Berkshire

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiona Devine and the wider Alexander Devine Hospice Team... More
July 29, 2015

Is Raising Productivity the Real Answer to the Construction Industry’s Looming Skills Crisis?

After the 18% downturn in the Construction Industry caused by the credit crunch, it is... More

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