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PPE that fits: Construction can lead the change

Momentum has been building at the Chartered Institute of Building as we drive forward a progressive equality, diversity and inclusion programme to help the industry become fairer and more accessible to the full spectrum of society. The business case for a commitment to EDI is well established. Diverse and inclusive organisations have been shown to … Read more

Could the Post Covid Construction Boom be Over?

Value of contracts awarded stable at lower levels than the recent past Lowest level of planning approvals since Sep 2021 Residential planning applications at lowest level since May 2020 The latest data from leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, indicates that April’s downward trend has continued into May and could signal the end of … Read more

Will the increase in remote working impact commercial construction?

Will the increase in remote working impact commercial construction?

Without doubt, the most noticeable and impactful change to the workplace environment during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the seismic shift in workplaces. Those who could work from home were strongly advised to do so. Those who could not either had to carry on but with extra protection, like hospital, shop and delivery workers, or … Read more

Lockdown restrictions to the housing market – How has it affected construction?

Lockdown restrictions to the housing market - How has it affected construction?

The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on sectors across the U.K. construction industry and beyond. At the height of the pandemic, Barbour ABI data confirmed that the industry saw at least £70bn worth of projects delayed or on-hold due to the impact of the coronavirus. In the following weeks, construction was designated as essential … Read more

5 Key Lessons (and what to take from them)

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge amount of upheaval and turmoil in industries across the globe. Although parts of the construction industry were considered vital work, and therefore able to continue after only a short government stoppage, the effects of the coronavirus on the industry were sharply felt. The continued future recovery of the industry … Read more

6 Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted the Construction Industry

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At the start of the year, nobody could have predicted how widespread impact of Covid-19 would be, especially within the construction industry. With no sort of contingency plans in place for this kind of event, the industry was hit hard by site closures, furloughs and redundancies and even some companies calling in the administrators. We … Read more

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