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An Interview with Iain McIlwee, CEO of the FIS


This month in our 4 Questions interview, we spoke to Iain McIlwee, CEO of the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS). We discuss the new initiative Iain is spearheading which analyses construction processes and the improvements that can be made with modern methods of construction. Alongside AMA Research and Reading University, Iain is seeking input from across … Read more

An Interview with Brian Green

2022 Content Calendar

We sat down with Brian Green, Analyst and Commentator for construction and housing to discuss the past, present and future of the industry. Brian has been working in the industry for over 30 years and within this interview, he shares his expertise and knowledge following our February content calendar theme: Economics within construction. What have … Read more

An Interview with Peter Chesters, Content Marketing Manager at Barbour Product Search

This month in our 4 Questions interview, we spoke to Peter Chesters, Content Marketing Manager at Barbour Product Search (BPS). We discussed how the service has progressed from becoming a directory book to a specialist marketing tool that puts construction products in front of key decision makers from across the entire specification, procurement and supply chain. … Read more

An Interview with Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive at CRASH

Francesca Roberts Chief Executive at Crash

This month in our 4 Questions interview, we spoke to Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive of CRASH about their unique position charity dedicated to the construction industry. For 2021, Barbour ABI has been raising awareness of the charity’s long-standing Christmas Card Campaign. But there are also many other ways you can get involved to further enhance … Read more

Where Next For Low Carbon Concrete?

Subcontractors Outside

In the wake of COP26 and a boosted focus on low carbon construction, conventional concrete with its high embodied carbon payload remains a crucial material globally. Yet at almost 1 tonne of embodied carbon per 1mᶟ of Portland cement, suppliers are under pressure to develop mixes with a reduced impact on the environment. By and … Read more

Offsite and Modular Building: An Evolutionary Tale

Laing O'Rourkes Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction

Offsite and modular building construction is evolving at pace in an industry that’s often slow to adopt new practices. With a relatively small number of contractors set up to fully embrace it, this month we look at the experience of early adopter Laing O’Rourke and ask where next for this disruptive methodology. “Our view on … Read more

Why Product Traceability Matters

Adam Turk

This month in our 4 Questions interview, we spoke to Adam Turk, CEO of Siderise, which provides innovative insulation solutions for fire, acoustic, and thermal applications internationally. With the surge of digitisation within the construction industry, we spoke to Adam about the company’s adoption of the new BSI Identify system – an innovation set to make … Read more

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