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An Interview with Dr David Hancock, Director of Construction at the IPA

Interview with Dr David Hancock

This month in our 4 Questions interview we spoke to Dr David Hancock, Director of Construction at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). Having worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors, David now leads the Government Construction Team and chairs the Government Construction Board for the Cabinet Office and the IPA. Following the release of … Read more

How the Low Carbon ‘Circular Twin’ Might Disrupt Traditional Projects

Louise Townsend

With COP26 nearly upon us, this first of two articles on low carbon construction features a Morgan Sindall-led initiative that aims to shake up how projects are delivered. Next week we will take a look at Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan and some of the industry issues encountered when devising it. Lowering construction’s carbon footprint … Read more

Innovations Within The Health and Safety Sector

Southhampton General Hospital

Bam Construction’s Southampton general hospital project saw two distinct innovations that could have far reaching consequences for health and safety. The recently completed job entailed the delivery of a new five-storey extension, including a large expansion of the hospital’s general intensive care unit. Bam project manager Matt Crookes explains that the first of these was … Read more

An Interview with Steve Shelley, Chief Analyst at Barbour ABI


This month in our 4 Questions interview we spoke to our very own Chief Analyst, Steve Shelley. Steve has worked at Barbour ABI for over 25 years and is the analytical brains behind so much of Barbour ABI’s analysis and monthly reporting. He discusses the brand new National Infrastructure & Construction Pipeline (NICP) delivered in partnership … Read more

4 Questions on the Heat Networks Planning Database

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In our 4 Questions interview… This month, in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we spoke to Tanja Groth, Director of Urban Resilience at Sweco. Sweco are avid users of the Heat Networks Planning Database. In this interview Tanja describes how the database has supported Sweco’s work in tracking the shift … Read more

4 Questions with Tom Moloney

Tom Moloney

This month we spoke to Tom Moloney, Managing Director at CIS Ireland. CIS work closely with Barbour ABI, and Tom laid out the company’s history, as well as the future prospects of Irish construction as the industry recovers from 2020. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tom, can you tell me about yourself and your company CIS Ireland? I am the … Read more

How do we build trust within construction?


We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI, as well as connecting with major figures within the industry to learn what makes them thrive. This month we spoke to Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), a partner organisation of Barbour … Read more

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