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Competitive Edge to be Gained by Early Adopters of Building Product ID

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The word ‘change’ is frequently applied to construction, particularly in terms of the industry needing to adapt to smarter more sustainable ways of working and creating safer, more energy-efficient buildings. But is the sector ready or even willing to embrace the opportunities that come its way thanks to advances in building technology? Building supply chain … Read more

A big thank you to all of CRASH’s Christmas card donors!

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Thank you to all the companies who donated and supported the CRASH Christmas Card Appeal 2021. As an industry you have raised £80,709 for the CRASH Christmas card appeal, which will enable CRASH charity to construct places that care for men and women who are homeless, and children and adults who need hospice care. Your … 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

CRASH Christmas Card Appeal 2021

The Crash Christmas card appeal

CRASH has been the UK construction industry’s charity since 1996 and this Christmas they need your help! Since being founded in 1996, CRASH has made it their mission to help the less fortunate, not just at Christmas but all year round. CRASH is a charity which helps homeless adults and anyone who needs end of … Read more

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

The Importance of Value Engineering

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Value Engineering, or as Dame Judith Hackitt described it, “The race to the bottom” has long been a part of the construction industry. Chris Ashworth of Competitive Advantage considers what it is, how it is used and the future implications for the industry. Value engineering was first developed during the Second World War to overcome … 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

Construction Marketing Post-Brexit

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Following Brexit, the UK’s official withdrawal from the EU on January 31st 2020, the construction industry has had to contend with numerous challenges, also largely relating to the impacts of Covid-19. Covid 19 meant many sites and projects were shut down. There were impacts on supply chains (including availability and prices) and increased health and … Read more

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