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What technologies will influence construction in 2020?

For several years now there has been much talk about how technology could revolutionise the construction industry. While adoption rates have remained slow technology implementation is gaining momentum. Could 2020 be the year that things really start to change? BIM has already made inroads within the industry and become a requirement for major tenders. It’s…

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How can digital technology improve construction output?

Despite the advances of modern technology, the construction industry is still lagging behind when it comes to digital transformation and using technology to improve output. Digital adoption has been slow, in part due to wariness of new technologies, and in part due to the investment required to roll out implementation. After all these technologies are…

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Infrastructure 2020 Ellis Fox Blog

What does 2020 hold for the infrastructure sector?

Despite lower output in 2019 and challenges of project delays, the infrastructure sector is the one that shows the greatest promise for 2020. Government has announced that major funding is to be made available for the development and improvement of infrastructure. Industry regulators such as Ofwat, too have released their strategic plan for ensuring more…

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Uncertainty - Ellis Fox Blog

The disaster of being in limbo

It’s a strange time of year, especially now in the week between Christmas and New Year. It feels like you should be on holiday even if you’re not. Business seems to slow down and it’s almost as if everyone is waiting for the New Year to start. Generally the time spent working is not the…

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What value do you give?

With Christmas coming up next week there is a lot of focus on gifts. While the spirit of Christmas talks about giving, let’s be honest, all we really want to know is what we’re getting. And that’s fine as long as someone else is willing to give. It’s not that different from the employer /…

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Skills transfer Ellis Fox Blog

How transferable are your skills?

It’s been a tough year for construction in the UK. It’s been one of the industries hardest hit by the uncertainties of Brexit and the resulting economic downturn. A number of construction companies have folded or cut back on jobs, which has left many people wondering how secure their positions really are. It’s no longer…

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Interview truth Ellis Fox Blog

How to get the real truth in interviews

Everyone wants to put their best foot forward in an interview, create a good impression and give the right answers. But at the same time there’s always the fear that being too honest may not get them the job, especially if they didn’t leave their company on good terms. So sometimes they fib a little,…

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Circular economy infrastructure Ellis Fox Blog

Building infrastructure that lasts

Once upon a time things were built to last, and they did impressively well. There are many structures in the UK that are hundreds of years old and still standing strong. Today, however, one of the biggest infrastructure headaches is maintenance. Due to incredibly high volumes of traffic and adverse weather conditions, the UK’s road…

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What is needed to develop London’s infrastructure?

Despite the lack of space London continues to add on average 120 000 people to its population each year. This may be putting pressure on the city’s housing capacity, but the more urgent need is to develop a more effective infrastructure. While there are many projects in the pipeline such as Crossrail and Highways England’s smart…

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Will UK infrastructure sink or swim?

The past week has seen several flood warnings issued in various parts of England as autumn rains are producing much heavier downpours than usual. Some areas experienced a week’s worth of rain in just a few hours and there has already been extensive damage to both homes and infrastructure. To make matters worse, there is…

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What will it take to deliver faster telecoms in the UK?

Technology is amazing, enabling people to connect anytime, anywhere. Well, almost anywhere depending on if there is a reliable internet infrastructure. The UK government has made some ambitious promises regarding upgrading the current fibre and cell phone infrastructure so that more people have access to faster broadbands, yet delivering on these promises is going to…

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Why its all happening in the South West

While many areas and sectors in the construction industry are trading cautiously and tightening their reigns because of a cutback in investments and the uncertainties of Brexit, there is one region where construction projects are growing exponentially. Between housing, infrastructure and civil works it is estimated that the South West region will create more than…

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