Will digital technology be the game changer for the construction industry?

Will digital technology be the game changer for the construction industry?

Between government budget cut announcements, questions surrounding highways maintenance and housing backlogs, as well as the Carillion collapse, the construction industry has made news headlines a lot, lately. There are calls for improvements in all areas of the industry from better procurement processes through to improving productivity, skills training and construction safety. The question is;…

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Commuters and contractors affected as government cuts roadworks funding

Commuters and contractors affected as government cuts roadworks funding

Londoners may soon find they are in for a bumpy ride commuting on London’s highway network. This after the joint venture between Colas, VolkerHighways and AECOM (CVU) recently announced that they will be quitting their eight year contract with Transport for London (TfL) three years early. Billion Pound contract loses its shine In 2013 CVU…

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New opportunities for contractors in Highways England’s RIP

New opportunities for contractors in Highways England’s RIP

Industry reports reveal that as it reaches its budget limits (estimated to happen by December 2018) Highways England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) will be scrapped. The programme which was launched in 2014 with the objective of managing contracts relating to road maintenance and enhancements on roads in the UK, will then be replaced with the…

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What do you need to move into top management?

What do you need to move into top management?

Traditionally senior roles are filled by those who hold MBA’s or university degrees combined with a depth of on-the-job industry experience. It’s rare for a director or CEO to be without such a qualification. In fact in the UK, less than 2% of top management got there without a university degree, ether in engineering or…

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Who you are matters more than what you are.

Who you are matters more than what you are.

There’s a saying that who you know matters more than what you can do, implying that relationships and business connections are often the key to opening doors for new opportunities. But can the same be said of who you are as a person? Does it really matter more than what you can do as an…

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What’s stopping you from hiring the best person for the job?

What’s stopping you from hiring the best person for the job?

There’s something sneaking into your interviews and you’re probably not even aware of it. Yet this very thing – bias – could be preventing you from hiring the best person. Bias happens whether we want it to or not, because we’re simply programmed that way as humans. Our experiences shape our perceptions and we do…

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