Net zero construction Ellis Fox Blog

Is regulation the only path to net-zero for the built environment?

Despite increasing extreme weather events, and rising costs of materials, the push to achieve net zero in the built environment is proceeding at snail’s pace. While there are a handful of success stories, in general, investors still seem hesitant to lay out the capital to […]

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Recruitment partner Ellis Fox Blog

What makes recruitment partnerships work

Despite the skills shortage and the constrained budgets, some Tier 1 and 2 firms are winning at hiring and attracting top talent. Is it the company name that’s drawing the right people in? Is it the high-profile projects? Or is it how they work with […]

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Gender hiring Ellis Fox Blog

How one infrastructure project is challenging industry norms

To have a workforce that is 40% women is rare in construction and infrastructure. As a norm, you’re lucky if there’s 10-15% women on a project. Yet on a major energy infrastructure project that currently has 500 employees and will be ramping up to 8000 […]

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Apprentice construction Ellis Fox Blog

How the UK government plans to fill the skills gap in construction

A recent report estimated that more than a quarter of a million workers will be needed in construction between now and 2028. As a result, government has singled out construction as one of the sectors to benefit from skills development. It’s an ambitious plan with […]

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Circular construction materials Ellis Fox Blog

Circular economy progress in UK construction

A recent news article proudly announced that the use of recycled aggregates is at their highest levels to date. It’s an achievement for sure and something to be proud of, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. According to the report 73.5 million tonnes of […]

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Talent Construction Ellis Fox Blog

How can you win the flight for talent in construction?

We know that most Main Contractors are struggling to find and retain the talent they need. With more jobs available than a dwindling workforce can provide, it’s not just about attracting more people into the industry, it’s about finding the right people. Expertise, experience, understanding […]

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Water infrastructure Ellis Fox Blog

What are the most pressing issues for the UK’s water infrastructure?

It’s an expectation of modern day to be able to turn on a tap and get clean water. Yet with increasing levels of pollution, as well as floods and droughts becoming more common, ensuring a clean and reliable water supply is becoming more challenging. As […]

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Construction costs Ellis Fox Blog

As construction costs skyrocket, can skills make a difference?

A recent review indicated that London is now the most expensive city to build in. More expensive than Geneva, Zurich, Munich, New York City and San Francisco. It’s not just London making the list, there are seven other UK cities in the top 20. Why […]

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Green spaces Ellis Fox Blog

Why Construction needs to focus on creating Green Spaces in urban areas

In terms of climate change, construction and specifically infrastructure, are facing a number of challenges. Aging infrastructure is proving to be less resilient to extreme weather events. Repairs and upgrades are costly, as are the disruptions to communities while these are undertaken. There are many […]

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Management productivity Ellis Fox

How managers can promote productivity

In the debates around four-day work weeks and remote working, one of the main concerns companies have, is productivity. How do managers know that their team is working if they don’t see them in the office? Will they be able to get through their workload […]

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