Construction WFH, is it Constructive?

The beginnings of flexible working or working from home, alongside digital technology to support it, have been fairly well embraced as a result of lockdown – even the traditional construction industry can adapt quickly when something becomes crucial for survival! Is perhaps the increased flexible working and increased trust one of the ‘Covid cloud’s’ silver linings, that could attract more people to the Construction Industry?

Changed ‘pandemic’ attitudes and Construction recruitment: Survival or Revival

Changed ‘pandemic’ attitudes and Construction recruitment: Survival or Revival

THE NEW NORMAL – If you now find you or your business in an entirely or even just a slightly different place,  why not consider a quiet look at the market or seek some business advice to devise a renewed strategy and embark down a new path. People’s guiding principles have been turned on their heads in various ways; mindsets and attitudes feel different – perhaps because what is important to us has altered and crystallised into a slightly different…

It is not who you know ——– it is who you trust!

It is not who you know ——– it is who you trust!

Many talented construction professionals and successful contractors are currently finding themselves in uncharted waters, looking quietly for new opportunities for themselves or strategic recruitment advice as heads of departments or businesses. Who you know well within your own network and connections are a good starting point to uncover information or opportunities.  However, when it comes to recruiting for key strategic positions or finding the right opportunity for yourself in these unpredictable and challenging times, a trusting search and recruitment specialist…

Preconstruction Preconstruction Preconstruction

The only mantra that seems to currently matter ….   Preconstruction, Preconstruction, Preconstruction.   WHICH COMPANIES ARE  going to do well in these difficult times?  Only those with a well-oiled and appropriate preconstruction team will live to see another day and those who NAIL IT will LEAD the market coming out of this mess. Some may think these times are a stark reminder of the last recession where pre-construction was the only place where there was any activity whatsoever apart from some lagging projects that were won before the world fell off the…

Scotland’s MMC Future: Evolution or Extinction

Scotland’s MMC Future: Evolution or Extinction

In the fifth of our debate series we assembled a panel of experts to look at modern methods of construction: how can Scotland maximise their uses to develop a globally competitive edge? The main issues addressed were: Scotland’s MMC journey so far The barriers to MMC in Scotland The opportunities for all variants of MMC to be adopted and its future role in Scotland The Scottish Skills Agenda and MMC Standards and quality compliance in MMC – cultural and International…

Debate Event: Modern Methods of Construction

Debate Event: Modern Methods of Construction

Modern methods of construction: how can Scotland maximise their uses to develop a globally competitive edge? A wide range of modern methods of construction (MMC) processes have been developed to help the construction industry deliver project benefits in terms of time, cost, quality and sustainability. Some sectors have embraced these more than others and some processes have completely changed the way the industry operates. The Scottish Government set a clear challenge within its Sustainable Housing Strategy a number of years…

Blue Monday, blood moon; but what if it’s all greener on the other side?

Blue Monday, blood moon; but what if it’s all greener on the other side?

Today is apparently the most depressing day of the year! And if you got up early today and witnessed the “super blood wolf moon”, maybe you are also feeling the “impending doom” of the blood moon – or perhaps you started your day with an air of mystical optimism, rather than succumbing to gloomy dour of legend and of a Blue Monday phenomenon created by an advertising executive with let’s face it, not so much science behind it but a…