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26th June 2019
Scotland has long been famed for its engineering and construction. From the Lighthouse Stevensons to James Craig, who planned the New Town of Edinburgh, right up to the Falkirk Wheel, the only fully rotating boat lift in the world, which was completed at the start of the 21st century.
25th June 2019
To date, there has been a general reluctance from businesses to publicly report on any incidents of Modern Slavery they have discovered; this may be due to any number of issues such as, fear of clients dropping their contracts, damage to their reputation and an uncertainty on how to manage an...
24th June 2019
When I first got the word ‘quality’ in my job title, I was one of very few across the industry. Health and safety managers are seen as a necessary part of the sector, but quality didn’t come with the same level of respect and understanding on the site. But the role I, and thankfully now many others...
23rd June 2019
This event is a conversation we all own, we want to hear your views and opinions and tap into the expertise you have and, as with every Forum, the programme is packed with discussions around many serious issues affecting the construction industry.
20th June 2019
On June 12 the Home Office brought together representatives from across the construction sector to have a frank and open conversation on how we can eradicate modern slavery from supply chains.
17th June 2019
Every year around this time, I take a bit of time to reflect on what Armed Forces Day means to me. It’s amazing how a short time in the army, by military standards, has been both the catalyst and a stepping stone to what continues to be a rewarding career in the construction industry.
10th June 2019
Scotland’s construction industry has a pivotal national role to play, shaping the future of our diverse built environment improving place making and the lives of our citizens who use them. We are a major contributor to our national economy with a total gross value added (GVA) of 6.1% to the UK...
3rd June 2019
The construction community coming together on an international scale is one opportunity to come from the largest infrastructure project the world has ever seen.
28th May 2019
In our previous blog , we discussed the challenge in ascertaining a true picture of the number of victims of modern slavery in the UK and the importance of businesses’ recognising it as an issue, in order for them to be able to mitigate that risk.
20th May 2019
It’s Dementia Action Week, and a good time to talk about what the construction industry can do to support not just the creation of homes and office spaces, but the development of spaces to help people live well in the buildings we create.

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