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5th March 2018
When I started my career in construction, it was by accident. I was given work experience as a receptionist at a building surveyor’s office in the years when the girls were given the admin tasks and the boys got the [to me] interesting technical roles and I found myself getting hooked on the...
26th February 2018
I discovered the Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA) back when I was a student and decided then that one day I would apply, and one day I would win. Throughout my career the award has been at the back of mind but I wanted to wait to find that moment where I felt worthy of it.
30th November 2017
If you hold any sensitive client, employee or supplier data, you could be at risk of a cyber-attack and data breach. A recent survey by Hiscox insurance found that 51% of UK businesses have experienced a cyber-attack in the past 12 months. Although large organisations such as the NHS attack make...
1st November 2017
Any industry suffering from a skills shortage is shooting itself in the foot if it doesn’t make itself an attractive career option for the entire population. But that’s where we in the construction sector find ourselves, having failed to attract a diverse workforce.
14th August 2017
The consequences of the fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster is likely to put considerable pressure on the resources within the industry to cope with the extensive rework programmes needed to remedy the growing numbers of unsafe buildings.
28th July 2017
I’ve blogged about my job, my location and my professional qualification. What have I learned and what’s next for me?
28th June 2017
In my previous blogs, I’ve talked about my route to a pro construction career and my current role.
8th June 2017
In my last blog I said that a Quantity Surveyor is like an accountant/lawyer/engineer hybrid.
22nd May 2017
You probably don’t associate Sri Lanka with skyscrapers but there are some very tall buildings there. As I was growing up, I became fascinated by the construction of the many high buildings also springing up around me. My father was a Land Surveyor and I knew that I really wanted to become a part...
10th May 2017
Hello. I’m Vipattz Ratnarajah MCIOB. I’m a Native Sri Lankan currently working as a Quantity Surveyor in Brunei Darussalam, a small sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. I was awarded chartered membership from the CIOB in July 2016.

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