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Addressing the skills shortage gap in the construction sector

Andrew Murphy, managing director at Boss Training, expert providers of construction health & safety training across the UK, talks through the possible solutions for bridging the construction skills gap

The impact of EU migrants in the UK construction industry

With significant skills shortage restricting construction economic growth in the industry, James Morris, managing director at Tower Eight, provides an insight into why there is a real importance of immigration to the labour market

Can concrete keep up its popularity?

Concrete is the most consumed man-made material and four billion tonnes of it was produced in 2017

Key opportunities and challenges facing the construction industry

What does Brexit have in store for the UK construction industry, particularly when it comes to the development of newbuilds? Asks Jerald Solis, business development and acquisitions director at Experience Invest

Housebuilding’s saviour

Geoff Fawkes, director of The McAvoy Group, looks at how offsite construction is helping to address the housing crisis by increasing productivity

Biophilic building design and how it impacts our physical and psychological...

With a growing number of people spending the vast majority of their time indoors, there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that creating strong connections between nature and man-made environments can increase our wellbeing. Here, Dr Ed Suttie, research director, BRE, considers how biophilic building design can positively influence our physical and psychological health.

New ‘combustibles’ legislation: an informed policy for timber construction?

Following the government’s decision to restrict the use of combustible materials in the external walls of new buildings over 18m tall from last December, Jeremy English, considers the impact of the legislation and the immediate and longer-term implications to the construction sector.

Tackling the skills shortage

Lisa Tomlin, CEO of flooring and floor coverings distributor, CFS, considers what the flooring and wider construction industry must do to tackle the skill shortage

Inspirational flooring

Janet Lowe, head of marketing UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains how to create a flooring scheme that is both practical and inspirational for all education settings

A dynamic approach to fire safety system design

The role of digital tools such Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling in the design of fire safety systems