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Why Modular Buildings and Lighting Controls Are A Class Act

As class sizes reach all-time highs and budgets keep shrinking, Martyn Frear, business development manager at CP Electronics, explains why modular buildings and lighting controls can ease the squeeze on schools and education.

New code sets new standards for flat roofing

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has published the BS 6229: 2018 - flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof covering ¬– code of practice

What can construction companies do to improve gender equality?

Gender inequality is a long-standing issue that has crept into every industry, and construction is no different. Though many industries have a fairly even ratio of male to female employees at entry level, there are almost always fewer women at the top says 3B Training

How apprenticeships can address the UK STEM skill shortage

Nationwide, we're experiencing a shortage of workers who have skills in STEM which is overall affecting the economy. Amy Hodgetts from Houghton International, explores why apprenticeships are the answer

Can concrete keep up its popularity?

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

Material innovation for greener buildings

Hannah Waters, a freelance writer covering topics related to construction, sustainability and society, explores how architects and designers are responding to the current threats facing our planet through their choice of building materials.

Top tips to consider before working at height

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager, inspection and certification, at HCL Safety, offers his top tips to consider before working at height, and explains why professional inspection and certification can contribute to safer working.

A splash of colour

Brian Bell, head of technical services for Marley Alutec discusses the importance of colour when considering a rainwater system and how the vibrancy and uniformity can be maintained throughout the building’s life

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

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.