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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

Feel-good glass

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager for Pilkington United Kingdom, discusses how glazing and coated glass can support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: is it enough?

Stephen Horin, managing director at Bushbury Cladding, delves into the recent announcement and the reaction, and asks is it enough?

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

Handling common late payment excuses – top tips

by Hugh Gage, managing director of The Prompt Payment Directory, together with Nicki Kinton of NK Credit Consultancy.

Building in safety

Simon Lewis, partner in Construction & Engineering at Womble Bond Dickinson, discusses the consultation paper issued by the MHCLG and the legislation that may arise from the recommendations made in the paper

Fire engineered solutions

While the fire strategy for every building must comply with the regulations, there may be opportunities to optimise the design of the building while still achieving full compliance. Here Steve Morgan, associate director at FDS Consult, discusses how experienced fire engineers can tailor the approach to meet the needs of each project.

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

Often referred to as lazy technophilias, Generation Z make really useful apprentices, here’s why

Timber in the frame

With speed and efficiency in the build process crucial factors in tackling the UK housing crisis, there’s never been a better time to unlock the potential of off-site timber frame construction, according to Steve Griffiths, senior technical manager, Taylor Lane Timber Frame.

The natural choice for new-build

When burnt correctly, wood can contribute to increased energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint in new-build properties. With the stove industry forging ahead of its EcoDesign schedule, Ian Sams of Specflue discusses the logistics and benefits of high-efficiency eco-stoves in new-build properties.