Architects competed at Building Live with plans for the London development’s retail space
Mark Robinson says mandating margins would benefit both clients and contractors
With men making up the vast majority of the construction industry, a fair conclusion is that it is male behaviours around mental health that most need to be tackled: by training people in non-judgmental listening and saying it is “OK not to be OK”.
Last month’s government immigration white paper – ‘skills-based’ with a £30,000 salary threshold and no route for the self-employed – is almost the complete opposite of what construction has been calling for, says Joey Gardiner. So what’s the likely impact going to be and what can the industry do
Patricia Moore only meant to leave her native Scotland for a couple of years down south, but 24 years later she’s still in London – and has risen to become Turner Townsend’s UK managing director. She tells Joey Gardiner the secrets of her own and her employer’s success. Photography by Julian
Sweden uses offsite manufacture to build at least 45% of its new homes. Could the UK emulate this approach, making use of modern techniques?