Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer is founding director and chief executive at consultant Cast

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    Modernisation or transformation?

    2017-10-31T06:00:00

    As one of the least digitised sectors, it’s hardly surprising that construction scores poorly on productivity

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    Modernise or Die: one year on

    2017-10-13T00:01:00

    The author of last year’s construction review considers how things have changed since then and reveals what he thinks about the industry now

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    Industrial revolution

    2017-02-02T06:00:00

    The government’s industrial strategy offers a welcome prompt to improve productivity and foster innovation, says Mark Farmer, but real change will need to be driven by client demand

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    Training to a T

    2017-03-22T06:00:00

    More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that

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    A long, hard look

    2017-07-05T06:00:00

    The Grenfell Tower tragedy has put social housing in the spotlight - and while the government certainly has urgent questions to answer, the construction industry should also be looking to its own policies and standards

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    Why we must transform

    2017-08-14T06:00:00

    Construction must change its ways. The government may at last be listening to our concerns, but if the sector does not innovate and attract a new breed of young workers, then it is in serious trouble

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    Office to residential: is it doable?

    2013-01-24T07:01:00

    Mark Farmer, head of residential at EC Harris, asks whether policy change will have an impact

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    Predictions 2017: Mark Farmer

    2016-12-22T06:00:00

    Mark Farmer, consultant and author of industry report Modernise or die