All articles by Richard Threlfall

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Let’s build our way to net zero

    2019-09-30T05:00:00Z

    Infrastructure investment is the key to achieving the government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050

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    Our challenge is not to innovate or die. It is invest or decline

    2019-06-19T05:47:00Z

    We believe there’s no money to pay for infrastructure – the problem is more who controls the budgets

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    Construction must admit it has a problem with diversity

    2019-04-02T05:00:00Z

    Disappointing diversity statistics should not make us sigh and shrug – recognising that it simply isn’t good enough should spur us all to take effective action

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    How to beat the Brexit blues

    2019-01-29T09:00:00Z

    There are far more important things for construction to worry about than Brexit – yes, it’s a Bad Thing, but will anyone really notice in the long run?

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    What's the best way to attract and recruit young people into construction? Get them young

    2018-10-31T07:00:00Z

    The industry’s approach to attracting and hiring new talent is haphazard. The Construction Leadership Council, if properly funded, could do something about it

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    UK is lacking fibre

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Many other countries’ broadband capability puts ours to shame – and while government targets are a step in the right direction, progress is painfully slow 

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    We need to plug in to electric cars

    2018-06-22T06:00:00Z

    Electric vehicles with zero emissions are the future, so it is vital government creates the conditions to maximise take-up and build a proper charging point network

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    Taking the long view

    2018-04-23T06:00:00Z

    Infrastructure is all about long-term value – or should be. But to make that a reality we must learn to work together. Will you sign up to Project 13 and help transform the sector?

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Breaking up is hard to do

    2018-02-13T06:30:00Z

    The European Investment Bank is an important source of finance for UK infrastructure, investing billions in the UK every year. So why would we want to leave it?

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    It's easy if you try

    2017-12-06T07:00:00Z

    Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport networks create not only stress-free commutes, but also quieter and greener cities

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Brexit: Time to be heard

    2017-08-30T11:55:00Z

    The construction industry’s voice needs to be part of the discussion on Brexit. We must set out our stall on three key areas to ensure the well-being of both the sector and the wider UK economy

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    Infrastructure: Talking heads

    2017-07-13T06:00:00Z

    Infrastructure’s many stakeholders have plenty to say, and Richard Threlfall can imagine just what they’re thinking, too. The next step is to learn how to listen to each other

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    Election reaction: Not the worst of all worlds

    2017-06-09T09:59:00Z

    While sterling may be wobbly at the prospect of a hung parliament, we can welcome a return to more moderated politics

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Infrastructure: Going places

    2017-05-03T06:00:00Z

    Rapid advances in infrastructure technologies will transform the way we build. Construction firms need to stop dragging their feet and catch up with the pace of the new technology revolution

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    Let’s make them an offer …

    2017-03-10T06:00:00Z

    If we want the government’s industrial strategy to work for our industry, construction must offer a proposition based on collaboration, investment and innovation. Here’s how we can do that

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    The rise and fall of the mega-city

    2017-01-11T06:00:00Z

    Mega-cities are no longer sustainable and the bigger they become, the less likely are they to function efficiently

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    A winning formula

    2016-12-08T06:00:00Z

    Creating cities that foster vibrant communities and with the infrastructure in place to secure their economic competitiveness, is no mean feat

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    It's a positive Autumn Statement but not a radical one

    2016-11-23T15:12:00Z

    Infrastructure spending, despite the announced increase, is still low compared with international levels, while the housing announcements are a drop in the ocean

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    House of cards

    2016-11-02T06:00:00Z

    On paper it looks like the government is committed to investing in infrastructure with major projects including Heathrow and Hinkley approved

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    Construction's culture change

    2016-09-07T06:00:00Z

    Data analytics revealing whole-life cost and quality, collaboration embedded in organisations’ culture, and an increase in innovation are all set to transform the industry