Simon Rawlinson

Simon Rawlinson

Simon Rawlinson is head of strategic research and insight at Arcadis and a member of the CLC 

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    It's vital that the UK attract more private infrastructure spending

    2019-07-10T05:00:00

    Private investment into UK infrastructure is stymied by a lack of contractors big and bold enough to take on the risk

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    Money, money, money: construction's investment and payment challenges

    2019-05-13T07:28:00

    What’s the real answer to construction’s apparent inability to pay its suppliers? More investment, driven by greater innovation

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    Development update: residential

    2019-03-25T10:13:00

    Changes to the planning system are designed to accelerate housebuilding by bringing new entrants into the market

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    Where are the women in the construction workforce?

    2019-02-19T06:00:00

    Will the short-term focus of the industry on solving its migrant skills crisis mean that a much bigger opportunity to address gender equality is ignored?

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    Economics: Infrastructure – railway upgrades

    2018-11-29T06:00:00

    Chris Pike and Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examine the contribution that innovative engineering can make to delivering better outcomes for all users

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    Preparation might not deliver a better Brexit, but it will ensure a much better response

    2018-11-27T08:09:00

    It’s still impossible to predict the outcome of the Brexit talks, but that’s no excuse not to be ready for the uncertainty ahead. Here’s a five-point plan for how to do it

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    Give us policy, not just politics

    2018-09-25T13:57:00

    As the Conservative party conference approaches, we need a positive agenda for post-Brexit infrastructure delivery to fight anti-investment uncertainty

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    Procurement update: Offsite

    2018-08-24T06:00:00

    With government pushing the offsite agenda and a growing housing sector needing to access new capacity, how can clients position themselves to take advantage of the benefits of offsite construction?

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    Look east to export

    2018-07-18T06:00:00

    We need to sell our brands abroad in new ways if UK businesses are to take advantage of emerging opportunities in fast-growing South-east Asia

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    How to stick your oar in

    2018-05-16T06:00:00

    Recent interventions by senior politicians into the sector highlight the pros and cons of engaging with our industry – it’s better when they don’t chase headlines

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    Procurement update: revolution

    2018-04-20T15:31:00

    Two decades on from the Egan report and with a construction sector deal on the way, will 2018 be the year for construction’s procurement revolution?

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    Thinking the unthinkable

    2018-03-16T06:00:00

    Ryanair is preparing its customers for a no-deal Brexit by inserting a special clause into its agreements. Does our industry need to be more proactive in recognising Brexit risk?

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    Get out your platforms

    2018-01-09T07:00:00

    2018 could see the wider adoption of product platforms, delivering buildings from a kit of parts. But is this a flash in the pan?

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    We’re all accountable for skills

    2017-11-24T10:42:00

    The ambition of the CITB reform plan is essential – now the industry itself must step up its game too, if construction’s skills challenges are to be met

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    Unravelling quantitative easing

    2017-09-26T14:22:00

    As the US signals an unwinding of quantitative easing, what would the implications be of the withdrawal of the UK’s major stimulus programme?

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    Procurement update: Uncertain markets

    2017-08-25T06:00:00

    Clients are returning to package-based procurement to get better value from their supply chain, even though this involves taking on much more risk

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    The long shadow

    2017-08-24T06:00:00

    Ten years ago the credit crunch took us all unawares. But is our industry any better equipped today to respond to the deep economic currents that affect our markets?

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    The shock of the new

    2017-06-01T06:00:00

    All parties are promising a new era of council housebuilding - could this be the wake-up call the industry needs to fundamentally change the way it goes about building houses?

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    The art of the deal

    2017-04-05T11:32:00

    It’s time for construction to engage with the UK’s industrial strategy and make key investment deals with clients and government. So, here’s how we’re going to do it

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    Apprenticeship policy will distort the market

    2017-02-07T14:38:00

    The IFS’ blistering critique of the government’s apprentice policy holds some uncomfortable truths for construction. There is increased competition for younger employees but little real incentive to invest in high-level skills training

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