Simon Rawlinson

Simon Rawlinson

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

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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

  • Ladywell-Alamy-H3KJM5
    Features

    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?

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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

  • Elizabethlinepermanenttrackinstallationiscomplete 281243 215499
    Features

    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?

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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?

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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?

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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

  • Simon rawlinson landscape
    Comment

    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?

  • Project team
    Features

    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

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    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?

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    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?

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    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

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    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

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    Will the Autumn Statement take a strategic approach to infrastructure?

    2016-11-22T11:13:00

    Politicians on both side of the pond are hailing infrastructure investment as the key to boosting the economy and improving the lot of disaffected voters, but for that to happen we need to be better at selecting projects that deliver the greatest benefit

  • Dubai
    Features

    International costs 2016

    2016-10-27T06:00:00

    Global economic volatility, the UK vote for Brexit and currency fluctuations have triggered big movements in the relative construction costs of world cities

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    Googling construction

    2016-10-05T11:08:00

    Two significant anniversaries say a lot about how far our industry still has to go in transforming manufacturing methods and learning from other industries

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    Hinkley opens up UK markets to global competitors

    2016-09-20T13:06:00

    The decision to give Hinkley Point the go-ahead means UK construction firms will find themselves increasingly up against competition from abroad

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    Team GB: Reflected glory

    2016-08-24T06:00:00

    Team GB’s glittering success in Rio was the result of a brilliantly executed campaign. Surely there must be lessons for construction?

  • Simon Rawlinson
    Comment

    McAlpine: Pick ‘n’ mix

    2016-06-08T06:00:00

    Sir Robert McAlpine’s diversification strategy towards civils and public sector work shows that, in the current market, contractors can be choosey about where they operate

More by Simon Rawlinson