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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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    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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    Procurement update

    2014-08-18T10:10:00

    Construction is now 12 months into its recovery and project procurement has become much more challenging - even in the regions. SImon Rawlinson of EC Harris takes soundings from projects and considers the best options in a fast-moving market

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    Growing pains

    2014-08-28T06:00:00

    While the Monetary Policy Committee ponders a rise in interest rates, they’d be wise to take a closer look at what’s happening in construction - where lessons can be learned that have a bearing on the wider economy

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    International costs 2014

    2014-09-11T06:00:00

    Economic recovery and a strong pound seem to have seen a big move for the UK in EC Harris’ annual rankings

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    The BIM gatekeepers

    2014-11-21T06:00:00

    Faced with the need to train a large number of the construction industry in BIM, where do you start? Focusing on the gatekeepers will have the biggest immediate impact

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    Banging the drum

    2015-02-20T06:00:00

    It can be hard for lobby groups to make their priorities heard over the clamour of mainstream national politics. But the unusual dynamics of May’s general election could give construction its chance

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    Budget 2015: It's the (local) economy, stupid

    2015-03-19T11:31:00

    Osborne’s last coalition Budget signalled that the future of construction is local and devolved

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