BitCoin Explained Bitcoin is a method of recording any form of transaction across a peer-to-peer network of computers worldwide. It uses ‘Blockchain’ as its software platform. This stores data on “blocks”, bound cryptographically together into a “chain”. This digital ledger cannot be altered, only added to, and anyone on the network can access the latest […]
20 Minute Business Inspiration ‘Twentisphere’ is an environment to encourage, educate and inspire business leaders. Starting with a weekly podcast, TwentiSphere are seeking to grow a business community that is interested in sharing excellence. Listen to these easy to ‘tune in’ podcasts on the drive to or from work, on the train, over lunch, or […]
Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they’re hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right? Not so fast. Knowing how to do […]
Cowboy Clients The media is often keen to criticise ‘Cowboy Builders’, but little is heard about Cowboy Clients – those that enter into a project and contract without the wherewithal to discharge their obligations, taking advantage of the trust and honour of many good quality building contractors and putting them and their workforce at risk. […]
Reuters Reports Phase Change in UK Home Building Disclosing that the prospect of Brexit choking off the supply of EU workers is reshaping Britain’s homebuilding industry. Esha Vaish reports that Berkeley, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Your Housing are among the many leading housebuilders who have told Reuters they are either planning new developments of prefabricated […]
Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Start to Bite As prosecutions hit companies across the board, Helen Devery of risk lawyers BLM has warned the industry needs to become more aware of the new HSE sentencing guidelines. Fines for construction companies have hit more than £12.6m since February 2016. Turnover Related Fines As noted by CIOB Construction Manager, […]
THE NEW CIOB ACADEMY IS HERE! Following its successful launch at the London Gherkin on 13 December 2016, the CIOB Academy is now well and truly up and running!
Expectations Regained Across Construction According to the RICS Q4 2016 survey, following a dip at the time of the EU referendum, expectations for output growth have strengthened for the second consecutive report.
Inflation Annual CPI inflation was 1.2% in November, compared with a 0.9% increase in October, according to the ONS. Transport, clothing and footwear and recreation and culture were the categories posting the largest price increases. Annual RPI inflation was 2.2% in November, up from 2.0% in the previous month.
Who Wants to be a Site Manager? In an article in Construction Manager, Chris Salmon of personal injury claims firm, Quittance reviews the Site Manager’s duties in light of recent changes in the law.
How Will You Meet 2025 Targets? Anticipating a 70% growth in global construction by 2025, the UK Government has set the construction industries sights on achieving 30% reduction in costs with 50% increase in speed of delivery by then. At the same time there will be a 50% reduction in greenhouse emissions, and 50% improvement […]