Voice of the Industry

When the UK woke up to the news that it had officially left the European Union, there was a feeling of uncertainty and a question of ‘what now?’ in the air. We have not seen change like this in 43 years, so how long will it take us to adapt to being independent once more? Here, David Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of TenderSpace, elaborates.

Joint Managing Director of workplace consultant Saracen Interiors, Michael Page, believes that the industry, at large, needs to be considerably more proactive when it comes to upping the female quota of its workforce and, in doing so, it may well be able to address the current skill shortage in a far more positive manner.

Mark Tomlin, UK Group Sales and Marketing Director at one of Construction United’s Official Partners, SIG plc, discusses the skills gap, and the role that every worker in the industry can play in encouraging new talent to move into the sector.

Stuart Brown, Development Director for building envelope specialist, CA Group, discusses the role of specification and why deviating from a tried and tested model can prove fatal for building owners.

For 25 years BREEAM has challenged the construction industry to do better, driving improvements in standards in all areas which have led to regulatory change. Martin Townsend, Director of Sustainability, BRE Global looks at how the assessment methodology will be likely to affect and interlink with future standards and best practice initiatives.

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