September 2019 issue

Following six months away from FC&A, it is with great pleasure that I announce my return. During my absence, it was a pleasure to recognise that the construction industry remained a hive of activity amidst the turmoil of a new Prime Minister, the political uncertainty that Brexit is still delivering and whispers of an upcoming recession.

With our EU divorce just around the corner, this Halloween may be the ending to – what seems like – a lifelong Brexit horror story. On the lead up to our departure, we've talked to Scape Group's Chief Executive, Mark Robinson, about his predictions for the construction industry post-Brexit. In this article, he highlights key concerns for the trade and offers his solution to mitigating ubiquitous issues. Turn to page 22 to read up on Mark's take on the construction world after October.

Meanwhile, in the portfolio pages of this month's issue, we've highlighted two outstanding projects from overseas. On page 12, you can find a remarkable example of modern architecture from architect firm, ALA Architects. Blending into its Finnish surroundings, the building has been constructed using only local materials and is the epitome of Nordic design. Our second project of the month can be found in Taiwan. Here you'll find a new restaurant concept, designed by renowned architect Ken Lo, which redefines the idea of a traditional dining space. Turn to page 16 to discover the modern choices implemented in this striking project.

I hope you enjoy this issue. Don’t forget, you can also access all of the magazine’s features, product news and supplier information on FC&A’s user-friendly and engaging website. Fully responsive, the website allows you to read all the latest stories on-the-go either on your phone or tablet. Simply search www.fca-magazine.com.

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