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How to create a Killer CV


Remember . . . the whole point of a CV is to make it easy for a possible employer to pick you out as the best person to come for an interview. For our advice on creating a killer CV, view a recent webinar from Director Jerry Wood or read on for useful hints and […]

Thought for the Day: Quantified Achievements


Most CVs I see are poor, they lack one vital element – which is “quantified achievements”. In the commercial world where I operate, most jobs can be distilled down to two factors:1. Do I make my employer money? E.g. sales roles2. Do I save my employer money? E.g. Production / productivity roles Further, when I […]

Silver linings from rediscovering home and a glimpse of a future work/life

Silver Linings

This article from World Architectural News by Andrew McCorkell Architects explain how they see “massive societal sequestration” as a way of accelerating positive trends in the way people live, work, and communicate toward a more secure, sustainable future As a pandemic sweeps across the United States and the rest of the world, some designers and […]

3D printed houses – is this the future for construction?

3D Printing

Building new homes in the UK is a priority for the Government with a pledge to build 300,000 each year by the mid-2020s and an aim to make real inroads into the affordability of housing. Currently, the majority of new homes are being built using standard construction methods, taking on average six months for each […]

Studying for a degree in house building

House Building

The construction skills gap crisis took a bit of a U-turn last year with the introduction of the House Building Degree, which was set up by Redrow in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in Wrexham, to tackle the growing shortage of workers in construction. New home builds are a hot topic […]

First and third world problems – count yourself lucky!

I’ve just been very fortunate and had an 8-day trip to Tanzania. My wife and I had 5 days on safari, and then 3 in Zanzibar. Apart from the absolutely marvellous chance to see many beautiful wild animals close up, we also travelled around 1,500km through the country. We met many locals, either in the […]

New building designs and the use of VR and BIM

Technology has touched every part of industry as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and none more so than construction. Technological changes in how we design, engineer and build structures have brought something quite different to the world of construction projects especially in the form of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR). The […]

Resilience – why it is important to be able to adapt to change

We are living in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, a technological rising that will radically change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. Change has never happened so quickly, and keeping up with it is essential if you are going to survive. How is construction keeping up with these changes? […]