Review of ‘Is The Industry Broken?’ The latest 21CC podcast

An article in Construction Management caught our eye this week which gave a rather damning summarisation of the state of the construction industry today and the political roots of the current situation. Stuart Green, author and Professor of Construction Management, was speaking to the 21CC podcast about the reasons for and results of the hollowing […]

The concept of the circular built environment is slowly gaining momentum within UK construction

At its core, the circular built environment seeks to shift away from the linear material use prevalent in construction today (‘make, use, discard’), eliminating the concept of “waste” by designing buildings and infrastructure that can be dismantled, reused, or repurposed at the end of their lifecycle.

The new Social Value Toolkit in play at DurhamGate Custody Suite, Spennymoor

Vision for Value North East Construction Summit 2022 – Follow-Up At the CENE conference in November, industry collaboration was illustrated by an example from Dr Oliver Jones from Ryder Architects who described, alongside Michelle March, Durham Constabulary’s Head of Estate, the new Social Value Toolkit they had implemented alongside the design of their new-build, 48-cell […]

A Vision for Value – inspiration and perspective at the North East England Construction Summit 2022

We really enjoyed the North East England Construction Summit 2022, hosted by CENE’s OneVoice at Ramside Hall last month. As Tim Bailey, the Chair of CENE said in his opening address, the day was “a whirlwind trip through what’s happening in the region and what people are thinking about in the medium and long-term future.” […]