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8 February 2024

Every building is high risk and all ...

Many contractors are still ignoring safety regulations despite repeated warnings that measures introduced by the Building Safety Act are already in ...
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8 February 2024

Why Apprenticeships Are No Laughing Matter

Why BBC One's prime time TV show, The Apprentice, does not help the reputation of apprenticeships in the United Kingdom at a time when they could not ...
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19 December 2023

What kind of future?

What motivates young engineers? Money? Great projects? Better career prospects? People might be surprised because, while those things are nice to ...
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12 December 2023

Why the Building Safety Act is not just ...

While some companies are clearly getting to grips with the implications and the responsibilities of the Building Safety Act, many are not. Some find ...
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23 October 2023

SUBCONTRACTING LABOUR, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

In the dynamic world of employment regulations, IR35 stands out as a significant topic that has captured attention in recent years. IR35 refers to ...
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23 October 2023

PERMANENT CONTRACTS -WHAT'S INCLUDED AND THE ...

A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW FOR SMALL BUSINESSES In the world of employment, permanent contracts are the backbone of a stable and committed workforce. ...
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5 September 2023

What are the main barriers to ...

Decarbonisation is currently on everybody’s radar, with new solutions hitting the market thick and fast. “In previous years, the industry has waited ...
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7 August 2023

Who believes in net zero?

The result of the Uxbridge by-election clearly swung away from Labour because of determined local opposition to the extension of London’s Ultra-Low ...
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31 July 2023

Is Gove’s support for retrofit ‘pathetic’?

Two thirds of the whole life carbon of a building is embodied. The first third is in the creation of the building and the second in the replacement ...
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19 June 2023

Do Engineers dream of an ai assistant?

Is there any more controversial subject than the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) right now? Even some of the so-called ‘AI godfathers’ ...
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14 June 2023

What gets an engineer out of bed in the ...

The supermodel Linda Evangelista famously said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. Great work if you can get it, writes BESA ...
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29 March 2023

Don’t let this retentions consultation be ...

Despite all the other bad economic news out there, late payment remains one of the biggest threats faced by construction SMEs, writes BESA’s director ...
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