Young People will walk away! Digital Drop In August 2020

In the second of our monthly Digital Drop Ins we heard from Generation 4 Change about how the younger generation and are embracing digital, their frustrations with how the industry approaches digital and how they think we can improve our approach to digital adoption. Caroline Key, National Co-Chair of Generation 4 Change and Project Manager … Continue reading “Young People will walk away! Digital Drop In August 2020”

This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!

‘Not your average construction crowd’ was our instant reaction when we saw the photos from the G4C Conference Generation4Tech, Bigger, Faster, Stronger.  An amazing line up of speakers and panellists provided the focal point for an afternoon of stimulating discussions and debate.  It re-enforced our view that the future of construction is bright we just … Continue reading “This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!”

Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient

The construction sector’s brightest young minds gather today in Leeds to explore how their generation is embracing new technologies to make the construction industry better, faster and stronger. This year’s Generation for Change (G4C) conference, themed Generation4Tech, is being delivered in partnership with the recently launched Construction Innovation Hub, which brings together the world-class construction sector expertise of … Continue reading “Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient”

Carillion: A crisis not to be wasted

The collapse of the UK’s second-biggest contractor has sent shockwaves through our industry.  It is a scandal which leaves up to 30,000 suppliers and 43,000 people with an uncertain future, including hundreds of young apprentices and graduates making their first career steps.  It is a hammer blow for the industry’s image, toughening the challenge of … Continue reading “Carillion: A crisis not to be wasted”

Transport for the North

The Young Generation Recently Harry Paige went into Sheffield Hallam to give a talk on the challenge set by Transport for the North followed by an hour’s think tank on their thoughts. As part of the leaders challenge with Turner & Townsend. Students with ranging degrees, mostly from the built environment, openly discussed their opinions … Continue reading “Transport for the North”

G4C interview Mark Farmer

On 14 February G4C interviewed Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and author of “Modernise or Die”, and asked him what we should do to address the housing crisis. Watch the video to hear the newly appointed Constructing Excellence Co-Chair Mark Farmer’s views. Mark talked about the relationship between value and quality whole life costs, … Continue reading “G4C interview Mark Farmer”