COMMENT | Place leadership in GM: continuity or change
We are all busy “levelling up”. But what values should be guiding this next round of transformations of Greater Manchester’s towns and cities, asks Lucy Wallwork of environmental consultancy LUC. Do we need more of the same or something new?
COMMENT | How clients can drive construction’s tech revolution
The potential is there for clients to take an active leadership role and propel the adoption of technology within the construction industry through how they procure and manage projects, writes James Chambers of Bluebeam.
COMMENT | How to tackle declining trade career entrants
As a new cohort of students pack their bags and head off to university to follow their academic dreams, entrance into the skilled trades industry is sadly in decline, writes Ollie Plastow of Consensus Workspace.
COMMENT | Is structural warranty still relevant for build-to-rent?
The last few years have seen build-to-rent move from theory and conference chatter to stabilised assets, generating income often in line with or exceeding expected yields. But the latest property trend still needs proper insurance policies, writes Michael Hobson, PRS consultant at Premier Guarantee.
COMMENT | Peat plays key role in achieving net zero carbon
Peat is a notoriously difficult soil on which to construct developments, one that has conventionally led to increased construction costs and longer duration of groundworks, writes Chris Eccles of Redstart Northwest.
COMMENT | Positioning cities for inclusive growth
The question of how we will use our buildings and the spaces around them as we return to our cities and towns is probably the most significant that the property sector will need to address in planning future development, writes Suzanne Benson of Trowers & Hamlins.