Housing

23. 02. 2018
One of the most pressing challenges for the construction sector in the UK is its appalling record on recruiting women – and then retaining and developing their careers within the industry. • Just 12.8% of the construction workforce is made up of women, and no more...
21. 12. 2015
The Scandal of the Performance Gap in the Housing Industry Many people driving a new car have long suspected that the fuel consumption demonstrated in the manufacture’s brochure is significantly out of line with the reality of the day to day running of the vehicle. And...
Housing
02. 06. 2010
Encountered my first Minister in the new Coalition government – in the shape of Grant Shapps, Minister for Housing – on Thursday last week at the ‘Opening Ceremony’ for a new housing development getting underway in Swindon. Not just any old housing development. The Triangle is a...
Aviation, Housing, Innovation
03. 03. 2008
What a treat yesterday (28/3): a visit to the EcoBuild Exhibition at Earls Court. I think this is the fourth or fifth of these exhibitions – and it started out very small and very ‘niche’. The 2008 Exhibition is big, bold and bullish. With dozens of mainstream industry giants...
Housing
05. 11. 2007
There is something incredibly narrow and reductionist about today’s housing debate, in that it all comes down to crude numbers. How many more houses do we need, by when and where? Gordon Brown has of course upped the ante by plumping for 3 million new homes, which boils down to...
Housing