Supply chain collaboration is a must-have

Improved management and performance of supply chains are central to the growth and prosperity of the UK construction sector in a period of expansion

Top ten building innovations for civil engineers

New materials and energy, design approaches, as well as advances in digital technology and big data, are creating a wave of innovation within the construction industry. Here are ten of the most exciting developments

The future of London’s skyline

Most Londoners may not know it, but the capital is about to get a futuristic and controversial high-rise makeover

Changing world, changing rooms

At the most basic level, all rooms are the same – structurally, they have a floor, walls and a ceiling. However, that is not how people perceive the spaces in which they live, work and play. To us, all rooms are different

Why Sisk is growing its staff training

While many construction industry training budgets are being frozen or cut, John Sisk & Son is increasing its investment in hands-on training at all levels

Digitising the front office

If construction companies are to meet future challenges, they need to leverage innovation and IT in “front-office” project and supply chain operations, says Phil Brown, chief executive of Causeway Technologies

Building on a new image

Before the turn of the century, building sites all looked the same – dirty, noisy, even dangerous places that upset local residents and the builders didn’t particularly care. Then along came the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which somehow managed to convince the industry that it pays to care

Tale of three sectors

Three sectors

Raconteur takes a look at three very different sectors and the particular challenges they face