Cop 26 included almost all the countries in the world gathered in November 2021, for a conference in Glasgow, which focussed on climate change.  In particular, it centred around measures that must be taken to prevent temperatures rising by 1.5oC by 2030, which scientists had produced a plethora of reports explaining why this was happening. …

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Background  Historically, the construction industry has suffered enormously during turbulent economic conditions. But from the outset of the pandemic the Government made it very clear that construction was one of the key industries to keep the economy moving.   The current economic climate  The industry is now flat out trying to meet demand, with consultants, contractors, trades…

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Projects do not always go according to plan. Sometimes they are delayed.  Sometimes they go well over budget.  On other occasions they simply do not achieve their objectives. Any one of these things can be a disaster for a project, but these things rarely happen overnight, so there is no excuse for “letting a project…

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Technical knowledge is no the only requirement of a Project Manager.  Their most important role is to motivate everybody on the project to get the job done on time. After all, you cannot just set up a plan for a project and expect it all to happen without any intervention.  The German military strategist Helmuth…

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One  of the most important tasks on any project is to select Professional Advisers and Contractors.  Making the right choices has a direct effect on the success (or otherwise) of the project. Making these crucial appointments is the foundation of creating a good project team.  This should be the initial focus of the Project Manager,…

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The aim of any Contract Administrator is to apply fairly the terms and conditions of the signed contract.  This requires a mix of essential personal skills including: Organisational skills Technical appreciation Knowledge of the processes Decision-making skills Fairness If the role is done properly it brings certainty to all parties involved, which provides the benefits…

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Even in tough economic circumstances, it is beneficial for every business to think about growth. You can be sure that your competitors will be looking to grow and obtain your customers or your share of the market. There are many reasons that growth is beneficial to your business. Greater profitability by spreading your overheads You…

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