The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration

Key players in the construction sector recently met with leading construction insurers to discuss current trends and debate the future outlook for their industries. The meeting of minds was organised following a discussion between Lucas Fettes & Partners and Constructing Excellence, the organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. In light of the … Continue reading “The insurance market has failed to keep pace with the construction sector – it’s time to improve collaboration”

Inspire a generation

‘We British are natural born pessimists. After some initial euphoria on winning the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games in 2005, the “British Disease” kicked in and we reverted to type. “Waste of money”, “it will be late”, “it will be rubbish like the Millennium Dome” etc. When construction contracts were being tendered some … Continue reading “Inspire a generation”

SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability for Construction at Mace since 2012, has been using SmartWaste for several years. He talked to us about his experiences with this tool and how it has benefited Mace’s construction processes. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what drew you to sustainability? “My personal interest in sustainability … Continue reading “SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey”

3 reasons why positive health & safety observations help your business

When it comes to observations, most people’s reflex is to capture issues that need to be fixed, negative things noticed somewhere onsite – for instance combustible materials blocking escape routes. Obviously, reporting that kind of incident/observation is really helpful to analyse trends, to spot areas of specific issue and take preventive measures. However, positive observations … Continue reading “3 reasons why positive health & safety observations help your business”