Entries by Amy Holmes

11th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East For a long time, the construction industry was one of the least automated around, but thanks to the likes of Building Information Modelling (BIM), virtual and augmented reality and new technology, the industry is making its mark on the digital world. Newcastle based […]

4th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East   We work in one of the biggest industries in the world, and because of what we do, we have the most potential to make a difference on protecting the environment. Saving the planet is something we’re all keen to do, everybody wants […]

28th July Journal Column

By Eve Wilson, Cost Manager, Turner & Townsend and G4C North East Co-Chair As an industry, we’ve been dealing with a skills shortage for quite some time, focussing on upskilling and training apprentices to fill the void, but we might need to go beyond training and commit a little time and effort into just helping […]

21st July Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The industry’s skills shortage has always been something that has concerned me, so I’m always happy to hear of initiatives or training aimed at upskilling employees or training new recruits with the skills the industry needs. This year, through the Structured and Flexible […]

14th July Journal Column

By Kate Lloyd, Partnership Manager, Constructing Excellence in the North East For women, proving their worth in a male dominated industry has been a long and gruelling task. Although we have come a long way in terms of equality, it’s clear there is still a lot of work to be done. Earlier this month, Loughborough […]

7th July Journal Column

 By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Health and Safety has always been one of the main focuses in the industry, but there’s often debates over which is more important. There are many physical risks that come with working in the industry, so there has always been more of a […]

30th June Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Across the country, our roads require a lot of maintenance and over time, they deteriorate and potholes appear. There are also more than 8 million tons of plastic dumped into our oceans each year and it is estimated that 50% of plastic is […]

23rd June Journal Column

By Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive of NBS On Wednesday (21 June) the NBS team launched their new tool, the NBS Online Viewer powered by Autodesk Forge at Autodesk University in London. Since becoming the first UK Autodesk Solutions Associate last year, NBS and Autodesk have been working together to develop the next generation of information […]