Entries by Amy Holmes

22nd September Journal Column

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The industry’s skills shortage has been topical for a number of years, with initiatives and training to upskill employees and train new recruits with the skills the industry needs. With the skills shortage at a high, we’re in no position to be […]

15th September Journal Column

By Stephanie Glendinning, Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of Strategic Projects for Newcastle University’s Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering The BBC News website recently featured a number of articles about familiar landmarks on journeys that mean home is just a few more minutes away. You won’t be surprised to hear that The Angel […]

8th September Journal Column

  By John Nielsen Director of CK21 and CIC/APS/CENE board member The Construction Industry Council, North East are holding a North East Construction Summit on Wednesday 20 September at Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel. The aim of the Summit is to work with the construction industry leaders from the region and national experts to develop […]

1st September Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The NHS have been working with ten housing developments across the country to build and shape communities. The new proposal to build 10 ‘healthy new towns’ from Darlington to Devon, will unite public health, NHS providers and commissioners, and planning and housing development. […]

25th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East    When you think of social media, I doubt construction is at the forefront of your mind, but then again when you think about tech-driven industries, construction was never one of them and just look at us now! Whether we like it or […]

18th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East   I have voiced my opinion numerous times on the need for more opportunities for young people and for better training standards for those beginning their career in construction. The whole industry must attract more people and bring in more apprentices to help […]

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 […]