Entries by Leanne Conaway

11th November Journal Column

By Victoria S Beattie, Director of Construction, Gateshead Council One of my least favourite topics, the gender pay gap, has reared its head in the news once again this week, but for once, it’s not all doom and gloom. Statistics from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, published by the Office of National Statistics […]

4th November Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Since April, when the Level 2 mandate came into play, the industry has seen far more engagement towards Building Information Modelling (BIM). People are finally accepting BIM and seeing the potential benefits that the digital world can bring to construction. For a long […]

21st October Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East It’s been 12 months since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect. The Act states an offence is committed if someone holds another person in slavery or servitude or requires them to perform forced or compulsory labour. It applies to every organisation, […]

14th October Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The Conservative Party Conference drew to a close last week and while Theresa May said very little about policy in her final speech of the event, she did make her vision for the country very clear. In her own words ‘change is going […]

7th October Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East New research has found that SME housebuilders have limited areas on which they can build. The research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that two-thirds of SMEs have claimed a lack of available land is the biggest barrier to building new […]

23rd September Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Next week, 26 September – 2 October, is World Green Building Week (WGBW), a week dedicated to raising awareness of green buildings, showing how they are the most effective means of achieving environmental, social and economic goals- from addressing climate change to creating […]

16th September Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The Construction 2025 strategy released in July 2013 by the Government looked at how we could continue working together to increase the success of the UK construction sector up to 2025. It’s been three years since the report was released, so by now […]