It’s time to challenge your bubbles

Simon Finnie - 30 Jun, 2022

It’s been an incredible Pride month, with a wide range of activities across BAM to celebrate our LGBTQ+ network. It was both inspiring and humbling and as part of lots of conversations we held, I was asked for my view on how we are doing.

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Are we rainbow washing?

Anya Curley - 22 Jun, 2022

Recently I have become more aware of the term rainbow washing, which according to the Urban Dictionary means “The act of using or adding rainbow colours and/or imagery to advertising, apparel, accessories, landmarks… in order to indicate progressive support for LGBTQ equality (and earn consumer credibility)—but with a minimum of effort or pragmatic result”.

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Leading the Sustainable Future

Anthony Heaton - 10 May, 2022

Why is FM not more involved in reducing emissions within the built environment? On World FM Day, BAM FM’s Anthony Heaton discusses why FM teams are ideally placed to improve building sustainability and reduce scope 3 emissions

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On International Women’s Day, Matt Crookes reflects on the journey to create a more gender inclusive company

Matt Crookes - 7 Mar, 2022

BAM is committed to ending gender bias throughout our business. We have come a long way as a business but there is still much to do.

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Social Value: “Leading the Movement”

Jess Morgan - 10 Nov, 2021

I am sure most Social Value professionals can relate to my frustration when the work we are delivering in communities is referred to as ‘the fluffy stuff’. Thankfully, with the prevalence of governance such as PPN06/20, social value is now getting the prominence it deserves. But are we starting to take it seriously, and how much do we still need to do motivate and enthuse others to join the movement as responsible and successful businesses?

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What does it mean to be an LGBTQ+ ally?

Jason Reed - 13 Jun, 2021

What does it mean to be an LGBTQ+ ally? Jason Reed discusses what he is doing to support the LGBTQ+ community and promote greater equality

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Are you part of Generation Restoration?

Alison Guscott - 3 Jun, 2021

This weekend, 5th June, is World Environment Day 2021 and this year it’s focus is on protecting and reviving ecosystems all over the world.

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Net Zero for FM

Reid Cunningham - 11 May, 2021

The global “climate emergency” is amongst the highest priorities for citizens, governments and organisations. That’s why on World FM Day I want to focus on how FM strategies and activities can affect greenhouse gas reduction and help us achieve the target of Net Zero.

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What we can do to reduce our impact on the planet

Anthony Heaton - 22 Apr, 2021

This Earth Day, Anthony Heaton, BAM FM’s Sustainability Manager wants everyone to discuss the steps they can take to reduce their impact on the planet and help restore its valuable resources, read his blog to find out more.

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Together we can support gender equality within the construction industry

Matt Crookes - 8 Mar, 2021

This International Women’s Day, I find myself thinking about what I can do to facilitate the changes needed to support gender equality within the construction industry. As the Chair of the BAM Gender Employee Resource Group (ERG), I am disappointed that there are so few women working on our projects and I am making it my mission drive this change.

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Coming out in the workplace was a terrifying experience… Fortunately, it was met with more support than I had ever expected

Anya Curley - 2 Feb, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated each February. It was started in 1994 by Missouri high-school teacher Rodney Wilson and has since evolved into a month-long celebration observed in Hungary, the UK, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Greenland and Berlin. This year the theme of LGBTQ+ History Month is Mind, Body and Spirit.

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How this year’s unprecedented events have led BAM's Jason Reed to further evaluate his attitudes towards diversity and inclusion

Jason Reed - 7 Aug, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic has fostered a greater community spirit across the UK with people stepping up to support those in isolation and boost the spirits of their neighbours.

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Changing perceptions of gender and bias on International Women’s Day

Adam Harding - 6 Mar, 2020

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women across the world and promotes equality and an end to gender bias. This year’s campaign #EachforEqual encourages everyone to consider how their own actions, thoughts and behaviours can help to create a more gender equal world.

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Re-constructing attitudes

Jason Reed - 1 Jul, 2019

When I joined the world of work back in 1986, homophobic attitudes were widespread, and all that went with it: cruel jokes, hurtful banter, gossip and speculation about individuals’ sexual orientation.

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Hospitals can extract far greater benefits under the existing capital framework

Jonathan Ainley - 9 May, 2019

Hospitals are failing to capitalise on the potential of the framework for delivering their capital projects.

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We want a better balance in construction

Adam Harding - 8 Mar, 2019

As BAM celebrates International Women’s Day, BAM’s Diversity Steering Group member, Adam Harding, a member of BAM’s Diversity Steering Group, encourages women to think about a career in construction.

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What trends will begin to impact on the built environment this year?

Stephanie Whittaker - 21 Jan, 2019

Stephanie Whittaker, who leads ENCORD’s foresighting work group on behalf of Royal BAM Group, shares her thoughts …

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Will consumer data scandals and new legislation impact data use in construction?

Stephanie Whittaker - 24 Jul, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal and the EU’s GDPR legislation have increased the public’s awareness of data and the downside to the data sharing economy. But what impacts will these developments have on the emerging trend in the construction industry for collecting data to improve building performance and operational efficiency?

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A Pride challenge to all my colleagues in BAM Construct UK

2 Jul, 2018

As BAM participates for the first time in Pride, Barbara Cahalane says there’s more to do to create a culture where everyone in BAM can be open about their sexuality.

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Promote opportunities in construction to all

Charlotte Owen - 30 Apr, 2018

As a woman working in construction I am often asked how I find the job, and how I deal with working within a predominantly male environment. People want to know if it’s different and if it’s hard to work with a largely male workforce. My response is always the same, it’s a varied and interesting job and the only difficulties you have are not related to people being male, but are because some people can be narrow minded, male or female.

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