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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Universities around the UK are facing many challenges

9 Apr, 2018

David Cotton, Business Development Director, discusses how they can address these issues and what BAM is doing to help them.

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Today’s modular housing may not be as new as you think

Stephanie Whittaker - 15 Mar, 2018

In 1908, Sears Roebuck in the USA launched their “catalog homes”, selling over 100,000 of these kit homes before they were withdrawn from sale in 1942. It may seem odd to reference Sears Roebuck in a blog on modular housing but there are many similarities between their homes and today’s modern pre-fabricated products.

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What’s next for digital in 2018 and how will it impact the construction industry?

Andrew Pryke - 15 Jan, 2018

The past twelve months have been interesting for digital technologies. As we enter 2018 what is next for tech and how will it impact the construction industry?

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Should we see data as a commodity like oil?

Andrew Pryke - 25 Oct, 2017

In 2016, Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich stated that “data is the new oil” because of its growing value, but is this merely hype or the new reality?

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‘BAM FM gave me the break I needed after leaving the Armed Forces’

Stuart Venables - 19 Sep, 2017

Stuart Venables, Premises Manager at BAM FM, tells us how BAM FM gave him the break he needed when he left the Armed Forces.

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A view from the top

Charlotte Owen - 6 Sep, 2017

Charlotte Owen, Senior Site Manager, reflects on the special moments that can come along as a project progresses

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Creating buildings with brains

Andrew Pryke - 5 Jul, 2017

Artificial Intelligence may have its detractors but its use within the built environment could transform the way we operate and maintain buildings.

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An office building opens. Nothing unusual about that except…

Michael Donegan - 6 Apr, 2017

On Wednesday 22 March I attended a health and safety meeting at our refurbishment of the Southbank. These buildings - adjacent to the Royal Festival Hall - contain the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery plus back-of house areas.

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Are students aware of their options?

Anna Jennings - 9 Mar, 2017

On 1 May 2017, the Government will introduce the apprenticeship levy, an employer led strategy to encourage businesses to take on more apprentices and create new apprenticeship qualifications. In addition to this, the Government also has set a target to create three million apprenticeships by 2020. It’s therefore imperative that students are aware of what is on offer to them.

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Will Brexit be a big deal for the University Sector?

Adrian Padley - 3 Feb, 2017

I attended the ‘AUDE Big Conservation’ recently where university speakers were joined by financiers, consultants and contractors to discuss Brexit and other challenges ahead for universities.

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Do we need to fear the fourth industrial revolution?

Stephanie Whittaker - 26 Jan, 2017

Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, the current rapid growth in technologies and approaches such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, smart cities and the internet of things (IoT), are changing the way we live, work and play.

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Smart cities will evolve through citizen engagement

Andrew Pryke - 11 Jan, 2017

In 2015 I visited the World Smart City Congress in Barcelona. When I attended the event in November 2016, I was struck by how the agenda had developed considerably in the space of a year. There are some clear trends emerging.

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What can cities gain from the latest Pokemon Go craze?

Stephanie Whittaker - 22 Jul, 2016

Since its arrival at the beginning of July, Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon with people around the world searching for Pokemon using their smartphones, however, there is a lot more to this craze than meets the eye.

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Citizens it’s time to collaborate!

Stephanie Whittaker - 23 Jun, 2016

In my last blog post I talked about the importance of collaboration in driving the smart city agenda forward, but how can you make certain that collaborations deliver results?

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