The construction partner working on the HS2 project, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has expanded the fast track job training programme that it introduced in an attempt to help local people in the areas in which they’re working begin a career.
Article - The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced it will be investing over £233 million
Following the publishing of their Business Plan, The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced it will be investing over £233 million across Britain to support construction throughout this year and 2023.
Article - Casting a smaller net to create larger retention within construction
t’s no secret that construction has been going through a rough patch in the past couple of years. Amidst the pandemic, output plummeted to record lows the likes of which it has yet to return from, despite it being one of the first industries to also bounce back in some way later.
Article - Teenagers are construction’s biggest problem right now
When it comes to hiring the next generation of construction workers, the industry is on borrowed time. With the average age of its current employees at around 40 years old, a sizable chunk of the sector’s workforce will retire within the next two decades.
Article - Construction company administrations are the first symptom of the Covid fallout
The Christmas season of 2021 was a relatively sterile affair when looked at with the retrospect of 2020’s moral mine field, with the latter’s half-baked rules confusing the people of the UK into spending their festive season with their nearest and dearest over Zoom.
Article - Are apprenticeships the key to the industry’s skill shortage?
The beginning of February marked the celebration of National Apprentice Week, bringing together businesses and apprentices to showcase the positive impact that apprenticeships make to both individuals and the wider economy.
Podcast - 22: Failing to First w/ Shawn Adams
If you are a young professional or student, get ready for some serious motivation. Shawn and I had a heartfelt discussion about failing in university; dealing with obstacles in London, and learning about his journey to working with Bjarke Ingels on a major national project.
Podcast - 21: Instragram for Architects w/ Fraser Morrison
How do you build an online presence in the field of architecture or design? Is it 'bad' to want 'followers' and 'likes'? What opportunities are architectural influencers getting through social media? How can you balance a full-time architecture job alongside social media content creation?
Podcast - 20: London School of Architecture w/ Will Hunter
How do you start an architecture school from scratch? What changes are coming to architectural education/university and the profession? What is so special about London?
Podcast - 19: Excelling at Architecture School w/ Jordan Whitewood-Neal
THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE with Jordan Whitewood-Neal, my good friend from university! Jordan was a multi-award-winning student and after having worked for Stirling Prize winners DRMM, he went on to be a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton.
Podcast - 18: New Religious Identify w/ Rebekah Coffman
In this episode, I speak with Rebekah Coffman, a historian and curator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked in various cross-sections of religious, educational, arts, and history-based spaces.
Podcast - 17: Architects in the Metaverse w/ Faisal UK
In this episode, I speak with my good friend Faisal UK, co-founder of metaverse platform Illusorr and the Archi-Tech Network as well as the founder of the popular Instagram page ARK.
In this episode, I speak with Rishabh Wadhwa, creator of the popular architecture YouTube channel BlessedArch.
Podcast - 15: Power, Racism & Systemic change in Architecture w/ Charlie Edmonds
In this episode, I speak with Charlie Edmonds, co-founder of the Future Architects Front (FAF).
Podcast - 14: The Story of Dezeen w/ Marcus Fairs
In this episode, I spoke to Marcus Fairs, The Editor in Chief and founder of Dezeen. The world’s most influential design magazine.
Podcast - 13: The People's Art Critic w/ Tabish Khan
In this episode, I spoke to Tabish Khan, 'The People’s Art Critic'. Tabish is a London-based art critic and regular writer for the Londonist and FAD Magazine. But he is also a biomedical scientist who cuts up dead bodies, but don’t worry that’s just part of his job.
Podcast - 12.2: The Business of Architecture w/ Rion Willard
This episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Rion Willard, Architect, Business consultant, and host of the Business of Architecture Podcast UK. So if you haven't heard episode 13 yet, make sure you do.
Podcast - 12.1: The Business of Architecture w/ Rion Willard
In this episode, I spoke to Rion Willard, Architect, Business consultant, and host of the Business of Architecture Podcast UK.
Podcast - 11: Lessons with Modernism w/ Marley Weeman
In this episode, I spoke to Marly Weeman, a specialist in Dutch Art, Architecture, and Social Discourse.
Podcast - 10.2 The Multidisciplinary Architect w/ Chris Hildrey
This episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Chris Hildrey, Architect turned social entrepreneur. So if you haven’t heard episode 10.1, make sure you do before this one.
Podcast - 10.1 The Multidisciplinary Architect w/ Chris Hildrey
In this episode, I spoke to Chris Hildrey, Architect turned social entrepreneur