What Is ESG in Construction?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has become the buzz acronym for construction in recent years—and with good reason. Here’s how following an ESG framework helps firms reduce risk, deliver better outcomes and enhance reputation.

Managing Health and Safety in Construction

The rate of UK construction workers killed doing their job is four times that of all workers across the country, with falls being the greatest factor. The construction industry has made strenuous efforts to reduce the number of tragic cases over the years, but there is still work to do to make sites safe.

Winning the CIOB Global Student Challenge Competition

The construction industry needs to attract new talent to thrive in the years to come. This is part of the inspiration for the Chartered Institute of Building’s annual competition, the COIB Global Student Challenge, which sees students from around the world run a virtual construction company for a few weeks, with tasks and job performance being scored by an expert panel of judges.

What is Estimating in Construction?

Working out how much a construction project is going to cost is the foundation of any scheme and is the responsibility of the estimator or quantity surveyor. Getting it right means contractors and developers can make a decent margin, while the owner gets a fit-for-purpose building. Get it wrong and all bets are off.