Speller Metcalfe has been working at BIM Level 2 since 2012, and as part of that journey is working with an increasing amount of architects and sub-contractors that can engage in 3D workflows.
However, while numbers are growing for those who can work within the parameters of BIM, there are still barriers to engagement within the supply chain - typically because of associated costs, the need to remain competitive in terms of pricing or lack of knowledge on the benefits, integration and overall use of BIM.
Innovation & Excellence Board (L-R): Matthew Bailey, Managing Quantity Surveyor; Sara Barnes, Bid Writer; Tony Bakewell, Health & Safety Manager; Dan Gamson, Environmental Manager; Myles Crabtree, Working Foreman; Dave Holden, Quantity Surveyor
Steve Speller, Joint Managing Director of Speller Metcalfe, comments on the benefits of investing in people with a new leadership development programme.
2015 General Election: What does it mean for the construction industry?
With the general election looming there is uncertainty in the construction industry - already reflected by this week's first quarter economic growth announcement that growth of 0.5% in the services industry was offset by a 1.6% fall in the pace of economic output in construction.
Iain Wright, Labour's Shadow Minister for Industry and Grant Shapps, Co-chairman of the Conservative Party offer their insight in to the policies affecting the construction industry.
As one of the most dangerous operating industries, health and safety plays a key role in construction with not only moral and financial, but legal obligations to maintain the highest standards of due diligence and care.
The notion of sustainable construction is frequently questioned from outside industry by those who historically see construction as one of the most polluting and damaging industries we have, but what does it really mean?