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Construction professionals share supply chain productivity challenges

Supply chain collaboration, pressure to build quickly and skills shortages are top of the list of productivity challenges for construction professionals, according to new research from Etex.

Building a fireproof future

Jamie Harvey, head of product development at Dalply explores the alternative cladding materials available on the market in the wake of Grenfell to prevent fires happening on high rises.

Improving efficiency and aesthetics

Chris Piper, sales director for housing developers at Ibstock PLC, discusses why roofing contractors should choose interlocking concrete tiles to increase on-site efficiencies and overall build quality.

Sika advises roofers to stay protected in the hot weather

The British weather is notoriously unreliable, but while many of us do welcome our hot, dry summer spells, we don’t realise the potentially harmful UV rays which construction workers are continually exposed to. Steve Jasper, field technician at Sika, explains more. 

Cordless nailers: Power and portability for roofing professionals

Thanks to incredible advances in battery technology and brushless motors, cordless power tool technology is transforming the way roofing contractors work, explains Nick Chan, marketing manager for HiKOKI Power Tools UK.

Filling the gaps in training

Paul Jacobs, installation and training manager at SIG Design & Technology, assesses the importance of installer training, and why it is the responsibility of the whole roofing industry to contribute towards minimising the skills shortage gap.

Businesses must expect more flexible working requests

Employers might have to prepare for the flood of requests to change working conditions to accommodate those staff who have become accustomed to working away from the office.

Investing for future success

In an exclusive interview with Simon Benbow, managing director of Benbow Steels, RCI’s editor Nichola Farrugia finds out how the company’s expansion plans have fared over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. 

How to correctly specify liquid-applied membranes

Sarah Spink, chief executive officer of the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association, explains how new resources and tools will ensure liquid-applied membranes are specified and used correctly.

What to expect from the construction industry after lockdown?

With the UK’s vaccine rollout proving to be successful so far, what could this mean for the construction sector and what will be next for the industry to focus on? Andrew Richardson, a copywriter at Mobile Mini, finds out more in this article.