It’s good to listen

The construction industry is starting to tackle its mental health problem with new initiatives, but simply listening is the vital first step says Gary Walpole, technical officer at the NFRC

The Heinz Baked Beanz Model

Shaun Revill, trading director from SR Timber, looks at the parallels between roofing batten and baked beans, and says that quality is still very much king, even in very competitive markets

Using drone technology for roof and cladding surveys

Charlotte Watson, marketing manager at Waldeck, discusses how using drones can reduce costs, save time and minimise risk to health and safety

Living roof fire safety: what you need to know

With the spotlight on building fire safety, Mark Harris, chairman of the UK Green Roof Organisation and Jonathan Brown, Fixfast’s living roofs expert, explains what architects and contractors need to know to design and install safe living roofs.

Refurbishing metal roofs

To seal or not to seal the overlap, that is the question

The end of an era

After writing regularly for RCI for six years, John Mercer is hanging up his hard hat and is retiring as technical manager at Wienerberger. RCI’s Holly Miles, talks to John and looks back over his long and fruitful career and discusses the state of the industry.

Preparing for a fall – best practice for when prevention is...

The prevention of falls when working at height is well-documented, but despite even the most watertight procedures, falls can and do still happen. Matthew Bailey, inspection and certification manager from fall protection specialist HCL explores a number of potentially life-saving products and procedures which are considered best practice in the event of a fall

Shining brighter, reaching further

Building a positive mental health culture in your organisation – tips from the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity