Keeping building envelope’s safe on lockdown

A Proctor Group’s breathable membranes keep your building envelope safe whilst you keep safe in these challenging times

Maintaining productivity levels during a period of disruption

Nick Howes, managing director at Leadership Management International UK, discusses how during a period of uncertainty, it’s important to instil confidence in your workforce and teach them essential skills like positive expectancy and persistence, to ensure that the work continues to the standards expected

An opportunity our industry MUST take

With an open-led government consultation to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, Paul Richards, managing director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why a balanced explanation is needed to enable stakeholders to make an informed decision on materials

Coronavirus: furloughed workers and what it means for business

Tina Chander, a partner at law firm, Wright Hassall, explains more to RCI readers

Why construction firms should put their people first during the COVID-19...

Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group, thinks the months of COVID-19 will be a defining period for many suppliers and contractors in the industry.

QBM invests in upskilling future generations

William Burgoyne, head of training and technical sales representative at Quality Building Materials (QBM), has spearheaded the training of over 200 roofing operatives and apprentices across Ireland since 2018 and is now delivering training courses as part of the company’s commitment to upskilling future generations in the roofing sector.

Dealing with coronavirus in the workplace

Tina Chander from law firm Wright Hassall discusses what legal action can be taken and what is permitted by law if one of your employees contracts the notorious coronavirus.

Wallbarn’s secret touch turns flat roofs into gorgeous spaces

Turning unloved and little-used flat roof spaces into beautifully finished paved areas or lush green roofs is a speciality that Wallbarn has built its reputation upon. The business, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is a leader in both areas, but jokes that it is the really successful company that many people are unaware of. RCI spoke with Julian Thurbin, director at Wallbarn to find out more.

Building better mental health

Mental health is something of a taboo subject in the workplace, particularly in construction. Stuart Russell, commercial manager at CPI EuroMix, discusses the steps construction companies can take to remedy the symptoms of stress and poor mental health before the afflictions can take full effect.

Roof inspections 1: Why do we inspect?

This month’s Technical Note from Keith Roberts is the first in a new series that highlights the importance of roof inspections