Competency is more important than combustibility

Work is underway to consult on whether to ban combustible materials on residential buildings over 18 metres. Whatever the outcome of this consultation, it only looks at one small aspect of what it is that makes a building safe in the event of a fire, says Adrian Pargeter, head of technical and product development, at Kingspan Insulation

How to mitigate hazards on green roofs

Barry Eagle, managing director at GripClad, discusses some of the common hazards found on green roofs, and the best ways to mitigate the risks they pose.

When sub-contractors take on design responsibilities

Bob Richardson, head of technical at the NFRC, explains what sub-contractors installing industrial roofs should consider when taking design responsibilities.

When it comes to procurement, the price is wrong

When it comes to procurement, the supply chain is regularly asked to price first and discover the true extent of the works and the attendant risks later. This can mean spiralling costs and potential problems on a project down the line for everyone. Paul Richards, managing director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why outcome-led procurement should be considered more frequently to raise productivity and profitability in the construction industry

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.

Promoting the positives for a career in construction

Jayne Fergusson, operations director at National Construction Training Services, discusses how a lack of education and enthusiasm for a career in construction teaches the industry a harsh lesson

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.

Going green, saving energy, cutting costs

With energy efficiency and environmental concerns hot topics with homeowners, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG Roofing, discusses how roofers can support customers looking for cost-effective, viable solutions that will boost their home’s green credentials.

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

Ten minutes with John Park-Davies

This month, we fire some quick questions at John Park-Davies, managing director of Vertik-Al, who talks to RCI about his route into the industry, his career highlights, and how valuable the building and construction industry is to the economy