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Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

James Sainsbury, fall protection sales leader for MSA Safety, explains why a holistic approach to safety is needed, and highlights the potential risks of making ill-informed changes to a defined safety system specification

Eight tips to protect tools in vans

Van experts from LeaseVan.co.uk have revealed eight security measures tradespeople can take against criminals in their work vehicles, if forced to leave tools or equipment in vans while working or overnight

The value of U-Values: Navigating efficiency in an unregulated industry

Justin Seldis, managing director at Sunsquare, explains how to select a rooflight that will truly deliver, and reveals the secret behind effective upstands.

Are modular homes the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2030

How employers in construction can protect their staff’s mental health

Daniel Ure from online PPE retailer, Vizwear, says that addressing mental health problems needs to be at the top of an employer’s list of priorities.

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.

Refurbishing metal roofs

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

Can the UK construction sector overcome the lengthening skills gap?

There is widespread hostility to Brexit with a majority fearing Brexit will severely increase the labour shortage in the UK construction industry.

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: is it enough?

Stephen Horin, managing director at Bushbury Cladding, delves into the recent announcement and the reaction, and asks is it enough?

Is uPVC more beneficial for harsher winters?

Jon Cooper, manager at BC Profiles, talks to RCI about why uPVC may help you protect your home better in harsher weather