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  • The Life of BrianSubscription

    Blog3 March, 2011

    The most impressive queues at Ecobuild 2011 have generally been reserved for people looking for a caffeine fix.

  • The greenest government ever?Subscription

    Blog25 February, 2011

    It’s May 2010 and a new coalition government has entered Downing Street. Flowers are in bloom, lambs are a-springing (allegedly) and newly elected Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to make this the “greenest government ever”.

  • steelwork

    Steel yourselvesSubscription

    Blog29 April, 2010

    Look out! Here comes the recovery - a more dangerous time than the recession. Prices are going up....

  • blindness

    Order blindnessSubscription

    Blog15 January, 2010

    Contractors are always banging on about order books and how full they are. We hope they have other ways of telling whether they're about to succeed or fail....

  • ballot box

    Oh no, it's an electionSubscription

    Blog26 September, 2009

    Right now, marketing planners need certainty about the flow of public funds into the construction sector. Have we got it? Not when there's an election in the offing....

  • Mirror, signal, manoeuvreSubscription

    Blog24 July, 2009

    Indicators are tricky things - just because the orange thing is flashing on and off, doesn’t mean the car isn’t going to carry on in a straight line and smash right into you. The same is true of economic indicators - they can mean completely different things for different companies. How can you deal with these vagaries, and get yourself some sort of picture of what might happen?

  • Planning for the unthinkableSubscription

    Blog11 June, 2009

    So what’s less likely? England winning the next World Cup, or Gordon Brown the next election? Both are pretty far-fetched, but the latter at least would have significant implications for business. Having a plan for unexpected outcomes is a good idea…..