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By Dave Cheshire, London – August 2017 All too often, occupants are the crash-test dummies of the construction industry. In the car industry, dummies are used to test out prototypes of cars. In the construction industry, once the occupiers move in they crash-test the functionality and environment of the building. It is mandatory! The Soft...
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Robert Spencer, London At Perfect Circle, we think the circular economy (CE) is very much an idea whose time has come. In May 2017 the world’s first standard for implementing the CE in organisations was published by the British Standards Institute in BS 8001. In June, the London Waste & Recycling Board published London’s Circular...
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Mike Reader, London Should you consider LEP funding as part of your next project? The complexities of Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) funding are often a challenge which puts off many worthy projects from applying. But as LEP’s take a greater role, responsible for funding for education, local development and regeneration, the opportunity to secure funds...
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Duncan Green, Chairman, Perfect Circle Having worked with Scape for over 5 years through the highly successful Project Management and Quantity Surveying (PMQS) framework, the Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework creates an opportunity for our team to maintain momentum and a successful track-record with clients across the UK. But, more importantly, it also creates...
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Deborah Rose, Leicester Capturing strategic spatial and infrastructure requirements Local authorities have invested significant time and financial resources into the preparation of their strategic spatial and infrastructure planning. This work has usually been undertaken as a series of separate studies and processes: Transportation studies have assessed and evaluated the capacity of the existing transportation network...
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The 100th contract under Scape Group’s National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, has been signed today. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is the latest organisation to award a contract under the framework. DVSA, which has a significant number of assets across the country, is working with Perfect Circle to harness the benefits...
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Jon Enever In October 2016, a new industry report was published which concluded that the construction sector must ‘modernise or die’. ‘The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model’ was commissioned in February 2016 by the Construction Leadership Council at the request of the government. The report suggests that the UK’s construction industry faces ‘inexorable decline’ unless longstanding problems are addressed....
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Government Property Conference 2017 2nd February 2017 QEII Centre, London The government is the largest asset holder in the UK, its assets cover many workplace types/sectors and its strategic planning and practice will have implications across the public sector impacting on communities. The Government Property 2017 conference, held in partnership with the Cabinet Office‘s Government Property Unit,...
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LEP Executives Network 2017 Central Hall, Westminster, London 09 February 2017 The challenges facing LEPs in the current economic and political climate may be considerable, but they also create new opportunities. Through some smart, strategic thinking these can be turned into successful outcomes for businesses, communities and the public sector. The Perfect Circle team, along...
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