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Getting your Crew OnBoard With The Construction Project Management Software

Getting your team to agree with the new Construction Project Management Software that you will choose may be a tricky task. It has been scientifically proven that people are resistant to change and changes that affect the company may send them the wrong signal - why is the company buying this solution? Does this affect my job? Will I be able to keep my work or will I be replaced by a machine? In order to make things smooth, you…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

How to deal with undeclared rental income

Before we go into the specifics, there are a number of key points that you need to acknowledge when it comes to dealing with undeclared rental income: It is now more important than ever to ensure your tax affairs are up to date. Government systems are much improved and offer greater visibility on individuals who are not up to date.If you have only recently acquired a rental property, it may be possible to get things up to date by completing…

Technologies

Sahel Majali Explains How Drone Technology is Changing Construction

Mid Group was one of the first UK construction groups to see the potential of drone technology to improve projects and over the last few years, drones have become an increasingly common sight at construction sites. Site Surveying Drone surveys enable a single drone operator to create accurate height maps of large sites in a matter of hours using aerial photography and laser topography, with minimal training. Survey drone flights can be planned and flown automatically, and with thermal scanning…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

How do we manage high populations in megacities?

Cities across the world are expanding, as well as the populations within them.  In 2017, the World Economic Forum focused on the issue, with more than half of the planet’s population city dwellers, with this set to rise by 2030. The World Economic Forum in 2017 highlighted to world leaders the growing issue of cities. That is, that cities across the world are becoming incredibly densely populated — little over half of the world’s population make their homes within cities,…

Plant & Machinery

Aiding the environment with Bio-LNG Trucks

Flogas UK are using Bio-LNG powered trucks in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions. The business and domestic energy supplier have added two of these vehicles to their fleet, suggesting that they provide an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to the conventional diesel engine alternative. The two vehicles are part of Flogas’ 2040 ambition to provide customers with 100 per cent renewable energy solutions. Flogas’ extensive fleet of vehicles already includes a range of dual fuel…

Property & Facilities Management

Does improving the home boost the construction sector?

As a nation, we love to redecorate — that’s according to research claiming that the average Brit redecorates their home about 36 times in their lifetime with each project typically taking 18 days to finish. Data from the Office for National Statistics has also predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually. That works out at £43 million each week! Surely, these figures prove that traders in the construction industry must be making…

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Environment friendly construction

Sometime in the future, we will reach our oil consumption in the next 20 years. Though, the oil demand has risen as the global production of oil decreases. On top of this, the construction industry requires most of its energy sources from oil based fuels. Crude oil is relied heavily upon, in the western world and this is especially the case within the construction sector. The reasons for this is because oil is used within the processes that allow construction…

Architecture & Design

Ways architects achieve temperature regulation for buildings through design

Beautiful buildings are a sight to behold, but there’s no sense in having an exquisite build that doesn’t keep its occupants comfortable. The primary purpose of a building is, of course, to be used by people after all. Therefore, temperature control is one of the most crucial aspects of building design. A controlled inner climate can be achieved and supported in part by architectural decisions. But it’s not a one-design-fits-all scenario. In this article, we’re exploring the different methods deployed…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Three Ways to Promote Your Business Effectively

Starting a business is not an easy thing to do, but continuously promoting it is another story. There are many businesses out there that are struggling to meet sales quotas every day so they can continue selling their products and keep their people employed. One of the traditional ways of promoting your business is by spreading the word effectively through the use of wide roller banners and other marketing tools. As a business owner, it is essential that you do…

Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Monaco Investment Summit for Global Family Offices

Article by Marianne Burkhardt The 9th Global Family Office Investment Summit, hosted by the 600-year-old Ritossa Family Office, is to take place from the 18th to 20th June 2019 in Monaco. Investment summit attendee numbers are so high that the event has been moved to the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel to accommodate a record-breaking number of guests.   In this district of the tiny Principality where many Monaco property investments are made, billionaires, sheikhs, royal families and business leaders representing $4…