The Considerate Constructors
Scheme – the national organisation established to improve the image of
construction – is pleased to announce that Amanda Long will join as Chief
Executive from 16 September 2019.
Amanda will succeed Chief
Executive Edward Hardy who has held the post since 2009.
With over 20 years' experience
working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international
organisations in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable
sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to the Scheme. She has pioneered
Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; helping
organisations and member organisations in areas such as sustainability,
workforce welfare and consumer rights.
Her previous roles include CEO
An Oculus staircase, the first
of its kind in the UK, is being installed at Cardiff University's cutting-edge Innovation Campus.
Bouygues UK, the
construction company building Innovation Campus, is working with Taunton
Fabrications to design and install the staircase, which is a sculptural, open
staircase travelling through a slanting void. Its name is taken from the oculus
design, which depicts an eye that allows light to flood into a space.
Designed by architects
HawkinsBrown, the aim of the Oculus staircase is to drive engagement and
collaboration between the varying departments and uses of the building. It
starts at the ground floor as a social stair and forms breakout zones [...]
5G has arrived – or has it? At the time of writing, EE, Vodafone and
Three have announced the availability of the UK's first 5G networks, and O2 has
announced launch plans. The new services are surprisingly limited in geographic
coverage, performance and features, focussing on broadband only applications.
The massive IoT connectivity application of the services has been delayed to
2023. The current incarnation in all carriers except Three UK does not offer
the promised alternative to replace leased lines (‘millimeter wave'). Even the
much hyped mobile broadband speeds have been downgraded from Gigabits to burst
rates in the hundreds of Mbps at best. Add in the [...]