Block Podcast Episode 11 - Wear sunscreen - the future is brighter


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Podcast No.11 is finally hear folks. It's been a while since we recorded the last podcast, mostly down to the fact everyone's been very busy lately - is that a good sign? On the podcast we discuss lots of topics around the construction industry, especially looking at the current state of the property market and discussing how things are improving on a number of fronts.

We are joined by the usual team for the latest recording, the participants are as follows:
Kenneth Martin, Managing Director, Block Architects
Evelyn Laurie, Principal, Red Marketing
John Stobbs, Director of Operations, Sap Service UK
Gordon White, Managing Director, fatBuzz Ltd
We've been hearing about signs of recovery in the construction industry for some time but is there now real evidence that things are improving and property is starting to move? On this podcast we hear about real construction projects that are up and running and, we chat about various government initiatives now in place to help property buyers. We even hear that 100% mortgages are back on the scene and discuss whether or not that is a good thing.

The podcasts covers a great deal, here are some of the main things that come up in the discussion:
Sunscreen - Is it made available to construction workers during exceptionally hot spells of weather?
Are modern buildings able to cope with extreme temperature swings?
The ongoing challenge of keeping up to date with changing technology
Changes to the Building Regulations being introduced in October 2013
The increasing need to bring in specialist consultants - even 0n smaller domestic projects
The new water usage guidelines about to be introduced as part of the Building Regulation changes
Good practice around air tightness testing
The general public's general awareness of renewables - is there a need for greater education?
Are there too many layers of bureaucracy around government initiatives
100% mortgages emerge again - is this a good thing?
Remote and home working - is this affecting creativity and collaboration?
Do modern houses need to be more modular and flexible to cope with the need to change as the users needs change?

11 episodes available. A new episode about every 74 days .