Construction Podcast

Thu February 25 2021

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A weekly podcast in which veteran construction industry journalists Bishop and Taylor have a natter about some of the week’s events in the UK construction industry, seeking meaning even where none may exist.

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51 | IR35, Top Jobs and Jargon

24th February 2021
Bishop & Taylor get their teeth into issues of direct employment, senior recruitment and meaningless, obtuse and/or imprecise jargon.


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50 | Should Builders Need a Licence?

17th February 2021
Bishop & Taylor spend most of this episode discussing proposals for a mandatory builders’ licensing scheme with the project’s architect, Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Chief Executive Brian Berry.


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49 | What's Up with the BBA

10th February 2021
Bishop & Taylor are joined by Hardy Giesler, Chief Executive of the British Board of Agrément (BBA), who tells them about the changes he is planning within the much-criticised organisation.


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48 | Enforcing Beauty, Project Leadership and Migrant Workers

3rd February 2021
Bishop & Taylor chew over the government’s latest planning proposals, the leadership of major projects and the UK’s continuing dependency on migrant labour.


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47 | Marketing, BBA and the Big Push

27th January 2021
Bishop & Taylor discuss a new code for construction product marketing, (lack of) transparency at the British Board of Agrément, and the hydraulic jacking of an 11,000-tonne box tunnel.


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46 | Prompt Payment, Product Regulation and Builders’ Merchants

20th January 2021
This week Bishop & Taylor reflect on changes to the Prompt Payment Code, the new building products regulator and consolidation in the builders’ merchant sector.


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45 | Disputes, Databases and Delivering AI

13th January 2021
The UK construction industry is warned that it may be about to become ‘embroiled in costly and long-running disputes’. This, along with HS2’s new personnel database and the role of artificial intelligence (AI) on site, are on Bishop & Taylor’s agenda this week.


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44 | Dodged Tariffs, Rail Heritage and Boardroom Clergy

6th January 2021
As the UK enters its third national lockdown, Bishop & Taylor take solace in the Brexit deal that has averted even greater chaos; they discuss the threat facing hundreds of old railway bridges; and wonder whether Berkeley Group’s recruitment this week of the Archdeacon of Hackney might start a trend for clergy in the boardroom.


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43 | 2020 Review of the Year

23rd December 2020
With the end of 2020 upon us, Bishop & Taylor reflect on some of the big talking points of the year.


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42 | Flexible Working Special

16th December 2020
Bishop & Taylor discuss flexible working with Emma Stewart, Chief Executive of Timewise, and how it might help to improve the construction industry.


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