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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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11 | #ShutTheSites, Urgent Works and Memorable Junkets

1st April 2020
This week Bishop & Taylor discuss the continuing controversy about what sites should stay open, and the difficulties facing those that do. They also muse on the days when travel was easier, and press junkets enjoyed.


10 | The Lockdown and Working From Home

25th March 2020
The lockdown has started and Bishop & Taylor chat about how the UK construction industry is responding to the Prime Minister’s order for all but essential workers to stay home. They also discuss working from home with expert input from our very own ‘Good Lady Professor Her Indoors’, Jacqui Bishop.


9 | That Virus, Tech Toys and the Latest Issue

18th March 2020
As the world goes into lockdown, Bishop & Taylor keep their distance to mull on Covid-19, Bimcams and bionic rakes, and the contents of the March issue of The Construction Index magazine.


8 | Retentions Postscript, Red Diesel and Rebrands

12th March 2020
Bishop & Taylor add a note about their last episode’s retentions discussion before turning attention to the Budget, bringing the end of cheap diesel for construction. They round off mulling why companies choose to change their name.


7 | Heathrow, Retentions & Flexitime

4th March 2020
Bishop & Taylor discuss the potential ramifications of the Court of Appeal ruling against Heathrow expansion, developments (or lack of them) in the reform of cash retentions usage, and experiments in flexible working.

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6 | Coronavirus, New Homes Ombudsman and Industry Archives

26th February 2020
On 26th Feb 2020 Bishop & Taylor discuss the industrial impact of coronavirus, the creation of an ombudsman for buyers of new homes and the fate of construction industry archives.


5 | Cannabis, Immigration and Smart Cities

19th February 2020
It's Wednesday 19th February 2020 and in this week’s Re:Construction podcast, Bishop & Taylor discuss the benefits of cannabis, the UK’s new immigration rules and Sheffield’s smart bins.


4 | HS2, Leadership & Clocks

12th February 2020
This week Bishop & Taylor discuss the latest green light for HS2, a shocking display of bad leadership and the possible end of spring back / fall forward.


2 | Climate Emergency, Smart Motorways and Chinese Hospitals

29th January 2020
This week Bishop & Taylor discuss construction’s attempts to help save the planet, the idiocy of smart motorways and how quickly Wuhan is building emergency hospitals.


1 | Tall Building Regulations, Late Payment Legislation and Digitally Savvy Contractors

23rd January 2020
Re:Construction is a new podcast, launched this week by The Construction Index, featuring construction journalists David Taylor and Phil Bishop.  In this launch episode they discuss developments in the government’s Building Safety Programme, the latest attempt to legislate against late payments and the digital marketing prowess of the top contractors.  Each week Bishop and Taylor chew the fat for 30 minutes or so, exchanging views about the latest news stories to have caught their eye.