It’s time climate change actions occurred!

If an organisation doesn’t have climate change at the top of the agenda at the moment then questions need to be raised. Now I’m sure you can quote some organisations where rightly it shouldn’t be top of the list but the general point is most should. Investors want net-zero commitments AND actions. The regulators areContinue reading “It’s time climate change actions occurred!”

Are we building the right types of homes?

There is a debate that rumbles. Apartments or houses? Is it a personal choice or one put upon us. There has been substantial investment by institutions into apartments but houses still dominate our residential needs. Over 75% of the UK population live in a house. A national survey highlighted that over 90% wanted to liveContinue reading “Are we building the right types of homes?”

We need to look after ourselves

So I have not been able to write recently – life has gotten very busy. A combination of family and work related challenges has meant that I needed to focus elsewhere and to unwind I have been trying to spend more time outside enjoying the natural world. Particularly as the evenings have become lighter IContinue reading “We need to look after ourselves”

Our health deserves better

Following my last blog: Built Environment & Our Health I have continued to explore the linkage between health and the built environment.  Our health can be split into mental and physical health. Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. Physical health is theContinue reading “Our health deserves better”

PwC comments on the IHS Markit Construction PMI January Index

Lee Wilkinson, PwC Real Assets director, said: “The UK construction sector saw the challenges brought on by growing skills shortages, price inflation and supply chain issues reach a peak in 2021.  “Built up demand is now coming through, however, and recent announcements about investment in infrastructure and regional cities are positive and will help toContinue reading “PwC comments on the IHS Markit Construction PMI January Index”

The built environment and our health

The built environment is a key impactor on our lives. It can either support or harm our physical & mental health, our wellbeing and overall quality of life. Our homes where we live, our workplaces (which could be our home, office or another location), our leisure space and our learning space. They all cross overContinue reading “The built environment and our health”

2021; I mean, you certainly delivered something!

It is time to welcome in the new year. 2022, wow! Well I mean 2020 was a rollercoaster and I don’t think 2021 has been any less bumpy. Here’s hoping that 2022 provides some route to less uncertainty and not more knowledge of Greek symbols. I could rant and complain about 2021. Things were cancelled.Continue reading “2021; I mean, you certainly delivered something!”