Month: November 2018

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group has marked its 25th anniversary, with the call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority.  SEC Group chairman, Trevor Hursthouse says:   “In the last two years there has been an outpouring of reports on construction – most...

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Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with 'soft skills' perform better? What do soft skills look like? Social awareness; Capacity to embrace change; Emotion regulation; Patience; Perceptiveness; Persistence; Perseverance; Temperament to manage adversity; Growth mindset; Professionalism; Enthusiasm; Drive; Ambition;...

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Helen Clark at the London screening of her film “My Year With Helen” … ICM’s David Jones meets her …

On a personal note, an extremely proud moment was captured at the London screening of My Year With Helen at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge on Friday 16 November when our ICM's Dir. of Education & Training was proud to get The Rt. Hon. Helen Clark to sign a copy of her latest book for him and...

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Ban on combustible cladding “does not go far enough” ~ systemic failure of the entire building control system!

Measures to ban combustible materials on the outside of some buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire do not go far enough, says James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in his keynote address to the FPA Fire Sector Summit on 31st October...

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