157: All Change, AdBlue and the Ava Bridge
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by The Construction Index
1w ago
In another typically wide-ranging episode, Bishop & Taylor discuss what we can expect from the new government, problems with AdBlue and the latest addition to Network Rail’s footbridge catalogue ..read more
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156: Supreme Court spanner in the works, Blue hydrogen and the 6,000-tonne crane
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by The Construction Index
3w ago
In a football and election-free zone, Bishop & Taylor discuss the implications of the Finch v Surrey CC Supreme Court judgment, the flawed credentials of certain hydrogens and Mammoet’s massive new flagship machine ..read more
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155: Election lobbying, Red7 Marine and Chatham Docks
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by The Construction Index
1M ago
After airing views about construction industry lobbying, Bishop & Taylor decide to park the politics. Taylor has been talking to an interesting SME, while Bishop has been following the battle for Chatham Docks ..read more
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154: Election fever, International trade and Forever chemicals
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by The Construction Index
1M ago
Bishop & Taylor discuss how construction industry interests may or may not figure in the main party manifestos. They also discuss the UK’s entry to an Indo-Pacific trade bloc and why machinery manufacturers fear restrictions on the use of ‘forever’ chemicals ..read more
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153: The Construction Skills Crisis
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by The Construction Index
2M ago
Bishop & Taylor are joined by recruitment consultant Greg Shaw, Randstad’s London regional director, to discuss the construction industry jobs market and the future of the industry ..read more
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152: The Downfall Episode: Osborne, Yousaf and Honda Swindon
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by The Construction Index
2M ago
In this episode Bishop & Taylor mourn the demise of Geoffrey Osborne Ltd. They also discuss how missing green targets brought down Scotland’s first minister. Also examined are demolition projects featured in the May 2024 issue of The Construction Index magazine: Honda’s Swindon plant and a bridge over the M25 at Wisley ..read more
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151: Could Truss be right?
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by The Construction Index
3M ago
Britain’s briefest prime minister has a book out this week and Bishop & Taylor discuss some of the things that she’s been saying. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, they decide. So what might Liz Truss be right about? Also in this episode, checking consultants’ credentials and Taylor’s adventure in artificial intelligence ..read more
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150: (Im)mobile Cranes, London Supersewer and MMC Review
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by The Construction Index
3M ago
Bishop & Taylor discuss the increasing difficulties endured by mobile crane hire companies faced with road embargos. They celebrate the completion of construction of the Thames Tideway tunnel (and hope it stops rowers vomiting).  And they wonder what housing minister Lee Rowley’s MMC policy review might throw up ..read more
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149: Killer Materials, Dubious Contracts and National Security
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by The Construction Index
4M ago
In an unusually wide ranging episode, Bishop & Taylor cover crystalline silica, plastic pipes, the Lower Thames Crossing, the A66, the Daily Telegraph (is it really more important to national security than nuclear power?) and stress-inducing questions ..read more
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148: Budget Special
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by The Construction Index
4M ago
Bishop & Taylor are joined by Dr David Crosthwaite, chief economist of the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), to discuss Jeremy Hunt’s spring 2024 budget statement ..read more
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