Allyship – By Natasha Stone

It's something that I've noticed on social media with increasing frequency of late. Being an ally is gaining more attention, whether this is to support women, BAME and LGBTQ+ community, or, as time is going on, any of the many other intersectional groups out there. This weekend marks Brighton Pride celebrations, a festival which brings …

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The Table – By Joanna Farnsworth

At a North London primary school in the 1980’s we enjoyed learning and playing carefree no matter what was happening in the outside world.  These were the days of civil unrest, riots and high rates of unemployment, but, in the four walls of the classroom we thrived within a safe and supported space. I look …

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Complying with the new BIM mandate for high-rise residential buildings – By Julia Valentine

What to do with the quality of high-rise residential building has been a UK focus ever since the Grenfell tragedy two years ago. The Government's response in mandating Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all new residential buildings above 18 storeys is a start. While many forward-thinking organisations have already been doing this for some time, …

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Sands of time; the importance of CPD – By Steve Slessor

As surveyors we all work to deadlines, whether that be submissions of notices; applications for payments or tenders we are conditioned to focus on time. But what actually is time? Is time just a river that’s flowing in one direction? First the science bit; as we get older time just seems to ebb away; but …

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Passing – By Natasha Stone

Passing is great isn't it? Everything that appears to have been of major importance, exams, tests, Chartership, passing is the most important thing of all. Not passing = failure. But there's more to it than that. Passing in life, is held as the be all and end all. And it extends much further than just …

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