Misinformation and Mistakes Continue to Hinder Productivity of UK Construction Firms

New research suggests that nine in ten firms still rely on paper on-site, exacerbating preventable productivity drains. Productivity in UK construction firms is being held back by the same challenges as twelve months ago, as efforts remain slow to adopt digital technology for the jobsite. According to Digital Groundwork: Closing the Productivity Gap, a new […]


Following on from the division’s recent overwhelming successes, workplace consultant, Office Principles has expanded its Birmingham arm, introducing a new designer, a commercial manager and an operations manager. Experienced designer, Joe Whittle joins the team as designer in a bid to strengthen the team’s design output and offer further creative expertise at the consultation stage […]

Could supplements be Britain’s answer to sick days?

Businesses from all sectors have to negotiate staff sickness and, within the construction industry, particularly amongst small to medium-sized firms, the effects can be damaging. Could days away from site be significantly reduced though if employers supplied health supplements to employees? The British workforce fear taking time off, meaning workers are reporting to work ill, […]

Another Capital Quarter, another Armstrong Ceiling solution

Manufacturer’s systems now feature on all five Cardiff office buildings by JR Smart. Ultra-green ceiling tiles from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions feature again on the fifth and latest office building to rise in Cardiff’s Capital Quarter redevelopment. Specified by M2M Architects, they feature throughout the office areas at No 4 Capital Quarter, the eight-storey canal-side landmark office […]

Waterloo delivers fresh air to new £50m sports hub at the University of Warwick

A £50m project bringing world-class sporting and leisure facilities to Warwickshire has received a new cooling and ventilation system from Waterloo. The Sport and Wellness Hub, which sits within the University of Warwick campus, features a multipurpose sports arena with a 230-station gym, six glass-backed squash courts, a climbing wall and swimming pool. As part […]

Ecodek – more than just manufacturers

At Ecodek we are not only manufactures of the UK’s premium WPC building components, but we also have a Research and Development Centre based at our manufacturing facility in Wrexham, North Wales. As such, Ecodek have been heavily involved with several Horizon 2020 development projects – more on this later. Research and Development at Ecodek […]