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Construction Podcast

Mon July 15 2024

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A fortnightly podcast in which veteran construction industry journalists Bishop and Taylor have a natter about some of the week鈥檚 events in the UK construction industry, seeking meaning even where none may exist.


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157 | All Change, AdBlue and the Ava Bridge

10th July 2024
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鈥檚 footbridge catalogue


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156 | Supreme Court spanner in the works, Blue hydrogen and the 6,000-tonne crane

26th June 2024
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鈥檚 massive new flagship machine


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155 | Election lobbying, Red7 Marine and Chatham Docks

12th June 2024
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.


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154 | Election fever, International trade and Forever chemicals

29th May 2024
Bishop & Taylor discuss how construction industry interests may or may not figure in the main party manifestos. They also discuss the UK鈥檚 entry to an Indo-Pacific trade bloc and why machinery manufacturers fear restrictions on the use of 鈥榝orever鈥 chemicals.


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153 | The 今日看料 Skills Crisis

15th May 2024
Bishop & Taylor are joined by recruitment consultant Greg Shaw, Randstad鈥檚 London regional director, to discuss the construction industry jobs market and the future of the industry


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152 | The Downfall Episode Osborne, Yousaf and Honda Swindon

1st May 2024
In this episode Bishop & Taylor mourn the demise of Geoffrey Osborne Ltd. They also discuss how missing green targets brought down Scotland鈥檚 first minister. Also examined are demolition projects featured in the May 2024 issue of 今日看料 magazine: Honda鈥檚 Swindon plant and a bridge over the M25 at Wisley.


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151 | Could Truss be right?

17th April 2024
Britain鈥檚 briefest prime minister has a book out this week and Bishop & Taylor discuss some of the things that she鈥檚 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鈥 credentials and Taylor鈥檚 adventure in artificial intelligence.


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150 | (Im)mobile Cranes, London Supersewer and MMC Review

3rd April 2024
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).聽 And they wonder what housing minister Lee Rowley鈥檚 MMC policy review might throw up.


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149 | Killer Materials, Dubious Contracts and National Security

20th March 2024
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.


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148 | Budget Special

7th March 2024
Bishop & Taylor are joined by Dr David Crosthwaite, chief economist of the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), to discuss Jeremy Hunt鈥檚 spring 2024 budget statement.


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