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My working day: RLF QS Kat Hurworth1 March 2012
The young QS on a placement at RLF took on the nickname ‘the golfer’ even before she began work
I’m 21 and have been working for Robinson Low Francis on an industrial placement for seven months at its main office in Farringdon, London. I decided on a career in construction having carried out some work experience in a QS office where I became fascinated by the diverse range of data and information that the profession deals with on a daily basis.
I then carried out further research into the different aspects of the construction industry and I decided to go for a sandwich degree course in quantity surveying and construction commercial management at Nottingham Trent University.
Industry reaction: ‘Threatened’ City seeks exemption from change-of-use law10th November 2011 | By Richard Waites
Architects have come out in support of the City of London’s latest efforts to sidestep a proposed relaxation of planning laws that would allow change of use from offices to homes without planning permission
Last week, the City released a report saying changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order, aimed at creating thousands of homes across the country, would threaten its position as the world’s leading financial centre.
The document, by research group Quod, warned that up to 1.2 million square metres of City office space could be converted into flats over the next five years, and argues that the City should be exempt from the...
Robinson Low Francis has appointed Andy Speight
1st October 2011
Robinson Low Francis has appointed Andy Speight as partner and head of the Birmingham division. The former Faithful+Gould board director brings more than 35 years' experience to the role (0121 4561471).
Happy 25th, M2518th November 2011
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest infrastructure achievements - the M25. This industrial masterpiece revolutionised the country’s transport network for the better.
The value of this road is almost incalculable, not just in terms of the business efficiencies it has created, but the effect it has had on the cost of goods, and improved property prices in the area.
While due sensitivity must be given to resident concerns, particularly given that ours is a small island, the country must build to progress, but too often this is stifled by minor interest groups that fail to recognise the wider importance of schemes.
You need BIM now16 September 2011
Much has been made of the introduction of BIM to the UK construction sector. Views have ranged from championing the model as a technological leap forward to questioning the high training costs and threat to project management consultancies. From a professional consultancy perspective, we think BIM should be embraced.
There has been criticism from architects that this is a way of restoring the balance of power from ambitious project managers. But this shouldn’t be about winning ownership back on a project. BIM should be about promoting the needs of the client, taking a holistic approach to the development of a project. When cost and environmental considerations are pr...