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The Pegasus Report - Issue #107

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Welcome to this weeks Pegasus Report. Happy Easter! I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend an
 
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The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this weeks Pegasus Report. Happy Easter! I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend and managed to make it feel different to any other day at the moment!

News Roundup
The construction industry has been called upon over the last few weeks to build and convert various arenas & film studios into hospitals containing thousands of extra beds in response to Covid-19.
In Wales, Kier has been given the job of converting Bay Studios in Swansea into a field hospital to help the NHS. At the time of writing, Interserve were on track to open a 500-bed Birmingham Nightingale hospital to patients this week. In Bristol, Kier and its local supply chain have started work converting the conference centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) into a temporary hospital with capacity for 300 beds – rising to 1,000 if needed. BAM Construction has been appointed design & build contractor to convert Harrogate Convention Centre into an NHS Nightingale hospital and in Glasgow, Balfour Beatty, Graham, Kier and Robertson have set to work transforming Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus into a new temporary 300-bed hospital. In London, the team behind the NHS Nightingale hospital in east London is set to get the remaining beds planned for the temporary complex ready in record time, Mace, BDP and CFES are set to hand over remaining beds over in the coming weeks. The work to finish the emergency hospital at the ExCel Centre, normally used for trade fairs and exhibitions, is expected to take just several weeks – rather than the years a complex with space for 4,000 beds would normally take.
In the Midlands, a deal to redevelop the former Stafford Rugby Club ground into a £80m mixed-use development is making advances. Plans for the 6.5 acre site currently include a supermarket, hotel, multi-storey car park and build-to-rent homes.
In the South West, work on building Bristol’s new 17,080 capacity arena can begin after the Government decided not to call in the application submitted by developers YTL.
In the North West, details unveiled for major residential scheme in Salford Quays, the 29-storey building will house 290 new apartments.
In infrastructure, Skanska has signed a five-year asset management contract with Welsh Water worth £193m.
Pegasus Radio
Hard Career Lessons in 2020.
Now of course none of us could have seen the Coronavirus coming. We could however have anticipated another recession. The career choices some of you have made have now left you exposed and will lead to some hard lessons - I detail some of those in here in a hope that it will enable you to make better career choices in the future.
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Industry Insights
Government tribute to the "critical contribution" of the construction industry | The Chartered Institute of Building
WeWork’s new crisis: ‘Workplaces will never be the same after this’
Change in the law allows councils to hold virtual planning meetings | News | Architects Journal
How to build a hospital in nine days: emergency architecture in a pandemic | Art and design | The Guardian
Scotland halts all non-essential construction
London most costly city in the world for construction | Construction Enquirer News
Highways England to speed up payments and procurement | Construction Enquirer News
Willmott Dixon furloughs 800 staff as 90% of its sites stay open | Construction Enquirer News
BAM Construct to furlough 440 staff on full pay | Construction Enquirer News
New workers face financial hardship due to furlough loophole
Mace starts re-opening sites | Construction Enquirer News
Vistry Partnerships bags £213m haul of affordable homes jobs | Construction Enquirer News
ISG keeps Lord's site open
City marking cards of industry’s winners and losers | Comment | Building
Latest government advice on safe site working | Construction Enquirer News
Washing hands is more important than social distancing for a healthy site
Technology News
As the demand for PPE equipment rises, lots of companies and people from all walks have life have come forward to help make the vital equipment needed to help keep our NHS front-line workers safe.
Designs for reusable face visor released in response to Covid-19 | Foster + Partners
Engineers Made a DIY Face Shield. Now, It's Helping Doctors | WIRED
How Tech Is Changing the Construction Industry | Commercial Construction and Renovation
The UK Construction Blog » Self repairing and solar panelled: The future of roads
Green Issues
This weeks green news.
HS2 green legal challenge dismissed | Construction News
International News
This weeks global news.
Jacobs joins team making ICUs from shipping containers
Work resumes on Milan’s new line [ – with video]
Chinese contractors send doctors, equipment to virus-hit developing countries - News - GCR
China restarts Beijing rail schemes after coronavirus freeze - News - GCR
NZ seeks projects to drive post-virus recovery
Career Items
I think this week’s first article will resonate with many of us currently, is sharing a work space with your family raising stress levels?
How to manage relationships when everyone in your household is working from home
How can we keep our brains healthy? | TED Talks
4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility – ideas.ted.com
Why You Need a Post-Pandemic Plan Now | Inc.com
Why optimism may not be enough to carry us through times of crisis
10 tips for coping with a precipitous drop in performance when working from home | HB Reavis
The Restorative Power of Ritual
A day in the life: Women in construction -
How to Be Resilient in Tough Times - Michael and Megan
How to Be a Respectful and Empathetic Remote Coworker During the COVID-19 Crisis | HBR Ascend
How to get a good nights sleep | Benenden Health
10 films with amazing architecture to stream during isolation
Why Working From Home Is So Exhausting—And How To Reinvigorate
Until Next Week...
Stay safe everyone.
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