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The Pegasus Report - Issue #116

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Welcome to another week of the Pegasus Report. A mixed bag of news this week; more green shoots but s
 
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The Pegasus Report
Welcome to another week of the Pegasus Report. A mixed bag of news this week; more green shoots but some worrying news too.

NEWS ROUNDUP
Sobering news in the most recent RIBA Future Trends Survey, with 8% of practices reporting they are likely to go out of business due to the impact of Covid 19.
The support given by the Government for construction during the current crisis has been amazing - figures show that £4.6Bn has been paid out across the Furlough scheme and to self employed since March.
In London, the first phase of the ambitious £1Bn Convoys Wharf has been approved. That’s not the only redevelopment with a £1Bn price tag in the news this week; a planning application has been put in for the regeneration of Waterloo Estate in Romford to create 1,380 homes. In the City, Mace has picked up the job to refurb Goldman Sachs soon to be old office at Paternoster Square.
In the North, 30 contractors have been awarded places on the £750m Great Places Housing framework.
In some positive news for the Higher Education sector, Oxford University has revealed plans for its largest ever construction project.
In good news for Manchester, the £250m Mixed Use New Victoria project is to begin construction. Also, Renaker is starting construction of its largest tower - 50 storeys in Salford.
It has been a busy week in Infrastructure. In very positive news for the industry, CityFibre is looking to hire 10,000 to support fibre installations up and down the country. A £61m flyover at the A46 Coventry junctions scheme has been given the go ahead. Bilfinger has been awarded a pipework and specialist equipment contract at Hinkley Point C. Highways England has put the £180m Area 12 upkeep contract out to tender. Anglian Water has awarded places to four contractors on its £350M pipeline contracts.
PEGASUS RADIO
In this episode I discuss the importance of holding your standards when job seeking; what I mean by this is to be picky about which recruiters you engage with and which employers you consider joining. I go in to some depth as to why both of these are important.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
The RIBA Future Trends 2020 is out and makes for sobering reading.
Future Trends Survey 2020
Productivity rises as almost all major sites back at work
High Speed Rail Group calls for HS2 to be linked to Scotland
Mixed use developments to see an upsurge; Here's why
How to adapt now and for the future
How might Covid-19 impact flexible working strategies? | CBRE
New affordable homes in Scotland would 'kick-start economy'
Post-lockdown buyers swap flats for houses
WeWork executive: Greater demand for co-working, enterprise to grow to 75%
A fairer and better construction industry is feasible if we change our thinking
Blueprint for building our economic recovery
Think tanks proposes new scheme to protect housebuilding from collapse
Do we really understand the way the built form affects the brain?
Future-proofed estates for the new normal | Inquirer Business
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Here’s your tech news.
Fast-tracking the industry’s digital transformation journey
On-demand recording: How digital is transforming the role of the project manager
Report: Construction SMEs missing out on BIM
Automating the construction industry with robotics
GREEN ISSUES
Another bumper green issues week!
We must build back greener
Can the energy industry make it to Net Zero on time?
Green light for multi-billion pound investment in Scotland’s net zero economy
Benefits of Cross-Laminated Timber Resonate with Tech Workforces
India’s Adani Green Energy wins world’s largest-ever solar tender
Tarmac to upgrade car and van fleet to EVs by 2030
Future economic growth must be resilient and green, says ADEPT
Do you want beautiful, sustainable and safe tall buildings? Use wood | Architecture | The Guardian
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
The first two stories don’t paint a positive picture for the global industry.
Thailand’s construction sector predicted to shrink 3.6% in 2020
COVID-19: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy funding cuts
Schiphol Airport study estimates 12 million people will use it for hyperloop journeys by 2050
Contract awarded for €100m Paris station
CAREER ITEMS
Here is your weekly career and self development fix!
Is Your Personality Permanent? New Research Says 'No.'
This is how companies can use this moment to make lasting change
3 Ways to Advance Gender Equity as We Return to the Office
Are they being honest with me? Here’s how to encourage candid employee feedback
Is Your Company Actually Fighting Racism, or Just Talking About It?
Why Empathy Is Important in Leaders Right Now
How Diverse Is Your Board, Really?
The internet’s favorite psychiatrist has a game plan for your mental health
Fika: A Coffee Break For ProductivityPick the Brain
What leaders are learning about themselves from the pandemic
10 Ways to Make Better To-Do Lists
The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”
Until next week...
That’s another wrap! Mixed emotions after this week’s issue - some positives but also some clouds still on the horizon. I hope you all have a productive week ahead.
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