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The Pegasus Report - Issue #131

Before we dive in this week's episode, can you indulge me. I am on a mission to try stop as many you
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The Pegasus Report

Before we dive in this week’s episode, can you indulge me. I am on a mission to try stop as many young people leaving the industry as possible.
Pegasus is now a formal representative for the DWP Kickstart scheme - where the government will cover the costs of 16-24 year olds doing a six month placement with a company; this is a great scheme that will hopefully help young people and companies alike. For more information please click on one of the two links;
Thank you and on with the issue…

A busy week in the North West, proposals for over 1,000 new homes in north Manchester have been recommended to the council for approval as part of the £1bn homebuilding project. Work is expected to start in November on the construction of a £350m arena in east Manchester.  Five Greater Manchester local authorities have won funding for a clean energy project that will develop 10 renewable schemes - creating a blueprint for UK regions aiming for net zero carbon emissions. More news on Manchester’s billion pound agenda can be found here.
In the South East, go-ahead has been given for a £200m green business community in Kent. In Barking a £1.5m contract to provide modular housing for homeless families who are in urgent need of accommodation has been awarded. In Camden, the latest designs for a new facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital at the St Pancras Hospital site, have been unveiled.
In Yorkshire, a developer has been chosen for the £270m International Pool redevelopment in Leeds.
In Scotland, house builders are calling on the Scottish government to step up new builds to 25,000 a year and to include more private homes.
In the Midlands, plans have been submitted for a brand new £85m waterside community in Worcester.
In infrastructure, Skanska has completed the UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout in Cambridge, which prioritises pedestrians and cyclists over motorists.
From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised
The pandemic will accelerate the evolution of our cities
Building Safety Bill is ‘once in a generation’ opportunity
Skyscrapers give way to warehouses as Covid-19 changes UK real estate, Real Estate
Turner & Townsend profit jumps despite pandemic onset
Construction spared again as sites allowed to remain open despite second wave covid restrictions
Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme
‘Too late for some of our staff’ | News | Building Design
BAM installs Covid killing spray tunnel on site
Mace CEO: ‘racism response needs to change’
Can Construction Ease Back to Work?
Stay alert: Business is rethinking commercial property and construction should take note
London Power Tunnels: Rewiring the capital during a pandemic
CITB to give 19,000 people onsite experience
The Uncertain Future of Corporate HQs
Construction inspections to crack down on dust
In the latest episode of the meet the boss series, I am joined by Yusoff Ghaznavi, the Managing Director of MAC Consulting. I have worked with MAC since their inception. Their business was set up in 2009; a brave time in the middle the Global Financial Crisis, but they have gone from strength to strength. Originally focused entirely in Retail, they have now diversified their business across multiple sectors; both public and private and now with 60 fee earners across UK 6 offices. Whenever I describe them to a candidate, I always describe them as an ambitious business that doesn’t take itself too seriously - hopefully this comes across. In this episode Yusoff talks about how they diversified their sector and service offering; something many similar businesses with an similar original sector focus to MAC have failed to do. We also have a fairly detailed chat about how technology will change the industry, but also how we need to embrace this change including learning from the young talent entering the industry who are to an extent native users of such technology. This is a great chat that I hope you get a lot out of.

This week’s technology news.
AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities
Brazilian construction industry reacts to Covid-19 with digital
Kier tests robot cone-laying truck on A5 and M54 | BIM+
Winvic harnesses AI for accident early warning system
Elliott unveils new website to drive digital transformation
This week’s green news.
10 Ways to Create a More Energy-Efficient Home
HS2: Low carbon concrete to reduce carbon emissions
Multiplex details sustainability plans
Apple invests in world’s largest onshore wind turbines
Aiming for the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial development
World's largest wind farm confirms 320 jobs to be created for construction and operations
This week’s global round-up.
Hill lands role on $4bn Egyptian monorail scheme
Tel Aviv launches electric road pilot
Tuner & Townsend to deliver 15 modular schools in Hamburg
Zaha Hadid Architects designs 36-storey “urban oasis” in Hong Kong - News
With offices closing their doors again this week to help prevent the spread of Covid, this week’s first article from Mace looks at what the future could hold for the workplace.
The future of the workplace – what happens next?
Protecting minds as well as bodies
3 Questions to instantly increase your motivation
Michelle Wax: “Time is our most precious resource”
Addiction awareness programme to support construction workers
When you're smiling, the whole world really does smile with you
How to conduct an ideal job interview, according to a forensic interviewer
This one counterintuitive practice could help you get more done
Thank you for reading, have a great week!
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