Welcome to the latest edition of UK Construction Excellence – celebrating the very best in British building.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first – and last – spring Budget. His message was clear – there were to be no shock announcements, no seismic shifts. Despite Brexit uncertainties, this was very much business as usual and the UK construction industry took great interest.
As part of our in-depth Budget coverage, UK Construction Excellence examines the implications for contractors large and small, and gauges reaction from the industry at large.
Elsewhere, we have word from the Van of the Year Awards 2017, John Stokoe – Head of Strategic Business Transformation at Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth – considers the role of construction in our smart cities boom, and Mark Enzer – Chief Technical Officer at Mott MacDonald – explores the advantages of an off-site approach.
All this and more can be found inside, along with contributions from guest commentators and breaking news from Great Britain and beyond.
Robert Atherton Publications Editor