Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘MISTER CELLOPHANE’

There’s song in the musical ‘Chicago’ in which a bashful  character describes himself as Mister Cellophane –  because he feels people see right through him, and never notice he’s there.  I’ve sometimes felt that the built environment professions are, collectively, … Continue reading

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INSPIRING : PEOPLE AND PLACES

Last week I was in Scotland for the fifth in the CIOB’s series of workshops on construction management education (see Blog 13.10.10 & 01.03.11 ), at Glasgow Caledonian University.  At each of these events, there has been expression of a … Continue reading

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CONSTRUCTION AND CONSCIENCE – PART 2

When I mentioned the debate about nuclear power in India (Blog, 04.03.11), I couldn’t have imagined that just one week later an environmental catastrophe would have intensified that debate throughout the world. Early reports of the earthquake of 11 March … Continue reading

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WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION: MORE NEEDED

For most of my academic career, recruiting more female entrants to courses in traditionally ‘male-dominated’ subject areas has been an accepted goal for course managers.  In my subject of construction management,  most courses now recruit more women than they once … Continue reading

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CONSTRUCTION AND CONSCIENCE

I have an attachment to India (see Blog 15.11.10), and I sympathise with the multiple challenges faced by that country.  One of those challenges is the need to provide sufficient energy to meet its burgeoning industrial growth and improve living … Continue reading

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A REVOLUTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION?

At the University of the West of England (UWE)  in Bristol yesterday for the fourth workshop in the CIOB series ‘Educating Construction Managers for the 21st Century’.  Monty Sutrisna (from Salford) again did a great job drawing out contributions from … Continue reading

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