The Great Rock and Roll Swindle

When many out there in the social media piazzas are questioning the relevance of ice bucket vanity gone viral, we had our very own cold shower when interviewing Pete Halsall, CEO of Good Homes Alliance on multiculturalism, UK planning and the moral obligation of the next generation. G4C mission is to push the boundaries of … Continue reading “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle”

What it it about speed mentoring?

I would call it unconditional personal altruism. I will also try to explain why. Last night the CIC 2050Group organised a speed mentoring event at Argent’s headquarters in that urban regeneration masterpiece that is now King’s Cross in London. Just to avoid any confusion, speed mentoring has got nothing to do with finding your twin … Continue reading “What it it about speed mentoring?”

Future of Housing

G4C was recently invited by RICS to take part in a roundtable discussion on how to speed up housing delivery in the UK. Cost of land was high on the agenda as much as the long debated inefficiency in timing infrastructural planning with electoral cycles. Where G4C made the difference was in highlighting the long … Continue reading “Future of Housing”

Peter Hansford

Rebranding Construction

Constructing Excellence G4C, RIBA and CIC 2050Group have joined forces to kick-start a cross industry campaign to improve the public perception of the construction sector. A panel debate was hosted by the RIBA on the 17th June and chaired by Antonio Pisano, co-founder of Marcel Mauer Architecture and co-chair of Constructing Excellence G4C. Key note … Continue reading “Rebranding Construction”

Heritage and regeneration, in conversation with Sir Donald Insall

Heritage plays a crucial role in informing, limiting or catalysing urban regeneration. Through conservation and listed building regulations the Local Authority gains leverage to pursue the public agenda as much as private developers can rely on a market advantage to ensure positive outcome for their investments. We would like to hear your point of view … Continue reading “Heritage and regeneration, in conversation with Sir Donald Insall”

Big Data, Big Opportunities

As the famous quote by Heraclitus goes, “the only thing that is constant is change”; a point that was poignantly emphasised at our recent ‘Data in Construction’ event at the University of Westminster. This well attended occasion brought together a heady mix of Entrepreneur, Academic and Industry Professional and informed us of much, not least … Continue reading “Big Data, Big Opportunities”

A Digitised Planning System

This article was originally created by one of G4C board members for the RIBA + ARUP workshop on the the impact of Data management in Design and Planning. At once fascinating and terrifying, the emergence of the Internet of Things seems an unstoppable drift that digital technology will impose on the way we experience the … Continue reading “A Digitised Planning System”

Your Enemy is Your Friend

Aecom offices. Lunch time. G4C agents sitting at the back of the room. Constructing Excellence has lined up an impressive panel with Don Ward (CE), Murray Rowden (T&T), Peter Mumford (AECOM) Will Hughes (Reading University), Danny Duggan (Dragados) and Simon Addyman (TFL). We are here to understand how to move from a transaction based industry … Continue reading “Your Enemy is Your Friend”