Technology will define the future of sustainability

Technology is going to make or break any attempt to achieve a sustainable built environment. Here’s why. The built environment has a mountain to climb to address its impact on…

COP28: the good, the bad, and the ugly

In this guest article, UCEM’s Jessica Gordon-Calvert gives her personal reaction to the fallout from December’s international climate conference. By Jessica Gordon-Calvert, Sustainability Education & Engagement Officer From an outsider’s…

How apprenticeships can upskill your workforce for the future

Apprenticeships can be the solution to the built environment's growing skills gap. Here's how. As the built environment grapples with top-level challenges like climate change, population growth and economic uncertainty,…

Giving the construction industry a second chance – a Q&A with UCEM Apprentice Jodi-Ann Morgan

What does the built environment need to do to improve diversity and representation? We sat down with apprentice quantity surveyor Jodi-Ann Morgan to find out. The built environment has significant…

Forty apprentices and counting

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we're profiling each of the shortlisters from this year's UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Mark Winsor Job role: Talent and Development Manager Company: Lambert…

12 sustainable alternatives to traditional concrete

Concrete, the second most-consumed substance in the world behind water, is also one of the most damaging to the environment. Here are 12 sustainable alternatives. The sector-wide push to realise…

Persevering through 200 rejections to find the perfect apprenticeship

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we're profiling each of the shortlisters from this year's UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Toby Vowels Job role: Assistant Building Surveyor Company: Keltbray Limited…

“An opportunity on a plate”: studying for a Master’s degree apprenticeship

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we're profiling each of the shortlisters from this year's UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Rachel Harwood Job role: Project Manager Company: South & East…

Back to UCEM for a Master’s after 20 years

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we’re profiling each of the shortlisters from this year’s UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Leanne Conroy Job role: Surveyor Company: Vail Williams Category: Rising…

From building enthusiast to real estate professional

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we're profiling each of the shortlisters from this year's UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Dontae Francois Job role: Junior Flexible Office Consultant Company: Workthere…

From admin assistant to trainee building surveyor

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we’re profiling each of the shortlisters from this year’s UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Sophie Ollerton Job role: Trainee Building Surveyor Company: HWM Surveyors Category:…

A fourth-generation bricklayer-turned-surveyor

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we’re profiling each of the shortlisters from this year’s UCEM Built Environment Apprenticeship Awards. Name: Adam Stride Job role: Building Surveyor Company: Savills Category: Apprentice of the…