Building with Indoor Air Quality in mind

Dr Hardip Mann   21 Sep 2015 Are you breathing comfortably? Maybe you’re reading this at work, in an office, or maybe on a bus, a train or at home? Either way, you are probably reading it indoors, which is where 90% of our time is spent in Western Europe. That’s 20 hours of our day indoors! No wonder then that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can affect our health and wellbeing.
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PPE for all, including cyclists

Hanna Hayward   18 Nov 2014 As a cyclist, I am keen to promote Road Safety Week. I believe much more can be done to make roads safer for everyone, although common sense, and compulsory PPE would be a good start for many!  
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What one thing could you do for biodiversity?

Alison Guscott   22 Oct 2014 Set in the beautiful Kew Gardens, The BIG Challenge - ‘Do one thing’ award ceremony last week highlighted the efforts that the construction industry is making to enhance biodiversity on construction sites and it got me thinking about what we could all do for biodiversity.
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Further than fundraising

Eleanor Evans   13 Oct 2014 BAM’s charity partnerships aren’t just about fundraising, although we are very proud of how much we’ve raised for our partners over the years. Any good partnership should bring about mutual benefit and support each other’s strategic aims, something that’s well worth bearing in mind as we come up to select our next national charity partner for 2015/16.
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To be considerate you need to innovate

Kris Karslake   27 May 2014 In the built environment, contractors have been increasingly challenged by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) to be more innovative to ‘improve the image of construction’. Bright ideas make sure our activities on site have a positive impact on the local community, enhance the environment and improve the health and wellbeing of our workforce.
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Turning risks into carbon opportunities

Jesse Putzel   15 Jan 2014 For the second year running BAM has been ranked in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in the Benelux region, topping our sector (industrials) and second only to Philips. We improved our disclosure score from 93 to 96 points and retained our performance ranking of B. Although there is still some work to do as we aim to reduce our direct emissions further year on year, this is great progress.
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How can we inspire young women to consider careers in STEM?

Ellie Jenkins   08 Oct 2013 The lack of diversity within construction, and wider Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries, won’t be news to many of you. With a succession of national campaigns, progress has been made, but the stats don’t lie- according to the Construction Index News women still only make up 13% of the construction industry. We’ve got a long way to go.
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