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Importance of dispute avoidance in the construction sector

Disputes can be lengthy and costly for businesses, particularly in construction where there are so many moving parts to the workforce that it can be all the more common for disputes to arise.

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The importance of quantity surveying in sustainable construction

Within the building and construction industry, sustainability is currently the key buzzword. Due to a rapidly increasing population, there is a bigger focus on creating buildings that will continue to benefit people and the environment for years to come and with pressure groups placing increased scrutiny on building companies, it is critical for these construction businesses to employ a quantity surveyor.

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What are the benefits of green building projects?

Green building constructions are quickly increasing in demand and popularity, with brands and global companies becoming more socially conscious and aware of their impact on the environment and an increased pressure from groups has placed higher expectancies of global businesses to positively contribute to the world and take accountability for their carbon footprint.

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How to encourage more female graduates into the quantity surveying industry

Quantity surveying is becoming a more popular subject for students to study and pursue as a career, both in the UK and around the world. The increased awareness of the job role has boosted the appeal of the subject, due to a heightened understanding of the prospective career path and potential roles available within the industry.

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How an increase in arts and culture builds support city growth and success

In recent years, cities across the UK have seen a spike in builds commissioned to support the arts and contribute and reflect the local culture of the area. Adding to the local and regional culture through the installation of sculptures and art pieces have proven to boost the appeal of some areas, with tourists flocking to previously less popular cities and towns to visit now beloved landmarks.

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Steelwork fire safety integration in design, construction and supply chain

Any steelwork specialist, involved in either residential or commercial projects will understand that structural fire engineering methods are an area of the construction and planning which cannot be compromised.

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Sum Academy

=Sum Academy: Developing Talented People to Work in Construction

=Sum are searching for talented people of all levels, who want to learn & develop with our business as we grow. We are ambitious, We are Sum.

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We’re looking for a Senior Contract Consultant.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Contract Consultant to join our Contracts & Disputes Team in Leeds. If you believe this could be you, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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NEC3 Subcontract Seminars: Managing the Risks

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) will be holding seminars in the Autumn on the NEC3 Subcontract, supported by the Contract Team at Sum.

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“Inspiring Lives and Building Futures”: Apprenticeships with Sum Ltd

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Leeds College of Building and Sum Ltd. We’re now offering apprenticeships to new talent. Get Involved…..with the construction industry apprenticeship experts!

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