PlanBEE, an award winning higher apprenticeship scheme now in its second year, is an initiative for built environment education which has been developed by a consortia of north east businesses including BIM Academy, Cundall, Ryder Architecture, Sir Robert McAlpine, Turner & Townsend and Xsite Architecture, delivered by Gateshead College and Teesside University. The scheme, supported by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
Another tumultuous year in politics and industry has passed in the UK. For those in construction it has been particularly difficult with the industry showing itself in a poor light, attracting much justifiably negative press comment and analysis.
The tragedy at Grenfell Tower and now the collapse of Carillion will leave a profound and lasting influence on the industry and the way others perceive it.
In the midst of all this,