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  • INSIGHT

    Challenges and opportunities in the post Covid-19 world

    Although the global construction industry was impacted by government-imposed lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic, construction activity still expanded in 2020 and 2021; it was deemed essential in most countries. However, the global industry is now...

  • INSIGHT

    Riders Digest UK 2022

    For many years, the built environment has been influenced by effects that were a repeat of yesterday or cyclical patterns of the past – meaning that, with data and insights, the future was easier to plan and predict. More recently, that certainty ...

  • INSIGHT

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK - Q4 2022

    Although construction markets around the country continue to operate at a high level relative to their capacity, there are concerns in some regions as to the replacement of workload as projects reach completion. Over the market as a whole, procuring ...

  • INSIGHT

    Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Since stepping into the role of RLB Global Chairman in June, I have reflected on how RLB operates globally with a single focus. While each region, country and office has unique characteristics, together we work towards a unified goal of creating a ...

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  • Future Thinking

    Capital Funding to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools and Academies – Top 10 Tips

    As we start the spring term, schools and colleges nationwide will be considering how best to spend ...

  • Future Thinking

    Converting Offices to Life Sciences: A Guide to Different Lab Fit-Out Scenarios

    Even before the pandemic hit in 2020, Life Sciences was a rapidly growing and truly global industry ...

  • Future Thinking

    2023: What lies ahead for the UK housing market

    When I looked back at my predictions for the UK residential market for 2022, I note that I thought ...

  • International Report

    Challenges and opportunities in the post Covid-19 world

    Although the global construction industry was impacted by government-imposed lockdowns during the ...

  • Future Thinking

    With PBSA demand on the rise in 2023, how can we ensure the supply keeps pace?

    Back in September student accommodation made headline news with some universities struggling to ...

  • Riders Digest

    Riders Digest UK 2022

    For many years, the built environment has been influenced by effects that were a repeat of yesterday...

  • Future Thinking

    Looking forward, glancing back

    Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall’s ...

  • Future Thinking

    Moving from survival mode to plan for the future

    As 2023 approaches – how can schools look beyond the next 12 months to plan for challenges ahead? ...

  • Future Thinking

    BTR News speaks with RLB’s Head of Residential about Build To Rent market

    BTR News spoke to Paul Sambrook, Partner and Head of Residential at consultancy, Rider Levett ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK – Q4 2022

    Although construction markets around the country continue to operate at a high level relative to ...

  • Future Thinking

    Planning a positive legacy from mega-event projects

    Mega events can continue to deliver for a city long after the turnstiles have shut, and the last ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Since stepping into the role of RLB Global Chairman in June, I have reflected on how RLB operates ...

  • Future Thinking

    How do we really measure the carbon cost of our new ways of working?

    Who would have imagined three years ago that the implementation of our business moving to hybrid ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Future skills: Building a better built environment

    The skills required in our industry are evolving daily and with digitalisation, many jobs are now ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Energy security: The latest challenge for the power-hungry data centre sector

    ‘Energy security’, i.e. access to reliable, continuous and affordable power supplies, was a ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Navigating uncertainty in the short term

    Whether here in the UK, or across the world in Oceania, there can be no doubt that those in the ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK – Q3 2022

    The third quarter of the year continued the motif of significant change in the UK, with the sad ...

  • Market Research

    Global State of the Market Report

    RLB recently carried-out a global survey in which our Directors and Partners provided their views of...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • Future Thinking

    What role will the CoreNet Global Summit play in attracting young talent?

    It’s not long until our fit-out specialists Joe Benson, Joe Dowlaty and Libby Giddings head off to...

  • Future Thinking

    The film and media sector is booming, but what challenges does it face?

    In recent years, the team at Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been involved in a number of film and ...

  • Future Thinking

    State of the Market Report

    RLB recently conducted a global survey, where our Directors and Partners provided their views on the...

  • Future Thinking

    The Games may be over, but the legacy is already underway

    As the ‘Games for Everyone’ ended after an inspiring 11 days, it is natural that commentary will...

  • Future Thinking

    Heatwave: Keeping cool is a concern for the future too

    There is little schools can do to mitigate extreme weather without investment to make the estate ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • Future Thinking

    Reflection on Housing 2022

    RLB’s Richard Quarry, Jeremy Spill, James Miller, Zoe Rowan Tim Sims, and Stuart Wands, of the ...

  • Future Thinking

    Building Safety Act 2022 – the time for action is now

    It has been a long journey for the Building Safety Bill that finally received Royal Assent in April,...

  • Future Thinking

    The launch of the Value Toolkit is a big moment; but what comes next? 

    20 June saw the launch of the Value Toolkit, designed to change the way the industry thinks about ...

  • VLR Conference: Light rail punching above its weight!

    Last week, I spoke at the Very Light Rail (VLR) conference about the varied role RLB plays in the ...

  • Future Thinking

    Returning to the office: A guide to different occupation scenarios

    There is no doubt that office occupancy is on the way to recovery. Facilities Management Journal ...

  • Future Thinking

    Can levelling up be achieved alongside our sector’s other priorities?

    Changing how we build projects is central to achieving a sustainable and equal society – we have ...

  • Tender Price Forecast

    RLB Tender Price Forecast UK – H1 2022

    As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia developed through Q1 2022, it became clear that the already ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The new heart of urban spaces

    Anyone working in the world of logistics pre-2019 was expecting an uptick in online retail and ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The Power Of Data In The Digital Healthcare Estate

    Data is critical in informing the rationalisation of healthcare estates and enabling more ...

  • Future Thinking

    From Green (plan) shoots to sustainable outcomes within healthcare estates

    At the start of the 2022 came the deadline for NHS Trusts across England to publish Green Plans, ...