40 episodes

A weekly podcast in which veteran construction industry journalists Bishop and Taylor have a natter about some of the week’s events in the UK construction industry, seeking meaning even where none may exist.

To keep up to date with the latest construction news every day, visit http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk.

You can find the latest issue of The Construction Index magazine in WHSmith & independent newsagents UK wide - use our online store locator to find your nearest stockist today.

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A weekly podcast in which veteran construction industry journalists Bishop and Taylor have a natter about some of the week’s events in the UK construction industry, seeking meaning even where none may exist.

To keep up to date with the latest construction news every day, visit http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk.

You can find the latest issue of The Construction Index magazine in WHSmith & independent newsagents UK wide - use our online store locator to find your nearest stockist today.

    Support for the Self-Employed, Site Safety and the Slowness of the HSE

    Support for the Self-Employed, Site Safety and the Slowness of the HSE

    Bishop & Taylor mull latest Covid developments, including the unforeseen consequences of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. They also discuss shortcomings of the under-funded Health & Safety Executive. And Taylor has been to some more virtual press conferences.

    • 36 min
    Diggers: Electric, Drunk and In The Garden

    Diggers: Electric, Drunk and In The Garden

    Bishop & Taylor discuss JCB’s ‘virtual’ press launch of new battery-powered machines, mull over what to do with machinery operators who work while intoxicated, and find statistical evidence regarding how Britain spent the constrained summer of 2020.

    • 45 min
    Stonehenge, Tunnels and Road Safety

    Stonehenge, Tunnels and Road Safety

    Bishop & Taylor discuss the plans for a tunnel under the Stonehenge world heritage site, one of two major road tunnels in the works, and (as it’s Road Safety Week) the perils faced by road workers.

    • 34 min
    Licences, Leadership Council and Modular Buildings

    Licences, Leadership Council and Modular Buildings

    Bishop & Taylor discuss the collapse of the campaign for a builders’ licence, the expansion of the Construction Leadership Council and one contractor’s left-field move into offsite construction.

    • 40 min
    Lockdown, Knockdown and Demolition Innovation

    Lockdown, Knockdown and Demolition Innovation

    As the UK embarks on a second national lockdown, Bishop & Taylor mark the 415th anniversary of the country’s most famous failed explosive demolition job by meeting a man who knows a thing or two about to knocking things down, AR Demolition’s Richard Dolman. They discuss explosives, steam engines and debris protection.

    • 36 min
    Family, Later Living and PSCPs

    Family, Later Living and PSCPs

    The Boot family has clocked up 600 years working for JCB, there’s a planning row in Walton-on-Thames over later living, and must we learn to call construction contractors ‘PSCPs’? Here’s Bishop & Taylor again.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

E P 12345 ,

A quick, informative and interesting listen

I’m managing director of a construction company and enjoy catching up on what else is happening in the industry. Informative, interesting and tackle a broad range of topics including lack of diversity in the industry

TCIRob ,

Excellent

Loved this week’s episode guys. Best line of this week “snot and cardboard houses”

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