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Join C-Link’s very own Paul Heming. Paul is a Quantity Surveyor by experience and is now the Founder of C-Link - each week, he interviews experts from the world of construction and asks the all-important questions about intelligent construction management.

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The Future of Construction Payments (EP 152)

January 29, 2024 Episode 152
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Financial Forecasting: A Construction Economist reviews 2023 and explains where we are heading in 2024. (EP 151)

January 22, 2024 Episode 151
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How Main Contractors manage subbies today and how they will manage them tomorrow. (EP 150)

January 15, 2024 Episode 150
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From 120-Day Payment Periods to Fair Payment: Rudi Klein's Vision (EP 149)

January 8, 2024 Episode 149
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Managing Risks in Tendering: What's a World-Class process when receiving a Tender? (EP 148)

December 18, 2023 Episode 148
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Strategies for Improving Procurement: A Focus on the Relationship between Procurement and Commercial Departments. (EP 147)

December 11, 2023 Episode 147
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The Future of Contracting Series: Why QS’s shouldn’t only have margin as their KPI. (EP 146)

December 4, 2023 Episode 146
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Building Profits: Mastering Sub-contractor Payments, Applications, and Cashflow! (EP 145)

November 27, 2023 Episode 145
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BIM: Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Project Success. (EP 144)

November 20, 2023 Episode 144
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How to get paid (everything your mate down the pub doesn’t know). (EP 143)

November 13, 2023 Episode 143
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The Future of Contracting Series: The end of the ‘subcontractor’ and the start of something new. (EP 142)

November 6, 2023 Episode 142
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Understanding the Difference: Liquidated Damages vs. Consequential Damages Explained. (EP 141)

October 30, 2023 Episode 141
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Making Health and Safety a Profit Centre, not a Compliance Department. (EP 140)

October 23, 2023 Episode 140
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Emotional Intelligence in Construction: How to Build a team and Project. (EP 139)

October 16, 2023 Episode 139
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Wrongful Termination in Construction and how to spot a Termination at Will Clause. (EP 138)

October 9, 2023 Episode 138
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The new way to tender and manage your supply chain: a Main Contractor’s story. (EP 137)

October 2, 2023 Episode 137
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Navigating Collateral Warranties: A lawyer’s insight into what they are and when you need them. (EP 136)

September 25, 2023 Episode 136
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The Future of Quantity Surveying: The Project Brain. (EP 135)

September 18, 2023 Episode 135
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From Estimator to QS: How do you handover from pre-construction to construction? (EP 134)

September 11, 2023 Episode 134
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Project Delays: How do you recover the cost of delay in three simple steps? (EP 133)

September 4, 2023 Episode 133
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86% of workers believe they need to up-skill to cope with the changes that AI will bring. How does the RICS recommend Quantity Surveyors do this? (EP 132)

August 28, 2023 Episode 132
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Construction Contracts: Common misunderstandings, misconceptions and how to avoid mistakes that have massive consequences. (EP 131)

August 21, 2023 Episode 131
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Working with the RICS on the Conflict Avoidance Pledge. (EP 130)

August 14, 2023 Episode 130
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Contract Management in Construction: Tips to Avoid Pitfalls with Variations, Payments, and Nominated Subcontractors. (EP 129)

August 7, 2023 Episode 129
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The Future of Construction Technology and the Role of Contractors and Quantity Surveyors. (EP 128)

July 31, 2023 Episode 128
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Expert Insights for Quantity Surveyors on Resolving Claims in Construction. (EP 127)

July 24, 2023 Episode 127
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Redefining the Hard Hat: Stories from 16 Years as a Woman Working on Site (EP 126)

July 17, 2023 Episode 126
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Why subcontractors should never walk off site when they are not getting paid. (EP 125)

July 10, 2023 Episode 125
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How much should Quantity Surveyors be paid? A Recruiter's view... (EP 124)

July 3, 2023 Episode 124
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An Open Letter to the Construction Minister - why we need Project Bank Accounts. (EP 123)

June 26, 2023 Episode 123
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Letters of Intent: A How To Guide. (EP 122)

June 19, 2023 Episode 122
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Making Construction a great place to work: can flexible working help - a view after one year of research. (EP 121)

June 12, 2023 Episode 121
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Smash and grab adjudications: what are they and how can you protect your project? (EP 120)

June 5, 2023 Episode 120
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The Power of Record-Keeping: Why Records are Critical for Project Success. (EP 119)

May 29, 2023 Episode 119
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Entire Agreement Clauses: What You Need to Know Before Submitting Your Tender (EP 118)

May 22, 2023 Episode 118
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Navigating the Use of Provisional Sums in Construction Contracts (EP 117)

May 15, 2023 Episode 117
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The Equipment Equation: Weighing the Costs of Hiring vs. Buying Plant for your business (EP 116)

May 8, 2023 Episode 116
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The Contractor's Guide to Getting Paid: Dealing with Delays and Cost Disputes (EP 115)

May 1, 2023 Episode 115
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The Future of Quantity Surveying: Data Analytics and the Changing Landscape of Construction with the RICS (EP 114)

April 24, 2023 Episode 114
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Inside the Mind of a Subcontractor: What Happens when they receive a Main Contract Tender (EP 113)

April 17, 2023 Episode 113
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How to navigate the choppy waters between material supplier and customer, as a subcontractor. (EP 112)

April 10, 2023 Episode 112
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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder: Balancing Work and Life in Construction. (EP 111)

April 3, 2023 Episode 111
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Beyond the Headlines: The Impact of Value Engineering on the Grenfell Disaster. (EP 110)

March 27, 2023 Episode 110
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Why Subcontractors need to be better at saying no (EP 109)

March 20, 2023 Episode 109
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How a kit-of-parts will impact construction in the future (EP 108)

March 13, 2023 Episode 108
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How to ACTUALLY manage risk on construction projects (EP 107)

March 6, 2023 Episode 107
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Project Alliancing vs. Fixed Price Contracts - A New Dawn (EP 106)

February 27, 2023 Episode 106
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Why construction finds a home in the circular economy (EP 105)

February 20, 2023 Episode 105
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Could we do a 4-day week in construction? (EP 104)

February 13, 2023 Episode 104
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How main contractors collaborate: a subcontractor's story (EP 103)

February 6, 2023 Episode 103
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The top 10 things to look out for in a contract (EP 102)

January 30, 2023 Episode 102
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How do you get your contract right? (EP 101)

January 23, 2023 Episode 101
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How one woman’s attempt to save her family business is saving UK construction (EP 100)

January 16, 2023 Episode 100
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5 Own the Build moments you need to listen to! (EP 99)

January 9, 2023 Episode 99
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Why are we struggling so much with labour in UK construction? (EP 98)

December 19, 2022 Episode 98
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How to manage pre-construction: a digital QS’ perspective (EP 97)

December 12, 2022 Episode 97
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Do main contractors realise how fragile their supply chain is? (EP 96)

December 5, 2022 Episode 96
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How do you best procure an M & E package? (EP 95)

November 28, 2022 Episode 95
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How will bitcoin and blockchain technology affect construction? (EP 94)

November 21, 2022 Episode 94
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Why only 15% of contractors have valid insurance (EP 93)

November 14, 2022 Episode 93
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How a lawyer suggests you manage the final account process (EP 92)

November 7, 2022 Episode 92
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Why you should use mediation to solve disputes (EP 91)

October 31, 2022 Episode 91
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How to save Quantity Surveying from extinction (EP 90)

October 24, 2022 Episode 90
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The skyscraper of the future (EP 89)

October 17, 2022 Episode 89
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Is Quantity Surveying on the verge of extinction? (EP 88)

October 10, 2022 Episode 88
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A secret about Building Regs you need to know (EP 87)

October 3, 2022 Episode 87
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How to avoid disputes in construction? (EP 86)

September 26, 2022 Episode 86
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A guide to patent defects, latent defects and structural warranties (EP 85)

September 20, 2022 Episode 85
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How smaller main contractors can spot timewasters at tender stage (EP 84)

September 12, 2022 Episode 84
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Broken window theory with Danny Clarke (EP 83)

September 5, 2022 Episode 83
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Specifications: your project needs one! (EP 82)

August 29, 2022 Episode 82
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How to recover from losing 50 million pounds (EP 81)

August 22, 2022 Episode 81
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How to change procurement - the construction playbook (EP 80)

August 15, 2022 Episode 80
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How to prove variations: a lawyer's 5-step guide (EP 79)

August 8, 2022 Episode 79
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Managing inflation claims from your supply chain (EP 78)

August 1, 2022 Episode 78
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Bridging the knowledge gap between Main Contractors & Subcontractors (EP 77)

July 25, 2022 Episode 77
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Is off-site manufacturing dead? (EP 76)

July 18, 2022 Episode 76
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From the BBC to ESG (EP 75)

July 11, 2022 Episode 75
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How to build a neighbourhood (EP 74)

July 4, 2022 Episode 74
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What construction learned from NASA (EP 73)

June 27, 2022 Episode 73
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Who are the ICE and what's it's place in the modern world? (EP 72)

June 20, 2022 Episode 72
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How to build your own custom home - A conversation with Gus Zogolovitch (EP 71)

June 13, 2022 Episode 71
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Mental health in construction (EP 70)

June 6, 2022 Episode 70
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From Handbags to Cherry Pickers: the AWS of construction (EP 69)

May 30, 2022 Episode 69
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Episode 68 - Construction workers are the real heroes

May 23, 2022 Episode 68
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Episode 67 - How hydrogen power can revolutionise your project

May 16, 2022 Episode 67
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Episode 66 - Talking with the Government about Architecture

May 9, 2022 Episode 66
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Episode 65 - A lawyers guide to adjudication

May 2, 2022 Episode 65
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Episode 64 - The story of London's super sewer

April 25, 2022 Episode 64
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Episode 63 - Data literacy and the blockchain in construction

April 18, 2022 Episode 63
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Episode 62 - Better Call Saul and the future homes standard

April 11, 2022 Episode 62
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Episode 61 - What can construction learn from other industries

April 4, 2022 Episode 61
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Episode 60 - BIM there, done that.

March 28, 2022 Episode 60
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Episode 59 - A construction lawyers guide to proving delays

March 21, 2022 Episode 59
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Episode 58 - Strategic construction procurement – what is it?

March 14, 2022 Episode 58
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Episode 57 - Return of the swamp thing

March 7, 2022 Episode 57
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Episode 56 - The professional relationship between Architects and QS

February 28, 2022 Episode 56
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Episode 55 - How can main contractors improve their businesses

February 21, 2022 Episode 55
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Episode 54 - Growing a pipeline of site deals

February 14, 2022 Episode 54
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Episode 53 - How to manage a design team

February 7, 2022 Episode 53
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Episode 52 - Creating a legacy of healthy buildings

January 31, 2022 Episode 52
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Episode 51 - The spiralling cost of construction

January 24, 2022 Episode 51
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Episode 50 - Helen Chorley on investor relations as a developer

January 17, 2022 Episode 50
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Episode 49 - Do construction folk make good developers?

January 10, 2022 Episode 49
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Episode 48 - The construction knowledge gap

December 20, 2021 Episode 48
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Episode 47 - The tech is there, why no takeup

December 13, 2021 Episode 47
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Episode 46 - Managing the party wall process

December 6, 2021 Episode 46
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Episode 45 - The decline of the high street

November 29, 2021 Episode 45
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Episode 44 - Can construction contracts be 500 words long?

November 22, 2021 Episode 44
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Episode 43 - Data-driven sustainability

November 15, 2021 Episode 43
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Episode 42 - What working at a big developer teaches you about being a small developer?

November 8, 2021 Episode 42
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Episode 41 - Creating a production line mentality

November 1, 2021 Episode 41
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Episode 40 - Addressing the skills shortage

October 25, 2021 Episode 40
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Episode 39 - Using AI to manage project risks

October 18, 2021 Episode 39
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Episode 38 - Identifying commercial to resi opportunities

October 11, 2021 Episode 38
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Episode 37 - Applying 3d Visualisation as an SME

October 4, 2021 Episode 37
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Episode 36 - The swamp thing – is he real?

September 27, 2021 Episode 36
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Episode 35 - Building a Project Business Case

September 20, 2021 Episode 35
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Episode 34 - Socially responsible building for SME developers

September 13, 2021 Episode 34
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Episode 33 - Building a capital stack

September 6, 2021 Episode 33
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Episode 32 - Five marketing mistakes in construction

August 30, 2021 Episode 32
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Episode 31 - BIM strikes back

August 23, 2021 Episode 31
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Episode 30 - Strip out ahead of design development

August 16, 2021 Episode 30
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Episode 29 - The Art of Tendering

August 9, 2021 Episode 29
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Episode 28 - Time is money

August 2, 2021 Episode 28
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Episode 27 - How do lenders think?

July 26, 2021 Episode 27
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Episode 26 - Project teams for larger SME developers: What does one look like?

July 19, 2021 Episode 26
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Episode 25 - Cashflow and IRR

July 12, 2021 Episode 25
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Episode 24 - Negotiating with neighbours

July 5, 2021 Episode 24
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Episode 23 - Ask the Architect #2: Discharging Planning Conditions

June 28, 2021 Episode 23
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Episode 22 - Swimming with Sharks

June 21, 2021 Episode 22
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Episode 21 - BIM for SMEs – is it even relevant?

June 14, 2021 Episode 21
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Episode 20 - Designing and selling unique homes

June 7, 2021 Episode 20
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Episode 19 - Let’s talk about variations

May 31, 2021 Episode 19
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Episode 18 - Planning for Success

May 24, 2021 Episode 18
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Episode 17 - Missing the boat on development finance

May 17, 2021 Episode 17
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Episode 16 - Equity vs. Debt

May 10, 2021 Episode 16
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Episode 15 - The cost of the fit-out

May 3, 2021 Episode 15
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Episode 14 - Ask the Architect

April 26, 2021 Episode 14
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Episode 13 - Vesting Certificates

April 19, 2021 Episode 13
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Episode 12 - Programme Negotiations

April 12, 2021 Episode 12
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Episode 11 - Planning for Opportunities and Risks

April 5, 2021 Episode 11
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Episode 10 - Bank Monitoring on Project Developments

March 29, 2021 Episode 10
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Episode 9 - Where and How do I find a Project Manager?

March 22, 2021 Episode 9
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Episode 8 - Architects and Delay Analysis

March 15, 2021 Episode 8
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Episode 7 - In what circumstances is Construction Management not suitable for a developer? Part 2

March 8, 2021 Episode 7
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Episode 6 - In what circumstances is Construction Management not suitable for a developer? Part 1

March 1, 2021 Episode 6
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Episode 5 - What do lenders look for from a developer?

February 22, 2021 Episode 5
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Episode 4 - Late Payments & Site Delays

February 15, 2021 Episode 4
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Episode 3 - Subcontract Tendering and Procurement

February 8, 2021 Episode 3
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Episode 2 - Give me the numbers

February 1, 2021 Episode 2
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Episode 1 - How do I structure construction management?

January 25, 2021 Episode 1