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Canham Consulting - A Learning Culture

03 June 2020By Rob PanterBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, BIM, CPD
While we are all becoming familiar and more efficient with the ‘new normal’, the way we develop and continue to train and mentor technicians, engineers and surveyors are more critical than ever.  Young and aspiring professionals need to be surrounded by more experienced colleagues who can provide support and guidance throughout...

Encouraging Kindness

20 May 2020By Rob PanterBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, BIM
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme of kindness. Now more than ever, we need to look after our own mental health, and those of our friends and family, whether at work or at home. At our weekly staff briefings, I have always encouraged our staff to pick up the phone to their 'Canham Friends'; to reach out and see...

Embracing the challenges of Covid-19

29 April 2020By Rob PanterBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction
We have always believed that Canham Consulting is a diverse, adaptable and connected business - now these beliefs are being well and truly tested! The current Covid-19 situation has presented us all with challenges we did not imagine we would ever need to face. In business, we develop ‘risk registers’, ‘robust procedures&rsquo...

Why BIM is so important to your project

20 February 2020By Tom MortonBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, BIM
The construction industry is always evolving and adapting to the ever-changing techniques and methods to enable it to be more innovative, efficient and safe.  We work in one of, if not the most, inefficient and dangerous industries on the planet today, so it is essential that we have the right skills, training and technology to deliver...

There is more to Canham Consulting than Engineering and Surveying

28 August 2019By Laura McAreeBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, Careers
There can be the perception that the construction industry is just full of Engineers, Builders or Architects, to name a few. Supporting these roles, is a team of non-technical staff who help to deliver and provide support throughout the project. At Canham Consulting, our Pre-Contract Team of Administrators, Project Coordinators and Business...

A career in construction?

11 July 2019By Rob PanterBlogUnder: Engineering , Construction, Careers
Why become an Engineer or a Surveyor? This is the question I am often asked by those thinking of starting the journey to a career in our profession.  The Construction Industry is tough. There are many challenges throughout our careers and to be successful it takes years of graft and application. It requires a strong desire to learn and...

I am so sorry you've got dry rot

15 September 2017By Tony RoseBlog
Whether you are purchasing a property, carrying out alteration work or happily living in your house, the discovery of dry rot can have a major impact on the building and your finances.  Dry rot is not as common as most people believe but it still exists.  Dry rot is a fungus which often causes extensive damage.  It is a brown rot...

Listed Buildings to buy or not to buy?

18 August 2017By Peter FrenchBlog
If you are thinking of purchasing a listed building you will need to consider the advantages and disadvantages when it comes to alterations or improvements. Buildings which are likely to be listed have a special architectural and historic interest and the older the building the more likely it is to be listed. Listed buildings are Grade 1,  ...

The Floor Beneath our Feet

14 July 2017By Peter FrenchBlog
We are often instructed to investigate a defect or problem which has been highlighted in a mortgage valuation report. Common issues are cracks, suspicious construction work, damp, etc. Another defect that is identified is uneven or sloping ground floor slabs and as with any issue raised within a mortgage valuation report it can delay or even...

Going up in the World

14 December 2016By Peter FrenchBlogUnder: Construction
From time to time, we all wish we had more space at home and generally you have two options: to extend or move. The more common option is to extend as this is generally cheaper than moving to a larger property. When extending, we tend to think about adding onto your property. One option, is to extend up and what better than to convert the large...

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