Two fingers up to construction!

Well its week 2 of my blog and I was one of the people who tuned in to hear Chris Evans on Radio 2 this morning. It all sounded a bit calm and polite to me, not like the days when I used to listen to him on Radio 1 on my way to work for Willmott Dixon. But then we all change over time don’t we!

I watched the Piers Morgan programme on Las Vegas last week and, having seen pictures of the project in Building Magazine on Friday of the soon to be completed Veer Towers, I couldn’t help but think it reminded me of them sticking two fingers up to everything! Spending some £5.3bn on a scheme in a city that will allegedly run out of water before it can get a new supply on seems, well, bizarre! But then I couldn’t stop myself from making comparisons with Dubai after having been there a couple of times in 2008. And did you see those guys base jumping off the Burj Dubai, sorry Burj Khalifa too? Quite a publicity stunt!

We got off lightly with the snow at Bedford and managed to continue as normal with people either working in the office or being able to work from home on the odd day. I suspect a lot of sites will have suffered and a lot of people will be reading through their contracts to see what they are entitled to claim as a result. If anyone needs any help on that score get in touch!

We have started the year much the same way we finished it off with a continuing demand for our bills of quantities production service, so still a reasonable amount of work around for us. We have seen, apart from schools and social housing projects, an industrial development, a hotel refurbishment, an office development and some retail refurbishment projects recently come through the office. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

1 Response to “Two fingers up to construction!”


  1. 1 Builders in Weston November 28, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Found your website via Twitter feed, loving the articles and build work, thankyou.


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I’m now the Managing Director of Mynott Associates Limited my own specialist measurement business. I’ve been in the industry all of my life since I left school. My first job was with Bovis Construction as a management trainee where I trained to become a quantity surveyor. I’ve worked for contractors all through my career, I am FRICS, FCIOB and MCIHT qualified and act as an RICS assessor. I’m also a keen Arsenal supporter having followed them from a young boy

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