The Wider View April 2024

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Leading engineering institutes came together recently to create a new professional standard of excellence for duty holders working on higher-risk buildings. Our experts sat down to discuss the detail and explain what you need to know.
Watch the video here.

You’ve been reading...

1. RAAC in depth: why is it such a problem?

2. Welsh government appoints Mark Tambini FCABE to head up building policy

3. CABE Built Environment Awards 2024 winners revealed

4. BAFSA – celebrating 50 years of fire safety

5. New CABE Board Members announced



Graduates: Top tips to land that first job as a building engineer

As you step into the world of work, armed with your degree and a sense of purpose, a few strategic tips can help ease the transition and increase the likelihood of landing that coveted first position. Read them here.



The power of psychological safety and diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM

Mechanical engineer Mark McBride-White recently illustrated how inclusivity in the workplace and beyond could ensure mental and physical safety in CABE’s latest Webinar Wednesday.

He highlighted the role of DEI in closing skills gaps, shared impactful case studies using psychological safety to increase representation of minority groups, and demonstrated what DEI strategies you can use to enhance productivity and safety in teams. Watch it on demand.

Using technology to ensure compliance

The Sound Insulation Testing & Measurement Association recently changed the level of compliance in the sound testing industry using a smart IT system, all but eliminating the risk of fraud and increasing the levels of compliance. On 24 April, IT expert Barry Cope will discuss the journey, as well as lessons learned, in CABE’s Webinar Wednesday. We spoke to Barry to get a sneak preview of what he will cover. Read the interview.



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