I have no doubt that our Top 100 tables in this issue will be scoured avidly by readers, keen to see who is up and who is down.
It has been a summer of ups and downs, highs and lows: record rainfall helping to suppress construction output, coupled with Jubilee celebrations and Olympic triumphs. However, it is all history now; the harvest is in and this month sees the start of a new school year. Many children will be starting at new schools – not just new for them but literally brand newly built schools with state of the art facilities.
We mark the new school year with a look at some impressive initiatives by contractors to reduce the cost of building schools without compromising on quality.
Maybe after London 2012, the provision of games facilities will take on additional importance in the design of new schools, perhaps necessitating more co-ordination with local sports clubs and societies to address community demand simultaneously.
As well as education, training also figures large in this issue.
I’m the new boy around these parts, taking over from founding editor Will Mann, who set the template for this magazine. I’ll try not to drop the baton.
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