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Historic BuildingsUncategorized
November 17, 2023

Preserving England’s Heritage: A Glimpse into the Heritage at Risk Register

Historic England's Annual Report Reveals 159 New Additions Every year, Historic England releases its Heritage at Risk Register. This is a comprehensive assessment of the state of England's historic buildings and…
Architect of the YearBusiness
October 20, 2023

Celebrating Success in Collaboration on Award-Winning Project

At John Burke Associates Clerk of Works Division, we are excited to share our recent collaboration with Hall McKnight on the remarkable St. Mary's Wantage project. The project has garnered…
Construction SafetyUncategorized
September 13, 2023

HSE Launches Inspection Campaign to Improve Material Handling Safety in Construction

Ensuring the Well-being of Construction Workers: HSE's Material Handling Inspection Campaign. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is taking a proactive stance to enhance safety in the construction industry. Launching…
building regulationsBusiness
August 16, 2023

Building upon Action to Safeguard Single-Sex Spaces

The DLUHC released a statement on 13th August 2023, announcing its intention to implement changes in building regulations to enforce the provision of gender-specific toilets. The department highlighted that the…
fire safety measuresUncategorized
July 31, 2023

Enhancing Fire Safety in Residential Buildings

Enhancing Fire Safety in Residential Buildings In a significant statement on housing safety, Mr. Gove, the Housing Secretary, has confirmed the government's intention to mandate second staircases in new build…
JCT 2024 EventBusiness
June 28, 2023

John Burke Associates Attends the Future of Construction Contracts at JCT 2024 Event

In the dynamic world of the construction industry, staying up to date with the latest developments and advancements is crucial. John Burke Associates recently had the privilege of attending a…
Commercial Real EstateUncategorized
May 25, 2023

The Role of Commercial Real Estate in Levelling Up.

Commercial real estate plays a crucial role in the process of levelling-up in the UK. Levelling-up refers to the government's objective of reducing regional disparities and promoting economic growth and…
progress your careerBusiness
April 28, 2023

Aspire to become a Clerk of Works!

Aspire to become a Clerk of Works! Are you currently working in a supervisory role within the construction industry? Perhaps you are a senior building tradesman looking for a change…
Project Management DivisionUncategorized
March 22, 2023

Why Employ a Project Manager?

Here at John Burke Associates, we offer our clients a comprehensive project management service. Our collaborative project management division delivers successful projects which realise the client's aspirations. We apply a…
technical managerBusiness
March 8, 2023

Introducing Graham Little Technical Manager

John Burke Associates is proud to announce that we have a new member of our Clerk of Works department. Graham Little is our new Technical Manager, we are excited about…
Fire Safety ActBusiness
January 24, 2023

The Fire Safety Act 2022 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

Yesterday the newly amended The Fire Safety Act 2022 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into force. The changes to the act implement most recommendations set by the Grenfell…
Clerk of Works RoleBusiness
December 13, 2022

The Role of a Clerk of Works

A Clerk of Works role (CoW) provides expert oversight and scrutiny during the construction of a building project. Acting as an independent representative of the client or owner. They are…
work related stressBusiness
November 30, 2022

Work-Related Stress Management

Work-Related Stress Management The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published the 2021/22 health and safety statistics. Concerningly, the statistics show that 914000 workers are suffering from work related stress,…
health and safetyBusiness
October 28, 2022

HSE Work Right | Your Health | Your Future

Late last month, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched their new campaign to combat serious aches, pains, and strains in construction. Many of us working in the construction industry have…
Queen ElizabethBusiness
September 15, 2022

Managing a Workforce in National Mourning

John Burke Associates joins the country, if not the world, in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth III.  We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family during…
How Hot is too Hot to Work?Uncategorized
August 12, 2022

Managing a Construction Site in a Heatwave

The UK is experiencing unusually hot weather which is causing complications across the construction industry. As temperatures soar to over 30 degrees again this week, people are asking, how hot…
historical buildingsUncategorized
July 29, 2022

Preserving Historical Buildings

Here at John Burke Associates we have had the pleasure of working on some of the most exquisite architecture. From innovative modern designs to sublime historical buildings, each project enjoyable…
Peter Wilson AwardFeatured
May 25, 2022

Peter Wilson Award 2022

We are proud to announce that our father and son team David and Dale Hayward are the recipients of the prestigious Peter Wilson Award 2022. They have been given this…
Digital Construction WeekUncategorized
May 18, 2022

Digital Construction Week (DCW)

Digital Construction Week (DCW) This month, Europe’s leading technology and innovation event for the built environment returns. The must-attend event takes place over two days in ExCel London on the…
Building Safety Act 2022Business
April 30, 2022

Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Bill was granted Royal Assent on 28th April 2022. This means that whilst it may not deliver what everyone wants, it is a step in the right…
progress your careerBusiness
February 16, 2022

Train to Become a Clerk of Works

Are you a site supervisor or senior building tradesman looking to progress your career? Retraining to become a Clerk of Works or building inspector may be the next step. John…
property developersBusiness
January 24, 2022

Biodiversity Net Gain and Property Development

Biodiversity Net Gain and Property Development In a bid to combat the climate crisis and restore nature within the built environment, property developers will soon be required to improve biodiversity.…
Digital Construction WeekBusiness
December 9, 2021

Positive News for Procurement

Positive News for Procurement. According to the latest PMI from IHS Markit-CIPS UK, 30% less construction companies are experiencing supplier delays. This is in comparison with the peak of 77%…
Commercial PropertyBusiness
November 19, 2021

COP26 and Commercial Property

COP26 and Commercial Property Since the beginning of the pandemic the commercial property sector has had to adapt much of how it operates. In addition to transforming buildings to be…
EV ChargerBusiness
October 19, 2021

Implementation of EV chargers into all new builds.

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the UK want to set themselves ahead of the rest. The UK’s transport minister describes it as a ‘race’, and, thus,…
Zonal SystemBusiness
September 29, 2021

Is the Zonal System to be Scrapped?

Is the Zonal System to be Scrapped? Back in August 2020, Boris Johnston announced the biggest reform to the UK’s planning system since World War 2. The White Paper was…
materials shortageBusiness
August 30, 2021

Why is there a Shortage of Materials?

Why is there a Shortage of Materials? In recent months the shortage of materials has become a widespread issue across the construction industry. Many trades have been affected by the…
Digital Construction WeekUncategorized
July 20, 2021

Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has long been considered the answer to many issues faced by the construction industry. MMC is a way of achieving more…
diversity and equalityUncategorized
June 30, 2021

Pride in Business 2021

Pride in Business 2021 The month of June marks a month of LGBTQ+ Pride across the UK. As this month ends, it is important to continuously understand the issues faced…
Mental Health AwarenessBusiness
May 14, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 10th – 16th May 2021. Lockdown and social distancing measures have been easing over the past few months. We have highlighted in our…
Leadership and ManagementBusiness
April 24, 2021

Leadership after the Pandemic

We’ve seen a massive shift in leadership and management styles in the last 12 months. Alongside the technological advances of the last decade, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced businesses to…
March 24, 2021

Is the Future Hybrid?

‘Hybrid-working’ - A mix of office-based work and working from home/a different location to the office. At the beginning of the pandemic many companies were unprepared and needed to react…
February 15, 2021

Why Choose RICS Chartered Surveyor?

John Burke Associates  takes pride in providing a personal, but professional service.  The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulates all work we carry out for our clients. RICS is…
Boosting staff moraleFeatured
January 15, 2021

Boosting staff morale whilst working from home.

The past 12 months has seen a rapid rise in people working from home. According to the Office of National Statistics, as many as 46.6% of those in employment worked…
Mental Health AwarenessUncategorized
December 18, 2020

Reach Out This Festive Season

Whilst this time of year is joyous for many, for some it is the worst season for mental wellbeing. A recent survey carried out by Toolstation shows the devastating effects…
Employer’s Agent ServicesUncategorized
November 25, 2020

5 Positive Implications of Strong Leadership

Image courtesy of Mohamed Hassan/Pixabay Here at John Burke Associates we believe any company is driven by a strong leadership. A motivating leader inspires higher levels of employee engagement, in…
RICS professionalsBusiness
October 12, 2020

Ethical Principles for a Sustainable Future

This year has presented surveyors with some of the biggest challenges in land, property, infrastructure, and construction. As RICS professionals, we look to our regulator to provide support during such…
Coronavirus Act 2020Uncategorized
September 28, 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Update for Commercial Landlords

Earlier this year, Parliament introduced a list of extensive protections for commercial tenants to mitigate the economic fallout of Covid-19. The deadline for such protections was initially set for 30th…
automatic planning permission for schoolsBusiness
August 26, 2020

Green Light Given for Schools and Hospitals

Automatic Planning Permission for Schools, Homes, Shops & Hospitals Further to our last month’s blog “Boris says BUILD, BUILD, BUILD!” this month’s announcement brings more hope for Britain’s regeneration. Housing…
2020 planning regulationsBusiness
July 22, 2020


This was the message from our Prime Minister. At the end of last month, Boris Johnson announced the most progressive reforms to the planning process since WW2. This is a…
Fire Safety ActBusiness
June 12, 2020

Welcome new Fire Safety Measures for high-rise blocks

John Burke Associates join our regulating bodies in welcoming the Government Response: Sprinklers and Other Fire Safety Measures in New High-Rise Blocks of Flats. Which confirms a reduction in the…
Working from HomeBusiness
April 29, 2020

Tips for Those Working from Home

During these ambiguous times, businesses across the UK and Europe are facing extraordinary challenges. The COVID-19 crisis has been a formidable force on our usual way of life, both personally…
Project ManagersBusiness
February 24, 2020

Brexit – How to plan for the unexpected

February marks the first month of Britain’s post-Brexit transition period, thus the beginning of much uncertainty across the country. Whether you perceive the British resignation from the EU to be…
Digital Construction WeekBusiness
January 31, 2020

The Management of Site Inspection

The construction industry continues to be perceived by both its clients and the general public as fragmented, disorganised and unprofessional. Litigation, arbitration, and continuing building failure reinforce this view. In…
Supporting SustainabilityUncategorized
December 11, 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from John Burke Associates.

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from John Burke Associates. Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we have donated to…
RICS Chartered SurveyorsBusiness
November 26, 2019

Constructing a Greener Environment

There are serious concerns about the construction industry’s contribution to the world's pollution. With estimates of its responsibility being around 4% more air, water, and noise pollution than any other…
World Suicide Prevention Day 2019Business
October 14, 2019

Building a better outlook for mental health

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, we wanted to focus this blog on mental illness in the construction industry. This is a growing concern as one of the biggest…
Settlement Agreement and Non DisclosureUncategorized
September 2, 2019

Workplace Gagging – Know Your SA from Your NDA – Part 2

Following on from last month’s blog discussing NDA’s in business, we wanted to look at Settlement Agreements. As the two are sometimes confused, we aim to explain what they are…
Non-Disclosure AgreementsBusiness
July 30, 2019

Workplace Gagging – Know Your SA from Your NDA – Part 1

With all the recent talk of NDAs in the media, there has been confusion and controversy surrounding such agreements. Often getting confused with a Settlement Agreement (SA) which are usually…
Boosting staff moraleBusiness
July 8, 2019

Employee Development

When recruiting into your business, at any level, you look for the most suitable candidate, naturally. Those with a skillset that fits your requirements, experience in a similar role, correct…
Clerk of WorksBusiness
June 13, 2019

ICWCI Building on Quality Awards 2019

Last month John Burke Associates attended ICWCI Building on Quality Awards 2019. Our Clerk of Works Jon Tucker was awarded the prestigious Peter Wilson Memorial Trophy. Jon was nominated for…
Employers AgentBusiness
May 3, 2019

Managing Success an Employers Guide

Employer’s Agent As an employer’s agent John Burke Associates understand the ongoing pressure of trying to keep a good balance. Success is that word we all strive to achieve in…
Project Management ServicesBusiness
April 3, 2019

John Burke Associates go to MIPIM 2019

Project Management Services MIPIM 2019 Last month, two of our Directors, Stephen Burke and Darryl Pounds, visited Cannes for the world’s leading property market event, MIPIM 2019.  MIPIM provides a…
Employer’s Agent ServicesBusiness
March 1, 2019

National Employee Appreciation Day

Image courtesy of Mohamed Hassan/Pixabay Why is Employee recognition so important? Project Management & Employers Agent Services   March 1st marks National Employee Appreciation Day in America and Canada. As…
Building ConsultantsBusiness
February 4, 2019

The Psychology of Architecture

The Psychology of Architecture Chartered Building Consultants Blog We are a skilled practice of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Building Consultants. As such we have given a commitment to providing a forward-thinking…

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