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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…
Modern Methods of ConstructionUncategorized
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

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 addition to promoting productivity. Therefore,…
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 SafetyBusiness
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…
Modern Methods of ConstructionBusiness
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

Why is Employee recognition so important? Project Management & Employers Agent Services March 1st marks National Employee Appreciation Day in America and Canada. As we offer project management & employers…
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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