International Women in Engineering Day – highlights

This week we’ve featured a number of different perspectives on the subject of women in engineering ahead of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Today we’re rounding up our engineers’ comments and providing our final thoughts on the topic. Charu Gupta – what does an engineer look like? ‘I think the reason more women aren’t… Read more »

International Women in Engineering Day – we’ve still got a way to go…

Today we hear from another one of our talented engineers in the energy and sustainability department – Jane Goodman, who has 20 years’ experience in the property industry. I started in the architectural field in 1998 but moved into engineering in 2014 so I could gain a more holistic understanding of sustainability and information on… Read more »

International Women in Engineering Day – what does an engineer look like?

It’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on Saturday (23 June) and we’re celebrating with some of our fantastic female engineers across our seven offices. Our first blog is from Charu Gupta, who is an energy and sustainability engineer at our Birmingham office. My five-year-old daughter took part in the INWED ‘draw an engineer’ competition… Read more »

#MeetBSD – featuring CAD/BIM manager Ellie Hayes

Next up in our #MeetBSD series is Ellie Hayes – who oversees all of our CAD (computer-aided design) and BIM (building information modelling) services at BSD. She’s based at our Kettering office and has worked with us for 17 years. What do you do at BSD? Here at BSD, I look after all things CAD… Read more »

#MeetBSD: Energy and sustainability manager Ben Tysoe

In a brand new series taking you behind the scenes of BSD, we introduce you to those people who have helped to make the company a success over the past 26 years – our employees. Energy and sustainability manager Ben Tysoe has been with us for more than a decade, after joining the Kettering office… Read more »

BSD embrace circular economy

With sustainability at the core of BSD’s business ethos, the company has continued its commitment to implementing a circular economy approach during the relocation of one of their other offices by repurposing high-grade office furniture for the Cambridge office. A ‘circular economy’ offers an alternative approach to the traditional linear economy approach of produce, use,… Read more »

Final charity count for 2017/2018

BSD raises funds for Bloodwise Each year, BSD employees vote for the charity that they would like to support and fundraise for over the financial year. After nominations last May, our employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of Bloodwise, a specialist blood cancer charity, as BSD’s 2017 Charity of the Year, in memory of a young… Read more »

Constructionline – awarded gold status

What is Constructionline? Constructionline is a Government-run scheme, which collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a series of questions that are aligned to PAS91. What is PAS 91? PAS 91 is a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which was developed to reduce the need for repeating an assortment of questionnaires for clients. Developed by… Read more »

Serious about security

BSD has recently achieved a Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation – recognising its commitment to cyber security and data protection. Associate director, Jo Jones, and IT consultant, Paul Brinkworth (of New Vision Computing ltd), discuss how this accreditation has helped the business, why others should follow suit and what’s next for construction firms in terms of… Read more »

BSD SUPPORTS LEICESTER CHARITY IN BUILDING A FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

We have reinforced our dedication to supporting the next generation of workers – by becoming one of many local businesses to sponsor Leicester-based charity Soft Touch Arts’ ground-breaking mentoring project. We have sponsored a brick and pledged our support to the Soft Touch Arts Kickstart Mentoring Programme, accredited by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. The… Read more »

New Faces Join Birmingham

Riki Lindup and Femi Adeleye joined our Birmingham Office today. Riki joined as a Mechanical Engineer and Femi as an Electrical Engineer. Both Engineers will work alongside the Seniors in Birmingham and run their own projects. We wish Riki and Femi all the best in their career with us!    

SPRING STATEMENT REACTION

Our managing director David White reacts to today’s Spring Statement as Philip Hammond updates the country on progress made on announcements set out in the Autumn Budget. Once again, in today’s Spring Statement there was a focus on supporting businesses, increasing skills and training opportunities and how technology and infrastructure improvements can help the UK… Read more »

What is a degree apprenticeship? #NAW2018

Yesterday (6 March), our HR coordinator Sam Duell visited De Montfort University (DMU) to hear more about the innovative, new degree apprenticeships being launched. DMU is launching five new degree apprenticeships in September – including one in building services design – and we’re delighted to be supporting this new initiative by taking on one of… Read more »

Millennial trades in cutlery for construction

From working in a small bistro in Wolverhampton to learning about the construction industry from the ground up – Nadia Reznik has noticed the benefits of becoming an apprentice and is now learning the basics of computer-aided design (CAD). The 18-year-old joined us as an office junior last year. Since then, Nadia has become a… Read more »

Supporting regions at MIPIM

BSD will embrace MIPIM in Cannes between 13 – 16 March for the 9th year. As well as running meetings throughout the 3-day event, the BSD team will entertain 100 guests at its annual wine tasting afternoon. BSD is investing in the regions that it operates in and will be supporting Team Lincoln and Team… Read more »