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OBI – Creating and maintaining a positive work-from-home culture.

Posted by Jordana Anderson

Posted 29 May, 2020 OBI BLOG

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on the power and potential of kindness. A small act of kindness can be the antidote to shifting a negative feeling, or simply making a pers...

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Office Ventilation Guidelines during Covid-19

Posted by Ruth Goldacre

Posted 6 May, 2020 OBI BLOG

One of the biggest challenges facing employers at this time of uncertainty is making sense of the building they occupy. Advice and guidance may mention drastic changes to previously automatic inte...

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Social Distancing – Lifts

Posted by Ruth Goldacre

Posted 4 May, 2020 OBI BLOG

As we have identified in our Landlord and Occupier Guides to Returning to Work Safely, there is no doubt that the biggest challenge will be managing and enforcing social distancing. Social cont...

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It’s more than just a desk, it has been for a while..

Posted by Rob Prescott

Posted 27 April, 2020 OBI BLOG

The immediate effects of COVID-19 are clear for all to see, and with the lockdown being increased for a minimum of 3 weeks, we are going to have to adapt further to the situation over the coming w...

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Embracing Technology in these times of Social Distancing

Posted by Graham Thorpe

Posted 3 April, 2020 OBI BLOG

In the current pandemic it is proving more difficult to survey buildings safely and quickly whilst complying with the Government’s requirement to socially distance. It is therefore more important th...

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The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and site operating procedures

Posted by Ruth Goldacre

Posted 2 April, 2020 OBI BLOG

As a result of the pandemic, the circumstances that face every construction professional are untested. Most organisation’s disaster contingency planning have probably not contemplated somethin...

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Being “connected” and the office environment after Covid_19

Posted by Nicola Woods

Posted 1 April, 2020 OBI BLOG

Before Covid_19 we already had more and more clients requesting agile working in their office environments. Wanting different spaces their employees can work in to allow for both the introverts and ex...

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Improving your Home Connectivity

Posted by Ruth Goldacre

Posted 31 March, 2020 OBI BLOG

Working from home sounds like an attractive option for many when they are up early for a long commute to a challenging day in the office. But now we have no other option but to work from home, n...

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What to do when temporarily closing a construction site

Posted by Ollie Chadwick

Posted 31 March, 2020 OBI BLOG

As more and more Government guidelines come into place regarding Covid-19, it is evident that construction sites have an increasing pressure to maintain health and safety, protecting their operatives ...

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Coronavirus and Building Contracts in Construction

Posted by Ruth Goldacre

Posted 30 March, 2020 OBI BLOG

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused many of us to examine contracts we are party to and ask the all-important question: What exactly is force majeure? What is covered by force majeure may well b...

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