Final Friday Five

Pokemon GO

While many of us have been away on our holidays during August, a lot has been going on in the world! This month’s Final Friday Five takes a look at everything from the Olympics to Pokémon GO…

After the Games, Rio’s stadiums won’t rot – they’ll transform

We’ve all been overwhelmed by the success of Team GB at the Olympics, and with the Paralympic Games yet to come who knows how many medals we will come away with this year?!

This article takes a look at the positive future that’s in store for Rio’s Olympic and Paralympic venues. The vision is a stark contrast to the abandoned venues of years gone by.

Eight tiny apartments that make the most of every square inch

These micro apartments, the smallest of which is just 13 square metres, prove that size really isn’t everything!

We love all the different space-saving ideas, from bespoke floor-to-ceiling storage units to living vertically as opposed to horizontally.

Of course, we do know of another way to save on space…

Real value of space

The 10 top-paying jobs that do not require a university degree

Results month is here, and whether they’re A Levels, Highers or the Welsh Bac the one thing on students’ minds is: “What next?”

With university tuition fees ever increasing, it’s not surprising that many are thinking twice about higher education. It’s therefore reassuring to see that university is not the be-all and end-all.

This piece highlights the top 10 best-paid jobs that don’t require a degree, with construction site manager sitting pretty at the top with an average salary of £50,000.

How gamers could help solve the skills crisis

This article not only acknowledges the construction industry’s shortage of digital skills, but also comes up with a potential solution in the form of games developers.

As David Glennon, Aecom’s Director of Digital Project Delivery, argues:

Construction is experiencing change at a rapid pace … [with] the emergence of BIM, augmented reality and other immersive technologies…

With an abundance of talent in the games community, construction companies would be wise to target this largely untapped resource.

And finally, while we’re on the subject of gaming…

What to do if digital monsters are on your building site

Pokémon GO: The game that’s sweeping the world.

However it seems that some people will go to great, even dangerous, lengths to “catch ‘em all.” This includes trespassing on construction sites.

So what should you do if a Jigglypuff, Squirtle, or even a Pikachu turns up on your building site? Take a look at this Building article for advice.

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