Excellent, Neil May quoting Homer Simpson on @AECBnet Soapbox
AECB invites members to climb on our Soapbox and share your expertise on something that excites, inspires or bugs you, with the 4000 discerning viewers who visit this website each month. Contact [email protected] if you would like to have your say here. Neil May says that we need to grapple with macro-economics if we are to understand why building performance is so poor in the UK. ‘In the current economic climate’ – it’s a phrase used as a passport to rip up any commitment to do anything you’ve promised, because of the additional financial burden it will put on someone or some organisation in the current economic climate. It’s something we hear in the building industry in particularly in relation to green measures. This is partly because green measures are perceived to be expensive add-on luxuries and partly because of the inherent laziness and conservatism of our sector. As H...