Monthly Archives: June 2020

Research on improving equality, diversity and the inclusion of the LGBT+ community within the construction industry

I am a postgraduate student at the University of Portsmouth currently studying an MSc in Construction Project Management. As part of my dissertation I would like to invite you to take part in my research study on whether more can be done to improve equality for the LGBT+ community, working within the construction industry.

The questions are based upon a previous survey undertaken by the Construction News in 2015 and I am seeking to evaluate whether improvements have been made in the last 5 years, and what more could be done to enhance inclusion in terms of polices and schemes.

This survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

There are no right or wrong answers, I am just keen to understand your experiences within the industry, so please be honest.

Data protection: Please be assured that your answers are confidential. You will not be personally identifiable in any reports or other outputs produced as a result of this research. Nothing will be attributed back to you personally and your personal data will never be shared without your prior consent. Any personal data, which identifies you, such as email addresses will only form part of the raw data seen by the researcher. This will be stored securely and anonymised prior to use in any further reports or outputs.

Find the survey here.

Research on Hemp-Lime in Historic Buildings

Research carried out by a postgraduate student at the University of York, on the Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) MA programme, and a student member of the IHBC. As part of my dissertation research project I am kindly asking practitioners, architects, conservation officers, and those working for UK built heritage organisations, amenity societies or government bodies involved in the conservation of historic buildings, to complete a very short (12-13 question) online survey on the use of hemp-lime mixes (hempcrete) in historic (pre-1919) buildings.

It doesn’t matter if you have been involved with a historic building project involving hemp-lime before, responses will still be extremely valuable. There is one survey link for heritage organisations, another for architects and practitioners, and another for conservation officers – it’s essentially the same questionnaire but I need to keep the three groups separate for the purpose of my analysis. Here are the 3 links:

Heritage Organisations:  


Conservation Officers: