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What is a principal designer?

Posted on 21/09/2018 at 10:36 AM by in Blog

Do you know what the role of principal designer entails? As we’ve spoken about previously, health and safety is and should be a big concern for anyone working in the construction industry. With so much that could go wrong, it’s important to protect ourselves and reduce the amount of risks that we subject ourselves to…. Read More

Working at height in construction

Posted on 28/08/2018 at 10:38 AM by in Blog

Are you fully aware of the dangers that come with working high above the ground? Construction has never been more safe as an industry, but there are still areas that can pose a potential threat. One of the biggest areas of risk in the industry is working at height, and the potential hazards that comes… Read More

Smaller means more agile, more passion and for REAL!

Posted on 2/08/2018 at 2:53 PM by in Blog News

I’ve said in previous blogs and articles that my career has always been in bigger businesses. Don’t get me wrong, I was at the forefront of technology, worked with some extremely bright and capable people. But, looking back, I lacked the passion and drive I have now working for a small and growing business. Strangely,… Read More

Cornerstone now on a mission with a vision & values

Posted on 2/08/2018 at 2:16 PM by in Blog News

At the back-end of last year, my boss, Duncan (the creator and owner of the business) embarked on a leadership course. Aptly named “Growth Catalyst”, the course is a leadership development program for small businesses in Merseyside with 2-250 employees. It is developed by experts in the field of leadership and management and the program… Read More

5 common misconceptions about the construction industry

Posted on 19/07/2018 at 10:42 AM by in Blog

Have you fallen for any of these myths about construction before? While the general perception of the construction industry has changed over the years, there are still a lot of common misconceptions that simply aren’t true. It’s easy enough to believe what you hear, but these myths about the industry could end up doing more… Read More

5 qualities needed to become a great construction project manager

Posted on 3/07/2018 at 10:43 AM by in Blog

Do you know the skills needed to become a great project manager? With a team of skilled workers and all of the resources already bought, exactly how important is a construction project manager? A construction project manager will oversee all operations to do with the project and will lead and manage all aspects of the… Read More

How to be a successful bidder on a construction project

Posted on 18/06/2018 at 10:59 AM by in Blog

In need of some helpful advice to land the bigger contracts? Struggling to land any contracts? Have you considered the fact that it may be down to the bid that you are proposing? To put it simply, construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal to undertake a project – but you probably already… Read More

GDPR & marketing to prospects

Posted on 24/05/2018 at 10:17 AM by in Blog News

You will, no doubt, of heard of the new General Data Protection Regulations that came into effect on the 25/05/18. GDPR is a European directive with the specific intention to protect individuals against the misuse of their personal data. There has been a lot of confusion about whether this effects business to business communications and… Read More

How to build a happy and productive construction workforce

Posted on 22/05/2018 at 11:04 AM by in Blog

Are you looking after your workers? A construction project is nothing without it’s workers, so ensuring a productive (and happy) workforce is essential for getting a project finished on time. With that being said, we’ve decided to look into a few different ways you can keep your workers in positive spirits and make sure your… Read More

5 ways to keep costs under control on a construction project

Posted on 17/05/2018 at 11:08 AM by in Blog

Finding yourself going over budget on every project? Overspending on a construction project is a nightmare for everyone involved, and we’d all like to do our best to avoid it. There are some things such as delays due to weather that are out of our hands, but there are a few things we can do… Read More

Continuing success for cornerstone

Posted on 27/02/2018 at 11:31 AM by in Blog News

Cornerstone Projects registered its 2000th customer during May 2017. Now in their 13th year, they are pleased to have reached this milestone so quickly. The last 6 months has also seen the fastest growth in both new customers registering and orders placed for utility searches and additional services such as CAD drawing, Section 50’s, Capacity… Read More

Utility disbursement costs for underground utility searches – why so varied?

Posted on 1/11/2017 at 2:15 PM by in Blog

Some utility companies provide plans for free and some charge up to £75 disbursement charge – the majority are somewhere in between. There is no definitive precedent for disbursement pricing for utility plans – the costs are very much a subjective decision made by the utility company. The ones offering no disbursement costs are perhaps… Read More

Listen, take note and you’ll find so much more…

Posted on 8/08/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping a note of every time a customer mentions something they like about our utility search service. The reason for this is that I had convinced myself that, as we offer a standardised product (a utility report should not be different regardless of who provides it), speed and… Read More

Cornerstone completes it’s 40,000th utility search

Posted on 10/06/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog News

During September 2017, Cornerstone Projects Ltd saw it’s 40,000th underground utility search go through its books. Over the 13 years or so in business, this means the Cornerstone Projects team have ordered and checked over a 1/3 of a million individual plans from the utility companies. And this doesn’t take into account that a lot… Read More

Exciting developments to our utility search proposition coming soon…

Posted on 10/06/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog News

We’re making some more utility search options available following some great feedback from our customers. These are exciting new developments that will offer some great benefits as follows:- Instant access plans Ever been in desperate need to see individual utility plans as they come in before your pack is complete? You will soon have the… Read More

Underground utility search expert, Cornerstone Projects, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans

Posted on 4/06/2017 at 12:31 PM by in Blog News

The UK’s leading underground utility search provider, Cornerstone Projects, has been appointed by Scottish Water as an approved supplier on their commercial plant enquiries. It’s an exciting move for the nationwide company, which has been providing professional services to the UK construction industry for over 13 years. Now, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans to… Read More

The challenges of construction projects in the winter

Posted on 21/10/2015 at 4:19 PM by in Blog

Although British Winters aren’t famous for heavy snow, this year it is very likely, alongside. frozen grounds and cold winds. These are elements that can be a nightmare for us in the construction industry. The cost implication of these can be heavily felt, even without any reported rise in the cost of building materials.  … Read More