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Brick Shortage Affecting Construction Industry

Brick Shortage Affecting Construction Industry

With the ongoing brick shortage the UK is experiencing, many companies are being forced to wait over 12 months for bricks. This is slowing down projects and development and substantially driving up the cost of bricks. Smaller developers are being hardest hit and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) say that in small-to-medium sized companies (SME) […]

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How Do You Gain Competitive Advantage? Easy – Use The Right Construction Recruitment Agency

How Do You Gain Competitive Advantage? Easy – Use The Right Construction Recruitment Agency

Why use a Construction Agency? Let’s face it, time-consuming recruitment is not the primary role or focus of building and construction executives, nor of site managers. And searching for that ideal job can leave even the most experienced and qualified job seeking candidates tearing their hair out. As a construction employer, the planning and managing […]

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Sites Wrongly Turning Away NPORS Cardholders

Sites Wrongly Turning Away NPORS Cardholders

Despite widespread knowledge and familiarity within the building and construction sector of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), there are still many who are not aware of some of the schemes which is causing confusing and anger at site gates. CSCS is involved in over 30 different card schemes displaying its logo and this is […]

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Solving Gender Gap Issue Is Answer To Construction Skills Shortage

Solving Gender Gap Issue Is Answer To Construction Skills Shortage

Just 20% of UK construction companies having women in senior roles leading to professionals in the industry claiming almost certain prejudice against women. Additionally, there is a clear inequality of opportunities available for women. Although some good progress has been made over recent years, it now must accelerate to solve the gender-gap problem and to […]

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Government’s Construction Sector Deal Set to Boost Sector

Government’s Construction Sector Deal Set to Boost Sector

The Government announced its flagship Construction Sector Deal which sets out an ambitious partnership between the industry and the government that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce. The construction sector is one of the nation’s major employers, with around 3.1 million people working in the sector, most […]

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Exeter University Create Wonder ‘Green’ Concrete Using Graphene

Exeter University Create Wonder ‘Green’ Concrete Using Graphene

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry. Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that uses nano-engineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production. The new composite material, which is more than twice as strong and […]

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Construction Sector Bounces Back In June

Construction Sector Bounces Back In June

A stronger than expected recovery resulted in June for Britain’s construction sector, reversing a slowdown this year and pushing the Bank of England towards a rise in interest rates. Construction ground to a virtual halt earlier in the year amidst heavy snow falls. Much better weather over recent months has helped builders bounce back. A […]

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Construction Firms Napping On Recruitment Planning Before Brexit

Construction Firms Napping On Recruitment Planning Before Brexit

Over 67% of UK construction firms have yet to make any real plans on the impact of Brexit on employee recruitment and how to deal with it. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) says that one third of construction businesses are already suffering from the impact of the Brexit vote. In a survey of more […]

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UK House Building Soared In 2017

UK House Building Soared In 2017

New build home numbers have soared in the UK, with the figures for homes starting to be built in 2017 surging to their highest recorded levels since the pre-crash levels around 2008. Government figures show that greater than 160,000 new build homes were started in the year to June 2017. This was an increase of […]

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Work Makes People Happy Says ONS Report

Work Makes People Happy Says ONS Report

It’s official: work makes people happy. So says a wellbeing report which highlights the positive effect of having a job on people’s state of ‘happiness’.

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