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Robots and Construction: What’s Next?

Robots and Construction: What’s Next?

November 27, 2017

In today’s world of self-driving cars and drone-based delivery services, it might not come as a surprise that that same technology is starting to find its way to…

The Different Types of Cranes

The Different Types of Cranes

July 31, 2017

Cranes: we see them on construction sites around the world, usually towering above everything else. The sky-high, vertigo-inducing cranes are probably what comes to mind when the word…

Beware of Falling Materials at Construction Sites

Beware of Falling Materials at Construction Sites

May 4, 2016

Employers have a duty of care to protect members of the public, as well as their own staff and other workers who may be sharing the job site. One of…

How Safe is Scaffolding?

How Safe is Scaffolding?

March 17, 2016

Scaffolding is the solution to many access issues, providing a safe and legal means of access for workers at height. It is recommended above many other means of access, especially…

Why is Construction one of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the UK?

Why is Construction one of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the UK?

February 10, 2016

Construction workers are most at risk of death than any other type of worker in the UK. The construction industry has held first place in the most dangerous jobs…

Growing Confidence in Construction in the North East

Growing Confidence in Construction in the North East

February 5, 2016

For the second year running, the construction sector in the North East has been thriving, and with a renewed confidence in the areas construction contractors, this seems…

Finding new construction recruits in unusual places

Finding new construction recruits in unusual places

January 20, 2016

As the homebuilding and construction industries continue to recover and expand, the skills shortage is becoming a bigger cause for concern as employers struggle to fill vacancies. However, alongside…

UK Construction Week 2015

UK Construction Week 2015

October 5, 2015

The UK’s largest construction trade show is set to take place from the 6th to the 8th October, with 9 different shows under one roof at the NEC in Birmingham.

Construction sector sees sustained growth

Construction sector sees sustained growth

September 24, 2015

According to a recent survey by Markit (The CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)) , the UK’s construction industry continued to experience healthy growth and expansion throughout August, which has…

The Decline of Construction Unions

The Decline of Construction Unions

July 27, 2015

The last few decades have seen union memberships fall across all industries and sectors, and the construction industry is no exception. According to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS),…

Construction Industry Brick Shortage

Construction Industry Brick Shortage

July 20, 2015

The effects of the recession are still being felt in the UK construction industry as the ongoing brick shortage threatens to impact on plans to get britain building again to…

How could the election affect the construction industry?

How could the election affect the construction industry?

May 6, 2015

We’re fast approaching the next general election, and while many of the parties are promising to increase the minimum wage, increase the number of apprenticeships available and increase commitments to…

Women to fill a quarter of all construction jobs by 2020

Women to fill a quarter of all construction jobs by 2020

April 22, 2015

A new report, published by recruitment specialists Randstad, has found that 20% of jobs in the UK construction industry are currently held by women. This may not seem…

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