How to Promote Safety Culture in Construction

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How to Promote Safety Culture in Construction

Full article with thanks to: pbctoday.co.uk/news/featured/safety-culture-in-construction-burns-and-mcdonnell/110357 As construction activity continues to increase, it is vital that safety practices keep pace. Matthew King, safety and health manager for Burns & McDonnell explains how to achieve a positive health and safety culture in construction While there are several key elements to safe working, a positive health and safety culture in construction is the golden thread that … Read More

Will the Construction Industry Reach Net Zero?

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Will the Construction Industry Reach Net Zero

Will the Construction Industry Reach ‘Net-Zero’ by 2050? We explore this construction target and what needs to be done to achieve this. Full article with thanks to: ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/features/how-can-the-construction-industry-ever-succeed-in-reaching-net-zero With little or no visibility on funding or education on offer, how can the construction industry ever succeed in reaching net-zero? As the urgency for the shift to a net-zero economy becomes … Read More

Construction Industry UK: Increase Seen in Construction Output

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Construction Industry UK: Increase Seen in Construction Output

Construction Industry is on the way up, however, there have been some decreases in construction-related figures. The overall construction output is on the rise, mainly from the private housebuilding industry. Some great news for the construction industry. Full article with thanks to: housingtoday.co.uk/news/private-housebuilding-leads-september-recovery-in-construction-output/5114663.article However, ONS finds that activity down sharply in the third quarter overall as materials shortages bite A … Read More

Construction Wages Increase After Shortages

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Construction Wages Increase After Shortages

Full article with thanks to: cinmagazine.co.uk/shortages-see-wages-pushed-up-in-construction-industry-professional-services-roles Professional services within the construction and real estate industry are seeing unprecedented rises in wages, which is causing a disparity between role levels and pay, explains Christine Scott, director of development and construction at real estate recruitment firm Madison Berkeley. ONS figures showed that business services within the construction industry saw the highest rise in … Read More

New Changes to the Construction Industry

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New Changes to the Construction Industry

Full article with thanks to: goconstruct.org/why-choose-construction/whats-happening-in-construction/what-the-budget-means-for-construction Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spending review and autumn budget last week, which included some additional investments and programmes for those looking to start a career in construction. He promised that total spending on skills and training will increase by £3.8 billion by 2024-25, representing a real term increase of 26%. This includes boosts … Read More

Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Training

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Full article with thanks to: forconstructionpros.com/equipment/article/21710956/construction-inclusion-week-building-the-business-case-for-a-diverse-construction-workforce In order to attract, retain and develop top talent, the construction industry must be willing to work toward a more inclusive environment. Construction Inclusion Week seeks to help build that foundation. Let’s face it, even after intense efforts at change, there is still a common misperception that the construction industry is made up of … Read More

Construction Training: New Partnership to Create 1000s of Jobs

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Full article with thanks to: pbctoday.co.uk/news/hr-skills-news/construction-training-london/87628 Construction training specialist, The Skills Centre, has joined forces with contractor O’Halloran & O’Brien to attract 1,000 people to new jobs on construction projects around the Greater London area. A free, three-week, industry-led construction training programme will be offered when lockdown ends to all that apply, together with a guaranteed job interview for work on a number … Read More

Construction Digitalisation: Building the Right Technology for the Industry

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Construction Digitalisation: Building the Right Technology for the Industry

Full article with thanks to: venturebeat.com/2021/06/30/construction-digitisation-building-the-right-technology-for-an-industry-driven-by-humans Despite consistently achieving incredible feats of ingenuity — such as building state-of-the-art hospitals, sustainable office buildings, and the infrastructure that powers and brings these structures to life — the construction industry is often talked about as if it’s “behind.” I have worked in this industry my entire life, and I know the “construction doesn’t … Read More

UK Construction Sector Need Over 200,000 New Workers by 2025

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Full article with thanks to: citb.co.uk/about-citb/construction-industry-research-reports/construction-skills-network-csn-2021-25 Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. By 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand. That’s the forecast of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2021-25, published by CITB today. According … Read More

What Do Construction Experts Think About Flexible Working?

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Full article with thanks to: constructionnews.co.uk/agenda/worth-more-than-pay-sector-experts-debate-the-benefits-of-flexible-working-24-08-2021 Demand for flexible working has grown in the wake of the pandemic, but does flexibility fit with construction, and can it ease the sector’s gender balance and skills issues? On the panel: Kevin Bowsher, equality, diversity and inclusion lead at Mace Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive officer of BRE Group Kate Gardiner, partner, business transformation at Arcadis Andrew Geldard, head … Read More