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Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses. The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry. The study said that...
The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but instead would be a ‘transformational’ project providing direct benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ while also supporting UK-wide transport and economic needs, Crossrail 2 Managing Director Michèle Dix told a joint...
20% of Scotland’s construction industry employees likely to retire within 10 years With an aging workforce preparing for retirement, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is campaigning to get school leavers to embark on a career in construction. A new CITB campaign, Can You Dig It? was launched following the release of new figures that suggest the sector will see around 31,000 employees retire within the next...
New research by the Construction Industry Training Board predicts the creation of up to 20,000 new jobs in the construction sector in the East of England over the next five years, but anticipates a subsequent hiatus. These latest figures from the rolling five-year forecast produced by the Construction Skills Network show a noteworthy increase on last year’s figures, which predicted a growth of just 14,000 roles within the sector...
UK construction firms have reported a deceleration in the industry’s growth in July, signalling weaker development in terms of housing activity and a reduction in the commercial sector, according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) UK survey. There is a reduction in new business capacity growth for the first time since August last year when Brexit issued a blow that “acted as a...
Investment delays caused by Brexit hampers construction industry growth A Survey indicates Brexit has caused banks to tighten their belts in the lending department, hindering the UK property market. A leading property organisation announced on Thursday that political uncertainty is impeding the construction industry’s rate of growth in the second quarter, as a result of delayed investment. The Royal Institution of...
Expert analysis shows, that over past years ,there is 22% increase in  construction companies in significant financial distress. Begbies Traynor ,Accountants from insolvency specialist  said in its Q2 2017 report; “Increase in construction companies provided evidence of a slowdown in the UK housing and construction markets”  According to statistic report provided by Begbies Traynor, By the end of...
First on the agenda will be framework project - a £17m sports centre at Newcastle University The long awaited plan is set in motion. The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) announced the creation of The Major (Construction) Works Framework agreement with contractors Clugston Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, BAM Construction, Bowmer and Kirkland, Galliford Try and Robertson. This construction...
Here is a look at the Top 5 largest homes that are currently under construction - Some have been under construction for years while others have just begun. Check them out below! House Building at its best    No. - 100,000 square feet  –  Beverly Hills, CA  This Contemporary/Modern style home is being built by film producer/developer Nile Niami in Beverly Hills, CA on a 4-acre...
Bullying On Construction Sites What is bullying? Are head flushing, name calling antics simply the domain of the playground? Or does the behaviour transfer beyond the school gates and into the workplace? Sadly, the latter is true, with over 60% of employees experiencing bullying in the workplace at some time in their career. Bullying is not discriminative, it effects males and females, young and old. It is commonplace in...
Last month saw a substantial decrease in new building projects, causing a decline in the British construction Sector , exacerbated by the housing market’s lethargy. Construction Companies’ reluctance to commit to new projects has slowed sector development to lowest seen since the market suffered a blow after the Brexit vote last August. Search 1000s of Construction Jobs In Your Area  The instrumental...
  Last Year we produced the below Infographic.........     Our Infographic was based on the average salaries for different construction jobs in London across UK, the info graphic in question got alot of response, hundreds of shares and comments. Men and Women in the industry commented “I wouldn’t get out of bed for that!” which was a little alarming considering we are living in an era...