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New construction investment to attract, train and retain new talent

The £17.8 million investment will help to support employers in training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges

Actis supports testing products within a system

Testing products within a system is said to give a clearer picture of real life performance

Design excellence

University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Swansea has invested £15m into the refurbishment, restoration and extension of the Grade II-listed former Central Library...

BIM webinar targets designers for building sector

Taking place on Wednesday, June 13, the webinar will consist of a presentation by Autodesk with a Q&A session afterwards

Employment relationships

Employers in the construction industry should treat employee relationships as they would a building project – the contract must be designed to specification, the foundations laid, walls built and each relationship maintained to avoid damage and the need for restoration, says Charles Urquhart, partner, Clyde & Co.

Main challenge to attracting future workforce to construction is perception

Surveys show that 85% of people that work in the construction industry would recommend a career in construction to young people – so, what’s going wrong?

Employers and workers agree 2.75% pay rise for construction workers, says...

It is hoped that the pay increase will help encourage tradespeople to remain in the industry at a time when the current political uncertainty and drops in construction output are affecting confidence in the industry

Builders ‘bottle it’ to help stop plastic pollution

Roofing and cladding teams will do their bit to tackle plastic pollution while they celebrate owning shares in a local construction company

Survey reveals flaws in fire door usage

Ninety-five per cent of respondents said they had seen a fire door propped open in their own workplace or a public building in the last three months

Designing out crime

With new homes now subject to security standard regulation, Jon Cole, national operations manager of Police initiative Secured by Design, reviews the steps that need to be taken to reduce neighbourhood crime and ensuring legislative compliance.