• Construction needs to invest in digital transformation

    Only a few weeks ago we shared the news of a report from the Danish Building Research Institute which revealed the cost saving potential of using digital comms on-site. Continuing on this theme, a recent feature on Construction News which questioned whether or not the industry was investing enough in technology innovation caught our attention.

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  • The 2017 Budget: what it means for construction

    The latest Budget announced by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, certainly proved interesting for our industry. It’s clear that the Government recognises that construction and infrastructure are vital for the UK economy and so we welcome many of the initiatives announced last week.

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  • The public wants more from rail, but can it be achieved?

    At the beginning of this year we predicted that rail would be the king of transport for 2017 as a number of key developments were scheduled, including the ever-debated HS2 developments. And it would appear that this focus on rail improvements has had an impact on the general public.

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  • Report reveals positivity in construction sector: but are businesses prepared?

    Only a few weeks ago we mentioned that SMEs in the construction field were noting a slowdown in workload as skills shortages began to impact projects. Encouragingly, however, reports from this month indicate an increase in positivity for the sector.

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  • Report shows digital comms on site can reduce costs

    We’ve long argued that tech and digital innovations will be beneficial when it comes to streamlining project costs and improving on-site efficiency, but proving this point is always going to be tricky when the technology is still so new. However, there is now research to support this fact, and everyone in construction should really stand up and take note.

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  • Britain’s railway launches ‘single plan” for a changing UK railway to secure almost £85bn benefit to

    Britain’s railway launches ‘single plan” for a changing UK railway to secure almost £85bn benefit to the economy and enable further improvement Network Rail and their suppliers have come together to launch a 'single plan' for Britain's railway. The plan, backed by Arriva, the UK rail industry and business and passenger groups, makes four commitments for change to build on the railway’s progress of the last 20 years. It includes new independent research which shows how a changing partnership, railway will secure almost £85bn of additional economic benefits for the country by connecting people to jobs, housing and new business opportunities. This is in addition to the existing £31bn of economic benefits the railway delivers each year now

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  • Skills shortages creating construction slowdown

    There’s long been talk of the impact that the construction skills gap could have on the sector’s growth and output, but the simple fact is the effect is being felt here and now. And according to the latest data, those really feeling the brunt of the dearth of talent at the moment are smaller firms.

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  • Big Infrastructure Projects – Major Driver

    Big infrastructure projects are set to be the major driver for construction over the next four years, determined by a strong national infrastructure and construction pipeline valued at £300 billion.

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  • What does 2018 bring for the Construction sector?

    Reading Construction Products Association (CPA) economist’s reports are looking to one division of Construction to lead the growth in 2018 specifically, Private housing. According to Construction Products Association (CPA) they predict Private housing and House building will be a primary driver in 2018.

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  • T-levels will help construction, but we all need to do more

    We all know there is a shortage of talent in the construction industry and has been for a while now, but what needs to be done to address this is a long running debate. It’s encouraging, though, to see reports earlier this month that the Department for Education will be launching industry specific T-level courses in 2020.

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