engineering

Studying science and maths at school send girls' future wages soaring, says report

New research highlights the benefits of science, technology, engineering and maths qualifications to girls' future earnings.

£15 million to train next generation of engineers

Government commits up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers.

Government and industry creating pipeline of growth for underground construction

£1.1 million of government funding has been invested in underground construction and tunnelling to match £1.7 million of industry investment to help create a legacy of engineering jobs and skills from major projects including the Crossrail development.

Failure to meet engineering skills demand to cost UK £27bn a year

Filling the demand for new engineering jobs will generate an additional £27 billion per year for the UK economy from 2022, the equivalent of building 1,800 schools or 110 hospitals, according to new research published in Engineering UK 2015 The State of Engineering.

New rail academy on track to fill engineering skills gap

The new academy for rail, jointly funded by the government and the rail industry, will give a new generation of young people the skills to succeed says the government.

East Midlands steel firm unveils new £5 million assembly plant

Nottingham-based Caunton Engineering is set to become one of the UK’s largest single-site structural steelwork contractors following the unveiling of The Cut Shack - a brand new £5 million purpose bui

Thomasons appointed to Peabody Major Projects Panel

Housing provider Peabody has appointed leading civil and structural engineers Thomasons to its Major Projects Panel as a structural engineering consultant under a four-year agreement.

Atkins acquires US based nuclear business

Atkins has completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc (“NSA”), a 130 people engineering and technical services firm, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

JPG completes £5M highways project to serve luxury resort

Civil and structural engineering consultancy JPG has completed works on a £5 million highways project to serve the £100 million Flaxby Country Resort and a new gateway business park near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Engineering firms fined after worker’s hand crushed

Two engineering businesses have been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand was crushed while unloading steel beams.

Atkins builds on maersk oil relationship with support contract win

Atkins has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil's UK assets in the North Sea.

Huge jump in demand for engineering contractors as result of government investment

The number of engineering contractors working on railway services has shot up as a result of government investment in projects such as Crossrail, according to new research by giant group.

£21m engineering facility opens in Sheffield

A new £21million development led by GRAHAM Construction has completed and opened at the University of Sheffield.

Engineering migration could kill poor

The engineering skills drain will kill third world poor, a charity has warned.

End of the road for composite companies

Gordon Brown announced plans to close composite companies in his pre-budget speech this week.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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