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Construction industry caught in social media minefield

Construction, engineering and property workers are at risk from the unintended perils of LinkedIn when applying for a new job, according to new research from recruiter Randstad CPE.

Construction comeback set to create over 200,000 jobs by 2019

A resurgence of growth in the regions and nations is driving a strong construction comeback, which is set to create more than 200,000 construction jobs and expand the sector by up to 2.9% on average, year-on-year, according to new research released today by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Government to invest £15bn on England's roads - creating thousands of construction jobs

An ambitious £15 billion plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, has been announced to Parliament today by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Persimmon launches military recruitment scheme

Housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, has announced a recruitment drive to bring up to 500 ex-military personnel into the business.

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.

Federation of Master Builders warns of job losses in construction industry

A third of all small to medium-sized building firms fear they will have to reduce staffing levels this year as the decline in the construction industry continues, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

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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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