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Liverpool council houses nominated for Turner Prize

A cluster of terraced houses in a formerly run-down area of Liverpool has been nominated for the Turner Prize.

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.

Scotland launches campaign to get more women into engineering

A new campaign aimed at promoting modern apprenticeships as career options for young women has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Transport secretary congratulates 400th Crossrail apprentice

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Crossrail’s Bond Street site to congratulate the 400th apprentice appointed to work on the project.

Coastal Housing plans for £5.5million residential development in Swansea

Coastal Housing Group has acquired a 1.5 acre site from the Welsh Government for a £5.5m residential development on SA1 Swansea Waterfront which will not only create a range of affordable homes but also create training opportunities during construction.

Skills shortage concerns reach highest level since 2008

Skills shortage concerns in the construction industry now stand at their highest level since 2008, with 54% of respondents saying there are insufficient numbers of Quantity Surveyors currently available to meet workloads (up from 41% in Q1 2014).

Don't miss the recovery boat

As Britain emerges from an economic downturn, and industry activity increases, we need to make sure the emerging skills shortage doesn’t strengthen and become so significant that it hinders recovery, says Rob Searle

Constructing resettlement

For many ex-service personnel, a career in an industry like construction that’s changing and growing fast is an appealing prospect. But what is the reality for employers? Holly Squire reports

Apprentices are our lifeblood

Taking a strategic and long-term approach to key skills development can help companies in the construction sector secure their future, says Andrew Halstead-Smith

Vinci opens training centre for ex-offenders

Construction firm Vinci has opened a new training centre where people convicted for gun and knife crime can learn building skills.

Construction training goes virtual

The UK’s first virtual reality training facility for the construction industry opened yesterday in Coventry.

Building firms turn to training to beat recession

Firms in the building and construction sectors are increasingly turning to training in a bid to come out of the recession stronger than before, according to new research.

UK's first virtual construction training centre launched

The UK’s first “virtual construction site” has opened in Coventry.

LSC approves funding for new construction training centre

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has approved funding to build a new training centre to support the construction industry.

57 more sign up to construction diploma

Fifty-seven new consortiums have been given the green light to offer places on the Diploma in Construction and Built Environment (C&BE) from September 2010, Schools minister Jim Knight has announced.

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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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