Women in Construction

National Women in Engineering Day: O women, where art thou?

Women remain woefully underrepresented in the construction sector accounting for just 11% of the workforce despite the fact that the industry is headed for a very real skills crisis.

Women win big at construction awards

A great night was had by all at the 2015 Women in Construction Awards which honoured the brightest and best female achievers in the house building and wider construction industries...

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.

NHBC calls for more women to get into house building

The NHBC Foundation is today calling for a new industry-wide campaign to boost the numbers of girls and young women in house building as new research reveals that just one in ten are interested in building and construction careers.

Government joins forces with industry to get more women into engineering

The Government has announced two new employer-led pilot projects which will open up new routes into engineering for women and increase their potential to advance in engineering careers.

More women join construction industry in last 12 months

A new poll conducted by a leading business insurance website has discovered that over three quarters of employers within the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs within the past twelve months.

Women to fill one in four construction jobs by 2020

Women will make up a quarter of all workers in the UK construction industry by the end of this decade – a proportion that could grow even further given the right cultural change – according to new research from global specialist recruiter Randstad CPE.

Women in Engineering – A Modern Story

A recent report revealed that engineering and manufacturing are the industries rated worst by women and working mothers for gender equality. But as Nick French explains, if you can find the right employer, gender will not be a barrier.

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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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