women in engineering

National Women in Engineering Day: HS2 inspires future generations of female engineers

To mark National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June female engineers from HS2 Ltd are meeting pupils at a school in Hemel Hempstead to talk about the wealth of opportunities in the industry.

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.

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.

Engineering equality

Joan Murray, explains why she thinks it’s crucial to encourage more young people, especially girls, to take up engineering and technical roles.

92% of women in engineering feel their gender has held back career progression

Engineering and manufacturing are the industries rated worst by women and working mothers for gender equality, according to a new report from Talking Talent.

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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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