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Posted: 26th September
By: rlf

Blog: Construction Diversity and Tackling the Employee Shortage

A recent study into employee shortages within the construction industry has revealed that if the construction profession wants to maintain a highly diversified and skill-oriented workforce, it must work to become more attractive to females.

"One Way", a rail and specialist construction recruiter, recently conducted an analysis of construction companies throughout the UK, and found that employers need to find new w...

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Posted: 22nd September
By: rlf

September 2016

The burning issue in the industry just now is, without doubt, the impact of Brexit. Whilst there are early warning signs of a slowdown in some sectors, with projects being held or, in some cases cancelled, I truly believe that at this juncture no one really knows what the true impact will be. I imagine that by next March/April we will have a clearer understanding of the economy and will be in a better place to give i...

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Posted: 19th September
By: rlf

Blog: Informing Construction Firms about The Insurance Act

On the 12th of August, a huge overhaul was made to the current state of contractor's insurance in the United Kingdom. The overhaul has been named the "Insurance Act 2015", and has been identified as a way to represent change to the way that insurance contract law works.

According to the people behind the new act, the change is the biggest adaptation to contract law in over a century, and it has the potential to ha...

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Posted: 12th September
By: rlf

Blog: The Irish Construction Sector’s Continued Expansion (Despite Brexit)

Within the construction sector, and indeed across various other industries in Britain with an interest in development, the Brexit vote has prompted a great deal of turmoil and discomfort. In many areas, there has been a significant downturn in the amount of construction projects being successfully funded as companies and investors struggle to exert confidence in an unsure economic atmosphere.

However, despite all ...

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Posted: 5th September
By: rlf

Blog: M&G Commits to £200m Construction Contract in Birmingham

M&G - an investment management company that works in the UK, and overseas, has made waves within the construction industry recently, with their decision to commit to a £200m contract plan to develop offices in Birmingham.

The decision to continue with what M&G have named the "Three Snowhill Scheme" comes despite the rising concerns in the industry that have emerged with the results of Brexit in the recent...

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Posted: 2nd September
By: rlf

Blog: Considering the unexpected

Over the weekend many of us experienced traffic delays as part of the bank holiday rush to get away. However many journeys were made significantly worse by the footbridge collapse on the M20. The vehicle in question was transporting a 'digger' and had otherwise travelled safely from its starting location and seemingly without any other issues. So why did it all go wrong?

Media reports have rightfully focused on th...

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