Construction Sites Open Doors to Public this Weekend

posted 26.09.2013

This weekend construction sites across the country will be throwing open their doors for members of the members of the public to come and have a look at what happens behind the hoardings. This is the second time that an Open Doors Weekend has been held and has been organised by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Scottish Contractors Group (SCG), t...

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To Frack, or Not to Frack?

posted 15.08.2013

 Well this does certainly seem to be a question on many lips at the moment… fracking has created quite a stir with opinion largely divided on the now some what controversial plans to use fracking as a solution to Britain’s energy needs. For those not aware fracking is the process of drilling into the earth, sending a high pressure water and chemical mix into the ground which in turn releases ...

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20% of Construction Workforce to Retire within a Decade

posted 12.08.2013

According to the Office of National Statistics 43% of the UK construction industry labour workforce is 45 years of age or older. The worrying statistics have led to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) calling for more action to be done to start training up the next generation, encouraging companies to offer more training and apprenticeships to avoid a future shortfall of workers. Of ...

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More than 50,000 Jobs lost in Scottish Construction since 2008

posted 09.05.2013

According to recently released data, since 2008 the number of people working within the Scottish construction industry has decreased by 27%. The data came from the updated labour market figures from Scotland?s Annual Population Survey; it shows the construction industry has lost 62,500 jobs since 2008, including the loss of 14,500 jobs during 2012, which represents an 8% fall in Scottish constr...

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UK Construction Industry to help build Sao Paulo Infrastructure

posted 28.01.2013

The hunt begins today to find contractors from the UK construction industry to help build Public Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects worth $20 billion. A delegation from Brazil arrived and met with Trade Minister Lord Green today.  To show their plans for the construction and maintenance of three subway lines, a monorail, an intercity train network, three prison complexes and four ...

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