Yep its real… the Great British Weld Off

posted 30.09.2013

There has been much talk in the construction industry of an impending skills shortage and the work that is being done to encourage the next generation of construction workers into the sector. However one organisation is looking to showcase existing talent as well as encourage new careers in the industry with the ever so slightly plagiarised Great British Weld-Off. If you had not worked it out, it ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

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...

Category: Employment, general, in the news, industry

Scotland showcase new eco-home

posted 26.09.2013

Here at Recipro we are always interested to hear about innovative projects in the construction industry, especially when they are tackling one of our favourite issues resource efficiency. This one comes from Scotland where they have delivered a scheme to produce the most resource efficient house in Scotland. The project has been delivered by the Scottish Government?s Resource Efficient Scotland...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Positive Q2 Stats for UK Construction Industry

posted 13.08.2013

Some good news for the UK construction industry thanks to the latest Construction Trade Survey, published this week, shows that conditions in Q2 improved across all sectors of the construction industry and throughout the supply chain. It wasn?t just the big players seeing good results from Q2 with many SME?s reporting the first rise in work activity for over 5 years. Private housing continued b...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

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 ...

Category: Employment, general, industry

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