New Smart Phone App for the Construction Industry

posted 06.02.2014

Mark Shaw of AMS Building Services has created a smart phone app than allows his staff to clock in remotely when they start work. The Cloud based software and app also allows staff to log in to any task or location with a GPS location stamp, request holidays and book in or out of jobs. Mr. Shaw said, “As the owner of a construction company, my main frustration in the past has been the inaccurac...

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New Chairman Appointed for Builders Merchants Federation

posted 03.02.2014

The former Managing Director of Jewsons, Peter Hindle, has been elected the next chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Mr Hindle has worked in the UK construction industry for more than 4 decades. He was managing Director of Jewsons from 1999 until 2012. Since 2009 he has been general delegate for Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and since last year he has also bee...

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Qatar to submit Report on Construction Working Conditions

posted 31.01.2014

There have been more developments in the World Cup Construction scandals as Qatar, who were awarded the 2022 world cup, have been given just 2 weeks in order to show FIFA a report on the steps it has taken to improve the working conditions for labourers. Recently the next World Cup host, Brazil, has come under fire with regards to workers safety following a crane collapse that killed 2 workers. B...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Britain’s Oldest Building Company

posted 29.01.2014

Britain’s oldest building company will take a look back at its 423-year history in a TV special tonight. R Durtnell & Sons was formed in 1591 and in that time the business has been passed down from father-to-son for 13 generations which is quite an achievement. At a time when the industry has had its fair share of negative attention this is just the kind of story that needs to be highlight...

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Faster Payments for Suppliers & Sub-Contractors

posted 21.01.2014

Nucleus Commercial finance is offering medium sized contractors the chance to set up an early payment system with their suppliers and sub contractors. The first major contractor to set up a similar scheme was Carillion, in which their suppliers pay a fee to have their invoices settled early, with payments coming direct from the bank rather than the main contractor. Nucleus have now introduced a...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones



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