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Job opportunities soar & strong project growth predicted for 2015

  • 16 Dec 2014

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Round-up of latest construction industry news

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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Its been a good year for the building industry and the latest infographic from Quantic shows why 2015 will be even better and the demand for skilled construction professionals is set to soar.

Last month hotel, leisure and sport construction was up 35% and growth will continue with Glenigan predicting overall project starts will be up by 7.3% next year.

The Saint-Gobain debate last month indicated that many believe we can expect a number of key mega mergers in the new year as the industry restructures for long term growth.

Top stories on Buildingtalk

  • How new hand-held scanners from 3D Laser Mapping produce detailed 3D floor plans in minutes
  • How building industry employers can help reduce accidents
  • How new heat pumps from Mitsubishi are reducing fuel poverty
  • How new passenger lifts from Stannah means access for all
  • How Fulton boiler installation helps divert food waste from landfill
  • CIAT and BRE offer BIM training in UK and China

Jewson give £150k to Macmillan Cancer Trust

And well done to all those in the industry who have supported charities throughout the year, giving their time, money, products and skills.

For example:

  • Jewson that gave £150k to Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Bounce Back charity that continues to help ex-offenders back into work

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  • Shows how beautiful bricks are made and why the demand for traditional Northcot Brick continues to grow

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