As part of last week’s National Apprenticeship Week, Aggregate Industries hosted an event at its Leicestershire HQ, geared towards the next generation of talent.
The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) experienced robust growth in 2017. Total Q4 2017 merchant sales to builders and contractors increased by 6.3% on Q4 2016.
Industry player Willmott Dixon is continuing to raise awareness of mental health issues in the UK construction sector, with its new informative Z-Card.
A SCC Design Build survey of more than 11,000 industry leaders has suggested there is an air of caution in construction moving forward.
Returning for 2018, following the success of last year, this Offsite Construction Awards promises to be the best year yet, with a high calibre of industry leading companies and inspiring projects expected to enter the 21 different categories.
Research by Screwfix suggests 57% of tradespeople struggle to find skilled labour, whilst 37% believe apprenticeships are not given enough respect.
Screwfix has teamed up with Yeovil College to start a course looking at construction skills. The objective is to make young people aware about careers in trade prior to leaving school.
October saw total merchant sales to builders and contractors at their highest since GfK began compiling BMBI sales data in July 2014, although the Index has said the effects of inflation cannot be ignored, as many sectors have reported significant price increases over the past year.
Alcumus has released two new Association for Project Safety (APS) accredited courses, designed to offer businesses a better legal understanding and practical guidance on The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.
An impressive refurbishment project for Stoke-based worldwide online gambling retailer Bet365 has been completed by Novus Property Solutions.