We are undoubtedly moving into better economic times but this too brings challenges. Skill shortages are creating problems. London alone needs 1300 new skilled construction workers every year. So should we take this opportunity to train our young people or just rely on importing skills from overseas?
Also, with an infrastructure renaissance underway in the UK, find out why it is a great time for civil engineering graduates.
Last month house building was 37% of the total value of construction contracts but Britain’s biggest and most profitable housebuilders now want to build on Green Belt. Is this a good idea? Use this Twitter link to comment.
Industry Trade Shows are a great opportunity to win new business especially as the economy expands. A good example is the Buyers & Specifiers Forum at Timber Expo which was great success last year. Follow the link for details and to find out why Barrett plc are using this the Forum at the show in October.
We also have details about why the Build Show has been rescheduled to autumn 2015 to avoid the construction peak for shows in the spring.
Check out the new products and projects via this link and then follow the links for more details and for useful downloads.
Finally, well done to Johnstone’s Painter of the Year for their work on a new dementia unit at a Sunderland hospital a great project.
The Regional Performance Centre (RPC) Dundee at Caird Park, Dundee, is marking the beginning of a district heating revolution for the area, with help from REHAU.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation
The GGF has received plenty of queries on whether or not Showrooms can be re-opened, following the Government’s Guidance on working in people’s homes being released on 11 May.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, news
The MCRMA has added a new CPD module to its online CPD programme, available to those seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within the metal building envelope sector.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Roofs, Training, Walls
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