The construction and building industries emit up to 39 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. With the public more eco-conscious than ever, there’s plenty to gain for businesses who can demonstrate their green credentials. Sam Tracey at Actavo Direct explores how businesses can make the switch to more eco-friendly practices.
Just as there is no one-size-fits-all construction site, there are no one-size-fits-all construction uniforms. Of course, PPE and hazard protections should be taken into account, but how important is it to be able to wear work shorts on the construction site? Considering the different categories of work shorts for men and some tips on how to choose the best fit, here is why you should think about work shorts on your next construction job.
In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.
While the Government is mobilising resources, there are significant shortages for frontline staff in the NHS, GP practices and social care sectors. Cantillon and DeGroup are therefore encouraging the demolition and wider construction sector to retain a base stock of PPE, and make the rest available to those frontline services who need it far more at this time. You have the ability to save lives by doing so, no donation is too small!
COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the lives of us all. The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It cannot simply cease to operate. Therefore, the heating industry has identified a number of actions that frontline engineers- who are currently still operating – can take to help protect themselves and their customers during the COVD-19 outbreak.
Brexit uncertainty and political paralysis has played havoc on the construction industry’s jobs market, workload predictions and clarity on what a post-Brexit construction sector would look like. However now it seems perceptions are changing, construction is beginning to move on from the previously stagnant market and is ready to get going again.
Personal protective equipment is essential to conducting safe construction projects. Safety protocols, equipment safeguards and PPE all work together on the field to protect workers from injury. If even one of these measures fails, employees face the risk of injury or death. 2020 brings a new decade of enhanced worker safety and efficient, effective projects.
For the average homeowner, it’s easy to overlook the importance of roofing. But a solid roof is as important — perhaps even more so — than a strong foundation. A well-built roof is essential to the value and durability of a new home. So how can homebuilders improve their roofing choices and installation in new constructions?
The key to any business is making the most profit for the least expense, and the most essential indicator of how well your business will flourish is its efficiency. Whether your company centers around manufacturing or this is just a small part of your business, improving efficiency in this area is key to providing a good service and making the most of your time.
Raw material costs are rising, gas and fuel prices fluctuate and the costs of running heavy machinery and related equipment change. It’s clear then that cutting down on operating costs is vital to success in today’s world. The question is, how does one make that happen? What can construction crews and homebuilders do to reduce costs?
Human activity causes vibrations and with so many of us currently on the planet, building design software has to account for the booming increase in population rates around the world. The ‘damage’ caused by human induced vibrations is less likely to ruin a structure and more likely to cause discomfort in people. This is why human induced vibration must be considered within the design process.
The study, commissioned by innovation specialists MPA for Advanced Engineering 2019, found that one in five (21%) innovation active engineering firms are not taking advantage of the government’s R&D Tax Credit scheme, which allows companies to claim back up to 33p for every £1 spent on R&D activity.