Construction and Engineering

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

Can Developments Ever Be Good For Nature?

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.

We Need Your Help In The Fight Against Covid-19

We Need Your Help In The Fight Against Covid-19

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!

HHIC Issue Advice To Heating Engineers On Working During COVD-19 Crisis

HHIC Issue Advice To Heating Engineers On Working During COVD-19 Crisis

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.

Why Engineers Must Consider The Impacts of Human Induced Vibration

Why Engineers Must Consider The Impacts of Human Induced Vibration

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.

New housing projects out performed all other categories in the third quarterly UK Construction Contract Performance Report

New housing projects out performed all other categories in the third quarterly UK Construction Contract Performance Report

With 2019 fast coming to an end the UK construction industry requires a clear & focused route map of expenditure for infrastructure, housing, health and education projects to avoid a return to the boom & bust days of 2008. With a General Election in December, any party with a strong manifesto guaranteeing the delivery of such projects could well be a vote winner.

Virtual Reality – The Ultimate Safety and Training Technology

Virtual Reality – The Ultimate Safety and Training Technology

There can be little doubt that technology has bought about revolutionary change across a plethora of industries, becoming one of the key drivers of growth, innovation and development on the global business landscape. One area that is seeing early utilisation – and, crucially, impressive results- is in health, safety and training. We spoke with Pat O’Connor, Managing Director of VRAI, to find out more.