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.
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.
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.
Semmco, a British engineering company and manufacturer of access platforms and ground support equipment for the aviation sector and rail access platforms, celebrated its Queen’s Award win with a royal presentation by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG, at its Head Office in Surrey on Wednesday 2nd October
There is a certain beauty and character in an older building that modern ones seldom have. Sure, new construction is built for current needs, but personality can sometimes be lacking. If someone is thinking about taking on an older building remodel and adapting it for modern needs, here are a few things to keep in mind.
The seven-floor building will encompass about 11,500 square meters of leasable
space. With its frame made entirely from wood, this will be the largest office building in
Sweden with a timber structure. The interior will house modern offices and meeting places,
and the building will also have an outdoor area and terrace.
From investment all the way through to hiring staff and beyond, Brexit is having a negative impact on nearly every aspect of the construction and property markets. As the Brexit deadline looms and figures are being interpreted in varied ways, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores how optimism can still be found even when the outlook appears bleak.