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Top Hiring trends for 2022 in Construction

The great resignation is far from over and companies are having to work harder than ever to attract and retain top talent.  As construction and infrastructure projects ramp up, what can main contractors do to ensure they don’t lose out on opportunities to get the best people in the industry working for them? In this…

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Circling back to Sustainability in Construction

The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on priorities in line with current challenges and opportunities. Within the construction industry, major headlines bemoan the state of supply shortages and the likelihood that it’s only going to get worse as 2022 progresses. This is going to have a huge impact…

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What will be different for construction in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a close, the construction industry can applaud itself. While it hasn’t been a year without challenges, overall the outlook remains positive. There have been some significant changes in the industry ushered in by materials and skills shortages. Construction simply had to adapt and do things differently. As the shortages are unlikely…

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Hiring in Construction, Infrastructure and Utilities – lessons from 2021

One of the trends emerging from 2021 has been the great resignation. This hasn’t been unique to construction or even the UK, it’s been taking place globally. Businesses have been challenged by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, managing teams working from home and trying to navigate their ways around a hybrid working model. From…

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Did UK construction win or lose in 2021?

It was a year that started optimistically for construction. Output was up, vaccine rollouts were promising a swift end to the pandemic and Brexit was mostly finalised. But a few months in, while output continued to climb, other challenges started to surface – supply shortages, labour shortages and rising costs of both. 2021 was not…

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Navigating the Construction Labour Crisis

Labour shortages are nothing new to construction. For years the industry has been warning of the diminishing pool of senior expertise as professionals retire or exit the industry. But now the crunch is being felt at all levels, with main contractors reporting they’re having to pay up to 18% more for unskilled labour because there…

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Construction’s new battleground

Environmental awareness is growing exponentially, with governments and industry leaders recognising the need to reduce reliance on virgin resources, reduce waste, become more energy efficient and most importantly reduce carbon footprints. New laws and levies have been implemented with the aim of holding developers and contractors accountable for construction and infrastructure developments. But sadly, for…

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EV Infrastructure in the UK – Is it too ambitious?

There’s no debate that electric vehicles (EV’s) are the transport of the future and the sooner the transition starts the better for the planet. But to succeed the right infrastructure needs to be in place and this is a complex task. The UK has set very ambitious targets for the switch to EV’s, with no…

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What’s the future of construction vehicles?

In recent years construction vehicles have come under fire in terms of climate change concerns. Indeed because of their workloads most vehicles are traditionally diesel powered. Diesel is traditionally refined from fossil fuels and contains slightly more carbon than petroleum. Despite this it releases moderately less CO2 during combustion. However, all diesel vehicles are required…

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Career Move Considerations in UK Construction

The career opportunities that currently exist in construction and infrastructure are abundant. Industry reports that construction features among the highest number of job listings in the UK at present. With many new major projects coming online, some professionals may feel that it would be a good time to make a move. What are the considerations…

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Green Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

With COP26 being hosted in Glasgow this past week, the focus is once again on climate change and net-zero efforts. What’s become evident in recent years is that single approach or solution will not be enough to meet the targets within the tight timeframe we have. Additionally, it’s not enough to green infrastructure, it needs…

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What does the future of net-zero construction look like?

One of the biggest challenges construction leaders face when it comes to achieving net-zero is bridging the gap between environmental ideals and construction realities. Building methods are so entrenched that getting everyone to shift and align priorities won’t be easy. Fortunately some main contractors are taking a progressive approach, willing to pioneer ideas and share…

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