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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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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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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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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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3 Ways to build confidence before a job interview

Despite having a wealth of experience, most senior professionals don’t move jobs that often. This means that preparing for a job interview can be unnerving. Will you be able to answer the questions in a way that is professional and showcases your expertise without sounding boastful? How do you find out if the company is…

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Achieving Culture Change in Construction

As life returns to normal in terms of going to work in an office and being able to enjoy a meal at your favourite restaurant, there is also recognition that not everything about the old normal was that great. It is almost as though having been through the Covid-19 pandemic, people are aware that some…

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How to take advantage of the skills shortage

Construction firms are under a great deal of pressure at present. Projects are moving forward quickly and a great deal of investment has been made available to ‘build back better’. As much as the boom is welcomed, it’s not without its challenges. Materials shortages are resulting in rising costs and project delays. But that isn’t…

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Flexibility is no fad

Years ago some progressive companies started implementing flexible working conditions allowing employees to work from home on occasion or work office hours that suited them. Back then, it was seen as the exception rather than the norm as many companies believed it would lower productivity and become too difficult to manage. But after 18 months…

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