construction

Construction industry set for growth despite potential supply issues

The Construction Products Association (CPA) forecasts that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022, slowing to 2.5% in 2023 compared to the 13.3% seen in 2021. This demonstrates the remarkable resilience of the sector to the initial Covid-19 lockdown and the end of the Brexit transition period in 2020. Housebuilding, […]

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Continued growth for UK construction despite supply shortages

Glenigan has released the July edition of its Construction Review which shows industry recovery is maintaining momentum, despite supply shortages setbacks. This monthly report provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of construction data, giving built environment professionals unique insight into results from the second quarter of 2021. Continued optimism There are reasons to maintain an […]

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Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction

Amid rising rates of suicide and mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, many large construction firms have stepped up to boost mental health support for their employees. Paul Reeve, Director of CSR at electrotechnical trade body ECA, highlighted the magnitude of the problem faced by the industry: “On average, two construction workers take their […]

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Government publishes Safer Workplaces guidance

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. These eight guides cover a range of different types of work. For tradespeople, there’s a section for construction and outdoor work, as well as one for working in other people’s homes. You may need to use more […]

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The arrival of the Builder’s ‘Thumb’ as workers go digital

A digital revolution is taking place within the construction industry with workers swarming online to search and apply for their next role, according to Scotland’s largest recruitment platform. s1jobs saw a remarkable rise of almost 50 per cent in the number of construction vacancies advertised on the site in April 2014, compared to same month […]

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