Building new homes in the UK is a priority for the Government with a pledge to build 300,000 each year by the mid-2020s and an aim to make real inroads into the affordability of housing. Currently, the majority of new homes are being built using standard construction methods, taking on average six months for each new home to be finished
Construction has always had a reputation for being a male-dominated industry, and as we approach the end of 2018, according to statistics, it still is, with only 44,444 women working in the sector compared to 419,018 men. Although the industry is working hard to change its macho male dominated connotation, there is still more to be done to not only
Technology has touched every part of industry as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and none more so than construction. Technological changes in how we design, engineer and build structures have brought something quite different to the world of construction projects especially in the form of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR). The definition of Virtual Reality (VR)
We are living in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, a technological rising that will radically change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. Change has never happened so quickly, and keeping up with it is essential if you are going to survive. How is construction keeping up with these changes? Unlike many industries, construction has
Mental Health Awareness week is just behind us, and is still a big topic on everyone’s minds; not just those in construction. Those of us in this industry spend an inordinate amount of time looking at safety issues that affect construction site workers, but we are all guilty of falling short in the area of mental and general health and
The perception of what a modern-day apprenticeship means has changed over the last decade; previously thought of for the low academic achiever and comprised of entry-level trade based schemes. But that has all changed, and apprenticeships now form a solid foundation for highly sought after workforce skills. The History of Apprenticeships An Act of Parliament in 1563 to end the
Perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects) have been changing over last decade, and everyone accepts that the impact of technology will continue to transform the world for generations to come. No longer are the scientists, mathematicians and engineers pigeon-holed as geeks. In fact, even geeks aren’t pigeon-holed as geeks, and often lead the field in popular culture.
There is a very complex series of forces at work when it comes to driving change in the construction industry. It seems we are constantly being shown a new developmental process and either wringing our hands about how it will affect the industry or marvelling at the technological miracle being presented, or possibly both at the same time. Catalyst areas