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Designing in efficiencies: How offsite can assist with streamlining the construction...

MMC is creating a new set of design expectations and pushing boundaries with the use of new technologies and systems. As increased pressures from a global skills shortage continue, Martin Harvey, at McAvoy, discusses how offsite can help.
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AEC contractors suffer construction workers shortage

How does the architecture, engineering and construction industry make vocational work attractive again and avert what some call a “crisis level” construction workers shortage?
June construction PMI

June construction PMI shows first housebuilding drop in two years

June construction PMI report shows the weakest rise in construction output since September 2021 and business optimism dips for the fifth month running.
early technology adoption

Construction Talk Podcast: Winning the competitive edge with early technology adoption

In this episode of the Construction Talk Podcast, Peter Haddock sits down with Matthew Ayres, group managing director of The Bennie Group, to talk about how early technology adoption can generate and harvest data, diversity and inclusion, and new talent.
infrastructure bill

How will the infrastructure bill coincide with the construction labour shortage?

In 2021, the U.S. Congress passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. In this article, Rose Morrison explores how the construction labour shortage could pose a threat to the success of the bill as construction companies struggle to keep up with demand.
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Amey launches engineering challenge to inspire girls into STEM

The Amey Challenge Cup is a series of competitions held across the UK to inspire girls from underprivileged areas into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers with engineering challenges, coinciding with International Women in Engineering Day.
construction in 2022

Construction in 2022: How your company can avoid pitfalls ahead

The industry weathered the storm in 2021 - but it is far from plain sailing ahead. Access Construction looks at the pitfalls that await construction in 2022 and what not to do in order to not just survive but thrive.
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London construction activity shows resilience despite rising costs

London construction activity is continuing to demonstrate resilience despite a rise in costs, according to the latest report from the Deloitte London Office Crane Survey.
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Working with long covid in construction

Barry Stanton, head of employment at Boyes Turner explores the impact of working with long covid in the construction industry, where absences could compound the existing skills shortage.
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Building inclusivity: Gender diversity in construction

Helen Moore, group director of Orbit Homes, is a woman who is working in the construction sector. In this article, Helen explains to PBC Today how the sector needs to address the skills shortage and tackle gender diversity in construction.
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Liverpool Construction Hub reopens after pandemic closure

The City of Liverpool College has reopened its Construction Hub, which is situated at Peel  L&P’s Liverpool Waters, to bridge the gap between training and employment in the construction industry.
uk construction pmi

UK construction PMI data shows the fastest output rise in eight...

UK construction PMI data from February indicated that business momentum has increased, with building companies showing the strongest rise in output since mid-2021.
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Dispelling stereotypes of construction workers

Stereotypes of construction workers may be harming perceptions of the industry and contributing to a waning workforce and skills shortages.
construction mental health crisis

Addressing the mental health crisis in the construction industry

Talking about mental health has never been more important. Lasting impacts of Covid-19, price inflations, and material and supply shortages have acerbated the construction mental health crisis, with recent studies finding that the suicide rate among construction workers is three times the national average for men, Clive Holland from Fix Radio, explains.
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National Apprenticeship Week is key to success of MMC

Matt Evans, chief operating officer at TopHat, tells us why National Apprenticeship Week is the key to the success of modern methods of construction (MMC).
pitfalls for construction

Pitfalls for construction in 2022

This ebook from Access Construction examines the challenges the industry has faced over the last couple of years and how companies can avoid some of the pitfalls ahead in 2022.
construction challenges

A three pronged approach to facing construction challenges head on

From stock shortages to the skills gap, the construction industry has faced all manner of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Adrian Buttress, managing director at PermaGroup, discusses his approach to the ongoing crisis and how he’s been tackling it head on.
digital construction industry 

Driving a digital construction industry with Bluebeam

Now more than ever, there is a need to adopt digital skills and techniques. Bluebeam explains how empowering clients can drive the digital construction industry.
Future Skills Pledge

BESA launches Future Skills Pledge to help plug the industry’s skills...

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged employers to take on at least one apprentice in 2022, to plug the construction industry’s skills gap with the launch of its ‘Future Skills Pledge’.
obstacles in 2022

Sutcliffe MD believes construction will overcome all obstacles in 2022

Sean Keyes, managing director at civil & structural engineering firm Sutcliffe, believes the construction industry will overcome all obstacles in 2022.
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More apprentices needed to deliver net zero ambition by 2050

As National Apprenticeships Week begins, Actuate UK warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver net zero buildings, as more new apprentices are needed if we are to achieve net zero by 2050.
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Temporary visa’s needed to tackle construction labour shortage

Gleeds backs Sadiq Khan’s call to introduce a temporary visa scheme to tackle the ongoing construction labour shortage.
PBC Today February 2022

PBC Today February 2022

Welcome to the February edition of PBC Today, which brings you expert opinion and insight on everything from the housing crisis and the cladding crisis to zero carbon buildings and more.
vocational training

Why we need a change of attitude towards vocational careers

Jamie Jefferies, chief executive officer at Access Training Academies, stresses that there is a growing need for more emphasis on vocational education in school leavers.
construction stereotypes

Industry urged to rethink recruitment tactics and tackle stereotypes

The construction industry is being encouraged to rethink how they attract their workforce to change construction stereotypes and diversify their workforce.
construction supply chains in 2022

10 issues that will affect construction supply chains in 2022

Supply chain risk management specialist CHAS highlights 10 issues that will affect construction supply chains in 2022.

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