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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.
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 report shows the weakest rise in construction output since September 2021 and business optimism dips for the fifth month running.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 data from February indicated that business momentum has increased, with building companies showing the strongest rise in output since mid-2021.
Stereotypes of construction workers may be harming perceptions of the industry and contributing to a waning workforce and skills shortages.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Sean Keyes, managing director at civil & structural engineering firm Sutcliffe, believes the construction industry will overcome all obstacles in 2022.
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.
Gleeds backs Sadiq Khan’s call to introduce a temporary visa scheme to tackle the ongoing construction labour shortage.
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.
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.
The construction industry is being encouraged to rethink how they attract their workforce to change construction stereotypes and diversify their workforce.
Supply chain risk management specialist CHAS highlights 10 issues that will affect construction supply chains in 2022.