Four tech innovations that will transform the construction sector
The construction sector remains a key building block within the global economy, worth an estimated £2.64 trillion on an annual basis, but the value generated by the sector is still being held back by longstanding inefficiencies.
Construction: How to create a safer working environment
In any working environment, the safety of employees is paramount. When it comes to construction, the risk of harm becomes even greater than in normal working conditions, making it even more important to ensure a safe environment.
21st Construction News Awards showcases industry talent
Earlier this month the winners of the 21st Construction News Awards were revealed, showcasing the strength and talent within the construction industry
Health & Safety: Scaffolding tragedy highlights need for robust procedures
Did you know that construction workers are most at risk of death than any other type of worker in the UK? Every day, construction employees put their lives at risk to do something they love to help build a bigger, better and more efficient world for us all.
How are new technologies changing the world of construction?
Over the last few years, the emergence of new devices, software and technological approaches has radically reshaped the way that many industries operate,and the world of construction is no exception to this.
Height safety failings the ‘biggest danger’ for construction workers
Of over 20,000 site inspections during 2016, height safety failure was found to be the most commonly identified breach by far, it has been reported.
Construction site manager jailed for manslaughter after fatal accident
Two Northamptonshire construction workers have been jailed after a lack of safety measures resulted in the death of a father of five.
Construction industry likely to see immediate shortage of skills
The construction industry is likely to continue to see a shortage of skills in the coming years according to industry reports.
Top 5 health and safety risks in construction
Construction sites can be some of the most risky and the most challenging places to work. From slips, trips and falls, working at height, moving objects to electricity and noise, we take a look at some of the most common health and safety risks that exist on building sites.