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Mobile Millennials  –  Hays Report Trends
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What Is A Millennial? Anyone who reached working age in 2000 is considered to be a ‘millennial’. Many of them may now be 30 years old or more, so they are not just youngsters.

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IoD Scotland name Spectrum’s Sara Speirs ‘Director of the Year’ | Spectrum Service Solutions
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Spectrum Service Solutions Director wins Director of the Year at IoD Directors Awards

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Daily Inspiration and Insights with Business Podcast
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British Bulldogs Podcast Five days a week you’ll hear interviews with business leaders to find out what makes them tick, the challenges they have faced and the aspirations they have for the future. This 20 minute cast is ideal for listening during your daily commute. Get inside information on great British Business in this 20 […]

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Virtual Health & Safety
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Integrating Real & Virtual Environments Funded by the CITB, Herriot-Watt University’s totally novel Immersive and Controlled Environment for Construction Training (ICE) system allows people to view both objects that are real and those that are virtual in a system termed “immersive Hybrid Reality” (iHR).

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Poor Client Satisfaction – 60% of projects delivered late
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KPI Figures Compiled by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), CITB, Constructing Excellence and Glenigan, these show on time delivery falling from 45% in 2014 to 40% this year. The peak recorded in the 15-year history of the survey was 58% in 2007. For non-housing projects, the design phase was completed on schedule […]

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Skill Shortages Hurting both output & quality
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The declining construction skills base is having an increasing impact on construction output and quality. Trade based site managers, proficient at managing people and quality, are crucial to quality in construction, but it is ultimately the skilled management of labour and an experienced awareness of what is right that delivers results.

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Labour seeking ways to boost construction supplpy chain margins
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If Labour forms the next government it will seei policies to improve profitability and margins along the supply chain. Speaking to Construction Manager, the MP for Hartlepool said: “I’m interested in the structure of our industry. When sectors do well, there’s often alignment and long-term perspective is in the supply chain, I worry we’re not […]

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GCR – News – World’s most famous plumber takes legal action against Yelp for bad reviews
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Can YOU protect yourselves against malicious comment?

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Changing processes in reality with BIM
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The Clarkson Alliance (as lead partner), Kier (as software partner) and Worthing Homes (as host project partner) are currently undertaking a Technology Strategy Board-funded research project “to establish the changes in dynamics and behaviours across the construction supply chain to unlock new, more efficient and collaborative ways of working with Building Information Modelling (BIM)”

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Chinese companies are set to storm the world stage, expert says
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“….governments in the developed world may need to come to terms with the fact that Chinese companies do come with their own workers.”

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How time flies when you’re procrastinating – Maria Willis: Construction coach
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First of all it has taken me ages to write this piece, writes Maria Willis, and before you all fall off your chairs in mock amusement, it is unfortunately true! Why? Because I was merrily rejecting my own medicine and procrastinating away. It’s not that I didn’t want to write this or that it isn’t […]

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