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Blog 23 April 2015

Free skills training for small businesses

Saint-Gobain's Richard Halderthay explains how the new Entrepreneurship Foundation is set to help building firms.

Safety campaign reaches membership milestone

A campaign to cut accidents involving construction HGVs colliding with cyclists and pedestrians now has 100 supporters.

Architects’ confidence soars thanks to construction sector

Expectations of orders from private housing and commercial sectors provide boost to architects.

FMB warns of bricks and bricklayers shortage

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing a shortage of bricks and skilled bricklayers, the FMB has revealed.

BIM is good news for every building site

Skanska and Balfour Beatty explain how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is revolutionising their construction projects.

Olympic star launches green skills academy

Elrox’s Building Academy in Hull is set to train hundreds in low-carbon and energy-efficient methods every year.

“Radical and innovative” CITB Council swings into action

New Council will be the "voice of the industry" and is looking to produce real results.

Environmental awareness course launched

The UKCG has launched a new environmental awareness training scheme for site managers.

RICS emphasise lack of skilled workers

A lack of skilled workers is the single biggest factor holding back growth in the construction industry, according to RICS.

Maintenance sector ‘generates £55bn a year’

Report compiled by BCIS shows that building maintenance makes up 3% of GDP.

Global construction firms struggling with skills gaps, study finds

Difficulties finding the right expertise are among the key concerns of construction project managers around the world.

House-builder to train ex-soldiers

Persimmon aims to tackle skills shortages with a plan to take on former military personnel.

Carpentry apprentice wins Women In Construction Awards prize

A 17-year-old carpentry apprentice has been hailed as one of the industry’s rising stars.

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