Prestigious contract highlights value of responsible business practice

The construction team at leading recruiter Acorn has been awarded the contract to supply workers for Bouygues UK’s pioneering Cardiff Innovation Campus (CIC) construction project on the basis of its responsible business practices. Acorn will supply resources and provide employment opportunities for staff at the state-of-the-art Cardiff University campus, which Continue Reading

Construction professionals flood in to become role models to inspire others into sector

Nominations for the annual UK Construction Week (UKCW) Role Models initiative have quadrupled since last year, according to event organisers Media 10. Dozens of construction professionals were among the entrants this Spring, attracted to a scheme which provides a schools contact programme and public platform to professionals of any age Continue Reading

Tired all the time? Considerate Constructors Scheme launches survey to explore worker fatigue in construction

Worker fatigue is often an overlooked hazard in the construction industry. This is despite the fact that fatigue is a serious health and safety risk in construction; fatigue has the potential to significantly impair physical and cognitive capacities, as well as having a damaging effect on the mental health of Continue Reading

Smarter Grid Solutions reveals energy and carbon savings for factories at key conference

Commercial and industrial companies could cut their energy bills or even generate extra income by connecting the computer systems used to run their factories to specialist energy management software, according to the latest study by distributed energy resource management software firm Smarter Grid Solutions. The Glasgow-based tech business will present its findings at next week’s influential Continue Reading