Civils still in recession despite rise in orders

Economic indicators for the  Construction Industry published last week suggest that the worst of the recession may have passed, however,  they also showed that civil engineering had dipped in April and May after consecutive monthly increases in the first quarter of the year. The market intelligence firm of Glenigan’s said Continue Reading

New online tax liability calculator for contractors

The Contract services firm of Hudson Contract has launched an online calculator that enables contractors to weigh the risks of an HMRC status inspection going against them. The new online Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) calculator allows firms to check if their contracts for self employed subbies will meet HMRC requirements. Continue Reading

IP Explanation and Ratings

IP Explanation and Ratings EN 60529 outlines an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system utilizes the letters “IP” (“Ingress Protection”) followed by two or three digits. Continue Reading