Carpentry and timber engineering students to benefit from agreement between TRA and IoC

Carpentry and timber engineering students are set to benefit from a reciprocal agreement formed between the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) and the Institute of Carpenters (IoC). As part of the agreement the TRA will present at the IoC’s city hub workshops which take place at construction colleges across the UK, Continue Reading

SOFiSTiK Seminar on March 27 and 28 in Munich: International Conference for Civil and Structural Engineers on new Developments and Recent Projects in the Construction Industry.

SOFiSTiK Seminar on March 27 and 28 in Munich: International Conference for Civil and Structural Engineers on new Developments and Recent Projects in the Construction Industry. Key topics: design and analysis for bridges, buildings, and infrastructure Presentations by Werner Sobek AG, Royal HaskoningDHV, FINLEY Engineering Group, and more The 2020 Continue Reading

GAI Education Awards show an industry facing a confident future

The door and window hardware industry’s rising stars were celebrated this month at the 40th annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers’ (GAI) Education Awards. Held at the Royal Lancaster hotel, London, on November 7 2019, the awards celebrated the architectural ironmongery professionals who have achieved their GAI Diploma and recognised the highest achieving students. Continue Reading

MIND THE SKILLS GAP: SITECH SUPPORTS PLANTFORCE WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CONSTRUCTION TRAINING

It is well documented that the construction industry faces the continual challenge of a skills’ shortage, with an ageing workforce and shrinking talent pool.   According to the Federation of Master Builders, 22 per cent of the current construction workforce is over 50 and 15 per cent are in their 60s. Continue Reading

Winners of 2019 National Considerate Construction Scheme Company and Supplier Awards to be revealed

The highest-performing construction companies and suppliers will be honoured at the upcoming Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Awards.   The Awards, which recognise Scheme-registered companies and suppliers that have excelled in their standards of considerate construction, will take place on 31 October and 1 November in central London.   Fred Mills, Continue Reading

UK’s first Oculus staircase installed at Cardiff Innovation Campus

An Oculus staircase, the first of its kind in the UK, is being installed at Cardiff University’s cutting-edge Innovation Campus. Bouygues UK, the construction company building Innovation Campus, is working with Taunton Fabrications to design and install the staircase, which is a sculptural, open staircase travelling through a slanting void. Continue Reading