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1406, 2015

May Sees Construction and Manufacturing Upturn

June 14th, 2015|Construction, Manufacturing|

Construction and manufacturing continued to grow during May as political certainty returned following the general election.
Rebounding from April’s downturn, the headline seasonally adjusted Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) registered 55.9 in May, as […]

1106, 2015

Manufacturing SMEs ‘Looking To Solve Productivity Puzzle’

June 11th, 2015|Manufacturing|

Smaller manufacturers in the UK are striving to find an answer to the ‘productivity puzzle’ as they look to fulfil their growth ambitions.
According to a new survey by the Business Growth Service (BGS), 84 per cent of manufacturing SMEs (small […]

906, 2015

Zero-Carbon Homes and Allowable Solutions

June 9th, 2015|Construction, Energy|

This week, the UK Green Building Council launched a new task group to contribute to zero carbon building standards and explore how high-value carbon saving solutions can be achieved in the built environment.
In 2008, the government announced that all new […]

906, 2015

UKOOG and GMB Outline Shale Gas Priorities

June 9th, 2015|Energy, Legislation|

A landmark agreement has been reached by GMB and United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) on shale gas, focussing on safety, skills and supply chain development.
The joint commitment recognises the role that shale gas will play in meeting the […]

406, 2015

Chinese Firm Secures Swansea Bay Marine Works Contract

June 4th, 2015|Recruitment News|

A Chinese construction firm has secured the £300 million contract to undertake marine works for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), one of the world’s largest specialist marine engineering contractors and investors, is to deliver the marine […]

2305, 2015

Global Green Energy R&D Spending ‘Needs to Treble’

May 23rd, 2015|Energy|

Annual government spending on energy research and development (R&D) needs to treble if the world is to meet its green energy goals.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) makes this claim in its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report, which states that current […]

2005, 2015

Construction Firm Prosecuted for Risking Workers’ Lives

May 20th, 2015|Construction, Legislation|

A south-west London construction firm has been prosecuted for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park.
Stach Ltd of Granville Road, London SW19, was fined £12,500 and ordered to pay £1,698 in costs after pleading […]

1905, 2015

Augmented Reality Takes Off at BAE Systems

May 19th, 2015|Energy|

Engineers from BAE Systems have been working on augmented reality systems, which could have a major impact on military operations.
They are collaborating with academics from the University of Birmingham on the technology, which intelligently fuses the real world with virtual […]

1505, 2015

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Given Green Light for Construction

May 15th, 2015|Energy|

A new offshore wind farm development has been given the green light to go ahead with construction following a pledge of investment from E.ON and the UK Green Investment Bank.

The 400MW-capacity 116-turbine Rampion Offshore Wind Farm will span 72k sq […]