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Covid fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction

Actuate UK, the alliance of leading UK building engineering services, has warned that Covid continues to cast a dark shadow on the construction industry and says the knock-on effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt long after the ...

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454 hard hats represent the number of suicides in UK construction each year 

A total of 454 hard hats have been laid out at the Leeds College of Building to represent the number of construction workers who die from suicide each year, as new research finds that almost half (49 per cent) of ...

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Willmott Dixon named one of UK’s best employers for Women

Willmott Dixon has been listed again by The Times as one of the UK’s top 50 places to work for women, which follows its position as the UK’s highest placed contractor in the 2020 FT Diversity Leaders list of the ...

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Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group to close

After nearly 30 years of actively supporting and promoting the interests of specialist engineering in the construction industry the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has announced it will come to a close early in 2021. The SEC Group currently represents ...

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Willmott Dixon’s chief people officer honoured for workplace diversity and inclusion

Willmott Dixon’s Chief People Officer Rick Lee has been recognised with an OBE for services to Business and Equality in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Lee has been at the forefront of Willmott Dixon’s drive to become a more ...

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CIBSE launches Covid-19 achievement award

A new award recognising the work undertaken by building services professionals and the wider supply chain to combat the effects of Covid-19 has been set up by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The COVID-19 Achievement Award, set ...

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Wates encourages employees to ‘take a minute’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

To coincide with today’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday 10 September) family-owned construction, property services and residential development company, Wates Group, has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ – time to talk to someone to get help, to not mask how they feel, to notice a ...

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Property and construction industry leads call for a green recovery plan

More than 200 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for a clean, inclusive and resilient recovery from coronavirus. The property and construction industry is heavily represented in the letter, with members of the UK Green Building ...

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Staying on-board

Coleen Cloherty, MD at Build Recruitment looks at remote on-boarding and why the Property, Construction and Facilities recruitment sector can help improve people’s job prospects post-lockdown The past few weeks have been unprecedented in terms of upheaval and change to ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Industry leaders provide wellbeing and loneliness support

Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) comes at a time the UK finds itself under great stress as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Working in collaboration with national construction framework organisation Pagabo and software provider Sypro, mental health charity Mates in Mind has released two ...

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