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Construction News Awards 2015

Your chance to shine in the 2015 Construction News Awards Has your business had an outstanding year? Perhaps you’ve delivered a landmark project, or come up with an innovation that is helping to grow your company? Whatever your achievement, Construction News is looking to celebrate the very best in the industry in the 2015 Construction…

Posted on January 26th, 2015

Design considerations – BBC GSCE Architecture

A futuristic performing arts centre in Leicester WatchClip duration:04.27 Does Leicester’s futuristic Curve Theatre fit in with the local community? A modern approach to designing department stores WatchClip duration:05.00 How department stores are being designed to create an exciting and interesting experience. A modernistic approach to design at London Zoo WatchClip duration:02.55 Dan Cruickshank showcases…

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Salaries break £100,000 barrier for construction professionals

A severe shortage of white-collar staff is seeing salaries for some construction professionals break the £100,000 barrier. Soaring salary rates are concentrated in London and the South East for pre-construction professionals like planning and design managers.  Estimators are also seeing wages rocket while the era of £100,000-a-year project managers is approaching. One recruitment specialist at…

Posted on October 11th, 2014

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Josh Trimmer

Becoming a CIOB Member

Josh Trimmer Site Manager at Morgan Sindall (Construction & Infrastructure) For students, graduates and young professionals there are some really great opportunities available within the construction industry and in the early stages of your career the most important thing is to broaden your horizons, soak up as much information as you can and gain as…

Posted on March 5th, 2015

How to Stop Contaminated Plastics Entering Your Manufacturing Process

Up until now there hasn’t been a cost effective way to stop incorrect materials entering your production facility…NOW there is and it’s called the identiPolQA2 If you are unfamiliar with the identiPolQA2 please let me explain how it can help you to avoid incorrect / contaminated plastics entering your manufacturing process which in return could…

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Planning and Permitted Development

Industry experts, here to aid yourself with Planning and Building Regulations advice to help you find to the best solution. Whilst the purpose of town planning is about regulating, there are some types of development that are automatically permitted. Known as Permitted Development Rights, this allows the householder to make some “minor” changes to their…

Posted on January 26th, 2015
julian owen

Are Architects Needed?

Article by Julian Owen There are two crucial choices that you will have to make when you embark on a building project. The selection of the builder is probably the most important, but running a close second is finding the person who will create the design and prepare the detailed drawings for the builder to…

Posted on January 26th, 2015

Securing a Full Time Construction Job after University

I graduated from the University of Reading in July 2011 in Construction Management and Surveying (CM & QS pathway). I was fortunate to secure a full time job with Civil Engineering Contractor, BAM Nuttall who I am currently working for as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and studying for my charter with the RICS. I am…

Posted on December 16th, 2014