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Check out our latest blog posts, which provide commentary and opinions on issues and trends in the construction and contracting industry.

Tech in Construction: Attract young staff, improve profitability with House Building Software

In an industry facing economic uncertainty, an ageing workforce and a revolutionary onset of technological innovation, pioneering firms are using digital construction methods to boost profit margins, changing the way the industry as a whole delivers projects. Better connected Connecting the back office and site staff has long been a stumbling block for construction companies, […]

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£22m to Boost Construction Skills: How Estimating Software Can Attract the Next Generation

The construction industry has been boosted by a £22m government fund aimed at tackling the current skills shortage, reports the CITB. Launched by Anne Milton, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, the Construction Skills Fund will increase training on construction sites, encouraging more people to join the industry. The site-based training will enable participants to […]

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Forget the forecast: Construction estimating whatever the outlook

Key statistics released by the Construction Products Association (CPA) suggest that, despite reducing forecasts for construction growth, large government infrastructure projects may help the industry bounce back. Infrastructure projects are anticipated to be a major driver of construction activity in the next few years, with large-scale projects such as HS2 and the £4.2bn Thames Tideway […]

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The rise of technology: solving age-old problems in the construction industry

The rise of technology, particularly mobile is having a huge impact on every industry; a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) analyses exactly what those changes could look like in construction. The report, conducted by the MGI as part of an ongoing research program into automation technologies and their impact, with one of […]

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