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4 Ways to Attract More Women into the Construction Sector

4 Ways to Attract More Women

Kelly Friel, Digital Product Manager at industry and trade suppliers Zoro, offers her advice for attracting the talents of this under-utilised workforce. Women are shockingly under-represented in the construction sector. Currently, only 3% of manual trades, 5% of engineering, 8% of haulage and 12% of professional construction roles are filled by women (Innovate UK), which means that the skills and …

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Is Off-site Construction the Future?

Is Off-site Construction the Future of Construction

What is off-site construction? Off-site construction is the completion of elements or components for a structure at another location in a factory environment. Sometimes these components are assembled before being delivered to site. The off-site construction factories can either be permanent factories or ‘flying’ factories. ‘Flying’ factories are temporary facilities set up for a specific project and then moved once …

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The Modern Slavery Act – What You Need to Know

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You’ve probably heard of the Modern Slavery Act but you might be unsure about whether or not it affects your organisation. If you are part of any kind of supply chain the likelihood is it does and acting now can protect your business and ensure you don’t lose contracts in the future. This article from CHAS (The Contractors Health and …

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Construction industry warns against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ for EU workers

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The construction sector has come together to warn the Government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers. In an unprecedented show of unity, seven of the construction industry’s major trade bodies have set out what they believe to be the sector’s responsibilities and requirements in a post-Brexit labour market. The ‘Construction Industry …

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