Success for 13 winners at the Apprenticeship Awards 2019

The CITB Apprenticeship Awards took place on 7 November at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, London. The event saw nine young apprentices and three employers from across England, Scotland and Wales commended for their commitment to their construction apprenticeships. The winners were presented with their awards by broadcaster and property entrepreneur, Sarah Beeny, best known for presenting […]

The Case for Structured Mentoring By David Major, senior estimator Expanded Geotechnical and FPS Member @FPS_Piling

There is a lot of emerging talent within the piling and geotechnical sector and of this talent pool, many are destined to achieve senior positions with management and leadership responsibilities. Whilst the technical and academic abilities of these early career professionals are without question, it has long been the thoughts of many within the membership […]

Misinformation and Mistakes Continue to Hinder Productivity of UK Construction Firms

New research suggests that nine in ten firms still rely on paper on-site, exacerbating preventable productivity drains. Productivity in UK construction firms is being held back by the same challenges as twelve months ago, as efforts remain slow to adopt digital technology for the jobsite. According to Digital Groundwork: Closing the Productivity Gap, a new […]


Following on from the division’s recent overwhelming successes, workplace consultant, Office Principles has expanded its Birmingham arm, introducing a new designer, a commercial manager and an operations manager. Experienced designer, Joe Whittle joins the team as designer in a bid to strengthen the team’s design output and offer further creative expertise at the consultation stage […]

Could supplements be Britain’s answer to sick days?

Businesses from all sectors have to negotiate staff sickness and, within the construction industry, particularly amongst small to medium-sized firms, the effects can be damaging. Could days away from site be significantly reduced though if employers supplied health supplements to employees? The British workforce fear taking time off, meaning workers are reporting to work ill, […]