The Construction News This Week 23-09-18

Here at Mteevan Hire, we are proud to keep you up to date with the latest news in construction. That’s why we have collated the news for this week in this article. Check our the latest construction stories below.

Replacement Bridge Across the River Eamont

RiverThis week, it has been announced that a revised timetable for construction is being put in place for a replacement bridge across the River Eamont. A meeting was held to discuss the timetable and replacement of the bridge. 40 local residents attended, in addition to stakeholders. Although there are a number of issues to be resolved, the current bridge will not be removed until October 2019. At least, not until after a temporary footbridge has been provided.

The bridge will provisionally be reopened in Easter of 2020, although the official date has yet to be confirmed. You can read more about the project and keep track of its progress here.

AMI Group Shortlisted for the London Construction Award

The Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has been shortlisted for the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ award by the London Construction Awards 2018. Hosted by comedian broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke on 23rd October 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, it will be a fantastic evening.

The awards are judged by some of the UK’s top names in construction. Experts include those from Mott MacDonald, Transport for London, Land Securities, Mace, and Lendlease – to name a few!

Initiative Launched to get Women into Construction

Balfour Beauty is teaming up with Constructing Excellence to start an initiative aimed and getting more women into construction. The aim of this initiative is to create a blueprint for firms to help them retain an increasing number of women in careers such as engineering and construction. It is working to encourage women to pursue such careers into their 30s and 40s, returning to them even after career breaks (for those wanting to have a family).

More women are needed in construction and engineering industries, and with initiatives like this it might encourage women to pursue a wider variety of career options.

Combatting Skill Shortages on London

London is a busy city for construction. However, with so many new buildings going up and construction projects happening, more skilled workers are needed. As a result, construction companies are utilising new construction methods to help this process.

The areas of construction facing the biggest shortage in skilled workers are all on-site trades, scaffolders, bricklayers, and plant mechanics. In light of these pressure on construction projects, reports are discovering that offsite construction and manufacturing could help find an answer – achieving faster delivery times on site than traditional construction and seeing projects completed in about two thirds of the time. In addition to its various benefits, offsite construction could help shift the workload from strained construction companies to safe work environments such as factories.

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