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Improved Project Starts Brightening Construction Prospects

Improved Project Starts Brightening Construction Prospects

A rise in projects starts during the first quarter against the closing months of 2015 points to a brightening outlook for industry workload over the coming months. The latest Glenigan Index shows that the value of work starting on site in the three months to March was 5% up on the preceding quarter, although 13% […]

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Accident Rate Halved Since 2010, Report Finds

Accident Rate Halved Since 2010, Report Finds

Industry Accident Statistics 2001-2015 Latest UK industry figures have shown a dramatic drop in reportable accidents over the last 15 years, strengthening the electrical contracting sector’s reputation for safety in the workplace. The 2015 Survey of Accidents at Work Report, published by the [Joint Industry Board] JIB, found that the accident incidence rate (AIR) for […]

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UK Construction Growth Forecasts Downgraded As Risks Grow

UK Construction Growth Forecasts Downgraded As Risks Grow

Forecasters have lowered construction growth predictions for this year [in the UK] from 3.6% to 3% as fears mount about growing headwind for the industry. The Construction Products Association has cut its forecast for the third time in nine months amid concern of a deepening global slowdown, the impact of the EU referendum on investors […]

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News From Around The World – 16th March 2016

News From Around The World – 16th March 2016

Network Rail Considering Selling Power Assets Network Rail has taken the first step towards seeing if there is interest in buying its power assets from the industry. A consultation document released last week could see Network Rail’s thousands of miles of overhead lines and 120 substations being leased or sold to private firms. Network Rail […]

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News From Around The World – 1 March 2016

News From Around The World – 1 March 2016

Steady Growth Predicted For Construction Industry The construction industry can look forward to three years of steady 4% growth in construction output, the Construction Products Association has forecast. The Association represents manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials in the UK. Professor Noble Francis, economics director, said: “The key fundamentals for the sector are […]

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News From Around The World – 24 February 2016

News From Around The World – 24 February 2016

Delayed Payments Still Causing Concern Delayed payments continue to be a major cause of concern for businesses providing building services, new industry research has found. The overwhelming majority of responders to the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) survey indicated that in the final quarter of 2015 they were not always paid within 30 days. These payment […]

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Rail Industry Stories From Around The World – June 2015

Rail Industry Stories From Around The World – June 2015

Crossrail Completes 26 miles Of Tunnelling Workers on Crossrail – described as Europe’s biggest construction project – have finished 26 miles of tunnelling under the Capital. Tunnelling began in 2012 and continued 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Eight tunnel boring machines were used to create the 6.2 m (20 ft) diameter tunnels. […]

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