Written By: Guest on January 3, 2017 6 Comments

The construction industry has been the subject of jokes, myths and rumours for decades and, while some jokes are funny, the misconceptions have actually harmed the industry. Getting the wrong idea about the construction industry has led to lots of talented, creative people – of all stripes – choosing to work in other sectors, leaving […]

Written By: Guest on September 27, 2016 2 Comments

If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers.

Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your […]

Written By: Guest on September 9, 2016 2 Comments

The changes we are experiencing in our climate are affecting all of our lives. Every industry is being affected by what is happening, but is having an especially big impact on the construction sector.

Governments across the world are waking up to the fact that extremes of weather are rapidly becoming the norm. In many countries, […]

Written By: Guest on August 23, 2016 No Comment

The seed stage

This is the very start of a business, when it’s no more than an idea that’s trying to gain marketplace acceptance.

At this stage a business needs to find its niche; this is a time when small amounts of money and time have to go a long way.

The business owner has to decide if […]

Written By: John Poole on July 24, 2016 One Comment
A Long  Road to a Professional Engineering License

My boss at my first engineering job told me that a PE license and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.  
Now that’s one heck of a saying, and at 22 years old, I didn’t really get it. I eventually put two and two together and realized that since a cup of coffee […]

Written By: Guest on March 10, 2016 No Comment

As a factory manager, you have range of responsibilities under your belt, production management, streamlining processes, making sure health and safety guidelines are adhered to, and keeping employees productive and happy to name but a few.

But the maintenance and upkeep of the factory is something successful factory managers need to address, as poor working conditions […]

Written By: John Poole on January 24, 2016 No Comment

While we may not often talk about them, we all remember the dark ages. These are the years where work in the architecture, engineering, and construction field fell to levels not seen for, at a minimum, decades. I was not one of the lucky who lived in a castle with a moat, so I was […]

Written By: Guest on January 5, 2016 No Comment

Earlier this month the North of England, in particular areas of Cumbria, were devastated by some of the heaviest rainfall and worst flooding Britain has seen for some time. Thousands of homes were left without power and damaged by flooding, emergency services were overwhelmed and there were, unfortunately, even fatalities.


But this isn’t the first time […]

Written By: Guest on December 1, 2015 No Comment
Unique Parts of the European Construction Industry

Unique Examples of the European Construction Industry 

As the end of 2015 draws near and the countdown to the Christmas holidays begin we look at some major European construction jobs that are also nearing completion. What makes these projects stand out is not only their innovative design but also the involvement of some lesser known companies within the […]

Written By: Guest on November 29, 2015 No Comment
Smartphones and tablets are coming to the job-site. Now what?

This is a guest post by Yves Frinault, CEO of Fieldwire. A field-first construction management app.   

There was a time when mobile devices, particularly smartphones, were dainty, sacred idols too expensive to risk destroying out in the field. Certainly not something to put in the hands of a gruff hammer-swinging-craftsman. But times change. […]

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