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31/07/14 - Industry Faces High Skills Shortages - RICS

The UK construction industry is facing significant skills shortages, as levels now stand at their highest since 2008, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Market Survey (Q2 2014).  more info

31/07/14 - Commercial Construction Index Launched

The development of new workplaces, shopping centres and industrial facilities is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to JLL and Glenigan’s inaugural Commercial Construction Index.  more info

31/07/14 - Apprenticeships 'Essential' To Industry

Apprenticeships are "essential to the future wellbeing of the construction industry," the Government's Chief Construction Advisor has told a Parliamentary Reception.  more info

10/07/14 - Figures Show Increase In Construction Deaths

Construction union UCATT has slammed the latest figures which showed a rise in construction deaths. The union is warning it "could mark the beginning of a steady rise in fatalities".  more info

02/04/14 - Do you want to represent EFIA on a sector scheme advisory committee?

Do you want to represent EFIA on a sector scheme advisory committee? National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS) were developed in partnership with key stakeholders of the highways industry to interpret ISO 9001 and its specific application to highways maintenance activities.  more info

02/04/14 - Calling all EFIA members!!

The B/201 committee responsible for the fencing standards BS1722, after laying dormant for a couple of years, was revived and held its first meeting under the Chair of Ian Ripley last week.  more info

02/04/14 - Budget Update

Income tax: personal allowance in 2015-2016 People will have a tax free income up to £10,500 from April 2015.  more info

02/04/14 - The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) clarifies CE marking for timber products

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) clarifies CE marking for timber products: Compliance with the forthcoming Construction Products Regulation (CPR), including CE marking, has become mandatory on certain wood and wood-based construction products in the UK since July 2013.  more info

02/04/14 - The National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) Fair Payment Campaign

The National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) Fair Payment Campaign The Fair Payment Campaign was launched by the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) to improve payment practices in the construction industry.  more info

02/04/14 - Beware of Hard Hat Infection..

Hard Hat Infection? The use of hard hats has undoubtedly saved hundreds of lives in recent years. However, it was recently reported that an employee of a major contractor developed a severe skin infection on his head, called cellulitis.  more info

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