How Improving Technology can Improve Safety in the Construction Industry

Safety standards have been a considerable concern in the construction industry for decades now, following on from it being labelled amongst the most dangerous jobs around. Considerable headway has been made since then in the field of health and safety, but despite all of the efforts, being a builder or working on a construction site remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and likely always will be. You’re working around dangerous equipment all day long, with heavy loads being lifted around you…

Starting an Apprenticeship in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is arguably the industry that has adopted the apprenticeship scheme more than any other. Most jobs in the industry will either have a traditional apprenticeship format or schemes that resemble trainee positions. This extends from everything from craft based positions such as stone masonry to managerial positions such as construction project management. An apprenticeship, or alternatively a trainee position, usually will not have any educational attainment requirements for those looking to enter the industry. The apprenticeships will take anywhere from 1 year…

Using Renewable Resources to Build Your New Home

Renewable energy and materials is a big issue within modern society, and the pursuit of each of these certainly has some involvement in the construction industry. Studies have shown that the construction of buildings is one of the biggest global contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Changing this situation is a responsibility for both the construction companies and those looking specifying what materials they want to use in their buildings. There are three reasons for why the construction industry has such a large carbon footprint; heavy…

Working as a Building Surveyor

Work in the construction industry has a lot of different opportunities. Some of these opportunities work to produce new buildings and manage construction projects, while others, such as work as a surveyor, work in the area of maintenance and management of existing buildings. Within the construction industry, and wider society, surveyors play a very important role. Construction companies will employ their services, technology and techniques in order to verify that what they have produced is meeting safety standards and that the building is secure. Businesses…

Surveying Wall Cracks

Wall cracks are a worrying sign for any homeowner to see on their property, but it may not be as bad as you think. The immediate reaction is probably to start panicking that your home is on the verge of total collapse, when, in a far more likely scenario, the building is probably just settling into its position and the plaster covering the wall has cracked due to the small changes in position. Of course, any crack is worthy of your concern, and seeking to…