Birmingham crane repair

The complex nature of the machinery requires maintenance by experts. If the crane breaks down, getting it repaired on-the-spot can be a daunting affair. If the crane breaks down or does not work properly, it can lead to downtime for a business. The longer it takes to arrange for a crane repair service, more will be the loss for a business. However, there are some companies found in that offer on-the-spot service by experts, who specialise in crane repairs. These professionals diagnose the problem and offer solutions to ensure minimal downtime. Proper maintenance of cranes also ensures safety at work. So, from safety and profit aspects, it is better to look for a Birmingham crane repair company that offers reliable crane repair service.
There are companies in Birmingham offering reliable crane repair parts and quality services to ensure smooth, trouble-free functioning of the machinery. When looking for crane repair help, it is better to hire experts who can offer workable solutions in a jiffy. Moreover, there are several advantages of crane maintenance. Some of these benefits have been given below: Continue reading

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 all of the time, dangerous and toxic substances, explosive materials and other fire risks, electrical lines and generators, to name a few. So long as humans are involved in building stuff, these risks will probably persist to some degree or another.

Improving technology offers some tremendous opportunities to improve the safety standards for those who work in the industry. More precision working equipment is being developed constantly, materials that are less dangerous and more light-weight are being developed to replace previous alternatives, there are even drones and other unmanned vehicles being adopted by some in the industry to carry out inspections and do more and more tasks, while the operators get to remain in relative safety.

Of course, some of this technology will take quite a long time to be developed to its full fruition, and it will likely take even longer for it to roll out to all of the smaller operators in the industry, but some are ready to be used right now, both as a means to improving safety and improving efficiency. Take UAV’s (unmanned aerial drones) as an example: These can be used today to get a clear view of the area or building site to identify any safety risks before it becomes a problem. They can also be used to carry out inspections in difficult and dangerous to reach areas.


Best Paying jobs in the Construction Industry

Working in the construction industry can be a very profitable career pathway, particularly for those who manage to move up the ranks. Some professions within the sector can earn upwards of £40,000, and there are more of them than you might expect.

Project management is a clear example, and the spread between how much you can earn in this position is massive too. At the lower end of the scale, working as a deputy project manager can earn you within the mid 30’s, as a official project manager of a small construction enterprise working on smaller projects, you can earn within the mid 40’s, and working on larger projects can continue to earn a lot more than that.

Architects is another profession that you can pursue that, when qualified for, can be a very well paying jobs. Again, the amount you can earn from the position is largely dependent upon what it is you’re designing and what your reputation says about you, but a typical architect can expect to be paid at least £40k. It is important to note that being an architect is by no means an easy career path, with architects needing 5 years of training, followed by 2 years of internships, and finalised by an exam, where, if successful, you are awarded with your architect accreditation.

Besides these, there are also tremendous opportunities in becoming a land surveyor and structural engineer, which can likewise end up being very lucrative careers. Unlike being an architect, you won’t need as much education in these areas, but you will need a university degree.

Is the New House Building Scheme Going to Impact Property Prices?

George Osborne came out in his recent spending review in the Autumn Statement with a promise to build roughly 400,000 more homes over the current parliament. This has been done to alleviate the current housing crisis, which is a crisis of supply above all else. If we leave aside the debate about whether or not these are enough to sort out the problem, which is going to have to take place somewhere else, we still have questions left over on how this is going to impact house prices, and what impact that is going to have on the construction industry.

Like with anything in the economy, price is mainly determined by the principles of supply and demand. The main feature of this new house building scheme is to massively increase supply, which almost definitely means that price will go down; it is mainly a question of by how much, which will be determined by how quickly this increase in supply can be absorbed by the record high levels of demand. Of course, the record high housing prices has priced many people out of the buying market as it is, so prices may need to come down as a necessity anyway.

Another side to the economics of this is that the decrease in value of homes is likely to have a negative impact on some businesses in the construction industry. The fact that there is going to be a massive push towards building homes means that there will be more building projects on-going over the coming years than there have been in the last few decades, which will mean growth for the industry and more work for the workers. The downside to this is that the construction companies that have invested in building projects already, with the expectation that housing prices will sit at a certain level, may find that their expectations were misplaced.


The Energy Efficiency Requirements of New Buildings

The construction industry have a lot of competing requirements, but the two which receive the most attention are undoubtedly making homes in a cost effective way, but also producing homes which have high levels of energy efficiency. In some ways these don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but thanks to a number of reasons, in practice they often are.

Climate change has become a big concern for the global community, and scrutiny needs to be applied to every facet of modern life. As a part of this, a lot of the burden has been placed upon the construction industry to use construction techniques and materials which minimise the carbon emissions during construction, as well as using insulative materials and architectural designs which limit the need for energy to heat homes. Much of this is enforced by law for all new buildings.