Weekly News Bulletin - 15th September 2017

Metsec Weekly News Bulletin

This week we shared news from The Construction Index about the new initiative from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) named ‘Project 13’. This new working model is thought to improve productivity and infrastructure delivery. Here at Metsec, we are always looking for the most efficient way to produce and deliver on behalf of our customers so we will keep you updated.

Matthew Ord reported on the ‘cautious optimism’ that manufacturers and engineers currently have. This is based on a Lloyds Bank report that shows that 64% of businesses think they will increase headcount in the next 12 months, and 92% of manufacturers currently invest in R&D.

We also shared details of UK Construction Week that will return to Birmingham NEC this October. With information on building safety, offsite construction and BIM, we hope to see you there!

The Construction Enquirer released news that a lack of project managers is set to send costs soaring and cause delays on major infrastructure projects. With the East of England facing the largest project management skills deficit in the UK, this comes at a time where some of the largest infrastructure opportunities are underway. The concern would seem to be shared by AggNet, who shared an article that now is the time to break through the misconceptions of job roles in the construction industry.

Here at Metsec, we agree that there is still a long way to go in order to raise awareness about the rewards of the construction industry.

Finally, we shared news that Nottingham City Council is seeking tenders from contractors for design and build works to the former Broadmarsh car park site in the city. See below for more information on how to submit a tender.

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Civil engineers launch Project 13 collaboration drive

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched an initiative that it hopes will result in a more efficient, productive and profitable construction industry.
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/civil-engineers-launch-project-13-collaboration-drive

‘CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM’ AMONG NE MANUFACTURERS AND ENGINEERS

Manufacturing and engineering companies across the North East are in a state of cautious optimism, according to a new report.
https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/northeast/cautious-optimism-among-ne-manufacturers-and-engineers

UK Construction Week – bigger and better for 2017

UK Construction Week, the most popular event in the construction calendar, returns to the Birmingham NEC this October.
https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/uk-construction-week-bigger-better-2017/34879

Lack of project managers hits infrastructure plans

A lack of project managers is set to send costs soaring and cause delays on major infrastructure projects.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/09/13/lack-of-project-managers-hits-infrastructure-plans/

Breaking through the misconceptions

Aggregate Industries say ‘trading in the tradesman typecast’ is key to attracting new talent amid major pay hikes
http://www.agg-net.com/news/breaking-through-the-misconceptions

Nottingham Broadmarsh contract up for grabs

Nottingham City Council is seeking tenders from contractors for design and build works to the former Broadmarsh car park site in the city.
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/nottingham-broadmarsh-contract-up-for-grabs