Weekly News Bulletin – 7th September 2018

This week, we’ve shared several exciting announcements for both national and international events.

The dates for the National Apprenticeship Week 2019 have finally been announced – the annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, which coincides with the National Careers Week this year, will take place 4th- 8th March 2019. After the record-breaking success of this year’s event, we will continue to celebrate the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, employers and the economy.

PBC Today revealed news about upcoming events, for example the BIM Show Live. It is the UK’s original BIM conference and, for 2019, it will take place in Newcastle upon Tyre on 27th-28th February 2019. The show brings digital construction content to life, attracting the world’s largest BIM leaders and pioneering thinkers. The show’s aim is to inspire and educate organisations on how to maximise their BIM potential. Tickets for the show are already on sale through the show’s website, where you can also find additional details about the event.

Another event to look out for is the Construction Summit Middle East 2018, taking place on September 18th in Dubai, at the Westin Mina al Seyahi. The event will bring together top executives from organisations such as Deloitte, Multiplex, AECOM and many more. Speakers will share how they deploy various technologies and how they have adopted BIM as a tool to enhance their businesses.

An engaging and thought-provoking piece in The Irish News this week saw David McNeice’s, senior associate at DWF Belfast, views on Brexit and what it could mean for the construction industry. Despite the uncertainties around Brexit over the past two years, David McNeice speaks about the countless opportunities if businesses prepare accordingly and embrace the changes. We recommend reading this piece to find out more about his optimistic views on embracing new ways to develop and innovate in order to maximise future opportunities.

Finally, another piece by PBC Today discussed the topic of CPD, its importance for the industry and the thoughts of our very own sales director of purlins, David Brown. As a result of Industry 4.0, technology is progressing steadily, and the construction industry needs to ensure it stays ahead of the curve. A more diverse workforce with various skills will help the industry to improve quality of work and continue driving the industry forward. Read more about the benefits to both organisations and professionals in this informative piece below.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 date announced
The date of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week – to take place in 2019 – has been announced and will run from 4 to 8 March 2019

BIM Show Live 2019 provides a stage for global BIM innovation
BIM Show Live, which takes place in February, aims to showcase how the theory of BIM is being applied in the real world

Outstanding speaker line-up confirmed for Construction Summit Middle East 2018
The Construction Summit Middle East will take place on September 18th at Westin Mina al Seyahi, bringing together the top executives from AECOM, KEO CONSULTANTS, RTA, MOTT MCDONALD, DELOITTE, AL TAMIMI, TRIMBLE , MULTIPLEX and many more

Construction jobs market holds up despite slowing growth
Commercial building was the best performing area of construction output in August 2018, followed closely by residential work, the latest monthly survey of industry purchasing managers reveals
Off site construction – a benefit of Brexit?
Ireland is embracing the use of offsite construction

Why is CPD so important in the construction industry?
David Brown, sales director of purlins at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores how CPD sessions can help both organisations and construction professionals thrive in the digital era