• ECITB backs budding engineers to build industry careers

    Aspiring engineers have the opportunity to apply for a place on a prestigious year-long course to help launch a career in engineering construction.

    Funded by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and delivered by 11 colleges and training providers across England and Wales, the Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) course equips young people with the skills, qualifications and behaviours to prepare them for employment.

  • Digital transformation of built environment sector

    The IET is hoping to be heavily involved in any digital transformation of the built environment.

    Rick Hartwig, IET policy lead for built environment, said: “We are inspired by the ambition of the sector deal. The IET is looking forward to playing a role in improving the quality of our built environment and making a step change in productivity. We aim to support the digital transformation of the sector.

  • Research shows steady growth 

    Over three in four engineering services organisations say turnover increased or remained steady in Q2 2018, despite rising material and labour costs.

    These are the findings of the latest BESA/ECA/SELECT/SNIPEF quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore.

  • We have a winner

    Jack Teasdale of Opus Building Services Ltd has won the prestigious 2018 ECA Edmundson Award.

  • Role model of the year announced at UK Construction Week

    Breaking down barriers in construction, Arleta Andreasik-Paton, an engineering project manager at Aecom, has been named Role Model of the Year at UK Construction Week (UKCW).

    Recognised for her passion for inspiring the next generation into construction, Andreasik-Paton was presented with her award by Steph McGovern, journalist at BBC Breakfast and Barbara Res, the female engineer behind Trump Tower, at UKCW on 10 October.

  • Engineers straight into fourth in the truth league table

    Engineering is the fourth most trusted profession in the UK, a new truth league table has revealed.

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) worked with the 2018 Ipsos MORI Veracity Index, which has been tracking the latest movements in Briton’s trust in the key professions since the 1980s, to have engineering included for the very first time./p>

  • ECITB announces £5m training boost for graduate engineers

    The ECITB has announced a £5 million programme to support leadership and management training for graduates embarking on engineering construction careers.

  • Construction bodies issue guidance to clarify working practices during coronavirus crisis

    The newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) forum has provided clarity for the sector in Scotland following advice from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 25 March that all building sites with the exception of any hospital work should close.

  • Sector must pull together ‘ethically and fairly’ to overcome coronavirus, says SBCC

    The chair of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has urged the construction sector to forget its differences and work together to overcome the potentially devastating impact of coronavirus.