Month: July 2017

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Darren Scott

July 31, 2017

Fresh boost for Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 has taken a step forward after a ‘productive meeting’ between the Mayor of London and the Transport Secretary. Mayor Sadiq Khan says the £30bn project is essential ‘for the future prosperity’ of the capital and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for fresh public consultation on Crossrail 2, following a ‘successful outcome’ on … Continue reading Fresh boost for Crossrail 2
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Darren Scott

July 26, 2017

Spotlight On: CarmichaelUK Quality

It’s more important than ever before for companies to have in place, a robust quality management system and in our industry, it can be critical to the success of our candidates and clients. An effective program creates a process for clarifying standards and requirements, establishing means and methods for managing the process, defining the responsibilities … Continue reading Spotlight On: CarmichaelUK Quality
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Ellena Tangi

July 24, 2017

Top Tips: Navigating the UK Construction Industry

The Construction Industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. Its contribution towards the global GDP revolves around one-tenth of the total amount. As those who work within the industry have very transferable skills, many workers may desire to move from their native country. Although on the whole, the job is largely the … Continue reading Top Tips: Navigating the UK Construction Industry
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Ellena Tangi

July 21, 2017

CarmichaelUK Partners with Balfour Beatty on Work Experience Placement

CarmichaelUK is proud to introduce you to Eva, who starts a two-week work placement with Balfour Beatty on Monday 24th July. Eva is 17 years old, with an impressive set of GCSE’s, an A in Maths AS Level, and hopes to become a civil engineer. We first met Eva through Women in Engineering who connected her … Continue reading CarmichaelUK Partners with Balfour Beatty on Work Experience Placement
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Ellena Tangi

July 19, 2017

Manchester to receive £350 Million Tram Extension

Transport for Greater Manchester has signed a contract with MPT, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail, and Thales to design and construct the £350m extension that will span to the city’s Trafford Centre. The new Trafford Park line will branch off from the existing Pomona stop and call at six new tram stops before ending at … Continue reading Manchester to receive £350 Million Tram Extension
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Darren Scott

July 17, 2017

Revealed: Winners of HS2 building contracts

The Government has today announced the winners of the £6.6bn major construction works for HS2 Phase One. The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling confirmed the names of the companies who will be involved in the project which will reach Birmingham by 2026 and details of an extension to the route from Birmingham to the North West, … Continue reading Revealed: Winners of HS2 building contracts
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Ellena Tangi

July 14, 2017

Diversity Champion of the Year announced

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate to our friends at Carillion for their Diversity Champion of the Year win at last night’s CN Awards 2017.  Over the years we have placed a number of workers to Carillion’s projects, including Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route development site (AWPR) and the East London Line . The … Continue reading Diversity Champion of the Year announced
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Darren Scott

July 12, 2017

What are the major causes of delay and cost overrun of construction projects in the UK?

Cost and time overruns are key problems of any construction project and issues like these can be major risk factors for both contractors and clients. With that in mind, this post examines some of the frequent causes of both delay and excessive costs in UK construction and ways to stay on top. Planning problems The … Continue reading What are the major causes of delay and cost overrun of construction projects in the UK?
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Darren Scott

July 10, 2017

Recruiting Continues on Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

There were celebrations on the AWPR last month as the 1,000th beam of the major road project in Scotland was lifted into place. The milestone beam was installed at the new Goval junction on the Balmedie to Tipperty stretch of road on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. But there’s plenty more work to be done … Continue reading Recruiting Continues on Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route
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Darren Scott

July 7, 2017

From materials to workforce, what will Brexit cost the construction industry?

As Brexit negotiations gather momentum, the questions being asked by the construction industry are important ones. What will Brexit do to investment in UK projects? How will it affect the cost of materials and labour? Will there be fewer people to do the jobs and how can construction companies protect their interests? Giles Frost is … Continue reading From materials to workforce, what will Brexit cost the construction industry?
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