Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Why The Construction Industry Is So Important To an Economy

    an image of pile of coins arranged as tall towers. The construction industry represents the building blocks of a community. Without the industry, we won't have any schools, hospitals or even homes. But more importantly, there wouldn't be any offices, factories or shops. It is these buildings that represent the fundamental foundations of a strong economy. With the UK sector in short supply of staff, some proposed construction projects have been delayed. In a way, this is halting the economy to grow. In this post we will look at 5 ways the constructions industry helps to play a pivotal role in boosting an economy.

    Attracts Foreign Investment

    Having a strong construction sector with the right health and safety regulations can hel ...
  • What is the Difference Between an Architect and a Civil Engineer?

    an image of construction plans Every time you see a magnificent building, you can't help but to admire the hardwork and graft that has gone to build it. Even though the labourer's input helps to bring these buildings to life, we have to consider how the project came about. Designing and engineering is the heart and soul of any construction work. And this is where architects and civil engineers come in. Both architects and civil engineer are absolutely crucial to all construction projects. While construction companies are eager to proceed with development as fast as possible in order to save time and money, preparation is absolutely key. This is where architects and civil engineers come into the game. Both of these professions really play a pivotal in role designing the structure of the building and assessing the envi ...
  • 4 Characteristics of a Construction Site Manager

    image of construction manager observing finished work The requirements for being an effective worker differ from role to role. Every job description lists a different range of necessary skills and abilities. Although, saying that, not all job descriptions will specify all the actual requirements for the role. And these unspecified requirements usually revolve around your character. And employers will be able see if you possess the right characteristics at interview. They can judge your character by your behaviour, your body language and the way you speak. Obviously some of these required characteristics can be learned over time. And if you really want to pursue a career as a construction site manager, then you must invest in time in gaining the characteristics listed in this post. So with this article, I shar ...
  • Job Profiles: Stonemasonry

    a stonemason teaching a student Nowadays with tons of 'modern' and 'trendy' jobs floating around, tradition is often forgotten. Stonemasonry as a craft and skill has been around ever since humans started to use tools. Just take a look at any historical building. To give you an example, if you look at St Paul's Cathedral, those sculptures that you see on the walls were the work of stonemasons. The stonemason's work can last for generations, even centuries. Other notable works includes Stonehenge, the Parthenon in Greece, not to mention the wondrous Pyramids of Egypt. If you enjoy being practical and creative, then stonemasonry may be the right role for you. To find out more about this highly rewarding career, then please read on.

    The History of Stonemasonry - When Did It All Start?

    Stonemasonry has been arou ...
  • 5 Signs You’re Not Meant For An Office Role

    an image of office desk space If you come into office with a feeling of dread, it could mean an office role is not for you. Well, not quite, so please don't rush to hand your notice in. Nearly everyone will have this feeling of dread coming into work. No matter what type of job you do (especially after a nice long holiday). But there are some tell tale signs that you need to keep in mind. After all, we spend a large proportion of our life in work. And whenever we do strike up a conversation with someone new, you'll definitely be talking about work. Whether you'll be talking about the highs or the horror stories, these stories will come to us quite naturally. But if you're struggling to share any stories about work, then this should be considered a concerned. So if you are in an office job, and you're wondering ...