Fraud Risk - People Change Things as Things Change People

With estimates suggesting that fraud and corruption could account for as much as 5-10% of total turnover in the global construction industry, it’s safe to say both present a significant threat to growth. However, whatever the size of your business and contracts, there are some steps you can take to safeguard your company’s income and reputation from falling foul of fraudulent activity that robs the AEC sector of approximately $1 trillion US Dollars annually.

Construction & An Ageing Population

Construction is one of the main pillars propping up the UK economy. And it’s a far-reaching industry, going way beyond hard hats and scaffolding to take in civil engineering, architecture, and even Kirstie and Phil. Generally, it’s high-cost/high-risk stuff, so it’s a decent litmus test of how the economy is doing. Right now, investment is on the up. But there’s just one thing we didn’t get planning permission for: a skills shortage.

Women In Engineering Quiz

If you've read the blog, you should know the facts. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz on the alarming stats and facts that illustrate the width of the industry gender gap. 

Will Robots Ever Replace People?

You would be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been impacted by technology in one way or another and construction is no different. However the growth of the use of tech – and robotics in particular – has led to fears that our jobs are in danger and soon we’ll be consigned to the scrap heap while the latest wave of AI lays bricks and designs plans for major building projects. However, while the robots may be poaching jobs in some industries, that isn’t necessarily true for construction.

Women in Engineering

Recent research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, reveals that an overwhelming 71.8% of female engineers don’t believe that young women are being made aware of the abundant career opportunities available in the sector. Ultimately this has a damaging effect on the pipeline of female talent.