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Robert Gordon University researches robotic timber construction methods

Researchers from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment are conducting a research project into an innovative housing construction method which could help to bring down the cost for house-buyers.

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Spotlight on mental health in the construction industry

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson discuss tackling mental health issues in the workplace and explain how to spot the early signs

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Scottish timber companies to share £100,000 to develop wood-based products and systems for construction

Seven Scottish companies have been awarded a share of £100,000 from Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.

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Pasquill celebrates staff excellence across the business at annual awards evening

Pasquill, the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses and provider of engineered timber solutions to the UK construction industry, recently held its third annual awards evening, to celebrate staff excellence across the business.

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BUILDING A HOMEGROWN WORKFORCE

A panel of world-famous architects recently warned that Britain could miss out on a renaissance in timber construction because of a lack of investment in building methods and skilled workers. With Brexit likely to further exacerbate the skills shortage how can the sector build a strong homegrown workforce for the future?

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Modern Timber House book predicts future for housebuilding with wood

A new book is being published this month celebrating the use of timber technologies in residential design and construction over the last 10 years and the technical innovations that are now shaping the future of UK housing.

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Optimistic outlook on construction gender pay gap but sexism holding 30% of women back says RICS research

Almost a third of women are afraid of sexism holding them back from pursuing senior roles in construction, despite an optimistic outlook about the gender pay gap figures across the sector, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Residential sector leads the way as Barbour ABI review reveals construction contract awards increased by 12% in June

Construction contract awards increased by 12% in June as a number of high-profile projects were given the green light, according to the latest Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

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