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How does the Google Core Web Vitals update relate to the construction industry?

How does the Google Core Web Vitals update relate to the construction industry?

You might be wondering what the algorithmic movements of Google have to do with the construction industry. Why should you care about a pending update, and what are the wider implications? In this article, we explore the relationship between the search landscape and the construction industry, and how this also relates to one primary constant… […]

Preparing for lockdown in the construction industry – What to consider

Last week we wrote about the lessons that the construction industry learned from the lockdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, there may be light appearing at the end of the tunnel, but there is no guarantee that this will be the last of the lockdowns, with government and health officials […]

5 Key Lessons (and what to take from them)

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge amount of upheaval and turmoil in industries across the globe. Although parts of the construction industry were considered vital work, and therefore able to continue after only a short government stoppage, the effects of the coronavirus on the industry were sharply felt. The continued future recovery of the industry […]

A Look at Mental Health and Wellbeing in Construction

According to ONS figures, the UK suicide rate among low-skilled male labourers is three times higher than the national average for men. Yet this shocking statistic and the under-lying pressures on mental health and wellbeing received barely any attention until just a few years ago. It’s a sad indictment for a macho industry that was […]

0.9% increase for the residential sector in 2019

The residential sector contract awards in 2019 were valued at £23.0 billion an increase of 0.9% on 2018. This follows on from 7.4% decrease in 2018. Following good growth in contract awards values between 2015 and 2017, there appears to have been some levelling off in 2018 and 2019. Key to this has been the […]

January sees contract awards increase by 18.5%

The total value of construction contract awards in January 2020, was £5.5 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is an increase of 18.5% on December 2019 and is also 2.1% ahead of January 2019. In the three-month period ending January 2020, total construction contract awards were valued at £15.6 billion which is 7.1% […]

Construction contract awards hold steady in 2019

The latest data release from the ONS indicates that in the three months to November 2019 construction output increased by 1.1% on the previous three-month period. Key to this growth was a 1.6% increase in new work with repair and maintenance reporting a smaller 0.2% increase. Comparison with the three-month period ending November 2018 shows […]

Balfour Beatty tops the Contractor League Table for December

The results are in for December’s top 50 Contractors in the UK. Balfour Beatty topped the table with three contract awards at a total value of £297 million. The award of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick, a project that was originally contracted to Carillion, contributed £267 million to their total. In second and third […]