UK Growth in the Civil Engineering Sector

civil-engineeringThe civil engineering industry in the United Kingdom has grown by almost a fifth in the last year! Research has shown that this growth has taken place across the country, equating to very positive things for the economy.

It is documented that at the end of 2014, there were 159,000 people working in the civil engineering sector. That was an increase of 17.7% which amounts to an additional 135,000 people from the year of 2013. This is actually the fastest increase in employees that the civil engineering sector has experienced in the last five years. This is an impressive peak but it is still below the high of 174,000 employees that were employed in the sector in 2009. Continue reading

Australian civil engineering projects due to rise during 2015

downloadThe civil engineering sector is expected to see similar levels of activity throughout the coming years, with projects remaining mostly unchanged across the country.  Though there has been uncertainty for types of project, such as renewable energy development, the interest in common projects such as infrastructure expansion and mining continues to remain at the same high level.

The present financial year should see approximately 63,105 billion dollars’ worth of civil engineering work completed across Australia according to the Australian Construction Industry Forum, though this figure does not include mining projects. Continue reading

A Boom for Civil Engineering?

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.comThe civil engineering sector in Australia is one that is constantly experiencing change and developments in various ways. The most recent of these is a boom in road building. It is predicted that in the next few years there will be an increase in the amount of investment in road building in Australia. It is also predicted that the government of this country will be investing funds in the telecommunications sector as well as recreation facilities. This growth is expected to last two years at least. Continue reading

Civil Engineering and Comfort!

downloadEngineers from Aurecon have come up with a technology that provides solutions for finding optimal comfort zones in urban areas. When people are too cold they want to warm up, and conversely, when they are too hot they want to cool down. Identifying and therefore being able to create area’s of comfort makes sense for businesses. If people are more attracted to the comfort of a space then they are more likely to stay there for longer. In industries like retail or hospitality you really want to understand where these spaces are and how to create them, as more people staying for longer times equals more business, more turnover, and therefore more profit. Continue reading

Honors for Civil Engineering!

british_empire_medalEach year a list of people are awarded honors in recognition of achievements they have made in public life or commitments to serving and helping Britain. One of the awards is the ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)’ which is awarded for “a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community” or “local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.”

This year one of the receivers of this award is Clair Gott, for services to civil engineering and charitable work in Cameroon. Clair is currently part of the team working on the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. She actively operates in the civil engineering community, working with an accumulation of bodies promoting civil engineering as a career choice, and particularly promoting diversity within the industry. Continue reading

More Engineers Needed in the UK!

It’s a HUGE number but the figures are now suggesting that at least 50,000 new skilled and qualified engineers need to be recruited each year! If this number of people aren’t found then a hole begins to emerge in the economy!

One firm in particular – EngineeringUK – have said that they believe over 180,000 vacancies are available at engineering firms every year! However, research from this same firm suggests that only 127,000 of these positions are likely to be filled. Within the body of the research, the claim was made that for each new engineering role that is filled, a further two jobs are created elsewhere within the wider industry. The research has been endorsed by the Business secretary, Vince Cable. Continue reading