Fingerprint drug test rollout underway across European construction sites

Intelligent Fingerprinting has been adopted by Crown Roofing and Cladding in an innovative move to improve health and safety by testing staff members and workers for alcohol and drug abuse from a sweat sample.

What to expect from the construction industry after lockdown?

With the vaccine rollout proving to be successful so far, the country is on track to lifting all restrictions on 21 June, 2021. But what could this mean for the construction sector and what will be next for the industry to focus on?

Making sure a roof’s waterproof installation is right first time

A spokesperson from IKO explains when installing a waterproofing system, how important it is to follow guidance laid out by the manufacturer, as any divergence from this process could lead to costly repairs.

Article: Metal roofing vs shingles: A guide to the pros and...

Emily Newton, editor-in-chief of Revolutionized, outlines the pros and cons of using both metal roofing and shingles, that roofers should be aware of before deciding on which one to use.

Are your PQQs up to scratch?

Doug Aris, head of UK construction at Achilles, urges businesses to take a critical look at their pre-qualification questionnaires, explaining why a tick-box approach is unlikely to make the cut.

Ten minutes with David Sherry

David Sherry, associate director at Dreadnought Tiles, discusses how he got into the roofing sector and how his business has coped during the pandemic.

Crest’s tiles are chosen for Blackpool redevelopment

With its growing reputation for delivering high-quality building products, Crest is now becoming the preferred choice for architects, housing associations and local councils on affordable sustainable housing projects. A spokesperson from the company explains more about the redevelopment of Troutbeck Crescent in Blackpool, where the company's tiles have been selected.

Mannok increases its earnings in 2020 despite challenges

Last year came with many challenges for the sector. The pandemic caused production availability issues and a lack of work put a financial strain on nearly every company. However, Mannok’s latest 2020 performance review showed a strong post lockdown recovery and a strong outlook for 2021.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could restore Britain as a leading manufacturer

Whilst the UK has been an industrial leader for decades, shifting trends in manufacturing has meant output has been overtaken by several other countries. However, industrial technology is advancing and with the UK at the forefront, this could restore the country's industrial leadership.

Can an employer require an employee to take a COVID-19 vaccination?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout so far proving successful in the UK, the question is now, can an employer require their workers to get vaccinated? According to Alec Colson, head of employment law at Taylor Walton, it’s not that simple and there are legal hurdles employers must combat to support a ‘no jab no job’ policy.