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How employers in construction can protect their staff’s mental health

Daniel Ure from online PPE retailer, Vizwear, says that addressing mental health problems needs to be at the top of an employer’s list of priorities.

The end of an era

After writing regularly for RCI for six years, John Mercer is hanging up his hard hat and is retiring as technical manager at Wienerberger. RCI’s Holly Miles, talks to John and looks back over his long and fruitful career and discusses the state of the industry.

Addressing the skills shortage gap in the construction sector

Andrew Murphy, managing director at Boss Training, talks through the possible solutions for bridging the construction skills gap

It’s good to listen

The construction industry is starting to tackle its mental health problem with new initiatives, but simply listening is the vital first step says Gary Walpole, technical officer at the NFRC

Ultimate tips to run quality digital marketing campaigns [what to do...

Matt Jacob, roofing marketing consultant at Profit Roofing Systems, gives RCI readers his top tips to marketing your roofing business online

Are modular homes the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2030

Can the UK construction sector overcome the lengthening skills gap?

There is widespread hostility to Brexit with a majority fearing Brexit will severely increase the labour shortage in the UK construction industry.

Refurbishing metal roofs

To seal or not to seal the overlap, that is the question

RoofCERT: roofing’s route to professionalism

The RoofCERT accreditation programme could be a gamechanger, but we need the whole industry to get involved says Mike Wharton, head of business development at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

Promoting the positives for a career in construction

Jayne Fergusson, operations director at National Construction Training Services, discusses how a lack of education and enthusiasm for a career in construction teaches the industry a harsh lesson