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UK construction firms continued to experience growth during August, led by fastest rise in commercial work for five months, according to new statistics. Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) revealed that the

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The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has urged the Scottish Government to standardise the procurement pre-qualification processes and provide separate guidance for the construction sector, given the relative complexity of procurement practices within the industry. The call was made as the SBF subm

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Tackling skills shortages and developing the use of new building techniques have been highlighted as priorities in a new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s construction sector released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Published today, the new strategy follows consultations with employers,

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A rise in Scottish building apprentice numbers has prompted the industry training body to call on more people to consider a career in construction. New figures have been released by the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC), the body responsible for registering all apprentice

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Vaughan Hart Today’s latest official labour market figures are further proof that rates of employment within the Scottish construction industry are proving slow to recover, according to the Scottish Building Federation.

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Vaughan Hart By Vaughan Hart, managing director at Scottish Building Federation

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Output in the construction industry has been estimated to have increased by 7.4 per cent last year when compared to 2013, according to the latest figures. Data for the fourth quarter of last year from the Office for National Statistics revealed that all work types recorded increases except infrastru

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