Pete Bevils: The effect of the UK brain drainSubscription
Chatting recently to a tier two contractor that was looking for qualified engineers, we agreed that while we are all aware of the growing problem of skills shortages, we concluded that the true reality of the issue hasn’t really hit home yet.
It is widely acknowledged that the present ground investigation procurement process, adopted by a number of organisations, all too often sees quality compromised by the pursuit of the lowest price. This all boils down to a procurement process that is broken and desperately in need of a fundamental change.
BDA Blog: Why quality mattersSubscription
FPS blog: Pile in for a career in pilingSubscription
BGA chairman's blog: The Grenfell Tower tragedy Subscription
In a recent decision the court considered whether Northumbrian Water was liable in relation to the subsidence of land adjoining a leaking sewage pipe.
Editor's comment: The weakest link in the chainSubscription
Carillion’s collapse has dominated the headlines since news of the compulsory liquidation broke in January. While news that the business had gone under cannot be described as surprising after a number of profit warnings last year, the company’s poor business practices were shocking and have increased impact on the industry.