PUBLISHED: 06:00 26 November 2018 Ross Bentley Barnes Construction wants to encourage more young women to consider a career in construction Archant Barnes Construction has had some success in encouraging young women to consider a career in the construction sector. Bob Steward, joint managing director at Barnes Construction Pic:Paul Nixon PhotographyAccording to the Chinese proverb ‘women hold up half the sky’ but when it comes to females working in the construction sector, the percentage is far lower.Leading regional construction firm Barnes Construction is working hard to change perceptions and encourage more young women to consider a career in the profession, and, according to Bob Steward, joint managing director at the business, it is having some success in bringing traditional views up to date.“The industry does suffer from an image problem to a certain extent and attracting people with the right skills is an issue, but the sector is … [Read more...] about Ipswich firm working to attract more women into construction
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Northern Ireland By Eimear Flanagan BBC News NI 7 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44684344 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel After weeks of being stuck inside doing exams while everyone else soaked up the sun, the … [Read more...] about Can summer jobs help your future career?
A huge cash sum of £420m has been injected into construction technology to speed up property building, it was announced today. In what is the biggest public and private investment into construction for at least a decade, the strategy is aimed at boosting the government’s ambitions of building 1.5m new homes by 2022. As part of a joint partnership between government and the construction industry, the new money will be brought in to help offset the current housing supply shortage by developing "new innovative construction materials and techniques". Government will contribute £170m of the cash pot while £250m will come from industry investment. Read more: Construction output growth picks up to hit seven-month high in June The new plans, which are aimed at reducing the time to build new houses by 50 per cent, form part of the Prime Minister’s larger agenda to tackle the housing shortage. In a speech to the Northern Powerhouse Summit today, business secretary Greg … [Read more...] about Government puts decade-high investment into construction to boost house building
ONE of the Chilean miners famously trapped in an underground mine for 69 days says he is planning to fly to Thailand to help the boys currently stuck in a flooded cave. Mario Sepulveda - nicknamed "Super Mario" by fellow captive miners for his indomitable spirit - was among the 33 stuck 2,300ft underground after a mine collapse in San Jose, Chile in 2010. The group were later pulled alive from the mine in a specially constructed capsule one-by-one, and their astonishing tale of survival was made into a film. Today he told The Sun Online the boys needed to remain calm, stay "good humoured and don't get too down". He said: "I am planning on going there myself, so I can provide help and support, especially so I can be with their families and encourage them with my own experience. "I think it would be really important. I am already looking at buying the plane tickets, I want to be there to help and it would be great if other miners could come with me too, because we all went … [Read more...] about Thai cave rescue – Chilean miner ‘Super Mario’ Sepulveda who was trapped underground for 69 days will fly to Thailand to help boys and their families through ordeal
Spencer Meyers discovered Shabbona Lake State Park not long after he moved to DeKalb in 1997, and started fishing, camping and fishing there. During his visits to the park, he noticed a few things that needed fixing: the parking lot needed to be re-striped, the bathrooms needed painting and the boat launch ramp needed to be fixed. Meyers became a founding member of the Friends of the Shabbona Lake State Park in 2015 as a way to support and preserve the park. “So many people visit and use the park, we wanted to fix, repair and add things on,” he said. “It’s important to have the group because we’ve helped with maintenance. We’ve brought new features that the park would never have otherwise. We want the park to remain in great shape and to make it the best experience that we can.” The Friends’ first main project was to fix a small 5-acre fish rearing pond that was built in the early 1990s on the far north end of the lake. Through the years, … [Read more...] about Friends of Shabbona Lake help maintain, beautify park