Car parks in crisis…

Demolition expert decries parlous sate of nation’s car parks. Yesterday, we hosted what we hope will be the first of many educational seminar sessions on specific aspects of the demolition process. Yesterday’s session, sponsored by Amicus Insurance, was hosted by C&D Consultancy’s Mike Kehoe, a man with the demolition of more than 50 multi-storey car…Read moreRead more

CITB to fix rates…

Britain’s construction training body pledges pre-COVID rates. The training body for British construction is proposing to keep rates at pre-COVID levels as it launches a wide-reaching consultation into its funding proposals. A six-week consultation into how CITB raises its Levy – the funding needed from the industry for the training body to provide its support…Read moreRead more

Car Park Demolition Seminar…

C&D Consultancy, Amicus Insurance and DemolitionNews are delighted to announce that they will host an open and FREE online seminar on the subject of Car Park Demolition. The seminar will be broadcast LIVE on our Facebook page at 2pm on 25 February 2021; and will draw upon the expertise of C&D Consultancy’s Mike Kehoe. We…Read moreRead more

Car Park Demolition Seminar…

Coming together for the greater good of the industry. C&D Consultancy, Amicus Insurance and DemolitionNews are delighted to announce that they will host an open and FREE online seminar on the subject of Car Park Demolition. The seminar will be broadcast LIVE right here on DemolitionNews at 2pm on 25 February 2021 (NOT 23 February…Read moreRead more

The Construction Collective Skills Special

Addressing the UK construction sector’s biggest single challenge…..LIVE! With mammoth projects such as HS2 increasing demand for workers at all levels, the ongoing skills shortage within the UK construction sector s only going to get worse. To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, The Construction Collective hosted a special one-off LIVE show to address that issue….Read moreRead more

Turning the spotlight onto skills…

MASSIVE video show coming next week. The UK will mark National Apprenticeship Week from 8 to 14 February. To coincide with this national awareness week, DemolitionNews will once again takes its place among The Construction Collective to host a huge new video show that is focused entirely upon skills and training. That new show will…Read moreRead more

CITB head stepping down…

CEO to leave embattled training board in New Year. Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the organisation over the past 16 years. Sarah,…Read moreRead more

Comment – Game Over

Why attempting to attract young people into the demolition and construction sector via comparisons to computer gaming is folly. There is no greater sign that a youth trend has peaked than when it is adopted by the mainstream. I was a teenager at the time but I distinctly remember watching as a children’s TV presenter…Read moreRead more

Asbestos training down by two-thirds…

UKATA raises concerns over 66 percent fall. The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has raised concerns about the lack of asbestos training in the construction industry that has been undertaken since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the re-opening of construction sites in May, the number of workers undertaking asbestos training courses continues to…Read moreRead more

CITB extends apprentice support…

Training board responds to ongoing COVID crisis. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is offering support to help find a new employer for any displaced apprentice as part of a raft of measures to keep skills within industry. Any construction apprentice is now eligible to receive CITB support if they lose their job or apprenticeship….Read moreRead more