International Women's Day

Better The Listening … International Women’s Day 2019

Written By Jenny Ellis, Marketing Manager VJ Technology Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year’s theme of ‘Better the balance, better the world’ is really exciting to me as it’s not only focusing on women and the challenges we face, it’s talking about a balanced world for everyone, which is how it should be. International Women’s Day was first recognised in March 1911 and since then has come…

HS2 - Better Connected or Financial Folly?

HS2 – BETTER CONNECTED OR FINANCIAL FOLLY?

Written By Mark Tomlin, CEO VJ Technology There has been a lot of talk about HS2 and about how, once completed, it will help to shrink the north-south divide and provide a much-needed transport spine across the country. However, if recent reports are to be believed government sources are claiming that there is talk of cancelling HS2 in its entirety, despite the fact that groundworks have started and considerable time…

World Cancer Day 2019

NOW’S THE TIME TO FOCUS ON THE HEALTH PART OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and safety has taken huge leaps forward over recent years. However, much of the focus has been on ‘safety’ rather than ‘health.’ This is, in part, down to the fact that safety is easier to define, whereas health is a much wider topic and more difficult to assess. However, there are some areas of occupational health that can be isolated and where simple procedures can make a significant difference,…

Hinkly Point C

What is Hinkley Point C and how has its construction changed?

Like other nuclear construction projects, Hinkley Point C has seen a lot of controversy. However, despite initial challenges, construction went ahead and over the last 2 years it has seen considerable development take place.   A flourishing energy project Located in Somerset, Hinkley Point C has flourished into a prosperous energy project that employs a 3,200-strong workforce. Another 25,000 job opportunities are expected to be created by the construction and…

Crossrail in Numbers

Crossrail In Numbers

Costs and statistics from one of London’s major projects Crossrail has been one of the most prominent infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen. It’s also currently one of the largest projects in Europe and has brought the UK, and the whole UK construction industry a lot of attention. As completion of the final stages of the project look to be coming into sight, we look at the figures behind…

Reasons to be cheerful

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL – 1, 2, 3

Written By Mark Tomlin, CEO VJ Technology As we enter 2019, I think we have many reasons to be cheerful. To many, 2018 was a year of bad news. However, I think it is easy to overlook all the good and focus on the bad when it is so frequently making the headlines. The construction industry achieved a lot in 2018 and I for one think that 2019 has a…