Construction and the Productivity Puzzle

Construction and the Productivity Puzzle By Jake Fowler, Digital Marketing Executive at VJ Technology The construction industry has become renowned for being wildly inefficient. Technological advances that have been seamlessly adopted by other industries haven’t had the same effect on construction, leaving countless companies and projects struggling to meet demands. Although readily available, uptake on efficiency solutions throughout the industry seem to be nominal – but just how bad is…

WHY COMPETENCE IS KEY

By Mark Tomlin, Chief Executive of VJ Technology The construction industry is at a turning point. The tragic fire at Grenfell Tower two years ago has resulted in a lot of difficult questions being asked and in many cases the answers were not what the industry was hoping for. The shortcomings of the industry have been laid bare and it is clear that a lot needs to change. However, with…

BETTER PERFORMANCE. LOWER COST – TRUE VALUE ENGINEERING

By Mark Tomlin, Chief Executive Officer at VJ Technology Value engineering is a phrase that has divided the industry. At a time when the sector is under close scrutiny around the quality of what we build, value engineering – which not so long ago referred to a supply chain working to deliver best value – has been thrown under the bus in some quarters and blamed as a catalyst for…

World Environment Day

Recycling in Construction: Protecting Our Environment

2019 is fast becoming the year of change! We’re slowly coming around to the idea that the protection of the environment is everyone’s business. On construction sites, making the conscious decision to reduce waste and reuse items in your next project should be top of your to-do list. Environmental Impact 400 million tonnes of resources are needed to meet the demands of today’s construction industry. And it’s showing no signs…

3 Ways Automation Improves Construction Site Safety

Written by Chris Woodard, Co-Founder of Handle Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, with work accidents occurring significantly more here than in any other. According to HSE, there were 58,000 work-related cases of injury in construction last year. Because construction site accidents are common, project managers have a huge responsibility to maintain workplace safety. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made construction safety management easier and…

Health & Safety at Work

HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK – LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

It’s a taboo subject that’s often pushed to the side, but why? Stigma surrounding mental health has contributed to silencing people who fear disclosure, which can obstruct their access to much-needed support. Data from the Office of National Statistics highlights that male site workers in construction are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK male. Between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 at-work suicides on record,…