Sunday, February 24, 2013

Northern announces contractor wins £ 50m contract

THE East office construction contractor Shepherd Engineering Services announced a new contract win with a combined production value of £ 50m. Newcastle-based division said it is looking for growth in the next year and won three contracts have inspired space, the company founded by Carillion and its joint venture partner for the Government Building Schools for the Future program. Working under the deer (South Tyneside and Gateshead) BSF initiative, the first of three wins new projects to work on giving notice SES Keelman Way School - a 3800 square meter two-storey new school for children with special educational needs in Hebburn. He is working on a second project deer, to build a new swimming pool adjacent to the Jarrow School, which will be completed later this year. And education biggest contract to operate the BSF initiative Durham North Durham Academy project in Stanley. In this project, SES has implemented extensive knowledge and experience of advanced BIM (building information modeling) to provide fully coordinated building services on 14,500 sqm, four-story school. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2013. This contract follows the completion of a high-profile new projects in the energy sector and other industries, especially the construction of 32m high, 100m blade-testing facility, believed to be the first in the world to NaREC - National Renewable Energy Centre, Blyth and plant for rope leading manufacturer Bridon International. Regional director Steve Joyce said: "Recently, our ability to design innovative approach and really put to the test project delivery NaREC. Given the size and height of the traditional methods of building M & E installation and detention can not be used, because the project required us to think outside the box. To address this challenge we apply the technical knowledge, combined with Prism, our custom off-site facility, to manufacture prefabricated and completely Modular test continues to build installation services. I'm glad the building was successfully submitted. "Secure our newest contract appointments in the education sector to give us more opportunities to continue to work with all levels of the education sector. Working closely with our partners in the project team inspired, we become to get under the skin of each project and understand what is required, for example, the stringent requirements of the School Way Keelman sound, relay services building innovative solutions. '

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The construction industry faces more changes

AFTER a challenging few years, the construction industry seems set to go through another change. A recent report suggests the development of a national level will drop 3% during 2012 with 45,000 additional skilled workers and trades people are expected to lose their jobs. The annual Construction Skills Network report, carried out by CITB-ConstructionSkills in partnership with a number of construction employers across the UK, calculated over a five-year forecast for the industry. The main point of these results indicate that although growth is expected, slow and uneven. In the first quarter of 2011, the number of people working in the construction industry fell by more than two million, the lowest quarterly total in nine years. Although it is stated that the industry should start to see some growth in 2013, in 2016 the work was still 5% below the industry high 2007/8. According to the Office for National Statistics, in the first quarter of this year's national construction output fell by 4.8% compared to the last quarter of 2011. Infrastructure The area most severely affected, which saw output decline by 16% quarter on quarter. As expected, reducing the output of the public sector, cuts in public spending started to filter through. This figure also shows that the number of new jobs fell by 5.6% compared to the same quarter in 2011 with private sector housing only to see slight growth of 1.3%. As in other professions, our region seems to struggle more than other areas of the output of the construction industry in the North East tend to be down 6% from the current £ 3 billion, about two times more than the national average. It is estimated that it would be equivalent to around 2,500 jobs have been lost in our region. Talking to colleagues John Nielsen through its presidency of the Construction Industry Council of North East (CICNE) will meet with the local Eastern Partnership Company (NELEP) recently, everything seemed a dull report made. John commented on the fact that development is still a major part of our regional economy, making up 10 percent of regional GDP. NELEP formed to create growth in the region and with this in mind that he is developing a coordinated response to the necessary infrastructure. For more information about creating excellence in the North East, please contact chief executive, Catriona Lingwood, on 0191 374 0233 or Catriona Lingwood, chief executive of the North East to develop efficiencies

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New company aims Bridge school / work space

AN enterprising duo from South Tyneside schools to help bridge the gap between the education and the workplace. Gaye Young and Alison Pressling inspire launches Smart Education Ltd after working as an associate at South Tyneside Education Business Partnership and, later, Venture Blue, part of the Newcastle Education Business Partnership. Faced with a plethora of keeping a number of funding cuts, they saw a business opportunity to bring the world of work in local schools and went about developing their new operation. Ms Young said: "The main objective of the Intelligent Inspire Education is to bring the industry into the classroom in a way that offers students and teachers an opportunity to bridge the gap between the commercial and education in a meaningful way. "Working with our extensive partner industry, we offer a level of primary and secondary schools the opportunity to inspire students with a custom set of initiatives that support the curriculum and the needs of each student. ' Business events such as Career Carousel, in which groups of employers in school to participate in the study in all areas of the world works, including career options and qualifications, as well as pathways to work. It also runs a series of programs on the job skills to enhance the aspirations of more than the required qualifications and instead look to connect with students in developing real life skills necessary for employers, such as problem solving and interview skills. Ms Young added: "One of our more popular initiatives was a regular travel industry, taking groups of students to different work environments for early work experience range of businesses, such as Nissan or BT - both major employers in the local area. ' Pair launches business advisory consulting firm after Judith Wheatley from TEDCO agent company. Ms Wheatley said: "Inspire Smart Education is a business that offers real value to schools, students and employers, and both Gaye and Alison clear from the start what they want the business to achieve. After connecting to the main business and the team helped to develop a strong business plan, Inspire Smart Education off to a great start "MS Pressling said:" The advice and support of Judith in TEDCO is very important. He is a mine of information and contacts in all areas related to support new business. "A new school board now come from other areas in the region, we hope to continue to keep in close touch with Judith for business guidance continues to grow."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Business class series

THE North Tyneside Business Forum is planning a series of innovative class business advice. The "Unplug Business - Session" program will offer four workshops between this month and February 2013. The first session - titled "Please Do not Let Me Be Misunderstood" will take place on Thursday, June 28th from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm, at the East Quadrant, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside. The event, which focuses on, valuable business coach on how to create a compelling reason for people to buy from them. Delegates can learn how to "speak the language of the customer" and the session will provide tools to help businesses become more effective in communicating with customers and staff. Sessions are free in North Tyneside businesses of all sizes. Subsequent sessions will cover the following topics, and booking is open for the final session of the year : "It's a Kind of Magic" - August 2, 2012 Session 3: "I Can See Clearly Now" - November 19, 2012 Session 4: "Moving On Up" - February 7, 2013