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Recognising the Supply Chain

At the risk of stating the obvious, there are presently a number of problems, all acting together to break the construction business model. Perhaps the biggest issue is “the lowest…

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Women in Piling

Encouraging more women into construction has long been debated, with almost everyone having an opinion, but understanding the career pathways of those women working successfully within the sector is often…

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2018 FPS Strategic Priorities

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has set out its strategic priorities for 2018 and 2019, which are a continuation of its existing strategy. Specifically: • Occupational Health & Wellbeing…

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Update from the FPS Chair, Alasdair Henderson

As far away as the vote to exit Europe is, it seems Brexit is never far from the news these days as the various sides position themselves in the many…

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It’s a Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Got to Do It – But Who?

The construction industry has come a long way in removing many of its stereotypes, particularly when it comes to sexism, especially since the days of wolf whistles from the scaffolding…

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Pile in for a Career in Piling

There has never been a better time to work in the piling and foundations industry, in any capacity, whether as a geotechnical engineer, designer, project manager, operative or site supervisor.…

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Importing Skills – A Post-Brexit Necessity

Talk to anyone in the specialist contracting sector and they will tell you how significant and important non-UK employees are to its running. Firstly they serve as long-term direct employees,…

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Occupational Health in Ground Engineering

In March this year the Office for National Statistics released a report, which identified that men working in the construction industry are at the highest risk of suicide. It went…

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The rising cost of the skills shortage

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has written many times about the growing problem of the skills shortage in construction and whilst it is a concern shared by government, some…

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