Here you can read about CECA’s latest activities, press notices, blogs, comment & more.

Cartels – What You Need To Know
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Industry networking and socialising is a normal, everyday thing to do. And for most it’s a perfectly innocent and necessary part of business life. But, if you find yourself talking shop with a direct competitor, are you sure you know what is and isn’t safe to discuss?  According to our latest research with UK businesses,

Contractors Make Switch From Graduates To Apprenticeships
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Infrastructure contractors are starting to see a dramatic shift towards recruitment of apprenticeships according to new data published today. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s annual training and development survey has shown a huge jump in the number of apprentices, up 40 per cent in 2017 with numbers expected to rise by a further 32 per

Infrastructure Can Create New Industrial Heartlands Across The UK
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Companies that build and maintain the UK’s infrastructure predict a revival of former industrial towns and cities as hubs to manufacture and assemble components for transport and infrastructure projects. Working with economic consultancy Cebr, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association today publishes a research report that highlights the social impact of investment in infrastructure. The report

CECA: Time To Show How Infrastructure Improves Lives
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Civil engineering contractors have called for industry to work with Government to develop better measures of the way that the nation’s infrastructure improves the lives of people in the UK. Historically much of the case for the construction of new infrastructure has focussed on the economic impact it can generate, boosting local and national growth.But,

CECA: Core Innovation Hub Welcome To Transform The Construction Sector
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Civil engineering contractors today welcomed Government’s announcement of the Core Innovation Hub which will support industry collaboration across the digital, manufacturing and construction sectors to develop and commercialise technologies for the construction sector. The hub consortium will enable these sectors to collaborate to support a sustainable market place for digitally driven manufacturing in construction. Commenting,

CECA: £600 Billion Pipeline Vital For Economic Growth
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Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of the updated National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline which sets out the programme for substantial infrastructure delivery across the UK by 2028. The pipeline includes the £28 billion national roads fund, as well as other flagship projects like East West Rail, upgrading the M6 to a smart motorway and

CECA: Too Many Frameworks Don’t Work
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Contractors are being hit as too many frameworks are failing to deliver expected work, while putting firms through unneeded extra bids to secure projects. That is the key finding of the Civil Engineering Contractors Associations’ year-long study into the use of frameworks. Members told CECA that, for their frameworks: 71 % frequently reported less than

CECA Attends TfL ‘Vision Zero’ Summit
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CECA was present at a ‘Vision Zero’ summit in London on Tuesday (13 November), which considered a plan put forward by the Mayor of London, TfL, and the Metropolitan Police, to eliminate deaths and serious  injuries on London’s roads. The ‘Vision Zero’ approach will see a new 20mph speed limit introduced on all TfL roads

CECA Southern Awards 2018
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 To celebrate the achievements of this year’s young award winners (Most Promising Apprentice, Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer and Safety Initiative and Innovation Award) and to encourage others into the industry, CECA (Southern) has compiled the above video.