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International Women in Engineering Day – Diane Bourne, Eric Wright Group
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Diane Bourne knew that she didn’t want to go to work in an office after completing her A-levels. A physics teacher suggested that she would make a good engineer and after thorough research Diane decided on The University of Bradford, which appealed to her practical nature: ‘it was the best decision I ever made.’ Just

SMEs Set To Benefit From Rail Industry-Wide Contract Changes
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Thousands of UK SMEs are set to benefit from revised contract terms as Network Rail takes an industry leading step to change the way major suppliers working on the railway pay their subcontractors. Network Rail is making significant changes to contracts ahead of the upcoming five year funding period (Control Period (CP6, 2019-2024), which will

CSCS Call Time On 100,000 Construction Site Visitor Cards
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The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is to withdraw the Construction Site Visitor Card, the only remaining card issued without the need for an applicant to achieve a recognised qualification. Originally introduced for workers who often did not perform a construction-related role but visited site on a regular basis, the card is being withdrawn in

Construction Skills Fund
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New £22 million fund to tackle construction skills shortage Earlier today the Skills Minister Anne Milton MP unveiled a £22 million Construction Skills Fund to bring training onto construction sites, enabling learners to acquire valuable skills in a real-life environment. The eighteen-month scheme is to be funded by the Department for Education and will be

CECA Rail Conference
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The first CECA Rail Conference took place at a sunny Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Thursday 14 June. The event is one of four sector specific conferences that will be run by CECA over the coming year and was intended to provide an update on some of the key activities and trends

Inspiring Change 2018 On Film
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CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner and a number of award winners were interviewed at the inaugural Inspiring Change Conference & Awards on 23 May 2018 at No.11 Cavendish Square. For more information on the shortlisted entrants click here. The hashtag for the Conference on social media was #InspiringChange.

CECA: Heathrow Expansion Crucial To Securing Post-Brexit Growth
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Civils contractors today said that the expansion of Heathrow is crucial to the UK’s economic future after the Government tabled a National Policy Statement for approval by Parliament. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) is urging MPs to vote for its approval, citing the urgent need to address a lack of capacity at the UK’s

Inspiring Change Awards 2018 – Winners
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CECA was delighted to present the third annual Inspiring Change Awards, this year presented at our inaugural Inspiring Change Conference by keynote speaker the Lord Blunkett Inspiring Change in the Community Award 2018 Winners: Mears Group‘s ‘Tradeswomen into Maintenance Project is a CITB-sponsored project which aims to increase the number of female trade operatives and

Stop. Make a Change
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Stop. Make a Change has been developed by an industry working group that includes representatives from BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Costain, Environment Agency, Highways England, Morgan Sindall, Kier, Lagan, New Civil Engineer, Skanska and VolkerWessels UK. However, involvement in Stop. Make a Change is open to any organization that is involved in the construction and/or maintenance sector. For

CECA Joins The Rail Delivery Group as an Associate Member
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We are pleased to be able to advise that CECA have been accepted as an associate member of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). The RDG describe themselves as follows: “All the passenger and freight rail companies are members of the RDG, as well as Network Rail and HS2. We provide services and support to enable our