PCIAW sustainability in construction

New research set to boost construction sector sustainability and productivity

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund ‘Transforming Construction’, the three-year project – Automating Concrete Construction (ACORN) – will develop a holistic approach to the manufacture, assembly, reuse and deconstruction of concrete buildings, leading to a healthier, safer, built environment. The research involves Dr. John Orr, Lecturer in Concrete Structures, who is working alongside…

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An introduction to Women Into Construction

Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction.  The Women into Construction Project (WiC) was developed at the Olympic Park to address the gender imbalance in construction. Seen originally as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, it was felt that by increasing the numbers of women working in…

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Working women in working men’s clothes

South Africa is seeing an increase in female workers in industrial environments as the traditional barriers of gender-specific roles are being broken down.  However, from a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) perspective, women are still pigeon-holed with the expectation that they should wear either male or unisex PPE.  There is a fundamental difference in the size…