Construction Engineering News – June and July Round Up 18

Here’s our latest round up of news from the construction engineering industry, clients and our team. Find out what’s been happening during the last couple of months.

Construction Engineering News – June and July Round Up 18

Like the rest of the nation, the team here at Energi People have been enjoying the heat wave and wishing we were on a beach instead of the office – thankfully we have aircon! While the summer holidays can have an impact on the recruitment market, with candidates and decision makers on annual leave, it’s still been a busy few weeks at Energi HQ.

News from our team includes the arrival of Luna Jasmine Harris Wills: Kim Harris, Senior Consultant, Building Services Project Management, had her baby at the beginning of June!

Fame at last! James Mowat has been in the press, he was featured in MEP Middle East talking about sponsoring this years MEP Middle East Awards 18.

MEP middle east awards

David and Connor enjoyed a night at O2 with some of our clients They took John Turnidge, CCS; Charlie Zumeris, Mala Engineering; Luke McCathie, Lorne Stewart; and David Bushell, Metropolitan Services to the boxing and a good night watching British boxer Dillian Whyte beat former WBO champion Joseph Parker.

News from the construction engineering industry

In other news…

Civil engineers have been told by ICE to get more CPD. A report published in July by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) skills review group says that members need to spend more time on continuous professional development, not just in improving soft skills but also technical skills too.

ICE vice-president Ed McCann, who is also chair of the skills review group, said on publishing the report:

“Our review has found that today’s civil engineers need a greater breadth of skills, including understanding of other disciplines and soft skills. However, practical knowledge and skills remain vitally important ingredients in a civil engineer’s make-up. A culture of continuous learning needs to be embedded more deeply in the profession to ensure that individuals can meet skills requirements throughout their careers.”

The ‘Cheesegrater 2’ is a step closer to starting construction with the City Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee voting to approve Lai Sun Development Company’s plans for a new skyscraper at 100 Leadenhall in the City of London. It will be the 3rd highest in the Square Mile. According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service the building will stand at 263.4m when completed by 2026.

In response to issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, 30 organisations from around the world have launched a coalition to develop international standards to address fire safety in buildings. The International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was launched at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland last month, with UK representation including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

News from our clients…

BAM Construction has been appointed by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to deliver two multi-storey car park (MSCP) schemes under its capital delivery framework with a combined value of approximately 60 million. Work has already commenced at both sites (Manchester and Stansted Airports) and the first section at Manchester is due to be delivered this month.

Adrian Blackie, North West Pre-Construction Director who is BAM’s framework lead, said:

“We have delivered a diverse range of schemes under the MAG framework. This shows our versatility across sectors and our ability to work collaboratively to fulfil the client’s brief. The T1 and T3 multi storey scheme went through a patient design refresh. We were able to assist the client to evolve the design in partnership to get it ready to commence on site and deliver much needed car parking for the summer of 2018.”

Also in Manchester Laing O’Rourke’s ‘Guggenheim of the North’, aka The Factory, has been given the green light by city planners. The revised plans for this £112m arts centre project were approved last month and work is expected to start imminently. The project is due to complete in the first quarter of 2020 with a view to being launched in September 2020.

Date for your diary

Thursday 27th September 18 is our next candidate networking event held in London. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the industry, build connections and professional relationships and find out about new projects and employment opportunities. If you would like to join us, email me using the address below.


If you have a story you would like to share with our network (candidates and construction engineering clients), please send me an email – [email protected] – and we will endeavour to include it in next month’s round up.

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