People & Skills

Dedicated to people, workforce management and talent development in the MEP.

  • Five Famous People Who Used To Be Plumbers

    Five Famous People Who Used To Be Plumbers

    Movie stars, prominent scientists, famous musicians and sporting legends are not ready made. There is an astonishing number of household names that were skilled labourers before they went on to succes

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  • Five Famous People Who Used To Be Electricians

    Five Famous People Who Used To Be Electricians

    Working as an electrician has always been a popular choice of career. You learn a skilled trade and the work is varied, rewarding and frequently challenging. However, not everyone who trains as an ele

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  • The Challenges and Rewards of NEC Compliance for Electrical Contractors

    The Challenges and Rewards of NEC Compliance for Electrical Contractors

    Download your free guide to NEC compliance and get the information you need to know about the 2017 update.

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  • Five Top Tips: For a Happy and Productive Workforce

    Five Top Tips: For a Happy and Productive Workforce

    In our industry, it's never been more important to value diversity and inclusion among your workforce. A broader range of people mean a richer, deeper pool of talent at your disposal. However, making

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  • BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    We are frequently reminded that BIM is less about technology than it is about people and processes. What isn’t always immediately clear is where each of us sits, and where our responsibilities lie.

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  • Why Robots will Never Replace People

    Why Robots will Never Replace People

    You would be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been impacted by technology in one way or another and construction is no different. However the growth of the use of tech – and robotics.

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  • Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    All too often, we hear the adage that BIM is 10% technology and 90% sociology but what does this really mean if so many construction industry stakeholders still remain skeptical?

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  • Women and Engineering– Why Do Girls Really Drop STEM?

    Women and Engineering– Why Do Girls Really Drop STEM?

    At a time of such progress why does the engineering workforce across Europe still lack true diversity? More specifically, why aren’t there more women engineers?

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  • Plumbing: 10 things you didn't know

    Plumbing: 10 things you didn't know

    Part 3: Plumbing Join us for a light-hearted look at the world of an MEP contractor, with the third in our new infographic series – 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP...

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  • Electrical: 10 things you didn't know

    Electrical: 10 things you didn't know

    Part 2: Electrical Join us for a light-hearted look at the world of an MEP contractor, with the second in our new infographic series – 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP...

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  • Mechanical: 10 things you didn't know

    Mechanical: 10 things you didn't know

    Part 1: Mechanical (HVAC & Refrigeration) Join us for a light-hearted look at the world of an MEP contractor, with our new infographic series – 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world...

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  • Managing Labor Related Profit Risks on Job Sites

    Managing Labor Related Profit Risks on Job Sites

    There are dozens of issues that can eat away at profitability on a construction site. The most common and, arguably, preventable are those involving workers.

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  • Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Finding a qualified building detailer can be extremely challenging. We’ve outlined the five most important skills that a detailer should have. Use this checklist when vetting your next hire.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    In our Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design, we go beyond the architect’s studio and look at BIM in design for all those involved in the process from Clients through to subcontractors.

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