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Before delving into the depths of the BIM world we need to understand what BIM actually means.

First and foremost, the idea that BIM is just a type of software is incorrect, it’s much more than that! BIM is a pretty broad term but in a nutshell it’s a process which creates and monitors a construction project through its whole lifecycle, from concept though to building management. It’s a collaborative way of working combining the following five fundamentals: Processes, Policies, People, Information and Technologies. These essential elements are fundamental for the effective functioning of BIM.

So, what are some of the benefits of BIM? I hear you ask…

Firstly, BIM reduces delays and speeds up the productivity which in turn saves money.
But how does it do this? During the design process BIM can pick up errors or issues through clash detection before they reach the construction site avoiding having to rework elements of the project, meaning the reduction of delays on site. Because the BIM model means creating a 3D visualisation of the model before the shovel even hits the ground, enabling changes to be made to the model before physical work has even begun, which again reduces time and cost and improves productivity.

The model also creates a safer construction site. This is because the model can pinpoint hazards before they become problems, by forward planning site coordination and logistics. This also has a direct knock on effect on improved build quality.

The construction industry has always been especially interested in the upfront capital costs. Going through the 6D process (Project lifecycle information) ensures that wise decisions are made from the get go. Shifting this focus betters the understanding of the whole-life cost where most money is proportionately spent; this should make for better decisions upfront in terms of both cost and sustainability. Not only does this work for one model but the data which has been learnt from the build can be used on future builds. Never before have we been able to harvest so much information from construction projects and then be able to feed it back into future designs, improving cost, productivity, safety, sustainability and build quality. This is only a small snapshot of what the BIM model can do for a build.

What does the future hold for BIM?

It’s a promising future wherein buildings, design and construction will be cheaper, safer, more efficient, and more responsive to end-users.

However, there is a problem: Even with all the benefits of BIM, some professionals in the industry don’t want to let go of their old ways of working. Even professionals who understand the future benefits of BIM struggle to implement it. Meaning they use a combination of new technology with old processes. This seems to be a ‘friendlier’ approach to the transition phase in the industry.  Though, Contractors are now seeing the benefits of moving over to the BIM model. We are finally seeing companies really embrace BIM.

 

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Edge Careers are recruitment experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

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Happy 50th Vanessa!

All of us at Edge Careers would like to wish our Director Vanessa Skinner a very happy 50th birthday.

Vanessa 50th Birthday

Vanessa is a founder of the Edge brand which has been operating since 2002, having spent a number of years working at Hill Mc Glynn previously, Vanessa has become a very well respected voice in the industry she has served for many years. Now whilst still delivering the highest standard of recruitment to her clients, she is also dedicated to training the next generation of recruiters so that they can be as good as we all believe she is.

Having worked with board level directors of several blue chip companies for over 25 years, Vanessa has built an unrivaled reputation in the construction industry, using her wealth of knowledge and experience to become an ambassador for her clients, not only for her recruitment expertise but also for her knowledge of the construction industry.

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Edge Careers are Construction, Engineering and IT Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click hereor alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Meet London’s Newest Addition

Edge Careers are excited to welcome Sophie Bott to our London team.

Sophie Bott - Principal Associate

Sophie joins our London team as a Principal Consultant. She has specialised in Commercial Office Fit Out since 2014 and brings that expert knowledge with her. Before getting into recruitment, Sophie obtained a 2.1 in Geography with Law and went on to work as a Property Manager within the residential sector. Four years after working at a boutique, central London recruitment firm, Sophie made the decision to join Edge Careers.

All of us at Edge Careers would like to wish Sophie the best of luck in her new role, where we are sure that she will become a vital member of the team.

If you work within the Fit Out sector are looking for a new role, register your details with us here.

Similarly, if you are looking for Fit Out staff to join your company, you can register a vacancy here or contact the London team on 0207 721 5101.

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Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Our Executive Team Expands

Edge Careers’ Executive team has expanded as we welcome Samantha Smith to the company.

Samantha Smith - Executive Resourcer

Our Executive consultants have been at the heart of the business since the start and have been an integral part of Edge Careers’ success. Now with an ever increasing work load we have made the decision to expand the team and welcome Samantha Smith as an Executive Resourcer.

Before joining Edge Careers, Samantha worked for over 20 years in the 5 star hospitality industry working in some of the most prestigious properties in the UK, before retraining as a Lecturer. Samantha has travelled the World whilst working aboard the QE2 and set up her own company organising events in Southern Spain.

Having worked with celebrities and royalty, Samantha is at ease with people from all walks of life. At Edge Careers Samantha will be supporting the Executive team by actively screening and sourcing candidates. Samantha endeavours to embrace this challenge of industry change and wishes to grow the position and make it her own.

We would like to wish Samantha the best of luck in her new role, where we are sure she will become a vital member of the team.

To contact our Executive team, call 01527 570 906.

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Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

Incorporated into the Edge Careers group is Edge Trades, a team which is solely responsible for providing the highest level of trades & labour recruitment across the UK, to see what they can provide for you click here.

To become an Edge Careers or Edge Trades candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Edge Careers Attains REC Audited Status

Thanks to the hard work of our Compliance team, Edge Careers has attained Audited status with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), something that less than 10% of REC members have achieved.

We were assessed against the requirements of the Employment Agencies Act, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 and the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.

This initiative run by the REC, the professional body for the UK’s £31 billion private recruitment industry, is the most comprehensive audit of its kind. It provides successful recruiters with an accreditation which confirms the agency is conducting its business ethically, in accordance with the legal requirements and with the REC Code.

Edge Careers specialises in the placement of permanent and temporary staff in the Construction sector.

REC Chief Executive, Kevin Green had this to say:

“Congratulations to Edge Careers for achieving REC Audited status. In doing so they join an elite group of recruitment agencies across the UK that have achieved this high standard.

This accreditation recognises that we have rigorously audited Edge Careers and found that it is performing to the highest professional standards and represents best practice in our sector.”

To contact us about any of you recruitment needs, call our head office on 01527 557 323 and you will be put in touch with a consultant who can help you.

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Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

Incorporated into the Edge Careers group is Edge Trades, a team which is solely responsible for providing the highest level of trades & labour recruitment across the UK, to see what they can provide for you click here.

To become an Edge Careers or Edge Trades candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

Follow Edge Careers on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, Instagram and Google+  to stay up to date with all our latest news, exclusive competitions and events.

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London Office Moves As Team Doubles

London moved

Edge Careers are delighted to announce that, due to the ongoing growth and success of our London team we have moved out of our offices in Marylebone into bigger and more modern offices in Shoreditch, close to Liverpool Street Station.

The office block is designed to promote the new modern way of working with big open spaces for a cohesive working environment, along with private offices and meeting rooms.

Offering free drinks (including beer) and cake, the offices will become a desirable place for our team to meet with candidates and clients.

Edge Careers’ London office provides a recruitment service for candidates and clients across our southern region.

Our London consultants come from an array of backgrounds and have specialties in different sectors of the construction industry, providing a wide but knowledgeable permanent and freelance solution.

Split into 3 regions, Edge Careers has offices strategically positioned in Manchester, London and the Midlands to enable us to work on any candidate or clients requirement whatever the location.

To discuss any requirements you may have, you can contact our London team on 0203 890 8020.

 

London Office

 

Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Heidi Genner Promoted to Associate Director

Associate Director

Edge Careers are delighted to announce the promotion of Heidi Genner to Associate Director. Heidi has worked for the Group for 15 years and in every role she has undertaken, she has demonstrated exceptional loyalty and commitment. She took up the challenge of working in the Residential sector some 10 years ago and is now one of the leading experts in the Midlands Residential sector, placing candidates from Middle Management to Regional Director and above.

Please join us in congratulating Heidi on a promotion so well deserved and we are sure that she will continue on her journey of excellence and success for many years to come.

 

Heidi Associate Director

 

Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

Follow Edge Careers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+  to stay up to date with all our latest news, exclusive competitions and events.

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