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BIM

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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Happy 50th Vanessa!

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

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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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On Saturday 4th November, 12 members of the Edge Careers team will be taking part in the Winter Wolf Run. A grueling 10k run through a muddy obstacle course, all in aid of charity.

Winter Wolf Run 2017

Our team, “Not the full Pack Edge”, consists of 12 brave members:

Stuart – Principal Consultant – Civils

Heidi – Residential Manager

Ali – IT and Marketing Manager

Lloyd  – Marketing Co-ordinator

Amy – Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Adam W –  Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Katie – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Ian – Team Leader – Build

Adam P – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Fabio – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Oliver – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Hardev – Divisional Manager – Build

The Wolf run is designed to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.

The team are taking part in the event to raise money for Mary Stevens Hospice, a great cause that provide specialist care and support for people who are living with an incurable illness and their families.

To support the team and donate to this great cause, head over to our just giving page here www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edge-careers

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Wolf Run

 

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Edge Trades Launches

Edge Trades

We are excited to announce the launch of a new offering of the Edge Careers group, Edge Trades, which has been launched due to growing demand for quality led trades & labour recruitment.

With their combined experience and knowledge of trades & labour and the recruitment process, the Edge Trades team are able to provide you with the best possible service.

Working throughout the UK, Edge Trades aim to become the go to recruitment agency for all your candidate and client needs.

This is what Edge Trades’ Manager, Sam Shaw has to say about the launch:

“This is an amazing opportunity for Edge Careers to make our mark in the fast paced and competitive trades & labour sector”

Whilst working UK wide, the Edge Trades team specialise on vacancies in the West Midlands area.

We regularly recruit for the following disciplines:

  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Plumber
  • Cladder
  • Curtain Wall Fixer
  • Electrician
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Painter
  • Plasterer
  • Telehandler

Although we recruit across the whole construction industry, our core sectors are:

  • M&E
  • Fit Out
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial
  • Facilities Management
  • Retail

Follow Edge Trades on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or join our Facebook group, to stay up to date with the latest news, jobs and competitions.

If you are looking for reliable trades & labour staff to join a construction project then get in touch with Edge Trades on 01527 578 802.

Similarly, if you are a tradesmen looking for work, then get in touch with our consultants at Edge Trades or register your details with us here.

 

Olivia Finn Joins Edge Careers

 

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.

Follow Edge Trades on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and join the Edge Trades Facebook group, to stay up to date with all our latest news, competitions, latest jobs and events.

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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M&E Manager Joins Our London Office

Olivia Finn becomes the latest recruiter to join our dynamic London office.

Olivia Finn - M&E Manager - London

Olivia has worked the majority of her career within sales, initially starting off selling “Spa Days” to unsuspecting targets on the streets of SOHO during University holidays. Following this, Olivia became a Project Manager within the London residential market selling refurbishment packages, initially for a developer for four years and then for her own business for a further three.
Deciding it was time to expand her skill set, Olivia joined a boutique search firm in London, where she spent five years honing her skills as a recruitment consultant specialising in Building Services and heading up their M&E Division.

Working out of our London office, Olivia will be heading up M&E recruitment for the region.

We would like to wish Olivia the best of luck in her new role, where we are sure that she will use her existing skills and experience to become a vital member of the London team.

If you work within M&E and are looking for a new role, register your details with us here.

Similarly, if you are looking for M&E staff to join your company, you can register a vacancy here or contact Olivia on 0203 367 2139.

 

Olivia Finn Joins Edge Careers

 

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Morgan Sindall Crowned Contracts Champion For 2016

Morgan Sindall Contracts Champion 2016

Morgan Sindall has walked off with the industry’s biggest annual haul of contract wins ending Kier’s two-year domination of the contracts league.

The contractor romped to the top of the rankings after securing £2.4bn worth of projects over the year, up a third on its performance in 2015, according to contract data collected by Glenigan.

Wates, Willmott Dixon and Mace joined the industry’s top 10 players in 2016, as Bouygues, Vinci and Skanska slid down the rankings based on value of work secured.

The Top 10 saw their share of new orders secured by the 100 most successful contractors slip from around 46% in 2015 to 41% this year, while total work won over 2016 fell 9% compared with 2015.

Top 10 ranking by value of work won
  2016 2015
1 Morgan Sindall £2.4bn Kier £2.7bn
2 Kier £2.1bn Bouygues UK £2.4bn
3 Laing O’Rourke £2.0bn Laing O’Rourke £2.2bn
4 Royal BAM £1.8bn Galliford Try £2.1bn
5 Galliford Try £1.7bn VINCI £2.0bn
6 Carillion £1.4bn Balfour Beatty £1.9bn
7 Balfour Beatty £1.35bn Morgan Sindall £1.8bn
8 Wates £1.3bn Skanska £1.75bn
9 Willmott Dixon £1.2bn Carillion £1.7bn
10 Mace £1.0bn Royal BAM £1.4bn

 

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As a consolation Kier, which had been battling it out with Morgan Sindall for top place in the tables in the last half 2016, secured most work in December.

Among the big contract awards for the month, Balfour Beatty signed off the contract with LBS Properties for the 53-storey Madison residential tower in London’s Canary Wharf.

Volker Stevin secured the £135m redevelopment of Dover Harbour and Laing O’Rourke won the £150m contract to build the Sir Henry Royce Institute For Advanced Materials for Manchester University.

Kier bagged a £135m contract for the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University.

Galliford Try picked up a £42m job for 323 flats in Birmingham, as Sir Robert McAlpine secured a £133m job for 995 rental homes in Manchester.

 

This article is written by www.constructionenquirer.com

Morgan Sindall Contracts Champion 2016

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Katie Collett Is Back

We welcome Katie back to the Edge Careers team after being away for a year on maternity leave. Katie rejoins our Freelance team, who are very excited to have her back.

There was no easing back into work, though, as she was thrown stright back into the world of freelance recruitment!

To discuss any Freelance vacancies contact the team on 01905 827207 or register your details here.

Katie in Office

 

Katie Collett Is Back

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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Edge Careers Tradesman of the Month – November

Every month at Edge Careers, we present our most dedicated freelancer the Tradesman of the Month prize which consists of an Edge Careers polo shirt and gift of choice as a thank you for their hard work. This month the prestigious prize of Tradesman of the Month goes to Bill, a skilled labourer who has been working with us for 12 months, now.

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Picture: A happy Bill pictured with Sam

Sam Shaw, Trades & Labour Manager, had these warm words of praise for Bill:

Bill can always be relied on, he’s punctual and very hard working and I believe he would be a true asset on any construction site across the country.

If you are a tradesman looking for a new role, register with us here. You never know, you too could be awared the Tradesman of the Month award!

If you are looking for quality tradesmen, like Bill, to help you with a current project, register your vacancy here or call 01905 770 706.

October worker of the month

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.

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October’s Tradesman of the Month

Every month at Edge Careers, we present our best and most dedicated freelance worker with the Tradesman of the Month award. As a thank you for their dedication we give them an Edge Careers t-shirt and a create of larger.

tradesmen of the month

Richard becomes our latest worker of the month after showing great professionalism and dedication.

After initially joining us in February on a 2 day contract, our client saw the high quality of work Richard was producing and decided to extend his contract. He has now been working for them on several projects for 8 months.

If you are a tradesman looking for a new role, register with us here.

If you are looking for quality tradesmen to help you with a current project, register a vacancy here.

October worker of the month

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.

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5 Myths About the Construction Industry

There are a number of myths in the construction industry which can be disproved, Edge Careers has taken a look at a few:Gender Gap

  1. Construction is a man’s job – Actually, approximately 20% of the construction workforce in the UK are women, although this has increased over recent years, there is still a big gap in the number of men and women in the industry, which needs to change.
  2. Construction isn’t for graduates – No! There is currently a skills shortage in the construction industry, which presents a great opportunity for graduates.
  3. Construction is a dead end industry – This couldn’t be further from the truth. The construction industry is a major contributor to the UK economy and offers endless potential for workers to move up the career ladder.
  4. Anyone can work in the construction industry – Not at all. Construction workers are now required to attend and pass training courses to be allowed onto a construction site, and the higher up the career ladder you go the more qualified you have to be.
  5. Construction is all about swinging tools – Again wrong. Construction projects start a long time before a construction worker actually steps foot onto a site, from designing, planning, estimating and bidding, there are a number of functions that need to come together before the building actually begins.

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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.

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