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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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Angular 8 is finally here! Although the Angular had originally planned to release Angular 8 in March or April, it didn’t happen until late May.

With the new release now available, it’s important to understand what has changed so you’ll know how to approach Angular 8. Since Angular 7 is going to be supported until April of 2020, you may decide that it’s not worth upgrading if Angular 7 already meets all of your needs.

One of the most important changes is what the Angular team describes as ‘Differential Loading of Modern JavaScript.’ To put it simply, this means that new apps generated by Angular CLI will now contain separate bundles for legacy JavaScript (ES5) and modern JavaScript (ES2015+). This is great news because it means that modern browsers with ES2015 support will be able to download smaller, more efficient app bundles that load and render faster than before.

The Angular team is also adding a backward compatibility mode to the Angular router which will make it easier to upgrade legacy Angular apps to modern Angular. In an ideal world, we would have all been able to upgrade our Angular 1.x apps to Angular 2+ right away.

In the real world though, this doesn’t always happen. To this day, there are a large number of massive legacy Angular apps happily chugging away, serving businesses and making users happy. They haven’t been upgraded for a simple reason: they’re working well, and there wouldn’t be much ROI in doing a complete rewrite.

The end is in sight for Angular 1.x. It isn’t going to see any new development and will only be receiving security patches until the end of its long-term support period on June 30, 2021. For teams working on large Angular 1.x apps, the time to begin the transition is now (and the changes to the Angular router will help make the transition smoother). The router updates will make it possible to lazy load parts of Angular 1.x apps inside a modern Angular app using route APIs.

 

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Our Freelance Team Expands

Edge Careers are excited to welcome Mark Bilbrough to our White Collar Freelance team.

Mark Bilbrough - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Mark entered the world of construction recruitment in 2016 after deciding that Financial Advice was no longer for him. Mark has always been involved in a sales based environment and uses his consultative approach to build relationships with clients and candidates.

Mark works closely with the successful permanent recruitment team to ensure that Edge Careers can fulfil a clients full operational and pre construction recruitment needs.

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

If you are a contractor looking for your next role, register you details here

Similarly, if you are looking for contractors to join your company, you can register a vacancy here or call the freelance team on 01527 557 323.

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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.

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Choosing the right recruitment agency for you

choosing the right recruitment agency

Working in the construction industry, where the need for quality staff is growing and the number of skilled workers is shrinking, recruitment agencies are playing a vital role. Love them or Loath them, recruitment agencies are key to the growth of your business.

If you require staff to work for your company, but you do not have the time or resources to find the perfect candidate, then a recruitment agency will be required and choosing the right one can be a hard decision.

Choosing the right recruitment agency will be the difference between receiving quality or unsuitable candidates. You will need to make sure to find one that will take a proactive headhunt approach and not just sift through job boards.

Most recruitment agencies will claim to be the best at what they do and understand the industry they are working in, but only a few actually do. It is key that when you select a recruitment consultancy, you test their knowledge so that you can be reassured that they do know what you are looking for.

The same goes for candidates. Choosing the right recruitment agency to represent you will be the key to how you are presented to a client. A lot of agencies will get your CV and shoot it across to every contractor they can think of, only a few will actually take the time to understand what you are looking for in your next career move. At Edge Careers, we aim to meet with every candidate to build a profile on exactly what you are looking for and we will agree a target list of companies that we will put your details forward to.

It is important that as a candidate you agree a list of target companies so that you can keep track of where your CV has gone. A company receiving your CV multiple times will devalue your position as a candidate.

A good recruitment agency will stay with you through the whole process to offer guidance and assistance, sticking with you after you have started your new job to make sure you are happy with the company you have moved to.

To work with a recruitment agency who does genuinely understand the industry they are recruiting for, register your vacancy with Edge Careers here.

If you are looking for a new role and want an agency who will take the time to understand what you are looking for, then register your CV with us here.

 

Why Are Recruitment Agencies Important

 

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Stuart Smith has made the move from our Permanent team to head up our Civil Engineering team.

Stuart Smith BEng (Hons) – Resourcing Divisional Manager

Stuart who has been with Edge Careers for over 2 years, comes from a Civil Engineering background gaining a degree in the subject before working in the industry for 6 years.

Stuart is excited to be making this change in his career and looks forward to successfully leading our Civil Engineering team.

Our Civil Engineering team will be based out of our Head Office in the Midlands to provide a recruitment solution on a national basis, to all our civil engineering clients.

If you are a candidate in the civil engineering sector register your CV with us here.

To register a civil engineering vacancy with us click here or call Stuart on 01905 827207.

 

Stu Civil Engineering

 

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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Jobs In Construction Industry

Edge Careers are a specialist recruitment agency working on jobs in construction industry, across the UK and Internationally. We provide staffing solutions for all roles across the construction industry from permanent to freelance and site labourers to chief executives, we have a recruitment team who will be able to help.

Operating out of 4 UK based offices, Edge Careers provide a worldwide recruitment service for the construction industry. Our consultants always aim to provide the highest possible standard of recruitment so that we can become the go to recruitment agency for all of our candidates and clients recruitment needs.

If you are a candidate looking for jobs in construction industry, then get in touch with Edge Careers’ Head Office on 01905 827207 and you will be put in contact with the recruitment team that is best suited to your recruitment needs, or alternatively you can register your details with us and one of our consultant will give you a call to discuss your job search.

Similarly if you are a client looking to recruit construction professionals for your company then give Edge Careers a call, or register a vacancy with us and one of our consultants will be in touch to discuss the opportunity in more detail.

 

Jobs In Construction Industry

 

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 Dance for Three Hours to Help Raise Money for Peter Kay – Dance for Life

On Saturday 23rd April, Edge Careers staff flocked to the Barclaycard arena in Birmingham to take part in Peter Kay’s Dance for Life. The night was a three hour, non-stop dance-a-thon where many suspect shapes were thrown and strange outfits were worn, all in the name of raising money for Cancer Research UK. So far, over £100,000 has been raised for the charity, but you can still do your bit by donating on the official Just Giving page, here. The Phoenix Nights ace put on an incredible performance and made it a real night to remember for everyone involved.

Have a look at some of the shots from the brilliant night.

 

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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Construction Company Jobs

Edge Careers are construction recruitment specialists, working across all sectors within these industries so that we can provide construction company jobs to all levels.

We always operate to the highest standard recruitment so that we can become the go to agency for our candidates and clients, providing permanent and freelance recruitment for all construction sectors in the UK.

With experienced recruitment consultants, some of which have over 15 years experience and some who have come from the industry itself, you can be rest assured that we understand the construction industry and the recruitment process and can use our knowledge to make your experience as hassle free as possible.

If you are looking for construction company jobs then get in touch with Edge Careers’ head office on 01905 827207 and you will be put in contact with the best recruitment team suited to your needs or alternatively you can register your details with us and one of our consultants will give you a call to discuss your job search.

Similarly if you are a client looking to recruit construction staff, get in touch with Edge Careers or register your vacancy with us and one of our experienced consultants will be in contact to discuss your vacancy.

 

Construction Company Jobs

 

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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Construction Career

Edge Careers are a construction recruitment agency working across all sectors within the industry, to assist people looking for a new construction career find the right the role for them.

At Edge Careers we always provide the best level of recruitment possible for our candidates and clients so that we become the go to recruitment agency for their needs.

We have a number of experienced recruitment consultants working here at Edge Careers, some of whom have over 15 years experience and some who actually come from the construction industry, so you can be rest assured as a candidate you will have the best advise and guidance on any potential career move that you are in the process for.

If you are a candidate who is looking for a new construction careers then contact Edge Careers’ Head Office on 01905 827207 and you will be put in touch with the recruitment team best suited to your requirements, or alternatively you can register your details with us and one of our recruitment consultants will give you a call to discuss your job search.

If you are a client who has requirements for construction staff contact Edge Careers or register your vacancy with us and one of our recruitment team will be happy to help.

 

Construction Career

 

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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