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Engineering alliance issues urgent climate warning to world leaders

Two Scottish trade associations have issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow for COP26 in six weeks time, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”. 

Published 20 September 2021

Engineering bodies pitch sector as worthwhile career to new generation

School leavers and other young people are being urged to consider engineering careers with the launch of a campaign that highlights the sector's offer of a chance to tackle the climate crisis and provide better living and working conditions for their communities.

Published 11 August 2021

Working group unveils recommendations for cash retentions reform

A Scottish Government working group has recommended a list of reforms to the outdated practice of cash retentions to protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.

Published 29 July 2021

Actuate UK: COVID fallout could lead to a winter of discontent for construction

The further relaxation of COVID restrictions has been greeted with much excitement, yet construction experts claim COVID continues to cast a dark shadow on their industry – and say the knock-on effects of the pandemic will still be felt long after summer is over.

Published 19 July 2021

New engineering services alliance Actuate UK launched today

Two Scotland-based trade bodies are among the members of a new alliance for the multi-billion-pound UK engineering services sector that was launched today via a virtual industry event.

Published 10 February 2021