Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 29

INDUSTRYNEWS University addresses construction industry skills shortage The Next Generation of Coloured Frames A shortage of problem-solving skills in the construction industry is preventing professionals from advancing within their careers, prompting a new initiative between Birmingham City University and Mott MacDonald Ltd. Starting in September, the University and the global engineering, management and development consultants are pioneering a new approach to develop the ‘softer skills’ considered to be in short supply across the construction industry. Birmingham City University’s Professor Nick Morton said: “Students securing places at the University’s School of the Built Environment will have the opportunity to gain direct experience of both construction and people skills with Mott MacDonald in Birmingham’s projects around the UK. The construction industry needs problem solvers with the skills to enable them to develop the talents of others and to recognise their own strengths for future opportunities.” Students at BCU’s School of the Built Environment will also have chance to take part in a major international construction competition hosted by the University. Mott MacDonald will sponsor the event. ‘major international construction competition’ The courses start this month and applicants wishing to apply for a place can use the ongoing Clearing process by calling 0121 331 6777. Our onsite paint booth ensures that products can be spray painted to match virtually any RAL code or colour! Customers can personalise their windows and doors by colour co-ordinating them to match their property, surrounding area, or just to suit their own personal tastes! Products are spray painted to only the highest standards for a smooth and vibrant finish, and will provide a unique finished product. Contact us today for more information Call our Sales Team: 0800 470 3204 Or email: Camden Steeple Road Industrial Estate, Antrim, BT41 1AB To read more, visit SEP 2014 29