Construction industry is “firing on all cylinders”, sources claim
Residential construction work has recorded the fastest rise in ten years, as the industry starts “firing on all cylinders”, sources in the construction buyers’ segment have revealed.
As a result, construction employment levels also went up for the fourth consecutive month and the rate of job creation reached its fastest for just under six years.
David Noble, Chief Executive Officer at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, said: “Growth in UK house building hit heights not seen for ten years in September, and was supported by a solid acceleration in business from commercial construction, whilst growth in civil engineering remains well above the long run average, rounding off the best quarter of growth in construction since Q2 2010.”
“Confidence is now at its strongest in almost 3 and a half years building strong momentum going into the final quarter. Having been in the doldrums for so long, builders are using this renewal as a platform to invest, with employment seeing the most dramatic upturn in close to 6 years” he added.
While the industry’s rapid growth is quite welcomed, the truth of the matter is that companies involved in this field should also seriously consider the implementation of solid and reliable workforce management solutions, and this is specifically where Tensor could put its extensive experience in the field to very good use.
The Tensor WinTA.NET Time and Attendance solution will make staff management a much easier and more streamlined process. The platform supplies and extensive level of functionality, from simple clocking when arriving on site to complex operations, such as specific job costings and export to payroll features.
Additionally, Tensor plc supplies a very versatile access control solution for companies actively involved in the construction segment. Construction workers and other people who hold a CSCS card can use their existing card to clock onto a Tensor Time & Attendance system and/or gain access to a construction site or similar, or use the CSCS card to gain access through turnstiles or car park barriers.