Construction Industry Facing Worker Shortage

We have our economy improving. We’ve got sufficient cash flow today, and we’ll have sufficient cash flow tomorrow,” said Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, the governor’s top budget adviser. At the start of the year, Louisiana was teetering so close to its debt cap that Treasurer John Kennedy said the state’s pool of money to pay for ongoing construction projects was running dry and there was little room to borrow more. Nichols said the situation never was as dire as it had been described. But both the treasurer’s office and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration agreed this week that the state has the wiggle room to borrow again, to replenish the construction fund. Kennedy, however, framed it as an improved situation, but one that will keep the state hovering near its debt cap for years.

Beijing Construction Plans $1.3 Billion Manchester Hub

ABP is involved in the development of a third financial district in London focused on Asian businesses after the U.K. and China set a target three years ago of doubling trade to $100 billion by 2015. Our aspiration as part of this international joint venture is to create a world-class business destination that will open up new connections on a global level, David Partridge, managing partner at Argent (Property Development) Services LLP, said in the statement. Direct Link Manchester Airport, Britains busiest hub outside London , is used by more than 20 million passengers a year. The airport plans to open a direct airline service to China, according to the statement. We see our involvement in Airport City as an extension of the memorandum of understanding between China and the U.K., where we have been looking to further explore joint infrastructure opportunities for some time, Xing Yan, managing director of Beijing Construction Engineering, said in the statement. U.K.

The graduates they need have typically completed a course run by an institute of technology and hold a degree such as property or construction economics or property valuation management. In property, surveyors provide professional advice on the valuation, management, letting and sale of commercial including agricultural and residential property. In the construction sector, surveyors advise clients on matters such as the cost of development, project management, carrying out building surveys and design consultancy. As well as low enrolments on some courses, others have disappeared completely due to lack of interest in recent years. RECRUITING SCSI education officer, Zoe O’Connor said that the property industry “is gobbling up graduates” and some were looking to the UK to recruit. She said that in the past one to two years, large estate agencies were employing up to 10 or 11 surveying graduates each, yet one of the main degree courses currently had just 10 students in first year. “We are now getting calls from small firms that are experiencing recruitment difficulties”, Ms O’Connor said.


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