Thirteen Wood employees working in the US Permian shale basin were recently recognised in front of a 200-strong group of team mates by Wood’s chief executive, Robin Watson and Asset Solutions Americas CEO, Andrew Stewart.

Robin and Andrew paid a visit to the booming West Texas region to meet with a group of Wood’s shale facilities personnel working in the basin and pay homage to their commitment to safety and continued demonstration of execution excellence.

Hosting a Texas style BBQ for the troops at Wood’s Seminole facility, 70 mi from the city of Midland, the teams gathered to hear from Wood’s leaders and celebrate those who are raising the safety shield on their projects.

For the full story, head over to World Oil.

World’s Tallest Hybrid Wood Tower by Perkins & Will is Soon to Rise Above Vancouver

tallest building in vancouverArchitecture firm Perkins & Will presents ‘Canada’s Earth Tower’ — a 340,000 square foot mixed-use development that will feature the world’s tallest hybrid wood tower. Standing 35-40 stories above the Vancouver cityscape, the visionary proposal will advance a comprehensive set of environmental goals in an unprecedented way.

In collaboration with private developer delta group, the project will demonstrate a feasible shift toward dramatically higher environmental standards. A comprehensive material strategy, namely the use of heavy timber as the primary building structure, will ensure that ‘Canada’s Earth Tower’ will be among the healthiest places to live and work.

For more on the tallest wooden building, head over to Design Boom.

Four Construction Industry Trends Gaining Traction in 2019

As with any sector, keeping on top of emerging trends and innovative ideas to aid the future of the industry is an important variable that should regularly be considered and adjusted year on year. With so many changes to supply routes, technology and national politics affecting the construction industry in 2018, companies need to stay up to date with the latest and greatest trends if they want to remain competitive

construction trends on the rise

This post by bathroom specialists, Jaquar, will explore the top established construction trends of last year that are continuing to gain traction and influence the construction industry in 2019.

To find out more about these industry trends, head over to PBC Today.

Protecting Mental Health in Construction

mental health in construction This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for all of us to show solidarity with our colleagues, friends and family who may be struggling with mental health problems, and to consider ways we can help them.

Of course, this is not something we should do just once a year. Supporting the mental health of those close to us, whether at work or at home, is a constant responsibility and one that our industry, increasingly, takes very seriously. More than 400 workers in the housebuilding and construction industry take their lives each year, a tragic statistic that we are determined to reduce.

This is an incredibly important topic that needs to be addressed. For more on this, head over to Property Week.