Research and Development High

ONS data shows research and development spending in the UK construction industry jumped 11.5% annually to a new record high says Catax. Total construction sector spending on R&D rose to £417m in 2019, an increase of £43m from the £374m recorded a year earlier.

The industry now employs 6,000 people directly involved in R&D, however, the rate of growth in R&D spending has slowed from the 16.9% rise recorded in 2018.

Uncertainty surrounds what impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on the level of investment in 2020, though the construction sector continues to pursue a range of technological advances, not least progress in modern methods of construction (MMC) and environmental performance.

Image Credit | iStock

Jobs

Permanent, Temporary, Contract, Full Time, Part Time

Building Control Surveyors / Building Control Managers / Independent Plan Checkers and Site Inspectors

Building Control Approval Ltd
London, UK
Building Control Approval Ltd is a London based approved inspector with a varied workload, which...

Permanent, Full Time

Building Control Surveyor

SOCOTEC Building Control
Nationwide
SOCOTEC Building Control is the market-leading independent provider of building control and the rec...

Permanent, Full Time

Principal Building Control Surveyor

Fareham Borough Council
Fareham, UK
Principal Building Control Surveyor Building Control Partnership Department Of Planning And Regenera...

Permanent, Full Time

Principal / Senior / Building Control Surveyor

£40,000 - £65,000 yearly
Stroma
North London
Principal / Senior / Building Control Surveyor - North London  Our Company  Stroma Building Contr...