Health and safety
The construction industry has always been a dangerous industry in which to work, characterised by poor health and safety provisions.
The construction industry in Britain was generally unorganised
Role of Irish workers
Irish involvement in the British construction industry has been constant but it developed particularly during the period of the industrial revolution in Britain
The attractions of labour-only subcontracting were obvious from the viewpoint of the major contractors.
New materials and technologies
Among the most significant changes during the post-war decades was the use of new construction materials and technologies.