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Friday, 7 November 2014

National Grid plc is venturing into the housebuilding business with the launch of a new joint venture to redevelop its brownfield sites across London and the South East.

Friday, 7 November 2014

The NHBC Foundation has published two guides to help housebuilders and designers understand what is needed to comply with the latest changes to Part L.

Friday, 7 November 2014

The first phase of a significant new partnership between China’s leading institute for built environment research and the University of Salford has been announced with the launch of a new Joint Doctorate programme in the Built Environment.

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Health and Safety Executive has announced two new director appointments.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A former Tiverton building firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe arm injuries when he fell through an unguarded fragile roof light.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A Harrow-based building firm has appeared in court after a botched demolition sent masonry crashing into the kitchen of a neighbouring property, narrowly missing an occupant who had just left the room.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting has been appointed to work on two key projects in Canary Wharf and Cornwall.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

With 20% more workers required to meet the pipeline of around £96 billion of construction projects in 2014-17, the London and South East is facing a major skills crisis.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The British Safety Council has submitted views to the Smith Commission which is currently undertaking a public consultation on the devolution of further powers to Scotland.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Construction union UCATT have written to major contractors warning them not to use illegal agency workers to try to undermine the HTC Plant Ltd crane strike which begins this Friday.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Scotland could build more homes and improve its housing systems, housing professionals in the country have said – if more powers were devolved to its government.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Construction workers are convinced that their profession is the most fulfilling in the UK according to a survey of employees across a range of sectors conducted by specialist recruiter Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Commercial activity continues to ramp up at a marked pace, driving construction growth into the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures from industry analysts Glenigan.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Growth in business revenue has surpassed expectations for construction businesses operating in the SME sector, according to new research.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Major construction sites are set for severe disruption from this Friday as crane drivers employed by HTC Plant Limited begin industrial action.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Government has earmarked £23m to encourage more communities in England to adopt Neighbourhood Plans that allow them to vote on proposals for development in their area.

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2014-11-19 10:48

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2014-11-05 12:08

Young Brits should benefit from the thousands of apprenticeships and jobs now up for grabs as housebuilders look to build more homes in the year ahead, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said.

2014-11-05 12:00

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Julia Court discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s construction industry in light of robust growth predictions

2014-10-21 17:59

Mick Barker, partner at Stephen George & Partners looks at how architects often branch out into other creative occupations

2014-10-21 17:54

Jonathan Edgoose, director at MCL explains how a team of UK Manufacturers are tackling the Multi-Billion challenge

2014-10-08 09:34

A serious brick shortage in the UK has seen many house builders turn to materials such as timber but what will the long-term implications of the shift be for the industry?

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