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Monday, 7 July 2014

Class of Your Own (COYO), the UK’s pioneering provider of accredited learning programmes for the professional built environment, is seeking top industry specialists to share their expertise in the first ever Design, Engineer, Construct! (DEC!) led competition: Hotel Underground.

Monday, 7 July 2014

A construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an excavation trench collapsed on his leg.

Friday, 4 July 2014

A finance firm specialising in short term bridging loans has claimed that its sector has helped provide more funding for new homes than the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Local businesses in Teesside are being ‘called up’ to help Kier Construction and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) recruit and equip unemployed young people with the skills they need for work.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Eight construction firms have launched a scheme aimed at compensating workers who were past victims of blacklisting in the industry.

Friday, 4 July 2014

House prices recorded their fourteenth successive monthly increase in June, rising by 1%. As a result, the annual pace of price growth picked up to 11.8% from 11.1% the previous month.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The government’s construction pipeline has been revealed as £116bn at the third annual Government Construction Summit.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record, but also show that the number of deaths from mesothelioma have risen.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Yorkshire-based business, Caddick Construction has been awarded a contract to create 220 student flats on Lawrence Street in York.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Wates Living Space is to deliver home improvements to properties in Caia Park, Wrexham, after securing the contract from the council.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

From leaky taps and radiators to broken locks and creaky floorboards, Britain's homes have an accumulated 106.4 million maintenance problems according to new research fromWhich? Trusted Traders.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The construction industry will help to increase the economy’s long-term growth rate and is at the heart of the government’s economic plan, said Lord Deighton at the Government Construction Summit today.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Despite the upswing in the economy, pay levels in the construction sector still haven’t returned to pre-recession levels for almost fifth of senior management.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Plans to create a tnew business community in Dyce have been approved by Aberdeen City Council.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The third annual Government Construction Summit is taking place in London today, and will provide the construction sector with an update on the Government Industrial Strategy and issues around it including spend and sustainability.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

‘End cheapo schools, reform the Green Belt and liberate underperforming English cities’. These are just some of the recommendations set out in a new report from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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2014-07-16 10:03

Mental health is one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of business and society but still no-one’s really talking about it, says Holly Squire

2014-07-16 09:48

As part of a comprehensive risk assessment it falls to land and property owners to provide a safe and secure external environment, an important part of this being the management of trees as Mal Vickers, explains

2014-07-16 09:39

Since new guidance came out earlier this year, one often overlooked aspect of planning is tripping many “dead cert” developments up just at the finishing line says David Bridgewood

2014-07-01 15:08

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood

2014-07-01 13:27

Brian Morris, MD of sustainable building services design firm, BCM, writes about his company’s experience with Level 2 BIM and the implications of legislation on the future of the industry

2014-07-01 13:14

Joan Murray, explains why she thinks it’s crucial to encourage more young people, especially girls, to take up engineering and technical roles.

2014-06-18 12:38

Moving to cloud-based accounting software can transform the working lives of tradespeople, says Gary Turner

2014-06-18 11:39

When it comes to falls from height, the most commonly used safety solutions focus on stopping the fall in its tracks. But Darren Cooper, argues that emphasis needs to be placed on fall prevention to reduce injury rates

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