awards

Gateshead Town Hall restoration wins building award

A major scheme to restore one of Gateshead's finest Victorian buildings has won a national award.

£50m win for Sustrans

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that Sustrans’ Connect2 has been crowned the winner of The People’s £50m Lottery contest; the biggest ever award to be decided by a public vote.

CABE calls for entries to Building for Life awards

CABE and the Home Builders Federation are now inviting designers and developers to submit schemes for next years Building for Life awards.

Hindu Temple voted 'pride of place'

The Neasden Temple in Brent is the attraction which residents in England are most proud of according to the results of a nationwide poll.

RIBA student awards

The winners of the RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2007 have been announced.

Glasgow honours architects

The Glasgow Institute of Architects Supreme Award 2007 has been awarded to Castlemilk Stables Block, Glasgow, designed by Elder & Cannon Architects.

Bristol Symes Avenue redevelopment wins award

The multi-million pound re-development of Symes Avenue in Bristol has won a regional regeneration award.

Birmingham Ley Hill wins regeneration award

Birmingham City Council has today won the National Home Improvement Council Award 2007 for the £45m regeneration of the Ley Hill estate in Northfield.

Dundee architecture awards

The Dundee Institute of Architects unveiled the results of the DIA Awards at its annual awards dinner at Dundee’s Invercarse Hotel.

Welsh building of the year

A bus station has been named as Welsh Building of the Year, in a competition for the public sector.

Carillion wins Manchester Metrolink award

Carillion has won Best Supplier award for its Manchester Metrolink Track Renewals project for clients Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE).

RIBA research awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the annual RIBA President's Awards for Research, which reward and encourage outstanding research in architecture.

English Heritage applauds Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

The architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner will be commemorated today with an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 2 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, NW3, where he lived from 1936 until his death in 1983.

Robert McAlpine man takes top site award

Simon Byford from Kinross has been named Britain’s Construction Manager of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for the £17million refurbishment of HBOS’ headquarters building at The Mound in Edinburgh.

BAA pips Balfour Beatty for environmental award

British Airports Authority (BAA) romped home with an award for its waste management programme at Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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