Edward Cullinan wins the Royal Gold Medal

Edward (Ted) Cullinan, one of the most highly respected British architects, is the winner of one of architecture's most prestigious prizes, the Royal Gold Medal.

David Chipperfield Architects wins RIBA Stirling prize

The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany, designed by David Chipperfield Architects has won the 12th RIBA Stirling Prize.

Scottish design awards database launched

A new awards database has been launched which provides architects and built environment professionals with a one-stop search engine for awards in the built environment.

Network Rail apprenticeship scheme wins award

Network Rail has won this year's People Management Award for its Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme.

JCB wins Queen's Award

HRH The Earl of Wessex yesterday visited JCB’s World Headquarters to present a Queen’s Award for International Trade to the company’s Loadall Business Unit.

RIAS Doolan jury named

The jury for the prestigious Andrew Doolan Award have been named by the RIAS today.

RIBA reveals shortlist for the Manser Medal

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the Manser Medal. The award is given for the best one-off house or major extension designed by an architect in the UK.

Kier and Rok top training award shortlist

Kier and Rok have reached the finals of this year’s National Training Awards.

Carillion and John Laing win National Rail Award for Chiltern contract

Carillion together with John Laing have won its second top industry award for work to upgrade the southern section of the Chiltern line, including Marylebone and Beaconsfield stations.

RIAS extend Doolan Award

RIAS has decided to extend the deadline for entries to the Andrew Doolan Award from 31 May 2007 to 31 August 2007.

RIAS announce new award

A new award -The James Miller Student Award - has been established by the Trustees of the Mabel Harper Charitable Trust to commemorate the work of the late James Miller, architect of many important buildings in Scotland, such as the mercantile buildings in central Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Gleneagles Hotel.

Developer shortlist for Hull Fruit Market

Five developers have been shortlisted to work up detailed proposals for the main development parcel in Hull’s historic Fruit Market area, following the first stage of a development competition run by Citybuild.

Structural engineer awards 2007 shortlist

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has announced the shortlist for the Structural Awards 2007. A record 151 projects were submitted this year, with 46 projects making the shortlist.

Big Brother construction challenge for Interbuild

The Test the Trades challenge at Interbuild, a competition to find Britains most skilful trade, is back for its second year.

Stirling Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Stirling Prize, the most prestigious architectural prize in the UK, has been announced.

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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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