Built environment policies essential for rebalancing the UK economy, CIOB tells MPs

The Chartered Institute of Building is launching a guide for MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates to highlight the strategic importance of construction to the UK economy.

Public bodies 'need to do more' for apprenticeships

Public bodies should make more use of the procurement and planning system to ensure employers provide effective employment training to stave off apprenticeship take-ups that are currently “pathetically dismal”, a group of parliamentarians is suggesting.

CIOB backs BIM project

The Chartered Institute of Building is supporting a partly public sector funded project to make small construction businesses in the South East early adopters of BIM technology.

Corruption rife in UK construction industry, says CIOB

Almost half of all construction workers believe that corruption is just part and parcel of the industry, according to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Parliamentarians to look at training

A cross-party group of parliamentarians from both houses of parliament is launching an inquiry to look at how training in construction could be boosted through an expected upturn in investment.

Shepherd man named Britain`s best construction manager

Neil Matthias, who works for Shepherd Construction, has been named Construction Manager of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Ken Morrison heads CIOB Scotland

Stewart Milne Construction’s Ken Morrison has been elected as the new chairman of the CIOB in Scotland.

Construction training goes virtual

The UK’s first virtual reality training facility for the construction industry opened yesterday in Coventry.

CIOB names new vice president

The Chartered Institute of Building has announced that Professor Ghassan Aouad has been appointed as vice president.

CIOB Scotland elects new chairman

Rob Leslie has been elected as the new chairman for CIOB Scotland at the Annual General Meeting.

Construction skills shortage

The construction industry is still suffering a skills shortage despite the recession and downturn in construction demand, a new survey has found.

Reading University wins CIOB award

The Chartered Institute for Building (CIOB) ‘Innovation Research Paper’ Award 2008/9 has been won by Professor Stuart Green.

CIOB wants single "green" housing standard

In response to the Government’s consultation ‘Definition of Zero Carbon Homes and Non-Domestic Buildings’, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called for a single national reference point for all new buildings.

CIOB works with da Vinci

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is set to partner the Leonardo da Vinci funded project ‘PROCONSTR’.

CIOB heads to Abu Dhabi

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is set to announce its plans to develop Institute activity in Abu Dhabi.

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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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