Riba launch London Bridge competition

The RIBA has announced the launch of an ideas competition which is being organised to mark the 800th anniversary of the opening of the first London Bridge in 1209AD.

RIBA Preston bridge competition

The RIBA has announced the launch of a new international open competition for the design of a new cycle and bridleway bridge crossing the River Douglas in Preston, Lancashire.

University of Warwick design competition

The RIBA Competitions Office is launching an Invited Design Competition on behalf of the University of Warwick, to seek suitable and innovative solutions for the design of new student residences to accommodate 1000 students.

Design competition for eco towns

Housing minister Yvette Cooper has confirmed that an ideas competition will be run to set design standards for ten new eco-towns.

Shanghai World Expo - design winner

A team led by Heatherwick Studio has won the Foreign Offices' competition to design the £10 million UK pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.

RIBA launches Birnbeck Pier competition

A new international design competition is seeking ideas to bring life back to Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare.

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.

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.

Shanghai Expo 2010 design shortlist

Six teams of world-class designers are battling it out for the chance to design and build the UK’s pavilion for the Shanghai Expo in 2010 – their creations go on display today at the Victoria and Albert museum, London.

Cycle venue design set in motion

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today opened the design competition for the VeloPark for London 2012 Cycling events.

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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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