competitions

Whitehaven design competition launched

An international competition to design a £10m mixed-use development next to Whitehaven Harbour in Cumbria has been launched.

Arup unveils winner of design competition

Arup, in partnership with SportsAid, the Construction Youth Trust, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, has announced the winner of its Sports Venue Design Competition, which saw students aged 12-14 from across London design and submit plans for a new sports venue.

Hereford market design competition

The RIBA has been appointed to run a competition for the re-development and regeneration of Hereford’s Buttermarket.

Severn Crossing competition launched

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in the South West with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW), and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have announced an ideas competition to design a potential third Severn crossing for architects, engineers and students studying in those subjects at universities across the region.

Aberdeen plans new Guggenheim

Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future has announced that it is seeking to progress an international design competition for the City Square project.

Roman Baths win RIBA seduction poll

As part of its 175th Anniversary celebrations the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) launched a light-hearted poll to find the nation's favourite 'construction for seduction'.

Worthing pool design competition

The RIBA is launching an Invited Design Competition on behalf of Worthing Borough Council, to seek suitable and innovative solutions for the design of a new swimming facility to replace the town's existing pool complex known locally as the 'Aquarena'.

National Wildflower Centre shortlist

The RIBA has announced the shortlist in the international competition to design the new National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley.

Connecting the community

Cisco has a competition - Urban 2020, for university students across the UK and Ireland.

International student design competition

DWA Architects has launched a design competition for architectural students worldwide with support from one of the UK's largest care home operators, Bupa Care Services.

RIBA Wrexham University Competition

Salisbury market design competition

Stromness Pierhead shortlist

Orkney Islands Council has selected three architects to produce design concepts for the redevelopment of Stromness Pierhead.

Five make Daventry hub shortlist

The Board of the Innovative Construction Network (ICoN), represented by The University of Northampton and BRE, invited architects to enter an open, two-stage competition to design and build an exemplar innovation hub and office building, in Daventry.

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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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