BAM to undertake refurbishment of London College

BAM is to carry out an £11 million internal refurbishment of the historic London college that trained celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Work gets underway at new Brechin Community Campus

Robertson, the construction, infrastructure and support services group is undertaking the project to build the new Brechin Community Campus through the hub east central framework in Angus.

Edinburgh plans construction skills centre

Edinburgh City Council is planning to create a new Construction Training Academy to overcome a skills shortage caused by the city's development plans.

ACE calls for scrapping of engineering tuition fees

Leading construction industry business group, The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has called on the Government to scrap tuition fees for UK engineering students.

Network Rail launch project management course

Network Rail is launching a new development initiative - a master of science (MSc) in project management.

Kent council names BSF team

Kent County Council has named the Land Securities consortium, which includes CfBT Education Trust as the education adviser, has been selected as the preferred bidder for the delivery of the first phase of its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

MMU plans new business school

A massive, iconic new building is planned for Europe's biggest University campus by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Gleeson completes Northumberland school

A primary school in Northumberland will officially open tomorrow after it underwent a £1m revamp led by the county council and its partner Gleeson Building.

Bidders selected for Sandwell BSF

Four potential bidders have been selected to rebuild or refurbish 19 secondary schools in Sandwell. The BSF project will eventually see almost £260 million invested in the borough's schools over the next decade.

London women in construction get training boost

Women in the construction received a boost with funding to help them to advance their careers. The construction industry was named one of the top five areas in which women are under-represented in the work place, accounting for just 10% of the sector’s workforce.

LSC and RIBA launch college design website

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC), in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) learning and skills forum, has today launched a website to advise the Further Education sector on the design of its colleges and offer guidance to providers embarking on major capital projects.

Balfour Beatty wins £120m schools contract

Balfour Beatty has won a £120m contract to deliver six schools for Sunderland City Council.

Hochtief wins schools contract

Hochtief has won a £200m contract to perform the building management at 47 schools in the Northwest of England.

Bouygues UK wins Westminster schools contract

Bouygues UK has been selected as preferred bidder for the £152m BSF scheme in Westminster.

Offsite construction gets training boost

Offsite construction will get a boost from the National Construction College (NCC), which announced it will launch a pilot training course on Innovative Methods of Construction.

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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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