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.

Stirling Prize shortlist announced

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

RIBA in house design call

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for the introduction of minimum space standards for all new homes in England and Wales – a crucial anomaly which sees England and Wales lagging behind the rest of the EU and even Japan. The proposal is a significant element of the RIBA’s new housing policy, to be launched last week.

Lubetkin prize shortlist

The Des Moines Public Library in Iowa, USA by David Chipperfield Architects; Southern Cross Station in Melbourne by Grimshaw and the Hearst Tower in New York by Foster & Partners are the three contenders for the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) prestigious Lubetkin Prize, supported byThe Architectural Review, for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the UK and the European Union by an RIBA member.

Architects lukewarm about planning changes

The RIBA has come out against the Government’s Planning White Paper which was published earlier this week, claiming that it has failed to take into account the importance of good design.

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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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