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2011-05-06 14:15

Never far from controversy the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, was the biggest single Government investment in improving school buildings for over 50 years. A raft of new developments is still ongoing in Manchester including the specialist Grange School for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

2011-05-05 16:00

How IT will help manage carbon, waste and water, while driving down energy consumption.

2011-05-05 15:30

The extreme winter weather experienced by much of the country earlier on this year caused significant damage to local roads. Councillor Peter Box CBE, Chair, Local Government Group Economy and Transport Programme Board, sees more funding as essential to better roads and community safety.

2011-05-04 16:28

At the leading edge of envelope engineering the members of the Architectural Cladding Association (ACA), are playing a key role in facilitating and resolving client and designer relationships. Martin Clarke, Chief Executive, British Precast explains how.

2011-05-04 16:13

Precautions such as the safe movement of plant and cranes, shoring up groundworks and ensuring that all the various contractors onsite work together safely are vital, but one area of huge importance is the provision of suitable PPE. Thomas Tevlin from British Safety Council explains why...

2011-05-04 15:53

On 15 February 2011, Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Limited became the first company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Guy Bastable, Partner at BCL Burton Copeland, provides an experts view.

2011-05-04 15:19

On the 10 March 2011 Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change announced the details of the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). What can we expect and how does it affect PV?

2011-05-04 15:02

Tim Rook, Chairman of Woodpecker Energy UK, maps out a few reasons why biomass could be the answer to carbon neutral heating and low carbon living.

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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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