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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect at the core of tackling construction skills shortage

Leading contractors and clients have signed up to the construction industry’s Commitment to Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) as a key part of its strategy to modernise image and enhance perception of the sector
Construction industry

Construction industry groups press Skills Minister for SME representation

Four construction industry bodies have asked the skills minister to reconsider the makeup of the panel chosen to select the next chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Offsite

Offsite solutions named in ‘1000 companies to Inspire Europe’

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has been recognised as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe
foreign labour

Research illustrates importance of foreign labour in UK housebuilding

Housebuilders in the UK are heavily reliant on foreign labour and will need continued access to skilled EU workers post Brexit to deliver the Government’s housing targets a new census of the workforce shows
Robin Rigg

On shaky ground: The Robin Rigg case

A Supreme Court ruling on contractual interpretation serves as a warning to contractors that they need to be careful about the work they agree to do for their clients. Emily Albou, barrister at 2 Temple Gardens, takes a look
Dispute resolution

Construction Disputes & Resolution

Dispute resolution specialists Kenzie Group take a look at the key considerations and steps to take when addressing dispute resolution within construction projects
world’s first growing architecture

Proposal to create “world’s first growing architecture” wins BSRIA competition

A radical proposal to create the “world’s first growing architecture”, involving tree-like buildings that absorb CO2, has won the BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki tomorrow’s challenges in today’s buildings competition
Women in Construction

‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign launched

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s industry survey has revealed that more needs to be done to change perceptions and encourage more women into construction
wood awards

Winners of the wood awards 2017 announced

The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced at a ceremony held yesterday (21 November) at Carpenters’ Hall in London
Surveyor of the Year

Colliers’ Jonathan Manns awarded RICS Young Surveyor of the Year

Colliers International’s Director of Planning, Jonathan Manns, has been awarded the prestigious “Young Surveyor of the Year” title at the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA)
Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development at Nottingham Trent University

Finding the best training for Continuing Professional Development is important for your career, as outlined here by Nottingham Trent University
Vision 2020

CITB plans to minimise staff and outsource operations

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is preparing to minimise its staff force and outsource a large amount of its operations as part of its new strategy
reform plan

CITB reform plan receives Build UK support

Build UK welcomes CITB’s reform plans which will see it put an end to delivering services that don’t fulfil its strategic purpose
Insulation Manufacturers Association

BRUFMA launches new name to become insulation manufacturers association

BRUFMA (the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association) has unveiled its new name – Insulation Manufacturers Association

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