COVID-19 Construction News

Key developments and the latest news on how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting those working in the UK construction sector.

COVID-19 Must Reads

modular homebuilding,

New report urges Government to accelerate modular homebuilding

A new report has called for the construction of 75,000 new modular homes a year to create 50,000 new jobs and reduce carbon emissions by 40%.
construction contract awards

Construction contract awards grow by 21.2% in August

Construction contract awards have increased to £4.4bn in August, up 21.2% compared to last month, showing improvements in industry conditions.
Scottish construction employers, apprentices

Covid-19: Scottish construction employers rethink apprentices

A new study has revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more than half of Scottish construction employers to rethink hiring apprentices.
Covid-19 test centres

Premier Modular wins Covid-19 test centres contract

Premier Modular has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 25 standalone Covid-19 test centres across the UK.
Jan Etchells

FMB elects first female national president

Members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have elected Jan Etchells as their new national president at their annual general meeting, held virtually on 18 September.