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Turner & Townsend urges clients to secure resilient supply chains amidst...

Turner & Townsend warns businesses to secure resilient supply chains as tender price forecasts point towards a rise of 8.5% in 2022.
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Dispelling stereotypes of construction workers

Stereotypes of construction workers may be harming perceptions of the industry and contributing to a waning workforce and skills shortages.
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A three pronged approach to facing construction challenges head on

From stock shortages to the skills gap, the construction industry has faced all manner of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Adrian Buttress, managing director at PermaGroup, discusses his approach to the ongoing crisis and how he’s been tackling it head on.
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What challenges does the demolition industry face in 2022?

Ben Griffiths, operations director of the Rye Group, talks about the current state/challenges of the demolition industry and what it should expect in 2022.
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Construction recruitment overhaul needed to combat skills shortages

The building engineering sector cannot replicate the past in its effort to solve the skills shortages – it is time for meaningful change in construction recruitment, say several leading industry figures.
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Construction industry professionals reflect on 2021 and predict 2022

As the year-end rolls in, some of the UK’s leading construction industry professionals have provided their insights on the past year, and the hopes, fears, challenges and opportunities they feel the coming year might bring.
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How will the fuel crisis impact construction projects?

Who bears the liability for any increased construction costs caused by the national fuel crisis? Sarah Wilson, construction partner at Bevan Brittan takes a look at what parties to the contract need to consider.
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CLC joins calls for visa review amid HGV drivers shortage

The CLC has called for a review of the occupations eligible for a visa and an immediate update to the shortage occupations list to include HGV drivers.
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5 challenges the construction industry is facing in 2021

Being in the construction industry is an endless battle between pleasing the client and facing external challenges. As we now approach the end of the last round of lockdown restrictions (hopefully), The Access Group takes a look at the challenges in the construction industry in 2021.
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Shortage of lorry drivers intensifies materials crisis

In a joint statement, John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association have warned that a shortage of lorry drivers is escalating the materials crisis.
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Can a UK party adjudicate if the construction contract is subject...

Can a party adjudicate and enforce an adjudicator’s decision in the courts of England and Wales if the contract is subject to a foreign jurisdiction clause?
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2021 building materials shortage: What is the price of building materials?

Covid-19, Brexit and booming demand are combining to drive up prices for the essential materials the UK’s construction sector desperately needs. Bluebeam takes a look at the 2021 building materials shortage.
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Project profession body launches climate change report

Association for Project Management (APM) has launched a new report Future Trends: Tackling Climate Change, revealing the views of the project profession on climate change and its role in addressing the key challenges.
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New approach vital to conquer materials shortage delays and tight margins

With increasing pressure on deadlines and margins, how can the housebuilding industry adapt its approach to mitigate the impact of these unprecedented factors? Here, Carol Massay, head of construction at The Access Group, explains the role of technology in keeping construction on track.
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The hidden knock-on effect of the UK’s material shortage crisis

In the wake of Covid-19, an explosion of LADs disputes is almost inevitable. Bill Barton, director at Barton Legal explores what contractors can do to protect themselves.

BBA initiative drives ‘single audit’ plan for UKCA & CE marking

Building product manufacturers seeking certification to supply British and European markets can fast-track marking applications following major agreements between the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and European Notified Bodies (NBs).
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Rise in construction output leads to record high cost inflation

Construction output increased in April, but builders faced the sharpest rise in cost inflations since 1997.
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Delivering End-to-End visibility in construction

This ebook from The Access Group looks at the challenging conditions for construction over the past year, both in terms of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and in navigating a complex supply chain picture.
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End-to-end visibility: The importance of total project overview

In uncertain and challenging times, having access to accurate, reliable and up-to-date information is vital in helping project teams react and adapt to often quickly changing conditions on site.

How can modular construction address issues in the UK?

Dr Poologanathan, head of structural engineering at Northumbria University, discusses the increasingly vital role of MMC in addressing issues such as the UK housing crisis, emergency healthcare infrastructure and the future of safe and sustainable modular construction.
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Homes England MMC study to improve construction productivity

Homes England and development partners Atkins and Faithful+Gould have finalised the research themes for its six-year, 1,800 home MMC research commission.
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Commercial work offers relief for UK construction in February

The UK construction sector returned to growth in February, as new orders regain momentum and commercial projects are ‘woken from their slumber’.
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Insurance and construction outlook for 2021

London Belgravia Brokers takes a look at the outlook for the insurance and construction sectors in 2021.
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Government unveils ambitious plan for Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The government has unveiled an ambitious plan for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc that will help to create thousands of jobs, drive investment, protect and enhance the environment.
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Builders feel the pressure in January, as UK construction output drops

UK construction output dropped slightly in January, as the third national lockdown leads to hesitancy across the industry.
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Construction jobs expected to rise after challenging year

While there are challenges ahead for the sector which is set to grow by a quarter of million workers in the next four years, the construction industry will provide more opportunities for British workers, as the number of migrant workers falls, CITB’s annual Migration Survey showed.

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