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BAM FM appointed to NHS Shared Business Services Hard FM framework

BAM FM has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM).
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PMI reports slowest new construction orders growth in 2022

S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction PMI reports slowest new order growth in 2022 due to rising costs and economic uncertainty.
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Futureproofing the post pandemic office and commercial spaces

A case study of No. 1 Causeway, a crescent-shaped office building in Staines, Surrey, by James Ward, project director and associate director at Arup.
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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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What are the legal implications of long-COVID in construction?

Employment lawyer, Rebecca Mahon, and Health and safety consultant, Mark Littlejohns, give their take on the legal implications of long-COVID in construction workplaces.
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How the construction industry can embrace the post-pandemic mindset

Two years ago, the UK entered the first national lockdown and businesses were forced to rethink how they operated. Nick Nieder, director of product management at Deltek, explains how the construction industry can embrace the post-pandemic mindset.
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Working with long covid in construction

Barry Stanton, head of employment at Boyes Turner explores the impact of working with long covid in the construction industry, where absences could compound the existing skills shortage.
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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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BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility in Africa

BioNTech has introduced its first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to improve vaccine supply in Ghana, Africa.
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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.
Demand for modern methods of construction

Demand for modern methods of construction (MMC) during Covid

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, shares his view on the many reasons modular construction has seen an uplift in the last two years.
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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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BESA encourages households to improve indoor air quality this Christmas

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a campaign to encourage people to improve indoor air quality in their homes over Christmas.
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SPA selected as finalist for the GO Awards Scotland

Procurement framework provider SPA (Scottish Procurement Alliance) has been named as a finalist in the Social Value category of the GO Awards Scotland 2021/22.
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Aspen Woolf donate 10% of revenue to vaccine roll out in...

Leeds-based property firm Aspen Woolf has started donating 10% of its service fees to the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in deprived countries.
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CICV Forum issues COVID-19 health and safety warning ahead of winter

Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued a winter warning to the construction industry urging them to follow COVID-19 health and safety measures.
Green Homes Grant Voucher

Green Homes Grant “underperformed badly” says PAC report

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme “underperformed badly”, in its latest report.
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Government advisor calls for improved building ventilation

Professor Cath Noakes, a government scientific advisor, has called for improved building ventilation and professional accreditation for contractors.

The post-Covid hospital: A new normal?

As hospitals are considering what the new normal will look like, how can we design and plan new hospitals to radically improve patient experience, clinical outcomes and staff wellbeing? Smriti Singh and Chris Waine at Arcadis take a look.
Future of the office

The future of the office: Sustainability, size and “spread-ability”

As we slowly start to emerge from Covid-19 to a "new normal", the way people view their working habits is changing. Rory Doak of Stora Enso argues there is now an important opportunity to rethink the office environment.
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Materials crisis in better position but industry ‘not out of the...

The UK is facing increased delays in securing bricks and blocks, as the shortage of HGV drivers and price increases continue to impact the materials crisis. 
St Mowden Homes fined

First contractor prosecuted during HSE Covid spot check

Principal contractor Umar Akram Khatab has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after multiple health and safety issues were identified during a Covid spot check in Manchester.
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JCT hosts online Covid-19 hub for contract users

JCT launches an online Covid-19 hub for construction professionals and contracting parties who are considering the impact of Covid-19 on their existing projects or are preparing contract documents for new projects.
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Construction output falls below pre-Covid levels

Construction output has fallen below pre-covid levels for the first time in months, as the real long-term impact of Covid-19 starts to hit home.
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Civils contractors warn of cost pressures and supply concerns

Civil Engineering Contractors Association's latest report warns that although the infrastructure sector is driving economic growth, cost pressures and supply concerns are ongoing challenges for the industry.
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Construction workers urged to maintain Covid safety as restrictions lift

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued another in its series of advice videos, reminding workers how to keep themselves and others safe as the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed.