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Hinkley Point C, somerset, accommodation, host

Hinkley Point C supports over 500 apprentices

The new intake started work in Somerset at HOST, a local business providing hotel quality accommodation for the thousands of workers now busy on site.
Richard Cymler,

Ball & Berry appoints new regional director

Approved Inspector and building control specialist, Ball & Berry, has further bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of regional director, Richard Cymler.
Luke Roberts, Donaldson Timber Engineering

New MD for Donaldson Timber Engineering

Leading timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, has appointed Luke Roberts as managing director for Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE).
Mark Farmer, Modern methods of construction, MMC

Housing minister appoints new champion for MMC

Housing minister, Esther McVey MP has appointed Mark Farmer as champion for Modern Methods of Construction as part of the government’s aim to make the UK the global leader in housing standards.
Jane Towse-Laval, balfour beatty, engineering

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering appoints new director

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering today (5 Nov 2019) announces the appointment of Jane Towse-Laval as director, responsible for providing strategic leadership to the company’s portfolio of geotechnical projects across the UK.
Ben Ramsay, Barnwood, managing director

Kier’s operations director moves to Barnwood Construction

Barnwood has appointed Kier's former operations director, Ben Ramsay as its new managing director.
October data, construction output

Construction output continues to decline in October

October data pointed to a sustained decline in UK construction output, with overall volumes of work falling for the sixth consecutive month, according to the recent Construction PMI survey.
Park East, Wates

Wates hires apprentices for Park East development

The first apprentices have been hired to help regenerate the Park East site in Erith as Wates Residential supports a further seven people with its Building Futures training programme, also held last week in Erith.
construction pioneers programme, flexible working

Major construction employers explore flexible working

Timewise, the flexible working consultants have launched the Construction Pioneers programme, an action research project looking at how to re-design jobs to enable more flexible working in the construction industry.
airfield infrastructure, ramboll

Ramboll appoints airfield infrastructure experts

Ramboll has announced the appointment of five airfield infrastructure experts to their UK aviation team, ​​​​all five hires previously worked at Jacobs.
Occupational safety, Virtual reality, Dr Tess Roper

Virtual Reality is not just a game when it comes to...

Can VR revolutionise health and safety training by allowing workers to deal with potentially life-threatening scenarios without being put in any danger – or is there a risk that being viewed as a “game” will diminish its impact?
Adrian Barnes, Stepnell,

Stepnell appoints new regional director

Construction worker, Adrian Barnes has been appointed as new regional director role for Stepnell’s Rugby Construction team.
Sunderland city hall, development,

B+K wins £42m Sunderland City Hall contract

Bowmer + Kirkland has won the £42m Sunderland City Hall contract, the first building to be constructed on the former Vaux site The...
Richard Robinson, Atkins,

Atkins appoints new CEO for UK and Europe region

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Richard Robinson, chartered chemical engineer, as CEO of its UK and Europe region.
zoe price, ISG, UK Construction COO,

ISG announces new COO for UK construction

ISG has announced the appointment of Zoe Price as its new COO for UK Construction to focus on procurement for the entire lifespan of built assets.
Building standard, International WELL Building Institute

WELL Building Standard: Designing with wellbeing in mind

Michael Davey takes a look at the WELL Building Standard, which aims to optimise design and operations to create healthier, happier workplaces.
Datumate’s partnership, Pell Frischmann

Datumate and Pell partnership to strengthen UK presence

Datumate and Pell Frischmann have formed a strategic partnership to serve UK infrastructure construction companies.
Esh Construction

Esh Build appoints seven senior figures to support regional growth

Esh Build, the commercial build and refurbishment division of Esh Construction, has appointed seven recruits to its Yorkshire team as it continues to grow in the region.
modular homes, youth homelessness

Modular homes to tackle youth homelessness and unemployment

Centrepoint plans to deliver 300 new modular homes across London and Greater Manchester by 2021 to address youth homelessness.
Planbee programme, Humphrey M&E Consultants, young talent into construction,

New sponsor supports scheme to attract young talent into construction

An engineering consultancy has pledged its support for the PlanBEE programme designed to attract young talent into the built environment industry.
House builders' survey 2019, self and custom build

Self and custom build work important for SMEs, report reveals

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) House Builders’ Survey 2019 has highlighted the importance of the self and custom build sector as a source of work for its members.
Boroughmuir restoration, CALA homes

Boroughmuir restoration to boost local economy, report reveals

The Boroughmuir restoration will include the redevelopment of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic school buildings and will bring over £45m of economic benefits to the local area.
construction jobs, Brexit,

Brexit sparks slump in construction jobs over summer

According to Randstad, the number of new construction jobs halved this summer due to ‘parliamentary chaos and indecision’ caused by Brexit uncertainty.
international students, Home office, Construction Industry Council

Extended visas for international students boost construction skills

Home Office proposals to allow international students a two-year work visa after graduating from a British University will provide much-needed skills boost to the built environment.
Andrew Krebs, Ramboll, digital strategy lead

Andrew Krebs joins Ramboll to strengthen design team

Ramboll has announced the appointment of Andrew Krebs as digital strategy lead within their building services division.
John Gaines, security boss,

Construction site security boss found guilty of fraud

A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him.